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Who we are

About us

The Institute of Life was established in 2013 to offer professional training courses which prepare people for life.

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This preparation comes from a training programme inspired by Lifeism ®, which helps you to understand your surroundings and their affect on your state of mind.

This environmental psychology is crucial to satisfaction and well-being, because it is the natural route to happiness.

Through extensive research the Institute has established that you can have a healthy and prosperous life, but this is only possible when you understand life itself and how it affects your Mindstate.

There are 12 Mindstates (Mindstate button above) which can with the correct expertise, be changed at any time, so our Mindstate training is both practical and truly life changing.

We promote an evidence-based Mindstate training approach to understanding life, because cognitive abilities are more strongly influenced by environmental factors compared to other elements (Sternberg et al, 2001). Mindstate Training therefore can naturally turn potential into reality.

To get everything you want from life you need to train your mind. To increase your cognitive skill, mental ability and hence brainpower. Increasing mental performance is critical to happiness, because understanding 'complicated', makes everything simple.

Our Mindstate training, Champions the crucial role of Lifeism in ensuring the well-being of humanity now and into the future. Committed to excellence, the Institute constantly seeks innovation and distinction in the service it provides.

Mindstate Training produces better outcomes, because it improves your ability to make your own decisions and stimulates Well-being. So the best way to change your life, is to change your mind.


What we do

We train people for life.

Within the Institute, trainers work with trainees, in groups or one-to-one, bringing together the knowledge and skills needed to evolve your life. Our programme simply refines your capacity to act, allowing you to find who you are, where you are in life, what you want to do and how you can do it. Meaning and purpose are necessary to find satisfaction.

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Mindstate Trainer - MILA (Member of Institute of Life Accredited) are the Institutes trainers. These Members promote Lifeism as the means of improving mental strength, emotional competence, situational awareness and rational intent; leading to increased success, satisfaction and well-being.

Mindstate Trainers have the following benefits upon accreditation.

  • Allocated territories
  • Certification
  • Professional Standards
  • Ethical conduct
  • Fair presentation
  • Independence
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Vocational literature
  • Continuous Personal Development (CPD)
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Mindstate trainees attend a comprehensive training programme designed to equip you with all you need to know about improving your human capacity producing a truly confident and capable you. You will qualify with a Certificate in Lifestyle Design, (and can place Cert. L.D. after your name), but this will also allow the option for further study to become a Mindstate Trainer.

Trainees receive the benefit of our fully qualified Trainers who share their knowledge on our courses, enabling you to learn how to evolve/modify/create your own success, satisfaction and well-being.

  • We prepare people for Life, at any time during life.
  • We provide the highest level of knowledge, sense, meaning and purpose in life.
  • How you think is how you live, how you live is how you prosper, how you prosper shapes how you think.
  • Having an appropriate Mindstate is critical to having a successful and purposeful life.
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How we do it

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This one hour workshop supplies information about our Trainer & Trainee opportunities. An introduction how to qualify as a Mindstate Trainer (M.I.L.A.) and Mindstate Trainee (Cert.L.D.) including the inherent benefits of teaching & learning possibilities.

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“This workshop session was extremely valuable in helping me decide to book my course. It was friendly, informative and non-pressurised. It was a revelation that in just a couple of hours I could have a new direction and change my life. I have never looked back.”

Steve Scagell Web Designer


Mindstate Trainer

Mindstate Trainers M.I.L.A. (Member of the Institute of Life Accredited) do not have some magical power, they are individuals that use Lifeism to understand the human condition, the circumstances around them and have the ability to know themselves as individuals, meeting their needs and teaching others to achieve theirs. Mindstate Trainers are verified and authorised to use Lifeism being affiliated to the Institute of Life.

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“Becoming a Mindstate Trainer has changed my life in so many ways. It has enabled me to help others develop their life skills, improved my personal organisational abilities and even reinvigorated my own music career.”

Andrea Black Mindstate Trainer


Mindstate Trainee

Mindstate Trainees (Cert.L.D. Certificate in Lifestyle Design) do not have some flaw in personality or direction, they are just people who know that there are opportunities in changing their life, so they can be better able to not just survive, but truly thrive in life. By having the ability to know themselves as individuals and changing the circumstances around them, they are able to find what they are looking for. And by doing this course they will also have the ablity to qualify for the Mindstate Trainer course.

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“What an amazing course. I found reasons for my past, potential solutions and the ways forward in both my personal life and career. What a journey and one I would recommend to anyone..”


Why - Take control of you life

Because dreams can come true

  • You can learn the facts of life and how to live well within them.
  • You can realise your destiny, using new ideas and wisdom.
  • You can develop the means for you to be the best you can be.
  • You can achieve mastery of the mind, as this is the only means to freedom.
  • Because people are not; they become.

So realise your potential. Understand Mindstate and learn the capacity to get everything you want & need from life:

Health Wealth Relationships Parenting Career Esteem Knowledge Beauty Purpose Self-fulfilment Well-being

Because as Mick Jagger says “You can't always get what you want, but if the try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.


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"I was very suspicious whether a course could do anything for me, but I was intrigued to find out. I have had concerns in my life, everyone does and they haven't gone away, but as a result of the training, I can now live with them more comfortably and as a result interact far better in my social circles."

Paul Haywood Artist


When - Time is of the essence

Is there ever a good time? Or is it always the right time?

To enrol now, means that you are taking the first step to solving your problems and/or maximising your potential.


Mindstate Training takes place weekly at our Life Centres.

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Booking is as simple as a click of your mouse.

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As a member of the Institute you could be set up as a Mindstate Trainer within 3 months.

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Start a completely new life in just 13 weeks

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Do it today and have a better tomorrow.

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Save 35 years of searching, by simply doing 13 weeks of training.

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Why Mindstate training? Well the closer you can be to understanding life completely as it happens, the closer you are to being able to make life changing decisions with knowledge. Therefore the more you understand life, the more you can enjoy it. To have the capacity to act in a way that suits being you, because knowledge is power.

Life adaptation and strategy

They say that the only things in life that are certain, are death and taxes, but death is outside life and taxes do change wildly. Lifeism recognises that the only certain thing is uncertainty and being comfortable with this, gives you the strength to be the real you.



We are expanding

The Institute is developing from our Life Centres in London to being UK wide so, at present Greater London and South West areas are open, but shortly there will be a Life Centre near you.

As a result there will be a large number of life changing careers opportunities, for people who are interested in training to become Mindstate Trainers, within their own area.

The following geographic coverage will be updated as we recruit trainers across the UK. Life centres already in operation are shown below in black, future opportunities are shown in red.

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Greater London - Live Richmond & Kingston, Wandsworth, Southwark & Lambeth, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Hounslow & Ealing. Career Opportunities Hillingdon & Harrow, Brent & Barnet, Haringey & Enfield, Hackney & Altham Forest, Newham & Redbridge, Barking Dagenham & Havering, Greenwich & Bexley, Lewisham, Bromley & Croydon, Sutton & Merton, Westminster & City, Camden & Islington, Tower Hamlets & Newham

South East Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 8 Life Trainers needed) Canterbury, Maidstone, Margate, Deal, Folkestone, Ashford, Eastbourne, Brighton, Crawley.

South Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 7 further Life Trainers needed), Guilford, Chichester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Andover, Salisbury, Bournemouth.

Wales Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 5 Life Trainers needed) Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Hay-on-Wye, Conway, Wrexham.

South West - Live Exeter, Torbay, Teignbridge (11 further Life Trainers needed) Bath, Bristol, Weston-super Mare, Glastonbury, Taunton, Weymouth, Barnstable, Okehampton, Plymouth, St Austell, Penzance.

Isle of Wight Career Opportunities (1 Life Trainers needed)

North West Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 17 Life Trainers needed) Macclesfield, Warrington, Liverpool, Wigan, Stockport, Bolton, Manchester (x3), Huddersfield, Keighley, Blackburn, Blackpool, Lancaster, Kendal, Penrith, Keswick, Carlisle.

East Midlands Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 14 Life Trainers needed) Milton Keynes, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Newark-on-Trent, Peterborough, Boston, Colchester, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Kings Lynn.

West Midlands Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 12 Life Trainers needed) Cheltenham, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham (x3), Whitchurch, Stoke, Stafford, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Northampton, Derby.

Isle of Man Career Opportunities (1 Life Trainers needed)

Scotland Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 18 Life Trainers needed) Dumfries, Kilmarnock, Douglas, Peebles, Lauder, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Peterhead, Huntly, Inverness, Fort William, Hebrides, Orkney.

North East Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 19 Life Trainers needed) Lincoln, Grimsby, Sheffield, Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Leeds (x3) Hull, York, Harrogate, Richmond, Scarborough, Middlesbrough, Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle, Otterburn, Alnmouth, Berwick-on-Tweed.

Northern Ireland Career Opportunities (Regional Manager & 6 Life Trainers needed) Belfast, Armagh, Ornagh, Cockstown, Londonderry, Ballymena, Coleraine.

Channel Isles Career Opportunities (1 Life Trainer needed).

Scilly Isles Career Opportunities (1 Life Trainer needed).


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Because changing your thinking will change your life, but only for the better.

Address: Institute of Life
C/o River Thames Visitor Centre
TW10 6UJ
Tel: Head Office - 0208 400 4999

Greater London

07494 320 321

South East


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South West

Steve Scagell - Regional Manager. 07919 557 008


West Midlands

East Midlands

North West

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Isle of Man

Northern Ireland

Channel Isles

Scilly Isles