The Seven Valleys

The Soul’s Journey Towards Freedom

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Welcome to this programme which works with an ancient Sufi story, adapted to a modern form, which can be used for psycho-spiritual development, and which has also been used for the past forty or so years as a way of preparation for a peaceful transition at death into the next world.

The story of the Seven Valleys appears first in literature in the eleventh century in Persia, in a book of mysticism entitled The Path that the Devotee has to traverse in order to reach the Garden of the Lord of the Universe , which describes a journey through seven valleys to eventually reach Paradise. This book was written by the renowned Sufi mystic Al-Ghazzali, who lived from 1058-1111.

In the 1970’s, sophrologists began using an adaptation of this story for spiritual development, and to help those who were experiencing anxiety about the end of their lives.

In this programme, you will find a video presentation about the Seven Valleys method as it is used in sophrology, audio recordings of the journey in two different voices, including music by The Mind Orchestra, and reference material.

This programme is offered in conjunction with the book The Seven Valleys by Philip Carr-Gomm & RoMa Johnson. If you have a copy of the book, simply type in the coupon code given in the book when prompted on the purchasing page. This will then give you free access to this online programme.

If you do not have a copy of the book, then purchase this programme and we will post a free copy of the book to you.

"The Seven Valleys is a guided journey through our own lifetime of experience. We are given the chance to reflect on all aspects of our life and our way of being in the world. We are invited to see ourselves reflected in this timeless story and in doing so learn to let go of the ideas and identities we grip too tightly. This is a beautiful and powerful mythic journey that can prepare the soul for loosening its binding connection to ego and fly, fly, freely into the light."

- Georgina Langdale, Centre for Nature Connection

"What a wonderful and awe-inspiring journey! Gently stripping away identifications and in a sense separating myself more and more from everything – but in this, quite paradoxically, allowing for the experience of being more deeply a part of the whole once again.”

- Bernhard Reicher, Occultist and Storyteller, Graz, Austria

Your Instructor

Philip Carr-Gomm
Philip Carr-Gomm

Philip Carr-Gomm is a psychologist, psychotherapist and sophrologist, and the author of over a dozen books, including Empower Your Life with Sophrology. He trained with Dorna Revie at the Sophrology Center, and holds a practitioner diploma in sophrology. He is the founder of The Sophrology Institute and a non-executive director of the Institute of Psychosynthesis, and has given sophrology workshops for the Lush cosmetics company, the Flour Pot Bakery group, the Body Holiday St.Lucia, the British Psychological Society, and the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at George Washington University. His particular interests include working with sophrology as a way of deepening meditation and mindfulness practice, and working with ways to integrate sophrology into coaching and psychotherapeutic practice. See The Sophrology Institute.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does this programme start and finish?
It starts whenever you want and never ends! It is completely self-paced - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the programme for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the programme?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Please explain the two ways I can access this programme!
1. You can either buy the book at and in this book you will find a coupon code that will give you free access to this online programme. OR: You can buy this online programme here now, and then complete a request form you will find in the programme, and we will then post you a free copy of the book.
What is sophrology?
The term sophrology means, literally, ‘The Study or Science of Harmonious Consciousness’. It’s a fusion of techniques drawn from modern western neuroscience and psychology with methods used by the ancient wisdom traditions of the east. It is explained in the programme in more detail, and you are given the opportunity to try it out. You can also find out more at

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