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Libby Adams, PhD, DD, Founder


Deborah M. Dubree, Director of Development


Geraldine Brisbane


Jodie Casarico


Julianna Forgione


L. Kae Graniel


Jo Ann Harvey


Reverend Eugene D. Holden


Rev. Lisa Biancuzzo Howard


Meghan Karraba


Laurie Kopping, M.A.


Nancy Littlefield


Jean Marchand


Allison Martin-Attix


Civil Adams McGowan


David Meyer


Dr. James Proetz


Margaret Shebalin

Jo Ann Harvey

“To inspire all beings to embrace joyful abundance.” This mission statement is the cornerstone of Jo Ann’s life and teaching philosophy.

Jo Ann’s journey has been fueled by the desire to become a more knowledgeable and effective communicator, and to utilize her natural abilities to benefit those around her. Striving to live her life while remaining connected to the Source, lead Jo Ann to become a student of Dr. Libby Adams, who is the founder of the Academy of Self Knowledge.

She inherited her mother’s gift for the world of natural healing through herbs and touch. She also learned early on that her ability to experience the world through connecting with the unseen was not something that everyone shared. Not everyone in her family was supportive of her sharing dreams, visions or of her “listening” to their unspoken language in thought form.

She became a voracious reader, passing many hours in the local library and spending her allowance on books and magazines that fed her hunger to find out more about psychic connections and using intuition in a constructive and helpful way.

She met an older man that was raising his three children. They married and she became a step-mother and wife. Raising the children became her focus and joy. Understanding her relationship with her husband was a much greater challenge and their relationship became increasingly unbalanced.

The birth of her son refueled her desire to create balance in her life. She studied the teachings of Catherine Ponder, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, Milton Erickson, Ester and Jerry Hicks, Wayne Dyer, the Dalai Lama, and Napoleon Hill.

Meeting Dr. Libby Adams was a huge turning point in Jo Ann’s life. Dr. Adams’ Transformational Meditation™ techniques combined the finest points of NLP and her own life studies with Masters such as Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins. Jo Ann recognized that TfM not only brought a higher level of learning – it provided a solid and lasting base for positive change and genuine resolution of “issues” that can block spiritual growth.

At forty years of age, with three of her four children grown, Jo Ann chose to leave what had become an unacceptably unhealthy marriage. With new-found clarity that she was now called to live life at a higher level, and with the support of her loved ones, she left the marriage to re-build her life. Through deeper study of Transformational Meditation™ she re-connected with her core beliefs. This brought her peace and joy. Connecting with the Source taught Jo Ann how to access and believe in her true nature.

With increasing self-confidence, she came to understand that she could have what she wanted in her life by releasing old beliefs that were holding her back and by both defining what she wanted in life in positive terms and by focusing on positive outcomes. Having set a new standard for her life, she soon met the man who would become her best friend and husband.

Thankful that she met and became a student of Dr. Libby Adams, Jo Ann has followed her calling by becoming a teacher of TfM. Her students range in age from 20 to 80 and each has transitioned through their own life shifts with courage, focus and love.

Transformational Meditation™ techniques proved their incredible value when Jo Ann’s new husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. Using the Academy of Self-Knowledge’s technology Jo Ann has helped him learn to keep his focus and outcomes amazingly positive. He has inspired his doctors and all those that know him, by doubling his expected life span with no tumor growth in 3 ½ years.

Jo Ann finds inspiration daily in sharing with her clients, the abundant gifts that she has received through TfM and transformational life practices.

~ T E S T I M O N I A L S ~

I took the 28-day course with Jo Ann and was amazed at how much I was able to work through limiting belief systems that I had been carrying around for years in such a short period of time. The course helped me to become more aware of my thoughts and emotions and catch them before they created undesirable effects. Jo Ann was open, compassionate and honest without being threatening… and delightfully funny! My life has changed dramatically. I am much more confident and willing to take on challenges that I never dreamed I could. I am so grateful for having found the Academy and Jo Ann.
Nancy L., Raleigh, N.C.


I regained my individuality with hope and courage with Jo Ann in the 28-day course called “Applied Learning and Implementation Strategies for Mastery of self.”

I was losing clarity and my ability to cope with the ordinary things of life when fortunately I fell into the arms of Jo Ann. I started out by gathering up a Mission Statement from the ashes of my past. Then, little “i's” were turned over the Big “I” and I turned into “We.”

The 28-day program freed my individuality up and I became actively involved with this individual plan which enabled me to share my mission statement organically with others: “To create and build loving environments and relationships.”

Thank you, Jo Ann, for the loving help to renew and realize the accomplishments that have come out of the ashes of the past to grow with the importance of this very moment, right here and right now.
Janice Harris, Long Beach, CA


My husband and I had the opportunity recently to experience the loving and comforting guidance offered by Jo Ann Harvey through Transformational Meditation™. We've known of and experienced different kinds of “centering” techniques. One for me includes Tai Chi/Chi Gung, which I have been practicing and teaching for the past twelve years.

But sometimes life can take you by surprise and simply knock you off your feet. Unfortunately we had such an experience and although were able to maintain some balance, neither of us could find happiness or peace of mind, even in the more pleasant areas of our lives.

After our first meeting with Jo Ann, we each felt a great sense of relief and control. Although our individual sessions with her were slightly different, we felt similar results. The following sessions supported the first and gave us both the confidence that we could tap into Transformational Meditation™ whenever we needed to – which we do often. This method can take as little as a few minutes to get wonderful results.

We are both beginning to realize that inner joy and peace can be present during times of crises. An unanticipated offshoot of this is the incredible goodness and abundance that has generated back to us from that internal peaceful and balanced state of being.

Thank you, Jo Ann — and Rick too, your miracle husband who sent us to you.
Sue and Jay Ahrend, Long Beach, CA


My 28-day session could not have come at a better time. I had recently lost my husband of 28 years, and was between receiving my diagnosis of breast cancer and having my surgery. I was at a loss as to what my future would bring. Being the kind of person that I was at the time, facing the unknown was my biggest issue. I thought that I NEEDED to know what was next and that somehow my daily process was affected by not knowing.

Jo Ann took me through the 28 days with the emphasis in several directions - all headed toward the same outcome. By the time we got done I knew several things:

At the end of the day, the way I feel and my opinion of the day has very little to do with what I know about the future. It is what it is.

I discovered just how important God is in my life, and that it is to my advantage to give my anxieties to Him to handle.

A lot of my "perceptions" are not based upon reality.

I have been to several of these types of classes - most of which cost significantly more than this one, and have not had nearly the results. It was easy to schedule in each day with a simple phone call - based upon my schedule. And doing the exercises were also accomplished on my own schedule.

So, here it is a year later. I still miss my husband. I am cancer-free and I know that there will always be a possibility of recurrence. But I am living life for today. I am doing the best I can and enjoying life to the fullest. I believe that being involved with the 28-day program is one of the major reasons that I have the attitude that I do. I would highly recommend it to anyone who finds him or herself in a place where they are not finding life as fulfilling as they want it to be.

Now that I have access to the Academy of Self-Knowledge and Jo Ann, I don't have to look any further for assistance that I may need in the future as I develop the skills that I learned in the 28-Day Program.
Sharon Brown, Office Manager Pacifica Landscaping


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