Robert Torres, a straight “A” student during his elementary school years, was recruited into the Mentally Gifted Minds program.
As Robert approached his adolescent years, he got trapped into a culture of promiscuity, partying and substance abuse. It
eventually led to a life of crime and gang violence. By age 18, Robert had come to the end of his rope and ended up behind bars.
While in jail Robert, out of boredom, picked up a Bible and read about a man who
loved and accepted sinners. He was intrigued by the fact that Jesus was merciful to
the rejects of society but harsh towards religion, it’s leaders and the self-righteous.
The idea that all his crimes were all forgiven over 2000 years ago and that he could
receive the free gift of righteous standing and be totally acquitted undeservedly
boggled his mind, but sparked a tiny ray of hope in his heart.
The course of Robert’s life had changed which led him to help others like him to turn
their lives around. By the time he was 28, he had raised a family and became an
accomplished business entrepreneur. Robert founded several non-profit organizations
to help families in crisis with troubled teens. Unbeknownst to Robert, religion would
become his new gang and self-righteousness would become his new crime. Even
though Robert had helped families around the world, his initial relationship with God
eventually degenerated into religion-ship.
His performance-based religion had crumbled and ended in moral infidelity and
financial bankruptcy. Through his loving wife, Ceci, he would come to rediscover
God’s mercy and goodness. It was there, in the dark shadows of the valley of failure,
that Robert discovered God’s acceptance and love towards him had not changed one
bit from the time he was just a lost teenager.
It was in that valley of his life that Heart Transformation® was birthed. Heart
Transformation® was created by Robert which now certifies accredited residential
inpatient and intensive outpatient programs that provide mental health treatment
services anywhere in the world. Heart Transformation® is the first biblically-based
treatment modality in the history of mental and behavioral health.
It is a therapeutic approach based on how God treats the heart and the relationship,
in spite of behavior. When administered correctly, it has the impact to change hearts,
heal emotions and restore mental health resulting in a transformed life.