Debbie Ford is an internationally recognized expert in the field of personal transformation whose books have been translated into twenty-two languages and used as teaching tools in universities, other institutions of learning and enlightenment worldwide. She earned a degree in psychology with an emphasis in consciousness studies from JFK University. In 2001 Debbie received the Alumni of the Year Award for her outstanding contribution in the fields of psychology and spirituality. Her ongoing mission is to empower people to become the conscious designers of their lives and to create the outer circumstances that most clearly reflect their heart's desires.
Inspired by psychiatrist Carl Jung, author Debbie Ford discussed why our dark side-- consisting of suppressed emotions and unresolved internal conflicts-- can lead to destructive behavior. First hour guest, researcher Lloyd Pye reacted to reports about a newly discovered hominid. ... More »Host: George Noory
Wednesday's guest, Debbie Ford (debbieford.com), an expert in the field of personal transformation, discussed the importance of recognizing the darker or "shadow" side to one's persona. "You can't get rid of your darker side," she said. "Your dark side is there, but you can make peace with it and learn how to use your dark side instead of your dark side using you." Ford said strong emotions such as anger are often suppressed, and then later erupt uncontrollably, in incidents such as road rage. People don't wish to recognize such elements within themselves. "We just have so much judgment, hate and anger at ourselves for being human," she commented. Gaining mastery and control over the dark side is a three step process Ford outlined. First one determines what it is they dislike about themselves, then they learn to "go to a place of acceptance." Finally, a person discovers the gifts of the dark side, how it can "humble us" and "teach us" what it means to be human. ... More »Host: George Noory