Healthy Choices, Healthy Future

In this 2-3 hour interactive seminar and workshop for school age children, we explain in an easy-to- understand and light-hearted format the main aspects of Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory. We cover:
• Want Pictures and Quality World
• The Behaviour Car
• Making choices that are good for you and good for others
This workshop has proven excellent in classrooms, and can be done with up to 60 children.

Connecting with Preteens and Teens

In this 1-1/2 hour interactive seminar we discuss how adults can build connections with teens.
• Who are you really?
          - the personal iceberg
• Basic Needs in a teen's world
          - different from their childhood needs
          - different from your adult needs
• Communication skills and preventing / resolving conflict
          - the adult's responsibility
          - building rapport (trust)
          - use of predicates in your language
• When do "teens" become "adults?"
          - age has little to do with it!

The Change from "Little" to "Young"

In this 1-1/2 hour interactive seminar we discuss how at around 4-6 years a child changes:
• in their awareness of "self" and "other"
• in their basic psychological needs
          - which are different from an adult's!
• in their learning strategies
          - how some strategies disappear because they don't work anymore
          - how some strategies are suppressed because society doesn't like them
          - how other strategies take their place, which may not work best for the child
• in their position in the family

The Story Doesn't End Here
Helping children see beyond loss and transition

In this 1-1/2 hour interactive seminar we'll discuss:
• how to find what's important to the child
• what is grief?
• does grief really go through 5 stages?
• how to help a child in grief:
          - 3 things about yourself (GET)
          - 6 things about the child (CLOSER)

Biblical Peacemaking in the Classroom

When two or more students get into conflict, do you have a process of reconciliation in place? Or do you let "I'm sorry" do the job? Journey with us through a meaningful look at conflict, and then learn simplified scriptural processes of confession and forgiveness that you can use in the classroom year-round.

This 1-hour teachers' workshop will introduce the primary aspects of Biblical Peacemaking as well as a variety of ways to teach and use it in the Christian School classroom, including:
• The Slippery Slope of Conflict
• The 4 Gs
• Confession and Forgiveness

HEAL YOUR PAST

EMBRACE YOUR PRESENT

DESIGN YOUR FUTURE

Authentic Connections (condensed)

This 4-hour condensed version of our Authentic Connections workshop covers many aspects of how we create and maintain relationships. We'll cover a variety of important topics, including:
• how we communicate
• the effect of body posture and position
• how different numbers of people affect relationships in the moment
• creating trust
• components of language that affect intent and response
• the stages of relationships
• the three parties in any relationship
• the five personalities we all use to communicate

Communic8ing w/ ur Rents

In this 2 hour amusingly interactive seminar we explore some of the things that affect communication between parents and (pre)teens, including:
• the three parties in the relationship (you thought there were two, right?)
• the five personalities we use to communicate (four of them don't work!)
• components of language that affect intent and response
• the necessity of self-esteem and how parents build it or destroy it
• the disconnection of a connected world (r all ur bff's real ppl? not!)

Biblical Choice Theory in the Classroom

Every student has needs, and they have specific pictures of how they want those needs met. When that doesn't happen, they act out in ways that may or may not make sense to you. What if you could understand your students' needs and wants – as well as your own – and develop a classroom plan that makes acting-out behaviours unnecessary? Learn how you can stop the child's "behavioural car" from spinning out of control, and put them back in the driver's seat.

This 1-hour teachers' workshop will introduce the primary aspects of Biblical Choice Theory as well as a variety of ways to teach and use it in the Christian School classroom, including:
• Basic Human Needs
• Quality World (the Heart)
• Total Behaviour
• An initial look at the process of Reality Therapy in a teaching environment

Protecting the Heart
Helping children survive a dysfunctional family

In this 1-1/2 hour interactive seminar we'll discuss:
• who are you really? Go deeper!
• your personal story
• recognizing family patters (or multigenerational behaviours)
• how to help a child survive:
          - 3 things about yourself (GET)
          - 6 things about the child (CLOSER)

Building and Maintaining a Healthy Faith

In this 45-minute presentation we discuss:
• the basic needs of a person of faith
• how the Church can fail to meet those needs (faith-busters)
• what the Church should do to meet those needs (faith-builders)

Seminars and Speeches

Addictions 411 (formerly Hope for the Addicted)

In this 4-hour discussion we'll look at Scriptural and logical answers to the questions:
• how should we define "addiction"?
• what causes addiction?
• how does each type of addiction work?
• what do we do to help an addicted person?
• what is the underlying issue in most addictions?
• what does Scripture say about dealing with the underlying cause?

Are you looking for a speaker for a conference or seminar?

We have a range of shorter presentations that have been used over the years at businesses, schools, and churches. Below are some of the available topics, but feel free to contact us about your topic or needs and we'll build a seminar suited to you!