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CrazyTalk: How the Movies and Media Stigmatize Mental Illness
Blaming Violence on Mental Illness Perpetuates Stigma Keeping Many People from Getting Help
  

From Sandy Hook to Norman Bates, exaggerated portraits of mental illness show how much we have yet to learn about psychiatric disorders. Tom Roberts is a former broadcast journalist and actor. He is also mentally ill. He has been on both sides of stigma and he has witnessed the tragic results of fear of stigma in the suicides of his brother and sister. He speaks from personal experience to shat...

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Travels From: Huntington Beach, CA
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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Breaking the Silence, Speaking Your Truth
Finding Your Voice, One Syllable at a Time
  

If 30 years ago you would have predicted my future and told me I, Theresa, was going to be a speaker in front of large audiences, I would have laughed at you and said you were crazy. You see I began stuttering at age 3 ½ after being sexually abused by my uncle. I ran down to my aunt and said to her “he, he, he pinched me” to which she said “he does that to everyone” and shoed me away....

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Travels From: Columbia, MD
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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Moms Make Happy Happen
Finding Your Happiness No Matter How Far Away It Is
  

How happy is a mom? Some are happier than others, but there are times when happiness seems far away for everyone. Dianne Morr’s program takes a look at what stands between moms and happiness. Sleep deprivation? Check! Conflicting responsibilities? Check! Anxiety? Check! Depression? Check! Dianne has faced them all. With warmth, understanding and gentle humor, she can sho...

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Travels From: Chicago
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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My Selfish Reasons for Wanting You to Be Happy
So, Get Happy and Stay That Way!
  

Why do I want you to be happy? I have my reasons – some of them altruistic, and some of them selfish. Our country’s happiness has flatlined since the 1950’s despite dramatic improvement in nearly every aspect of our lives. It's been said that for every want fulfilled, another emerges. In fact, entire industries have been created on this fact alone. One path we pursue to secure happi...

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Travels From: Milwaukee, WI
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Unleash Your Brain
Get a Push Button Memory
  

Do you think you have a poor memory? Are you always forgetting where you left your car keys, or that one last item on your “to do” list? Do you want to remember every fact you learn and stop blanking out? Or do you just want to stop forgetting why you walked into a room? Discover the system created by a Guinness Record holder for Greatest Memory. Imagine how your friends, family, teachers,...

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Travels From: Buffalo NY and Various Locations, NY
Fee Range: Varies

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Thrive
Mobilizing Communities to Grow Resilience
  

As CEO of the nonprofit Community Resiliency Project, Dr. Marti studies and practices building resilient communities. Attendees learn the THRIVE Model of Resiliency™, science of mattering, and strategies to engage, connect with, challenge, and enrich others. Use these practices to increase meaning, strength and results in your community!

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Travels From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Raising Future Leaders in Today's Media Mess.
Helping your kids choose wise entertainment.
  

According to a Harrison Group Teen Trends study, “The average teenager spends 72 hours per week using the Internet, music, cell phone, television and video games and only 38.5 minutes per week participating in meaningful conversation with their parents.” Therefore, it is safe to say that our children's world-view comes mostly from outside the home. This seminar begins with a video expose...

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Travels From: Springfield, MO
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
Student Behavior and Motivation Problems Solved Here
  

Working with difficult students doesn't have to be so difficult. We have the workshops, keynotes and breakout sessions you need that will transform your event into the most memorable, useful training you've ever sponsored. Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. presents information-packed workshops on motivation, violence prevention, controlling uncontrollable students and much more. Her lyrical keynote is sp...

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Travels From: OR
Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Mental Health
*But Were To Freaked Out to Ask
  

Were do you get accurate information about mental health when the topic can be uncomfortable? This program seeks to clear up those mysteries and answer the questions on your mind. For other speaking topics, please see my website: http://www.fullcolorcounseling.com/speaking.html

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Travels From: Colorado Springs, CO
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Joyful Transitions
Reclaiming the Circle of Life
  

We are living in changing times and are all being called to die to the old so as to make space for the new. Everyone of us must one day face our death which is simply the biggest change we experience in our lives. Learning the secrets and wisdom of how to age consciously, without fearing death, can help us better deal with change and death. Rev. Maria combines her expertise from hospice with her v...

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Travels From: Sedona, AZ
Fee Range: Open

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