Ken Mellor
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Ken Mellor has years of international experience running communities and leading workshops that combine meditative practices with personal growth strategies. He is an inspiring spiritual master and mentor. Always down to earth, he is fun, practical and engaging. People usually feel comfortable and safe when with him and open up to the transcendent, to exploring their lives in depth, to making decisions that can transform how they live.

He is a Master of Meditation, a Reiki Master, and a spiritual mentor. He has extensive experience in working with people from many different backgrounds. Ken is also a psychotherapist and trainer of psychotherapists. In 1980 he and a colleague were awared the Eric Berne Memorial Scientific Award for their work on dealing with "discounting" and "redefining", two powerful processes that can create significant problems for people. He is also a prize winning author, most recently with his books Urban Mystic and Inspiration, Meditation and Personal Wellbeing (click here for information).

Together with Elizabeth, his wife, they were recently recognised for their many accomplishments by being accepted for membership of MA (The Meditation Association of Ausralia) in the personal development, medical, and spiritual areas of living and teaching; and were also granted the Siddhartha Award from the Shiva Ashram for their many years as international teachers of meditation. Ken has taught in UK almost every year since 1981 with many hundreds of people attending his workshops in that time. He was recently also awarded the ITAA'S Muriel James Living Principles Award for 2016.


TA Training Workshop
- The Berne Institute (Kegworth)

28th September 2017
(10.00am to 5.00pm)

Key Elements of Our Fulfilment
A Workshop with Ken Mellor

For many years, Ken Mellor has explored ways to promote fulfilment in everyday life. All his contributions to Transactional Analysis theory and practice since 1975 have supported this end, and are designed for immediate use to expand understanding and to get results.

The workshop will include discussion, shared exercises, and the use of practices designed to open awareness to the significant traces that Life’s presence leaves in our everyday lives.

  • Life is a fifth dimension that gives existence to and sustains everything captured by space and time. It is not directly detectable.
  • Life-Energy, known as physis by Eric Berne, is readily identifiable in our everyday worlds through our internal sensations, and our external perceptions.
  • Grounding is our best means of promoting its living vitality, and of making the most of all it has to offer us.

The processes of the workshop provide ways to understand Life, Life-Energy (physis), and ways to use this understanding in therapies and our everyday living.

Key themes to be explored include:

  • Life affects us every moment of our lives as it gives our bodies core awareness and consciousness.
  • How we can know Life, though it is beyond the reach of everyday consciousness, i.e., sensory experience and descriptions?
  • Life’s oneness, wholeness, completion, etc. perpetually impact us, drawing us into alignment by being a hidden template of our fulfilment.
  • Life-Energy saturates all aspects of our physical being as it flows through our bodies. Its flow is our experience of aliveness.
  • Grounding wihich is pathway to our health, wellbeing, release from the past, personal balance, and spiritual awakening

Venue: The Berne Institute, Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN, England.
Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Contact Person: Adrienne Lee
Telephone: 01509 673649
Fees: £100.00 (for Members of Berne Institute) £120.00 (for non-Members of Berne Institute)


MakING Meditation an Everyday Part of Our Lives
- Cheadle, Cheshire

30th September & 1st October. 2017
(9.30am - 5.00pm)
(Attendance on either or both days is possible)(Please note that this is a two-day workshop, with a one day break between the first and second days. This is due to venue availability.)


Meditation can contribute to every part of our lives. It can help to equip us both to deal with life’s challenges and to make the most of our opportunities, creativity, aliveness, and fulfilment.

We will start the workshop with a powerful Mantra Meditation that, once awakened in us through a simple initiation, will accompany us through the rest of our lives. Other meditations will complement this primary one by helping to enliven, awaken, fulfil, and guide us as we live.

Ken will also introduce other mantras for opening our hearts to love, peace and health, and for helping us to deal with obstacles. The program also offers practices for dealing with the demands and events of everyday life, including to:

  • develop concentration, clear thinking, effective goal-setting and completion
  • learn emotional balance
  • release us from the past
  • produce confidence in the future.

This group of meditations will draw on the power of mindful grounding, a profound  meditation developed and taught by Ken since the late 1970s.

The program includes time for personal practice, for questions and answers, and for the creative shaping of our futures so they serve us well.

The whole workshop helps us to live our lives with resilence and joyful confidence.


Venue: Old Granada Studios, 2 Atherton Street, Manchester M3 3GS
Times: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Lunch: There are cafes nearby, or bring your own lunch.
Contact Person: John Hofton
Telephone: +44 161 248 7728 or +44 781 0515309
Fees: £70.00


- Didsbury, Manchester

2nd October,, 2017
(7.00pm - 9.00pm)

This is an opportunity for anyone who would like to enjoy an introduction to meditation with Ken Mellor. Anyone simply wishing to spend meditative time with him is also welcome. (You can take the opportunity of spending the one or two days with Ken by also attending the workshop that starts at 9.30am on 30th September and 2nd October. See the details above.)

There will be a chance to ask questions and to experience an initiation into the Vedic Mantra.  This is a potentially life changing opportunity to start on a path to a full understanding of our Selves and our world.

Ken and Elizabeth Mellor have taught meditation and acted as spiritual mentors for many years. They are members of ATMA (Australian Teachers of Meditation Association) and are certified by the associatiion to teach in the therapeutic, personal development, spiritual areas. Thousands of people have been introduced to meditation by them and have benefited.


Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (In the centre of Manchester, opposite Central LIbrary)
Times: 7.00pm to 9.00 pm
Contact Person: John Hofton
Telephone: +44 161 248 7728 or +44 7810515309
Fee: The evening is free. Donations to cover costs are welcome.


Trigonos - Caernafon, Wales

7th to 13th October, 2017
(9.00am - 9.00pm most days - see below)


In the presence of Life Itself we experience utter silence and transparency. There we can discover our Selves as we never have before. The hunger or thirst to do this is powerful in everyone. Somewhere within, we all know that our completion lies here. We know that we need to 'go in' as 'deeply' as possible, that this is how we need to connect with the Source of Life.

And we can succeed with this simply by paying alert attention as we remain silent and undistracted by others around us, while living through what arises in our silence and aloneness. Eventually we can discover that there is actually nothing to do, that all we need is 'to be'.

We 'go in' by witnessing, by experiencing and by living all the layers in us that are part of our world-bound lives. These layers have developed in us all throughout the years we have lived. Complete physical silence and stillness gives us enough time to explore what is involved. Having sufficient time to do make the discovery is an essential ingredient. This practice promotes the direct experience of our beings beyond our day-to-day experiences.

The workshop gives us extended opportunities to enter silence and reap the rewards.

Click Here to download the outline of the processes of the workshop. Read this in advance to make sure you agree with them.

Venue: The Trigonos Centre, Plas Baladeulyn, Nantlle, Caernafon, Wales  LL54 6BW, U.K.
Times: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm (Sat. to Thurs.); 9.00am to 3.30pm (Friday).
Contact Person: Jim Hirsch
Telephone: +44 (0)7833924702
Fees: £616.00 (Non-members); £554.00 (Paid Up Members)
One Full and One Half Scholarship are Available: Please contact Jim for details.


- Bristol

17th - 18th October, 2017
(9.30 am - 5.00pm)

This workshop continues Ken’s practice in his annual trips to Bristol of exploring a blend of therapautic and everyday tools with participants. These will present opportunities to explore the processes of grounding, mindfulness, healing the past, and digesting unfinished business.

Combining these various practices enables us to reap their distinctive and shared rewards. All of them can contribute to resilience in dealing with everyday life as well as promoting significant change in any therapeutic encounters we may have.

The workshop is for people interested in proactive processes of personal change and development. It will also include simple practices, including grounding and mindfulness, that automatically open up ever-present spiritual dimensions as we live our everyday lives.

The workshop includes many opportunities for discussion (Q&A), paired and small group exercises, and other chances to practise the suggested techniques.

Venue: Redland Park United Reformed Church
(Corner of Whiteladies Road/Redland Park. Redland Park entrance) Bristol BS6 6SA
Times: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm each day
Contact People:
Jane Kibblewhite & Marianne Wilson
Telephone: Jane 07761206441; Marianne 07796690326
Email: Jane; Marianne
Fee: £70.00 one day, £140.00 two days