About Us

Mark Reeves Michael O'Neil

Turning Point is the trading name for Soul Purpose (UK) Ltd.  It is also the name of our most popular course.  Mark Reeves and Michael O’Neill teach the courses and run the company from their base in West Sussex.

We offer a series of courses in self-awareness, which provide a journey in consciousness encompassing mind, body, emotion and spirit. We also provide one-one psychotherapy and counselling.

We also have Tim Ridge as a director of the company, who is a GP based in Enfield with a keen interest in the relationship between mind, body and spirit and people’s health and well-being.

We would also like to acknowledge Grahame Browne who had always been at the helm of the Turning Point courses in the UK.  Sadly in December 2012 Graham passed away but he leaves a powerful legacy in his wake.  He will be remembered for his inspirational teaching that encompassed warmth, wisdom, laughter, compassion and an incredible enthusiasm for life.

Finally there are many volunteers who take part in our Service Teams or support and promote our work behind the scenes.

Our History

The Turning Point course was first run in the UK in 1983 having originally been designed by Walter and Gita Bellin in Australia. It integrated meditation with western psychology and the self-help therapies that were emerging at the time. The emphasis from the outset was always on the practical application of these techniques and understandings in people’s day-to-day lives, enabling them to find greater self-empowerment.

Graham Browne was the driving force behind the evolution of the Turning Point courses in the UK for over 20 years until his death in December 2012. Graham was a passionate and inspirational teacher who always saw the heart of this work as being about the essential unity that underlies our differences as people, and the inherent potential for our humanity that this implies.  He is sadly missed but his work and vision continues in the hands of others.

The courses draw on many different practices, ideas and disciplines both Eastern and Western, including transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy; meditation, Jungian psychology; the work of Ken Wilber, Abraham Maslow, Werner Erhard, Carl Rogers; and somatic psychotherapy; especially the work of Alexander Lowen.

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