I am resilient!  I have overcome many difficulties in my life and I look forward to sharing my knowledge, research and life experiences to help you improve your life.

My Story

In my life I have experienced physical stress…over a decade of chronic pain due to injuries after two motor vehicle accidents – on top of a previous diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.

I have experienced emotional stress…I cannot think of a decade in my life without significant emotional trauma!

And though I am not you – I have experienced and can relate to the following life situations that you also may have experienced:

  • low self esteem
  • emotional abuse
  • chronic pain
  • overweight
  • overworked
  • over-giving
  • disabled
  • anxious
  • depressed

I began searching outside myself for a magic cure for the physical, mental and emotional pain I was in. I read many, many self-help books, constantly striving, constantly searching for answers to end my physical and emotional pain.

I invested a great deal of time and many thousands of dollars going to numerous therapists; Osteopaths, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Integrated Manual Therapy, Massage as well as more alternative therapies like Reiki, Bodytalk, Trager, Reflexology, etc.  And while these therapies were very helpful in managing my symptoms I was still in PAIN.

One day, I picked up a book by Eckhart Tolle who said I was not my thoughts. I could change what I was thinking and feeling!!!  

What a revelation!

I discovered the power of Meditation and I began to reconnect with the most important person in my life – myself.

After I retired from 33 years of teaching Elementary School, I went on an inward and outward journey of self discovery.  I studied Reiki (becoming a Reiki Master), Trager, Awakened Coaching, Integrated Energy Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Bodytalk Access, CranioSacral Therapy, Kirtan, Mantras and Mudras, Access Consciousness, and Chakra Therapy (and others). 

I immersed myself in conferences, books, videos and audiobooks from the greatest Spirituality and Wellness teachers of our time. I especially became interested in the scientific principles underlying spiritual practices.

And I learned tools – tools to teach meditation to others, tools to question thoughts, tools to reduce or eliminate physical pain, tools to release emotional memories, tools to raise intuition and connection.   Tools to improve peace of mind and increase the happiness in my life, and in the lives of people who took the MeditationPLUS classes in my home community of Goderich, Ontario, Canada, where I have been teaching Meditation classes for a decade.

In the past 10+ years I have transformed my life from surviving in pain to thriving in happiness.  Like all of us, my life still has its ups and downs but with Meditation, Gratitude and the tools I have learned I am able to flow with greater ease through my life!

And you can too!

My Qualifications

Retired Elementary School Teacher  

Meditation Teacherlearning graphic

Reiki Master

Courses Taken

Awakened Coaching

CranialSacral Therapy

Integrated Energy Therapy


Polarity/Synergy Therapy

Trager Bodywork

Bodytalk Access

Chakra Therapy


Deb Smheadshotith is the founder of MeditationPLUS, a system of teaching Meditation that emphasizes Body, Mind and Spirit providing tools to ease physical, mental and emotional stress in today’s busy world with today’s busy lifestyles.  

She has been participating as a consumer and as a student in alternative healing practices for over 25 years.  

Deb Smith developed MeditationPlus as a way to give to others the healing tools and techniques that she learned to help herself in extremely physical and emotionally stressful life challenges.  She takes pride in integrating and synthesizing strategies, tools, techniques learned from many different sources.

Deb Smith has a Bachelor of Education and over 30 years of experience as an educator, teaching Meditation practices for a decade. She offers classes online and in person and individual coaching in many different types of Meditation.