"Debbie Ford guides us past the self-punishing, patterns which often
bind us. Her ideas are exceptionally compelling."
Marianne Williamson, author of "The Healing of America"
Debbie Ford, author of The Dark Side
Of The Light Chasers (Riverhead Trade
Paperbacks, June, 1999), draws her
unique talent and insight from personal
in-depth studies of transformation
and human potential.
Her work as a coach, teacher, consultan
t and integral faculty member of The
Chopra Center For Well Being in La
Jolla, California, has opened the
hearts of thousands, bringing them
the gift of self-love and emotional
In Debbie's search for her own
healing, she explored psychotherapy
and hypnosis, participated in dozens
of workshops and seminars, and spent
time in rehabilitation centers and
12-step programs. Her goal was to
rid herself of the parts of her being
that seem to keep her from
fulfilling her dreams and finding
Debbie's healing took a quantum
leap after gaining a profound
understanding of Deepak Chopra's
description of the holographic
universe. Through this shift she
discovered that to become whole,
she needed to approach her healing
in a new way.
She learned that rather than trying
to get rid of or suppress negative
traits to become whole, she needed
to first identify these unlovable
traits and then find the gift in each
one. By inventing specific techniques
unique to her workshop The Shadow
Process, Debbie was finally able to
embrace and love all of herself.
This shift in her perception changed
her life so remarkably that she
decided to commit her life to sharing
these insights through books,
personal training and leading
workshops nationwide. Debbie teaches
people how to make peace with their
"shadow or dark side."
Debbie is a graduate of JFK University
in psychology with an emphasis in consciousness studies. She lives
in La Jolla with her son Beau.