I am a psychologist and writer, working particularly in the field of personal development. Born in London in 1952, I spent most of my life in England before moving to France in 2000 to be with my wife, Nicole. I have trained both as a rational-emotive and transpersonal psychotherapist, and combine these techniques in my own system of transformational psychology, applied to personal and spiritual growth rather than therapy. I am author of the books 'Transforming the Mind' and 'Daring to be Yourself.' My goal in life has been to break free of the consensus trance, to find instead my own truth and to help others find their own truth also. To transform and be free, like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Because we are each such different individuals, with personal goals and at different stages on our various paths, I have found there is no singular tool for transformation, there are many, and so I've selected a range of effective courses and programs for our web site, Trans4mind, to accompany those I have developed myself. It certainly is possible to regain causation in life. One is motivated again because one has recovered one's true identity and is aware of one's own goals. What were previously heavy and serious problems are now challenges to enjoy. One is truly happy, with renewed purposes in life. Others are not 'enemies' but either team mates or competition, who make the games of life more interesting and from whom one can learn so much. Without a fixed mindset - clinging onto past solutions in order to be right or safe - one too can learn both from things that go well and from one's mistakes. Life, love and truth become one's operating basis. To open up our minds to new ideas, new challenges and new solutions - to think differently and be creative - well, we could all do with some help in this direction... Tools for Transformation is dedicated to introducing the best available personal development methods for transformation of body, mind and spirit - to free us of the shackles of the past by reawakening awareness of our true identity in the present. Our resources include the online book Transforming the Mind, and Trans4mind Newsletter (one of the best free fortnightly ezines available - with many worthwhile free downloads for subscribers!) plus a range of in-depth home-study courses for all your needs.
"Love is unconditional acceptance. That quality is also our essential nature, who we really are. It is love of parents for child; also the non-possessive love of partners; also the caring love for all people that enables forgiveness. It is not the emotional lust of being 'in love' though that may well be in alignment with true love - or unaligned, as in jealousy. It's above energy, though it may be expressed energetically; it's Spirit itself, the nature of God, the quality we share with God; and it is the binding force of the Universe, necessary for all Creation." --Peter Shepherd
See 450 of my favorite quotes at Quotes for Transformation
We evolve by becoming more aware of who we are. As we uncover our own truth, we live more and more from our authentic natural selves that know the way. We awaken to self-acceptance, self-love and self-expression. This makes it possible to connect consciously, honestly and deeply with the rest of life. And that brings success.
All the materials and courses at Tools for Transformation support this process. The free Positive Approach course is a great introduction to this work, and we publish a free weekly ezine, Metamorphosis. Simply reading Metamorphosis each week, and applying the ideas that most resonate with your being, will take you a long way.