The Metta Method, designed by John-James Ford after almost two decades of study, searching, and practice, is a unique and unparalleled evidence-based approach to recovery from stress, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD and addiction.
We are, essentially, energy. At a quantum level this is undeniable. We are mostly vibration; solidity is mere illusion. Furthermore, everything we think, feel, and do impacts our vibration; the frequencies of the sensitive (the rebels, the loners, the vulnerable, the misunderstood, the artists, the thinkers, the philosophers, the rockers, the lovers, the fighters and the skeptics) among us have often been hacked by mood disorders, which stem in large part from our own self-defeating habit patterns.
The Metta Method incorporates numerous methodologies of detoxification, body awareness and consciousness expansion, including but not limited to nutrition, yoga, qi gong, evidence-based breathing techniques, shamanic journeying, wilderness contact, meditation, and self-analysis.
If you have the inner volition to make a change from the habit patterns of suffering to resonate at a higher vibrational frequency of joy, this course is for you.
JJ is an award-winning Canadian author, former soldier and foreign service officer who has been clean & sober since August 13, 2001. He was released from the Canadian Armed Forces on medical grounds for anxiety disorder in 1996, after severe hazing and human rights abuses. He self diagnosed as an alcoholic and addict in 2001. Years later he was diagnosed with PTSD, major depression, and ultimately dysthymia.
JJ studied and experienced first-hand modern addiction treatment facilities in Northern Ontario, Arizona, and Hong Kong and he understands the disease concept of addiction, and co-occurring afflictions of PTSD, anxiety and depression at the most subtle levels.
A former yoga teacher, JJ practiced Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N. Goenka, for over a decade. He studied Sivananda and Ashtanga Yoga in Dharamsala, India; Anusara yoga in Hong Kong with John Friend; Hatha Yoga in Ottawa, Canada; LifeForce Yoga at Kripalu; and Shamanic Yoga in Cusco, Peru with the World Shamanic Yoga Institute.
JJ's interest in nutrition, yoga, qi gong and meditation has always been to find the nexus points with evidence-based practices as they apply to brain chemistry, mood, and mental health. JJ uses and teaches evidence-based movement, sound and breathwork to address with depression and anxiety on a daily basis.
Prakāśa was the name given to John-James by his teacher in Dharamsala, Yogi Sivadas. Its meaning, from the Sanskrit, means Light of Consciousness.
As part of the test group, The Metta Method got me out of bed and back into the world with energy to spare. I no longer feel trapped by my anxiety and depression. In fact, I no longer feel anxious or depressed. It soon became obvious that JJ has researched so many various practices and methodologies that I quickly trusted in his ability to deliver all the hits without the sh*t. It wasn't always easy, or comfortable, but in 21 days I learned how to take charge of my own health and my own happiness.