Dr. Nicole Gruel


Dr. Nicole Gruel is an author, speaker, and transformational coach who descends from along line of samurai.
She has spent over two decades actively exploring human potential. A near-death experience and sudden loss of several family members as a teenager initiated her journey into the non-ordinary realms and into seeing how ordinary people deal with extraordinary experiences. She’s made it her life mission to help other experiencers navigate their NOTEs so they can make the most of these exceptional events, live their most desired life, and share their gifts with the world.
Her books have been featured in leading Australian wellness magazines and inspired people around the world to dive deep and take soulful action. She combines her experience in teaching, international development, healing arts, counselling, Eastern philosophy, depth and transpersonal psychology, sacred ceremony, and creative expression to inspire grounded personal transformation and intentional collective action.
Dr Nicole Gruel has a PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. She is a board member of IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies), co-developer of IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO™), mentor for life coaches at ACISTE (American Centre for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences), Gifts Compass™ advisor & training facilitator, and former NSW/ ACT president of the Australian Association of Psychological Type (AusAPT).



The Power of NOTEs is a self-empowerment guide for experiencers of NOTEs (non-ordinary transcendent experiences). NOTEs include spiritual awakening, near-death, mystical, kundalini, paranormal, peak, psychedelic, visionary, out-of-body, dark-night, and hundreds of other extraordinary experiences that happen to ordinary people every day across the planet.

NOTEs are on the rise, thanks to the smorgasbord of spiritual development tools, consciousness-altering substances, life-resuscitating technologies, and an ever- increasing appetite to hack human potential. They’re often pleasant, sacred, and expansive, and, in time, can be integrated smoothly into our life. But sometimes they’re complex and challenging, even life-threatening. They can lead to physical, emotional, psychological, and social challenges, such as relationship breakdowns, a sense of going “mad,”feeling stuck between worlds, isolation, heightened sensitivities, and confusion about one’s life direction. Either way, NOTEs can forever change a person and be the most important thing that’s ever happened to them.

NOTEs are one of the most important conversations of our times yet they remain shrouded in mystery and misinformation. It’s time for experiencers to speak out because when the fruits of NOTEs go unshared, we all miss out. Through stories of experiencers and new discoveries in consciousness research, The Power of NOTEs explores practical ways to harness NOTEs and make them the seeds for a potent, fulfilled, and meaningful life. Find out what life is like beyond transformation and how NOTEs can benefit our lives, loved ones, communities, and, ultimately, the world.

Learn How…

  • Make NOTEs powerful allies in creating the life and love you most desire.

  • Access your personality’s natural strengths and supernatural gifts.

  • Work with challenging and distressing NOTEs.

  • Share NOTEs with loved ones so they can better understand and support your transformation.

  • Effectively help someone experiencing NOTEs.

  • Harness the power of NOTEs so you can become an agent of positive action.

 In These Pages, You Will Uncover…

Harness the power of your NOTEs and unleash the life that seeks to live through you. Through real experiencers’ stories and evidence-based research, The Power of NOTEs reveals the following:

  • why NOTEs are humanity’s best-kept secret
  • the good, the challenging, and the dark side of NOTEs
  • how and why we’re neurologically hardwired to experience NOTEs
  • how NOTEs affect and enhance flow states
  • how NOTEs differ based on personality
  • the optimum ways to work with NOTEs, both during and beyond the experience
  • why NOTEs experiencers are at the forefront of humanity’s evolution