Spiritual Intelligence


Spiritual Intelligence


Spiritual intelligence is a higher dimension of intelligence that activates full human potential,
and results in personal and professional success and fulfilment.


Benefits of SQ


•  feel greater fulfilment 

•  find deeper meaning and purpose 

•  turn negative into positive thoughts & emotions

•  employ your full resources and be your best in any situation

•  wisdom  •  compassion  •  integrity  •  joy  •  love  •  creativity  •  peace

•  help others and improve society by using a higher dimension of your intelligence

Spiritual intelligence is the means of personal and professional success and fulfilment.

Secular Methodology


Spiritual intelligence represents secular non-theistic spirituality. SQ is based not on religious faith, but on secular scientific foundations. As an innate dimension of intelligence, SQ is easy to activate. The video below provides a brief introduction to the methodology.

Results of SQ


SQ regulates IQ and EQ with wisdom, compassion, and integrity. Spiritual intelligence therefore results in cooperation, tolerance, and peace between people, not only at the interpersonal level, but also between different groups in society, and between different cultures and nations. When SQ sets the social norms across entire communities, social institutions are transformed and international relations reset, as governments are repurposed and corporations are reformed, according to spiritually intelligent principles. Consequently, widespread practice of spiritual intelligence is necessary and sufficient for individual and collective transformation. More..


Dimensions of Intelligence


At the beginning of the scientific study of intelligence in the early 20th century, the definition of intelligence was restricted to intellectual intelligence (IQ). This narrow definition of intelligence prevailed until the mid 1980’s, when emotional intelligence (EQ) was identified as another dimension of intelligence of equal, or even greater, importance. Recent advances in psychology and neuroscience identified spiritual intelligence (SQ) as a further dimension of intelligence that is even more significant. SQ represents a higher dimension of intelligence that governs IQ and EQ with the qualities of the soul, in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace. More..

Spiritual intelligence experiences wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace.

Science of SQ


The scientific evidence for spiritual intelligence is based on a synthesis of findings from different fields of research, combining cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, transpersonal psychology, and neuroscience [ref]. Universities worldwide study the SQ paradigm and its many applications. At Oxford University for example, SQ is the core of the Strategic Leadership Program. SQ training is also used in the workplace to improve job satisfaction and raise productivity. More..

Twin Poles of Attention
Twin Poles of Attention


SQ and the Brain


Neurologically SQ is distinct from IQ and EQ. Opposite hemispheres are the primary locations for IQ and EQ, whereas SQ is associated with hemispheric synchronisation and whole-brain activation at particular frequencies. SQ whole-brain frequencies combine part-brain functions, such as IQ and EQ, from both hemispheres, into the integrated field of the whole brain, thus combining mind, self, and world into a meaningful whole. SQ neural frequencies correspond to the same brain state underlying the practice of meditation and the experience of presence. SQ capability is therefore hard-wired in the human brain. More..

Spiritual intelligence is necessary and sufficient for individual and collective transformation.

How to Experience SQ


At times we all experience spiritual intelligence spontaneously. But spontaneous moments of SQ are rare, and they usually occur at random. Therefore it’s important to know how to experience SQ intentionally. When you can engage your spiritual intelligence voluntarily, in any circumstances, you convert your SQ from a random fleeting experience into your most valuable, powerful, and useful personal resource. The video below provides a step-by-step guide on how to activate SQ intentionally.


SQ Education Program


The SQ Institute provides education and training in spiritual intelligence, for health professionals, educators, trainers, coaches, and the general public. For more information about SQ education courses, please visit this page about the SQ Education Program.

Spiritual intelligence represents secular non-theistic spirituality.

Full Spectrum of Intelligence


The full spectrum of intelligence is made up of five dimensions, from PQ to TQ, via IQ, EQ and SQ. Physical intelligence is a property of all life forms. IQ and EQ are about thought and emotion, and SQ is about values and meaning. Beyond spiritual intelligence is the ultimate dimension of intelligence, called transcendental intelligence. More..

Full Spectrum of Intelligence
Full Spectrum of Intelligence


3Q Whole Brain Training


SQ combined with IQ and EQ represent the three Qs, which together activate the whole brain, unlike IQ or EQ on their own, which are part-brain functions. By training the whole brain, 3Q Training unlocks full human potential, which increases personal fulfillment and results in high performance. For more information about 3Q Training, and about the 3Q Practitioner Training Course, visit the 3Q Training website.

The Three Qs
The Three Qs of 3Q Training




You’re invited to attend a free webinar on spiritual intelligence. This webinar introduces the scientific foundations of spiritual intelligence, and demonstrates how to develop your spiritual intelligence using contemporary secular principles. The neuroplasticity of the brain results in the SQ brain, which represents a brain optimised neurologically for spiritual intelligence. Learn how to evolve your SQ brain by following the principles outlined in this webinar. Enter your details in the Subscribe box in the sidebar to be notified of the next webinar.

You’re invited to a free webinar on spiritual intelligence.

Why “Q”?


Why is “SQ” the abbreviation for spiritual intelligence rather than “SI”? The letter “Q” stands for “quotient” which means amount or score. Thus IQ means your intellectual intelligence quotient, or your IQ score. Similarly, EQ means your emotional intelligence quotient, and SQ means your spiritual intelligence quotient. Usually the term “SQ” is read simply as “spiritual intelligence”, leaving the word “quotient” unsaid.