The Soul and The Ego Personal Development Workshops



The Soul & The Ego is a series of five intensive workshops that are conducted over 10 months, approximately eight weeks apart. It is highly recommended for those of you that want to deepen your understanding of the 'real' you and find your direction in life.

This very special series has been designed with precision to help you on your journey of self-discovery, to realise your inner-truth and ultimately achieve soul connection. You will develop the knowledge and skills to transform your life and the opportunity to utilise Peter's extensive experience and guidance from The Council Of 12 in a positive, proactive environment of understanding and compassion. 

These unique workshops have been designed to complete as a series of five in sequential order for maximum learning and benefit, and are perfect for beginners, returning workshop participants, and those who are highly experienced in metaphysical related studies alike.

If you are serious about finding and embracing your true self and achieving clarity about your life, these workshops have the capacity to provide you with the ways and means to do just that.

The Council Of 12 have given us a specific format for each of these workshops. The 12 also directly facilitate all meditations throughout the weekends, adjusting each meditation to fit the specific energy of the group at any given moment. As every workshop has a different group of individuals with a different combination of energies, each one is a powerful, tailored learning experience and truly unique in its own right.

From workshop two onwards, you will be given the opportunity during the course to ask your own questions of The Council of 12.

Workshop 1: The Inner Self

Saturday February 8 and Sunday February 9, 2020

This workshop is the beginning of five workshops that will help you to begin to understand the inner aspect of yourself. This involves exploring the relationship between mind, body and soul. We discuss the role of meditation and the seven universal laws are explained. We are also shown what our unique vibration tells others and how group consciousness affects us all. The purpose of emotions is explained and we are shown how we use suppression and avoidance to distract ourselves from dealing with ourselves. We are also shown how to recognise the messages that the Universe offers, how to ask for help and the setting of goals for development.

This workshop is a foundation for spiritual growth and a journey of change. Those that come for change will find that they will receive a great deal of help. Dealing with these things mentioned will enable you to make a connection with your inner self.

Workshop 2: Soul Development

Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29, 2020

This workshop will help you with development of your soul. You will be introduced to your guides, guardians and angels and will learn the different roles they play guiding you. You will be helped to discover the many signposts that will guide you on your spiritual journey and the importance of faith and trust is shown. You will also learn how your perception determines your reality.

During this workshop, you will be introduced to The Council of 12.

Workshop 3: The Development of your Psychic Self

Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14, 2020

This workshop teaches you how to listen. We utilise meditative techniques to assist you to deeply connect with the emotional baggage that you carry and show you how we as humans suppress our emotions and the effect this suppression has on our being (for the body is indeed the barometer of the soul).

We discuss how the secrets we hold affect us and how guilt patterns result from these secrets.

The need for balance between our spiritual, personal, work and recreational aspects of our life is also explained.

Workshop 4: Manifesting Your Life

Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9, 2020

This workshop will help you get in touch with the power that is within you. We discuss the origins of thought, how it operates, and how your self-worth (or lack of it) affects all things. The Council of 12 show us the rules of manifestation and how we all manifest our reality, whether this be through abundance or lack of, good health or poor health.

You will learn how there are three ways of approaching life: 1) as a victim, 2) as a martyr and 3) as a student of life.

We are shown how to practice unconditional love.

Workshop 5: Past Life Regression

Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11, 2020

In this workshop, the purpose of experiencing a past life recall is explained. We often find that the deep emotions we carry have their origins in past lives; this life - the present one - is but one of many. And if you wish to have a broader and deeper understanding of yourself, a connection with some of your past lives can be a tremendous advantage. 

We are helped to understand "sin" and guilt and we are led into meditations to help us to understand these emotions. We are also shown the lessons that emotions carry and it is explained how our goal is to master our emotions.

The importance of self-discipline is illustrated and a group past life regression is conducted. This will show you how the lessons of the past that are still unlearned are brought with you into the present to be resolved in the here and now. You will learn the influences that these obscure and the impact, conditions and afflictions these have in your present day life.

When: Each workshop will be held approximately every two months. The workshops are daytime only and will be all day Saturday and all day Sunday. See specific dates below for each workshop. In between workshops you will be required to keep a daily journal. This will ensure a flow and link the workshops together, as they are designed as a sequence and progress in content and depth.

Where: All workshops are held in our custom built workshop centre on Peter's property in beautiful Pomona, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Pomona is appoximately two hours north of Brisbane or 30 minutes from Noosa. For those travelling from Brisbane,  interstate or overseas, contact us via the contact page - we can recommend suggestions for local accommodation in the area.

What To Bring:

- Pen and paper

- An open mind and hope for a better way of being!

Bookings are essential. These workshops are in frequent demand and numbers are limited, so we recommend confirming your place as soon as possible.

To book, please phone Peter's office on +61 7 5485 0955 or email us

"You have been given a way forward, you have been shown a new way to act, a new way to think, a new way to live. It is your choice whether you embrace these teachings or reject and forget them and go back to your old ways. But the old ways will be uncomfortable, for you will always know the truth.

We ask that you act with truth, we ask that you act with faith and trust, in what we have given you. We ask that you call on the universal help which we have revealed. We ask that you build on your knowledge and wisdom to change yourself, for in changing yourself you change the world. Your actions, while you feel may be insignificant, have an enormous and profound impact on the entire planet.

You need do nothing more than be true to yourself to change the things you wish.

Honesty and intergity are one thing, absolute truth is another. Live your absolute truth, but do so with kindness and compassion towards others and as you draw others toward you, be kind, be loving, be tolerant, be understanding, be forgiving and most importantly be understanding and compassionate to yourselves. For while you see things as mistakes, we see them as the things that needed to occur to bring you blessings.

We thank you for what you have done, we thank you for your sacrifice, we thank you for your understanding we thank you for your trust, we thank you for your love.

Bless you all."

The Council Of 12 - End of Workshop 5, The Soul & The Ego Workshops 2017

The Soul & The Ego workshops have changed my life in more profound ways than words can possibly do justice for. I can full-heartedly say this course will be the most important education I receive in my life, one of self-discovery, understanding & truth. So much so, at times I get overwhelmed by the thought of how different my life would have been if I had NOT done this course.

I can sincerely say that this is probably the greatest, most unique process anywhere to learn about yourself and improve your life. It is quite literally ‘heaven sent’ and it’s an incredible opportunity to have this in Australia. Just get here and try it.

If only every person in the world had the chance to do this course...
— EM
I would like to thank Peter H and Peter D for facilitating The Soul & The Ego workshops series. It has provided me with a unique set of tools, skills and awareness to actively participate in manifesting the life that I want and living to my fullest potential.

The faith, trust and intuition that has been built throughout the workshops has given me the ability to live with enhanced empathy, compassion and understanding of myself and others, and has also allowed me to connect with some awesome like-minded people.

These workshops sincerely change peoples lives! With the guidance from The Council of 12, you are supported to discover your authentic self by confronting and piecing together patterns of behaviour and beliefs that anchor you and prevent you from moving forward.

These workshops are a great investment in yourself.
— Lisa
Sometimes a passing remark can change our life.

Such a remark was made to me.

’You should go to one of Peter Hoddle’s workshops where you can ask questions of the spiritual entities that call themselves The 12 Elders.’

At that time, I was dying from inoperable bowel cancer.

The 12 Elders’ words of wisdom and truth, Peter’s professional help and my own commitment to facing the truth about myself, has given me a new life of health.

Along with health, what also has presented itself to me is that healing lies in our realisation that mind is not a power. Mind is an avenue of awareness. If we are prepared to open our minds, our lives will become much easier as the bigger picture of our lives unfolds, and we learn that there is no good nor evil - there just is.
— Malcolm
I was holding myself back from things I wanted to do and didn’t know why. I knew I wanted to change, but didn’t know how. I could feel emotions from the past festering inside me.

The Soul and Ego workshops are one of a kind. I was ready to see myself and challenge the blocks I put in my path, change my thinking and change my life.

With an open mind, I was guided with honesty and compassion to see myself and what I believed, and if I wanted to change those beliefs, taught how to do it. I could then choose my path consciously.

The practical methods taught in the workshop, enable you to find guidance and relief long after the workshops have finished. As they say, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.”

Life changing. Hope, joy, truth and love are now part of my and my families lives everyday. I am still overwhelmed with gratitude as I write this, thinking about how much better I am, and how much better my life is.

Thank you Peter H, thank you Peter D.
— Erin
These workshops are a way of life. If you can open up and surrender to the messages you receive from within yourself, from the 12 Elders (The Council Of 12), from the two Peters and the others in your group, your life WILL change. I have felt confronted, belonging, loneliness, centredness and had realisations I never even dreamed of! The change does not start on the Saturday morning and finish Sunday afternoon; if you surrender to it, it will permeate your whole life. Things change. Things shift. If this is what you want in life, the Soul & Ego workshops are the workshops for you.
— Erica
The Soul and The Ego workshop courses (I have done them several times, as I kept feeling the urge to go deeper each time) have given me the keys to lead a healthy and purposeful life.

The opportunity to receive the advice from 12 wise beings, The Council of 12, has been the most valuable and helpful gift that I have ever received, and enabled me to navigate through life’s challenging tasks.

The 12’s wisdom, lovingly shared and guided by both Peter H and Peter D, have given me the strength and self-worth that lead me out of fear and into faith.

I have been given the tools to become the Creator and Manifester of my own life.

With my deepest gratitude and blessings <3
— Lea
The Soul & Ego workshops have provided me with the tools and knowledge to connect with my true self. I have learnt and experienced that I am not my body, I am not my mind. I am far more: I am spirit, energy unlimited. As I am experiencing more of my spirit, I’m finding a greater beauty, strength, love and confidence and a lightness to life. I can now see how my ego performs and has been playing out my life. But now, as I’m learning to hear my inner whispers, I have choice; there is excitement and ease unfolding in my life.
— Vicki
Attending the Soul & Ego workshops has enabled me turned my life around. They have helped me to realise that I am the only person holding me back from a happy and fulfilling life. I have discovered that because I haven’t dealt with issues from my past, I am still holding onto them and this is stopping me from moving forward. I have finally been able to start dealing with these issues, be grateful that they occurred and move forward.

I really enjoy the meditations and have put them onto my iPhone so that I can listen to them at any time. I have found that I am now able to deal with challenging situations in a more positive manner and am focusing on a more positive life for myself. To me, each workshop weekend is like a mini holiday as I get to spend the weekend with a group of like-minded people, in an atmosphere that is very friendly, comfortable and relaxing and the venue is extremely peaceful.

Thanks to the workshops, I have become a happier person. Not only do I believe in myself but I am also putting myself first, for the first time in my life. Words cannot thank you enough Peter.
— Marie
I recently completed The Soul and Ego series of workshops, having changed groups a number of times to accommodate hospitalisation and medical treatment for an aggressive form of leukaemia I was diagnosed with a couple of years ago.

Whilst the medical care I’ve been given has been fantastic, I have no doubt that the insights and skills I took away from the workshops have played a major role in my amazing recovery to this point.

Logical and analytical by nature, my view of the world was turned upside down after the first weekend workshop. I realised that character traits which I had previously thought defined me in an honourable light were nothing of the sort. And so it continued through the series with many long standing views being challenged and re-shaped in illuminating positive ways.

I would recommend the Soul and Ego workshops to anyone who wants a better life and who is prepared to look honestly at themselves and embrace personal change.

I am not the person I was at the beginning and different from whom I will be next year, but that is the point.Thanks again Peter and Peter (and fellow participants).
— Dave
I was ready to walk out on my marriage, if only I had the courage. I felt unsupported, unappreciated, used and violated; my self worth was non-existent and I had such a sadness imbedded deep in my heart. I had lost my power and didn’t know how to regain it.

I was blessed to be given the opportunity to attend The Soul and The Ego Workshop series presented by Peter Hoddle and guided by The Council of 12. It was a life changing experience for me. It brought up situations and emotions from past and present that I had no idea had affected me and shaped me into the person that I had become.

These workshops are emotionally challenging and confronting. You share your inner truths with what starts out as a small group of complete strangers (but soon become good friends), and you come out the other side with a new awareness and understanding of yourself.

I now take responsibility for all that I am and all that I want to be - I am the creator of my own destiny!

I have stopped being the victim, I have regained my power and am now a student of life.

My husband is now doing the workshops and the changes in him are truly amazing.


I can’t wait for the follow up workshops…
— Vonnie
In 1993 I returned to Queensland to complete a healing process that began in Melbourne in 1989. I was given Peter Hoddle’s name and he was one of the first people I called once I settled in.

That one call was to be pivotal in relation to my healing. The first time I met Peter, I felt I was connecting with an old friend. Together we worked through my life threatening health challenges with body work and more importantly hypnotherapy and guided meditations. Peter helped me unlock many doors and with his assistance I cleared some huge issues. In doing so, I regained my health and was inspired to assist others by facilitating meditations and sharing my story.

Peter’s workshops are particularly powerful. Everyone needs to experience the wisdom of ‘The Elders/The Council Of 12’. I know of no other gathering that is so personal, that facilitates through a very wise and special man, an individual connection to a pure energy.

Imagine being able to ask YOUR question about YOUR issues and receiving an answer that comes without discord, with no human ego attached. As well as connecting with like-minded souls in a nurturing, loving atmosphere, this is what you get...this is the real deal!
— Jan
Sheer brilliance, amazing, insightful!

I stumbled across this course in a twist of fate, as I had flown to QLD for another course. In doing so, I had the privilege of meeting Peter Hoddle.

Having had a couple of private sessions with him, he mentioned The Soul & The Ego workshops. At first I discarded the idea, as I live in Melbourne and it seemed a bit of an effort to attend every eight weeks.

On arrival back home, I had a change of mind and called up to attend the workshop. THANK GOD I DID! It was life changing. The knowledge and wisdom from both Peter H and Peter D is a precious gift not to be taken for granted.

I refer to my journal daily for inspiration and guidance and see life through my new vision!

I’m eternally grateful to have met the Council of 12 (the Elders) and had the gift of messages from them to guide me in all aspects of my life.

We started the workshop as a group of strangers and ended as a group of friends.

This workshop will enrich your life!

Thanks and blessings Peter, looking forward to our follow up course.
— Christine
Peter’s workshops are life changing.

I thought I had dealt with my grief surrounding the loss of my sister, but at the first workshop I attended, it became apparent that I still had a long way to go in processing my grief. Peter’s workshop gave me the opportunity to release my emotions in a safe, non-judgemental environment, surrounded by kind, caring and likeminded people all dealing with their own issues.

I have now attended four of Peter’s workshops and for me, once I step through the door I’m no longer a wife, mother, sister, daughter. It is just about me and my journey of self-awareness. Each workshop I attend, I learn something new about myself and the more I understand myself the more confident I become (something which I was lacking).

I love attending Peter’s workshops I always leave feeling lighter, happier, and more spiritual.
— Janene
If you have the chance to attend The Soul and The Ego workshops (a hugely powerful experience would be an understatement), consider yourself one of the very privileged ones. You will have one of the most important accelerated learning experiences of your life, and some of the most incredible realisations about yourself possible. These have spearheaded the start of a personal inner core transformation I never thought imaginable but always dreamed of - and that’s not just ‘positive thinking’ or something airy-fairy. I’m talking TRUE tangible change, and real personal freedom and peace.

We can all benefit from some form of help in life, whether we realise it or want to admit or not. If you really want change and guidance in your life, all you have to do is ask. And truly start listening. If you want to become the best version of yourself you can be, go see Peter and attend The Soul and The Ego workshops. You will be saving yourself a lot of time and lessons learned the hard (and long) way. You won’t regret it.
— SC