About Dr. Philip Winkelmans and The Self Directional Institute

Dr. Philip Winkelmans, Director and Founder of Self-Directional Institute, is a Intuitive Life Coach, Master Therapist, Spiritual Director, author, and keynote speaker with over 30 years experience in the personal development field. His Doctors degree focus is on combining Psychology with Spirituality. His breakthrough, internationally acclaimed book The Art of Purposeful Being: Your Destiny Project combines psychology and spirituality into a unique process for creating a fulfilling and joyous life. The book is a result of his many years of personal and professional life experiences.

Phil’s greatest joys are his seven children and his passion for transformational technologies. He loves to laugh, and as one devotee said, “He has a great sense of humor and he creates a relaxed atmosphere that is very beneficial.” Phil makes his home in Nanaimo, BC.

The Self-Directional Institute came about in 1988 with a concept that realized much of the helping professional’s focus has created client dependency for someone other than themselves to fix their problems. The founder, Philip Winkelmans felt what was lacking was a process that could train clients in skills to heal themselves. He felt it was the clients that needed to be skilled in self-healing tools if they were ever to become fully responsible for their lives.

In l993, as a result of a traumatic event in Philip’s life he embarked on a profound journey of intense self-discovery that has changed his life forever. From this experience SDI, which Philip has founded, is about developing self-solution technologies, therebye moving clients quickly into realms of high results in all areas of their lives: emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.

SDI research into the power of the human mind has shown that the potential of the human brain is astounding. Today individuals and groups learn many ground-breaking tools developed by SDI - tools which assist individuals, young and old, to tap into their latent powers and realize their full potential.

What Our Readers Are Saying:

“I am getting so much out of your book. You are magical! Absolutely brilliant. I have been reading your book and worked with your processes morning and evening and throughout the day and on the weekend. I am very curious by nature and I get excited as to what else will be unveiled with every page I turn and with every word I write, which helps me remember things better.”

- Susan Newman, Nanaimo, BC

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“The Art of Purposeful Being is a practical guide designed to help the reader discover and live from a more authentic sense of self. Drawing on his personal experience Phil Winkelmans presents us with a philosophy for implementing and sustaining personal transformation. I will be keeping a copy close at hand, because anyone searching for healing will find the book immensely helpful.”

- Dr. Michael Greenwood, author of The Paradox of Healing and Braving the Void and The Unbroken Field

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The Art of Purposeful Being is a treasure of practical wisdom from someone who deeply understands the key role of spirituality in crafting a life. I can’t imagine anyone who would not benefit from it.”

- Larry Dossey, MD, author of ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

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