Alexander Filmer-Lorch studied Eastern psychology and philosophy, yogic disciplines and meditation in the traditional one-to-one practice of teacher and student from 1987 to 1998.
Alexander founded Inside Meditation, a modern school of neutral thought in London, offering a range of CPD programmes. In addition he delivers CPD training for the Upledger Institute, UK and Europe. He mentors a variety of practitioners who work with the psychological and or physiological body; designing and delivering accredited meditation-therapy courses and teacher trainings.
In September 2016 Alexander was invited to teach, The Inner Power of Stillness and Presence in a Therapeutic Relationship to clinicians and managers at the South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust. The intention is to increase both personal resilience as well as the therapeutic effectiveness of staff in different areas of the public health sector.
In February 2017 the London Leadership Academy invited Alexander to present and teach The Compassionate Leader and The Inner Power of Stillness at the 2017 Leadership Summit in London, with the aim to increase both self-containment and self-preservation capacity skills for leaders, as well as establishing a compassion-centred approach for leadership in the public health sector in times of change.
Alexander’s work as a therapist, CST practitioner, mentor, author, presenter, philosophical thinker, and teacher is a synthesis of 35 years of experience in movement, yogic disciplines, meditation, applied philosophy and Eastern psychology, aiming to bring the body, mind and spirit to a natural state of meditative synthesis.
His first book, Inside Meditation was published in 2012, and his second book The Inner Power of Stillness, Handspring Publishing, arrived in August 2016.