and better life choices.
Transformations is a four-day personal development retreat designed to address the health and wellness needs of First Nations communities across Canada. We empower individuals by providing tools and effective strategies to learn to love yourself and to develop close personal relationships with others.
When beliefs or hurt from the past hold you back and get in the way of truly living your life, Transformations takes you on a journey to create new openings. The process is one of healing that brings freedom and opens your life to new possibilities.
Transformations is not a lecture, it is not a seminar, and it is not a workshop. Rather, Transformations is an experience. Participants will tell you it is the most challenging yet beneficial four days of their lives.
“Before I even knew about transformations I was a wreck. I partied every weekend and drunk everyday. I was doing drugs and almost lost my kids a handful of times to the ministry. I was just a lost person. I drank because I was depressed and I was depressed after I drank. It was a constant battle. But when I attended Transformations, I slowly found myself again. I had my awakening moment! With an amazing team, I gained confidence in myself to be the mother I knew I could be. Today, I am 5 months sober and couldn’t be happier. I’m more involved with my kids and making happy memories for them and I can tell they are happier now as well. It wouldn’t have been like this if it wasn’t for the Transformations Retreat. It has truly saved my life and also my kids”.
"I went to transformations with a heavy heart. Most of my life was lacking any trust and I had a lot of frustration. I generally preferred to be alone where there was no judgement and questions from others. Transformations has helped me to recognize and deal with things in my life that left me to believe I was unworthy of any goodness or kindness or friends. I can recognize the goodness in people and feel like I can trust people more. I know more about who I can be and how I can help others. I have found myself being more supportive of my family, friends. I also find myself having more confidence to continue my sewing and cedar bark weaving business... and mostly trusting my own skills and my own abilities. I am truly grateful for this opportunity of a lifetime for me to improve my health, and to get stronger sense of self-confidence through Transformations."
“Transformations was amazing. It felt good to dig deep down into my gut and figure out the root to my anger, sadness and feeling of worthlessness. I can now truly accept the fact that I have to heal myself before I can help others or be truly happy with myself or my spouse or my family and friends. It was something that I really needed to experience. So I can no longer be a living, WALKING DEAD person. Having my boyfriend by my side was just the cherry on top. Now we can take the proper steps to forgive our past and be there for one another along our journey of life”.
"I was drinking heavily and I couldn’t stop. The stress of life was weighing heavily for the past 2-3 years and it was taking its toll on me and everyone else around me. After my mom passed away, I shut myself off from the world. I was a complete mess. After completing the Transformations program I experienced a complete turnaround and life became interesting again. I didn’t know what to expect and all I said to myself was to go into this with an open heart and open mind. I was given new hope and a new lease on life. As I write this I am in awe and in tears of the magnificent changes I have gone through. I was filled with great messages and gained amazing tools so much so that I knew I wanted to become a coach. I want to facilitate positive change in people’s lives. Who knew in 4 days this would have a huge impact on “me”. I am loving life again and living it to the fullest. I have never felt this good in such a long time. Life is a gift!"
"On day one I didn’t know what to expect but as the day wore on I realized what Tom’s message was. He guided every one of us in realizing that we all had hurt, pain, shame, rejection and anger stuffed down within us that needed to be displaced from our hearts, souls and minds. It was his determined speeches of guidance that taught us how to open our hearts and minds through transformations to release all the garbage that we felt guilty of deep inside us. Once we told our story of what we had locked up within us for years to other people, we had a positive chance of forever forgiving those that hurt us, or us asking for forgiveness in hurting others. It took a lot of determination and honesty to get to the point where we were able to seek forgiveness. Today I feel like a strong, determined, powerful person who will have the ability to forget the past and carry on with the future."
"I was lost before. Every day was task orientated, going through the motions without a sense of purpose and without emotion. Often, what this translated to that somehow I was less. Since ‘Transformations’, I found my personal empowerment. I found my way of ‘being.’ I found a way into my own heart. I changed my perception of myself. When I look in the mirror, I no longer see a scared, sexually abused little girl, or the confused sexually promiscuous teenager, or the young adult who was addicted to alcohol and relationships. I am proud to say, I see an accomplished, courageous loving woman who has purpose in life. I am no longer afraid to do things I’ve always wanted to do. I played soccer for the first time in my life. I speak up for what I believe in and I never let others top me from doing what I think is right for me and my family. My children are benefiting as well. I believe, if I didn’t find my courage, she might have never found hers. I am grateful for life. I am grateful to ‘Transformations’. "