About me

Since 1999 I’ve had the honour to serve as a consultant and advocate for families within the public school system, increasing their knowledge of the effects of post-institutionalization, trauma, and loss in adopted children. I was also privileged to help establish The Canadian Clinic for Adopted Children at the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario and served on the Hospital’s Board of Directors for several years afterward.

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Motivated to help adoptive families, I realized that besides the issues surrounding adoption, there were also a myriad of other challenges parents were dealing within their personal lives: workplace stress, profound feelings of life dissatisfaction, isolation and loneliness, feelings of being stuck, the inability to control triggers and bad habits, and the quest to make sense or find meaning in their lives.

I learned about Life Process Transformation™ (LPT) when Viola Fodor was the keynote speaker at a Suicide Prevention Centre that I was training at. I was so intrigued with her simple, yet profound approach to self-care and self-discovery, that she soon became a touchstone for me, and a rock for the clients that she served.

It was when I suffered through my first significant loss and was burdened by grief when I turned to Viola and worked through her Life Process Transformation program. Through her work, I began to understand what mechanics I was using that limited my solutions and options. Viola helped develop my resources, strengthened my resolve, and opened up options that I was not aware of before I entered the program.

I saw how LPT could benefit other individuals like myself and became certified as an LPT Guide in 2015. Since then, it has been a privilege to assist others to gain the knowledge and skills they need to heal themselves through this natural and gentle process. Many families turn to LPT when their children suffer from anxiety and depression because it works in adjunct to their existing therapeutic modalities, is gentle, natural, and does not rely on pharmaceuticals.

Life Process Transformation™ (LPT) will help turn up the volume to hearing wisdom, knowing kindness, and will bring clarity back into your life.

If you are interested in learning how to reduce your stress, to see your life from a clearer perspective, to find your passion, gain insight and understanding, and find out who you’re really meant to be, I work in Toronto and look forward to hearing from you, whether in person or via SKYPE. Email me at StayQuietAndListen@gmail.com

Workshops, Resources and Links

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Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

This Video Explains How Stress Breaks Down Your Brain

 


Meditation, mindfulness and mental health, from the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicin

The Most Direct Spiritual Practice

 
A Stroke of Insight  |Jill Bolte Taylor |

Mindfulness and Depression  | Zindel Segal at TEDxUTSC |

How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains  | Sara Lazar |


Circle of Trust approach  | Parker J Palmer |

The Innovation of Loneliness  | by Shimi Cohen – An award winning illustration |


The Scientific Power of Meditation?
  | A cartoon explaining meditation |

The Benefits of Meditation   | Jon Kabat-Zinn |

 

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

Viola Fodor

Eckhart Tolle

Life Process Transformation

Life Process Transformation™ (LPT) has narrowed that gap for many who have learned how to live authentic and rewarding lives. To put it simply, LPT relies on the practice of inner silence, value clarification, healing and personal growth, and not on goal setting or willpower. 

Life Process Transformation teaches you how to act on your own
behalf 
so that you can change your life for the better. It is a simple approach, accessible to all and focused on helping you develop your
higher potential 
as you take deep responsibility for  your life.”
                                                                                           Viola Fodor

The Process: 

When I met Viola many years ago, she taught me that our issues are often our best teachers.  Many of us go through life avoiding or denying our problems mainly because they’re associated with discomfort or pain. The good news is, that we can learn to access our innate wisdom to guide us through those troubled times.

Wisdom is always there.  Problems arise when we access only a small part of it, missing the insights and reflections that come along our way.  When we pause, quiet our minds and listen within, that is when we have the opportunity to access greater potential and a deeper understanding of life events.

Wisdom lies below the surface patiently waiting until we are ready to listen… 

Whether you have broad underlying issues, dealing with teeming and colliding life events, or simply want to fine-tune your itchy spirit, LPT can help you build insight and awareness through a natural and guided process. No hocus-pocus.

Would it surprise you to learn that the voice you are seeking in your life is actually your own? By practicing Quiet Time, you will learn how to access the wisdom that you’ve always had, and hear your own voice clear as a bell, and as wise as an elder, perhaps for the first time in your life.

If you are ready to work from the inside out, to learn what lies beneath the surface, and are ready to welcome this gentle yet profound process that can transform your life, I look forward to hearing from you.


The Process: 

In 2015, I completed Viola Fodor’s certification training for the Life Process Transformation™ and use the LPT™ Workbook to guide my clients with the same ideas and program that Viola created many years ago. This program embraces self-exploration through awareness exercises and psycho-educational learning.


Viola Fodor

Viola Fodor
February 5, 1949 – March 9, 2020

Voila Fodor died on March 9, 2020 in Brantford, after an illness of many years that had no definitive diagnosis. She died the way she lived—with full awareness, being loved by so many and loving all. Her life and death exemplified perhaps the most important lesson of all: that there is a life force in each and every one of us; that it is good and supports our growth if we allow it; and that it carries us forward, towards the fulfillment of our unique self and right through to our death, which is never an ending, merely another transformation.

Viola’s career evolved as she created and founded Life Process Transformation™. A gifted psychotherapist registered with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (formerly OACCPP), she led workshops for lay and professional groups using a humanistic/transpersonal perspective. She was a frequent speaker on stress, depression, eating disorders, personal transformation and spirituality. Also an insightful writer, she authored “Desperately Seeking Self”, “Where Have I Been All My Life?” and much more. To learn more about Viola’s work and Life Process Transformation™. Please visit Viola Fodor. Her teachings live on through the thousands of people she helped and those she trained to continue her work.

Viola shared with her clients a reverence for the healing power of a quiet mind! With transformative gentle grace, she met people where they were at in their lives and guided them with genuine compassion and empathy, like a spiritual force of nature that brought people to their best selves. To learn more about Viola’s work and Life Process Transformation please visit Viola Fodor. Her teachings live on through the thousands of people she helped and those who are certified in guiding others through LPT.

Online condolences may be shared on Viola Fodor or at Tranquility

Memorial donations would be appreciated by the family:

The Alzheimer Societies of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
ASBHNHH

Niagara Region or the Self-Care for the Caregiver Program
Caregiver Program

or Lymehope

Life Process Transformation

Life Process Transformation teaches you how to act
on your 
own behalf so that you can change your life for
the better. It is 
a simple approach, accessible to all and
focused on helping you 
develop your higher potential
as you take deep responsibility for  your life.”
                                                                      Viola Fodor
When I met Viola many years ago, I realized that our issues are actually our teachers and that we can learn from them. I began to understand that our innate wisdom is always there but we access only a small part of it. It lies below the surface patiently waiting until we are ready to listen…

 

Whether you have broad underlying issues, or you’re dealing with teeming and colliding life events, or simply want to fine-tune your itchy spirit, LPT can help you build insight and awareness through a natural and guided process. No hocus-pocus.

Would it surprise you to learn that the voice you are seeking in your life is actually your own?  By practising Quiet Time, you will learn how to access the wisdom that you’ve always had, and hear your own voice clear as a bell, and as wise as an elder, perhaps for the first time in your life.

If you are ready to work from the inside out, to learn what lies beneath the surface, and are ready to welcome this gentle yet profound process that can transform your life, I look forward to hearing from you.

By the way, regarding the question I asked earlier, “Where is your Lighthouse?”, the answer is “within”


 

The Process: 
I completed Viola Fodor’s certification training for the Life Process Transformation™ in 2015. I use the LPT™ Workbook to guide my clients with the same ideas and program that Viola created many years ago. This program embraces self-exploration through awareness exercises and psycho-educational learning. Viola has had remarkable success with LPT and has helped hundreds of people improve their lives. I hope to humbly follow in her path.

What may bring you to this process…

Where is your lighthouse?

How many of us are searching for meaning in our lives and look for those lighthouses to guide our way?  Sometimes those lighthouses disguise themselves as people, work, hobbies, or accumulating wealth, but oftentimes they hide themselves in bad habits. If the result of your efforts leaves you with an “Is that all there is?” feeling, then your seeking probably falls somewhere in between hope and reality. 


Life Process Transformation

 is for anyone who is

  • feeling stuck and frustrated

  • at crossroads in their lives

  • feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities and obligations

  • suffering from burnout

  • feeling they’ve run out of options

  • operating on automatic

  • lacking an authentic Self

  • running away from commitment

  • often repeating the same mistakes

  • not happy with their decisions, or not able to make any in the first place

  • worrying a lot, or preoccupied with thoughts

  • not able to let go or move past their grief

  • overly sensitive to criticism

  • accessing emotions that are either over indulgent or overly practiced

  • suffering from depression or anxiety, or panic attacks

  • engaging in self destructive behaviours or relationships

  • taking unnecessary risks

  • struggling with mental or physical health issues

  • reminded regularly of the gulf that exists between your present state of life and where you want to be? 

 

If you’re exhausted of running after the next best-thing-that-will-improve-your-life-and-shed-light-on-what-you-need-to-purchase/change/connect with, then Life Process Transformation™ is something you really need to investigate.