From the Author
Joyful Transformation addresses the mind-body-spirit connection that makes a person feel whole and connected to the flow of life. Many of us spend our entire lives running from feeling, believing that we cannot bear the pain or shame or suffering we encounter. But the immortal diamond at your core is only refined through the heat and pressure of both pain and pleasure. Joyful Transformation is about practical skills and habits you can use in everyday life to help you move through the pain; fully experience the pleasure; connect to, unite with, heal and embrace your true self; and thereby create a life that is truly worth living.
About the Author
is a nationally recognized educator and author with a truly unique combination of credentials and life experiences that made her uniquely qualified to establish and manage the Meehl Foundation. Among other things, Debra has become an interdenominational pastoral counselor. She holds a Doctorate of Divinity, is an intensively trained DBT skills trainer, an Amen-certified brain health coach, and a board-certified Hypnotist. As president and founder of the Meehl Foundation, Debra has worked extensively with clients from around the world; helping them surmount dogma, ego, expectation, irrational belief, and cyclic suffering in order to create a life worth living. Her uncommonly inclusive approach to counseling embraces personal belief and blends this with evidence-based methods to create a customized course of action that is exclusive to the individual. For over 10years Debra has dedicated herself to helping countless men and women heal the negative patterns and trauma of their lives and in so doing step into a life of authenticity and purpose.
Kristin Smith is a Certified Professional Life Coach with a uniquely holistic practice. Using a distinctive approach to coaching that blends personal spirituality with evidence-based methods, she provides practical insight and pragmatic suggestions to guide clients toward a life that is holistically satisfying. Kristin is a member of The Meehl Foundation's intensively trained DBT treatment team, a frequent contributor to their blog, and a facilitator at their luxury weekend retreats. She completed training as a DBT skills trainer with behavioral Tech™, studied yoga and meditation with acclaimed neuroscientist and author C. Alexander Simpkins (Ph.D.), and received interfaith ordination on June 26, 2015.
Emptiness. Guilt. Shame. Disillusionment. These painful feelings have become all too common in our world--familiar companions--suffered by millions as they unwittingly accept the silent obligation to lead an unfulfilling life. Speaking about them has somehow become taboo, and changing them even more so. Transformation has been relegated to the realm of religious fanaticism and new age fluff. So much so that the ordinary physical, mental and emotional transformations we all experience have somehow been separated from "greater than me" events and reduced in importance to the point that they become lost in the flurry of everyday living before we ever get the chance to incorporate them into our lives permanently. This highly practical guide offers readers a candid examination of all aspects of transformation -- mundane and spiritual. In it, the authors offer a straightforward workbook for all forms of change -- conscious, measurable, lasting change that improves various aspects of life, reduces the burdens we carry (willingly or otherwise), and frees us to live the best life we can -- a life worth living. The book is structured to focus on one transformation at a time. Each chapter limits itself in this way, allowing you to learn, practice and master key techniques to focus your thoughts and shift your actions toward a new design for living; drawing reality into alignment with your deepest desires and expanding your horizons in a limitless way.