3Q Practitioner Online Training Course

3Q Practitioner Training Course

The 3Q Practitioner Training Course trains and certifies spiritual intelligence Practitioners. It is a three month online Course. The methodology used in the Course is based on contemporary secular principles. Certified Practitioners are provided with the training materials to coach their clients in spiritual intelligence, and to teach courses in spiritual intelligence for teachers and students, for organisations, and for the general public.

Benefits of Spiritual Intelligence

Personal Benefits

As the intelligence of the true self, beyond the ego, spiritual intelligence has many benefits that exceed the scope of intellectual and emotional intelligence. Freedom from ego grants wisdom and clarity of vision, greater personal fulfilment, more empathy and compassion, increased creativity and intuition, and better performance on important life skills and work skills. Spiritual intelligence therefore represents the most powerful resource for personal and professional growth and fulfilment.

Social Benefits

Spiritual intelligence creates cooperation and tolerance between people at the interpersonal level, and between different groups in society, and between different cultures, religions, and nations. Widespread adoption of spiritual intelligence as a personal code of conduct raises the standard of accountability in collective governance in response to public demand. When standards in governments and corporations are based on spiritual intelligence, the energy of love will turn into a social and political force, as never before in history. Public training in spiritual intelligence therefore heralds a new era of social justice and human rights, which are the foundations of shared prosperity and peace.

Corporate Benefits

Research shows that when organisations invest in 3Q Training, creativity and innovation increase, employee engagement rises, and productivity grows [ref]. 3Q Training also reforms corporate governance by creating a culture that conducts business according to the ethics of spiritual intelligence. Moreover, by inspiring employees with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, 3Q Training aligns organisations with a social mission beyond the profit motive. Corporations thus realise their full potential not only to maximise productivity, but also to contribute to human wellbeing, by utilising the full range of their employees’ innate intelligence.

Twin Poles of Attention

Twin Poles of Attention

3Q Methodology

Training in 3Q combines three principal dimensions of intelligence, which together represent the three Qs. The three Qs 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 capabilities and high performance skills. The following article describes the historical origins of 3Q whole-brain methodology: The Spiritual Intelligence Paradigm.

Scientific Foundations

The whole-brain methodology used to access 3Q is based on a synthesis of findings from related fields of scientific research, including cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, transpersonal psychology, and neuroscience. For a summary of the scientific foundations of 3Q methodology, see The Psychology of Spiritual Intelligence.

Secular Spirituality

The core psychological process underlying all forms of practice in every tradition of religion and spirituality (except in TQ traditions) is the shift in identity from the object-pole to the subject-pole of attention. This shift in polarity replaces the ego with the soul as the seat of personal identity, and thus installs SQ as the governor of IQ and EQ. With the exception of TQ traditions, the shift from ego to soul underlies all forms of prayer and meditation in every tradition. As a secular form of spirituality, SQ therefore represents generic spirituality, founded on experiential reality, prior to the superimposition of religious interpretations and beliefs.

Fast Track

The 3Q methodology incorporates the latest scientific findings in cognitive psychology, transpersonal psychology, and neuroscience. 3Q practice uses the scientific principles of neuroplasticity to create a fast-track to a higher state of consciousness. Frequent 3Q practice rapidly builds a neural network optimised for advanced 3Q capabilities. The video below has brief outline of 3Q methodology.

Why Teach Spiritual Intelligence?

Teaching spiritual intelligence makes a powerful contribution to the world. As a 3Q Practitioner, you will train people to activate a higher dimension of intelligence. In the process you will help to introduce the next stage in the evolution of collective consciousness. Ultimately, the combined benefits of 3Q Training, both individual and collective, contribute to an emerging new age of cooperation, tolerance, social justice, human rights, shared prosperity, and peace.

Who is this Course For?

The 3Q Practitioner Training Course is for you if you want to accelerate your own personal and spiritual growth, and if you want to help others do the same. The course will teach you how to apply spiritual intelligence to important life skills and work skills. Certified Practitioners are provided with the training materials to lead workshops in spiritual intelligence for colleges and universities, for corporates, and for the public.

If you are really interested in helping people, it’s advisable to DO THE WORK of transcending your own ego, so that you can teach others to do likewise, based on an understanding of the psychology of spiritual realisation.

Become a Leader in this New Methodology

By training as a 3Q Practitioner, you will develop an in-depth understanding of spiritual intelligence, and position yourself among the leaders in this emerging new field. In the process you will benefit yourself, as well as your clients. You will also contribute to the world-wide roll-out of 3Q Training, as a member of the 3Q Academy of Practitioners.

3Q Academy

The 3Q Academy is the professional association of Certified 3Q Practitioners. The mission of the 3Q Academy is to make available training in spiritual intelligence worldwide. Certified 3Q Practitioner are provided with the course materials to lead 3Q Training programs. As a 3Q Practitioner, you will be able to earn your living, doing what you love. The 3Q Institute provides marketing and referral support for Certified 3Q Practitioners. If you want to contribute at the forefront of planetary evolution, now is the time to join us.

What 3Q Practitioners Are Saying

Victoria Stewart

The Practitioner course provides a framework for understanding your own experience and for understanding the spiritual process. As a corporate lawyer of 25 years experience, this course has been invaluable. What I learned on this course has become the cornerstone of everything I do personally and professionally.

Anita DeMonte

It has been an amazing journey of self-discovery during the completion of this course. I do believe that the 3Q process unlocks the power to unite mind, body and soul . It definitely emerges as a new paradigm of intelligence by putting our soul in command of our ego and ultimately infuses us with soul energy. I have no hesitation in recommending the 3Q practitioner course. It is the way forward in order to harness our strengths, help others and improve society by using a higher dimension of our intelligence. I look forward to using it in the work that I do as a corporate trainer.

Zdenka Nikolovska

This course was the culmination of everything I had learned up to now about psychology and spirituality. The knowledge I acquired about spiritual intelligence completed all my previous learning. As a life coach and trainer, I recommend this course to other coaches who want the best methodology for personal transformation for the benefit of their clients.

Rajesh Naidu

3Q has not only greatly helped me in my personal growth but also inspired me to move ahead and use 3Q in the work I do as a trainer and coach. I highly recommend the 3Q practitioner training course.

Bastianela Bente

When I first encountered 3Q I was utterly shocked to discover that all my 20 years of spiritual quest in yoga and meditation practice, readings and understandings of spiritual matters have been summarized perfectly in such a precise and concise way. 3Q brought such a clear understanding for me as a spiritual seeker, that I was shocked by the fact that I was not able to find this clarity in all those years of practice and searching.

Join Us Now

Training in spiritual intelligence is in demand worldwide, not only in the corporate area, but also in colleges and universities, and for the general public. If you train as a Practitioner now, you will be well-positioned to meet the growing demand for your expertise.

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About Spiritual Intelligence

  • Zohar, D., Marshall, I. (2001). SQ: Connecting With Our Spiritual Intelligence
  • Amramt, Y. (2007). The Seven Dimensions of Spiritual Intelligence
  • Draper, B. (2010). Spiritual Intelligence: A New Way of Being
  • Wilber, K. (2000). Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology

SQ Sources

  • Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree (1980) Book of the Secrets
  • Muktananda, S. (1978) Play of Consciousness
  • Thomas a Kempis (1441) The Imitation of Christ
  • Rastogi, T (1982) Islamic Mysticism
  • Tolle, E. (2004) The Power of Now
  • Yogananda, P. (1945) Autobiography of a Yogi

Cognitive Psychology

  • Segal, Z. et al (2002) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Fulton, P. et al (2005) Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
  • Brown, K.W. (2003) The Benefits of being Present


  • Fairbairn, W.R.D. (1952) Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality.
  • Greenberg, J & Mitchell, S. (1985) Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory.
  • Bion, W. R. (1970) Attention and Interpretation.

Transpersonal Psychology

Philosophy of Science

  • Kuhn, T. (1970) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Popper, K. (1959) The Logic of Scientific Discovery
  • Henry, J. (2008) The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science
  • Sheldrake, R. (2013) Science Set Free
  • Haisch, B. (2012) The Purpose-Guided Universe: Believing in Einstein, Darwin, and God


  • Zohar, D. & Marshall, I. (2001) SQ: Ultimate Intelligence
  • Seil, F.J. (2008) Neural Plasticity and Regeneration
  • Dehaene, S. (2002) The Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Newberg, A. (2014) Principles of Neurotheology
  • Siegel, D.J. (2013) Interpersonal Neurobiology

© 2014 – 2017, Richard Griffiths.

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Meet the Author

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths is a psychologist and corporate trainer. He is the founder of the 3Q Institute and a former National Chairman of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the Australian Psychological Society. His published work represents his findings from a lifetime of research and practice as a psychologist and spiritual practitioner. Alongside his research in psychology, he maintained a personal spiritual practice, and had first hand experience of a number of different spiritual traditions. Eventually a secular synthesis of psychology and spirituality emerged from his research in the form of the spiritual intelligence paradigm, which is the foundation of training at the 3Q Institute.

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