Educational Presentations ...

Our focus covers 5 broad categories ...

MANAGING LIFE CHANGES

The Collaborative Way to Divorce
Speaker: Theresa Beran Kulat, JD
Sometimes the best way to demonstrate God’s love in the world is to separate from a marriage relationship with dignity and respect. Divorce does not have to be ugly. Children do not have to suffer. Learn how Collaborative Practice serves those people who value their relationships and want to a divorce that allows forgiveness, compassion, joy and love to govern how decisions are made rather than anger and fear.


Maintaining Healthy Leadership Teams
Speaker: Annette Spiezio, LCPC, CADC
Designed for Teams of Leadership ... in Ministry, Health Care, Education, Business and more. It is known, that any system only functions as good as all of its parts. This workshop assists teams to identify and maximize the strengths of the individuals as they fit into the whole team system. Then, we will look at the whole system and how all the parts work together for the greater good. Use of the Enneagram and Internal Family Systems will be applied.

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Managing Change and Loss
Speaker: Annette Spiezio, LCPC, CADC
This presentation will assist people to learn how to manage the effects of life changes such as divorce, illness, death, relocation, empty-nest, career changes, retirement, aging parents and more. Change is a constant factor in life. With change, often comes the element of loss. It is often natural to want to resist change. When we learn how to manage the parts of us that resist change, our lives will flow more peacefully.

Resolving Conflicts Peacefully
Speaker: Rosie Gianforte, LCSW
Being right is over-rated, especially when the problem doesn’t get solved. This workshop will give you a format to help resolve disputes and arguments within your family or classroom. You’ll be amazed at the difference and will begin to practice this approach in every setting.

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MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

Developing a Personal Fitness Program that Works
Speaker: Donna Cullen, MS
Donna provides encouragement in developing an individualized fitness program, staying motivated, and making healthy choices. Good nutrition and physical activity are key ingredients in weight loss, enhanced muscle tone, and overall health.

Support and Encouragement in Managing Diabetes
Speaker: Donna Cullen, MS
Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting millions of Americans, and it is on the rise. Diabetics have an increased incidence of depression. Managing diabetes can be stressful and time consuming and the dietary restrictions can make life less enjoyable.

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MONEY MATTERS

Baby Boom Women: Midlife Quest for Financial Serenity
Speaker: Josette Durham Songco
Many women born between 1946 and 1964 are experiencing life transitions and a desire to grow in new directions. Financial fears can block dreams and distort life choice priorities. The Women’s Financial Serenity Process™ helps boomer women recognize how money memories can shape money habits today. It is the first step toward envisioning how they want to evolve in their next stage of life.

Discovering the Spirituality of Money
Speaker: Josette Durham Songco,
Parables teach that each of us must consciously choose whether God or money will control our lives. They also show that one’s abundance of blessings will be affected by how we manage our money. This faith-based approach helps you understand how spirituality and simplicity are the path to financial serenity. Overview integrates references to New Testament women whose resources and hospitality supported the ministries of the early Christian Church.

Peace in the Pocketbook: Empowering Women to Overcome Fear of their Finances
Speaker: Josette Durham Songco
Many women have contradictory behaviors when it comes to money – capable when responsible for other people’s resources, but insecure when handling their own. The Women’s Financial Serenity Process™ helps women uncover personal values relating to money as the first step toward changing unwanted financial habits. This interactive workshop focuses on the values of Honesty, Clarity, and Serenity.

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PARENTING

Time Out
Speaker: Rosie Gianforte, LCSW
Have you ever been at your child’s sporting event and found yourself yelling at the referee, or worse yet, some other parent’s child? If so, you’re not alone. This presentation will assist parents in recognizing the developmental stages of a child’s “play development” and how that sometimes conflicts with our hope as a parent to see our child succeed or win. In addition, strategies will be offered on how to deal with other parents who are yelling in the crowd.

What’s Drugs Got to Do with It?
Speaker: Rosie Gianforte, LCSW
Is your teenager acting stranger than usual? Are you noticing a different set of friends? Decline in grades? Isolating behaviors and less open to hang out with the family? This presentation is to introduce parents to warning signs and signals your teen might be sending as a call for help. You will learn how drugs and alcohol impact our kids, red flags to look out for, and what you can do as a parent to set boundaries and offer support to your teen.

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SELF GROWTH

Living from our Authentic Selves:
Introduction to Internal Family Systems

Speaker: Annette Spiezio, LCPC, CADC
It is a known fact that most human beings only live at 10% of their potential. Ten percent! We all get stuck in automatic behavioral, intellectual and emotional patterns that prevent fullness of life. This presentation will assist people in recognizing their own personal “stuck” patterns, and provide practical ways to get free from this pattern and increase their Authentic Selves.

A Better Understanding of Oneself and Others:
Introduction to the Enneagram

Speaker: Annette Spiezio, LCPC, CADC
The Enneagram System of personality types is a tool that can be effectively used in a variety of contexts (workplace, relationships, parenting, education, medicine, and the Arts) to better understand both one’s own personality dynamics, and that of others around us. Discussion includes: What is the Enneagram and why use it? What are the Nine Types? Do I have to be one? Is this really valid? Where do I find out more? Originally developed as a workshop for business school students, this presentation and the resulting awareness and understanding of personality types can benefit anyone. Intended as three 90-minute sessions, the discussion can be modified for a shorter time frame.

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