Awaken, Connect, Transform™

About Awaken, Connect, Transform™

  1. The person who awakens to the truth of  themself, will begin to love themself.
  2. The person who loves themself will not abuse themself.
  3. The solution for self-abuse, therefore, is to awaken to self and, consequently, to self-love.

This is the core principle of Awaken, Connect, Transform™. Debilitating self-abuse is the product of a mindset. It’s a mindset of isolation, fear, and low self-worth, which acts like rocket fuel to addiction, traumatic disorders, and any cycle of behavior and choices which essentially result in self-abuse.

Coming to a deep awakening of one’s value and self-worth is the solution. It is the solution because it addresses the core issue. Coming to this awakening removes the mental barriers that isolate, allowing genuine connection with others. This, in turn, allows for self-love, real and lasting growth and profound transformation.

Professional and medical treatment – whether through detox, rehab, therapy or medication – all play an important role in the treatment of various issues. Likewise, support groups and recovery communities play a essential role in helping people develop connections and improve quality of life.

However, it is not enough. This is because for people who are trapped in the cycle of self-abuse, lasting freedom and transformation is connected with a deep, heart-felt awakening to – and acceptance of – the truth of one’s goodness, infinite potential and inseparable connectedness to other humans and the universe.

Helping people come to this awakening and experiencing this shift in mindset, is the core mission of the Awaken, Connect, Transform™ process.

About Don Cummins

Don Cummins is an author, transformational speaker, and creator of Awaken, Connect, Transform™ curriculum and coaching method.

Don suffered for decades with the effects of trauma and addiction. These issues resulted in homelessness, damaged relationships, depression and anxiety, and unemployability. Don was repeatedly committed to mental health institutions and experienced extreme incarceration and isolation, having served over twenty years in prison for bank robberies.

But one day, Don had an awakening to his inherent goodness and value. He saw that he was not a horrible person. He saw that he deserved to recover and that he was worth the hard work it would take to do so. So he embarked on a path of recovery, transforming his life in ways that had seemed impossible, experiencing success in relationships, business, leadership and helping others recover.

Don’s story is detailed in The Prison Within: A Memoir of Breaking Free.

Don Cummins

Don’s message is for anyone who wants to overcome their obstacles, find freedom within, and create the life they want.

Don lives in the Safety Harbor area in Tampa Bay, Florida. He’s a motivational speaker with the Pinellas County School System, and a member of the Rotary Club of Safety Harbor.

When he’s not hanging out with his family or working on a project, Don’s usually riding his bike or playing guitar. 

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