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Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Whether in your personal or your professional life, are you the kind of person that brings out the best in others? Do people shine around you, or do they tend to withdraw, hesitant to show their best? Some people seem to have a knack for challenging, motivating and inspiring their friends, family members and coworkers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do your part to make sure others are at their best around you. Target Audience: Anyone looking for tips about how to support and encourage friends, family members and colleagues. Expected Duration: 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Describe what motivates people Identify the factors that influence peoples’ motivation level Identify how your attitude can be contagious Describe how to exhibit the type of positive thinking that can inspire others Describe how to avoid negative talk which can bring others down Describe how to provide others with effective feedback that makes a difference Identify when it is/is not appropriate to give feedback Describe the type of phrasing that tends to have the biggest impact Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here It can be tough to be a teenager today—and tough to be a parent of a teenager. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by stories about adolescents and violence, sex, drugs, suicides, alcohol and crime. All of these concerns are very real, but the very good news is most teenagers really are OK. The relationship you’ve had with your child all these years will play a big part in how your teenager will act and grow now that they are older. As your child matures, your relationship will change and become different, but it can still be positive and close. If you know what to expect, if you can look at things through your teenager’s eyes, it will help both of you. This workshop helps parents learn communication methods to talk to their teen. Target Audience: Parents or anyone interested in learning how communicate difficult subject matter to teens. Expected Duration: 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:  Identify the attributes of a healthy parent/teen relationship Identify why certain subjects are difficult to broach with your teen and recognize your own present level of comfort Describe how trust, respect, transparency and discipline can be cultivated in your relationship Identify the parent’s responsibility in addressing difficult subjects Identify what factors contribute to teen pregnancy and drug abuse Describe the influence of peer culture on your child Describe how family problems and parental modeling place children at risk Identify ways to monitor your child’s risk factors Identify strategies for addressing difficult subjects with your child/teen Describe useful guidelines for discussing alcohol and drug use Identify helpful tips for addressing sexuality with your preteen Identify the common mistakes parents make in attempting to communicate with their children Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here If you have an elder who requires assistance, yet does not live near you, helping out may seem difficult. However, distance doesn’t mean you can’t provide comfort and care for your elder. By devising care strategies, developing emergency plans and building a support system of family, friends and local resources, your elder can have the care and attention he or she needs. Target Audience Anyone involved in caring for an older adult. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the unique problems associated with caring from a distance Describe the emotional costs of caring from a distance Describe how to set reasonable expectations and to obtain support Recognize that you are not alone in this situation Identify how to create a care giving plan Describe how to properly evaluate the situation Describe how to research and analyze your options Describe the process of making decisions Describe the available resources for elderly adults Describe the role of adult day care, personal, house and medical care services Identify helpful tips for keeping in touch and monitoring the situation Identify strategies for effective communication with your elder relative, family and local care givers Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Today’s diverse society makes it difficult to describe a typical family situation or define what characteristics make a “perfect parent.” Culture, values, beliefs, emotional disposition and the environment in which a person was raised all influence parenting techniques. In an effort to be perfect, new parents will frequently try too hard to protect their child from any adverse experiences or go to great lengths in an attempt to please their children. This type of well-intended “perfect parenting” can lead to unanticipated problems. This workshop will address these problems and suggest ways to let go of perfection and seek a balanced parenting approach. Target Audience Anyone with responsibility for raising a child. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:  Identify the myths associated with being a “perfect parent” Identify the dangers associated with “helicopter” parenting Describe the distinction between “perfect” and “good enough” parenting Describe how “good enough” parenting fosters independence and self-confidence in children Identify the factors which affect your parenting style Recognize the impact of anxiety and competition on your parenting Identify the relationship between your own childhood experiences and your present parenting style Identify positive communication skills and conflict resolution techniques associated with effective parenting Describe the use of “Positive Discipline” Describe how “I messages” impact communication Identify the importance of appropriate role modeling Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Gratitude is a skill anyone can learn as an alternative to regret and fear. We can focus on the positive elements of our lives with a few simple practices. Providing sincere compliments can help us build relationships and be grateful for others. Rather than being grateful because we “ought to,” we can choose gratitude as a way of looking forward to each day. Target Audience This workshop is for those who would like to feel better about themselves, their situation and the people in their lives. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand the benefits of gratitude for: Building personal resilience Improving relationships Feeling more in control Use gratitude to: Discover “how far I’ve come” Consider the positive side of negative situations Reduce stress  Use sincere compliments to: Encourage positive behavior Build relationships  Create a personal culture of gratitude Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here The United Stated Department of the Treasury has proposed a set of financial core competencies that will be used to establish a clear understanding about what all adults should know regarding the basic concepts of financial literacy. The five core concept areas identified are: Earning Spending Saving Borrowing Protecting against risk This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical skills needed to competently address (or manage) their personal finances. Target Audience All individuals needing to improve their understanding and management of the core concepts of personal finance. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand your paycheck in detail, including its relation to benefits and taxes Develop a spending plan, track spending habits, develop a strategy to live within your means Define a personal savings plan, understand the applicability of different types of financial accounts, and the personal financial risk associated with savings and investment vehicles Understand the cost of borrowing and how to secure the best types of credit for the need  Recognize the need to protect against risk through appropriate insurance vehicles and how to protect your identity against possible fraud and scams Brought to you buy Guidance Resources
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Communication is a fine art that we often take for granted. It takes more than physical and verbal abilities to communicate. It takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion when communicating within your family. Whether it’s an expectation, emotion, question or other message, openness and willingness to communicate improves overall quality of family communication. Target Audience Parents and anyone interested in improving their communication skills. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the elements of good family communication Describe your family’s relative strengths/weaknesses Identify different styles of communication within families Describe how families pass on communication styles Identify ways to enhance communication in your family Describe how to listen more effectively to family members Identify the steps for effective problem solving within the family Describe effective family conflict resolution strategies Describe the use of “I” statements to reduce defensive reactions Describe effective family conflict resolution strategies Describe helpful tips for improving family communication Describe the use of structured family meetings Describe the use of games to improve family cohesion Describe the power of praise and acknowledgement Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Most people can honestly say they believe it’s important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future. This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits. Target Audience This workshop is for anyone who would like to understand how to save money and develop good financial habits. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand why some people save for the future and other spend for the moment Identify non-productive financial patterns and habits Recognize the mental and behavioral habits of people who save Create a compelling financial future to motivate behavior change Understand how to improve the capacity to delay gratification while increasing enjoyment Identify seven simple tools to help change spending habits Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here There are many myths about counseling and psychotherapy that ultimately prevent people from seeking the help that they need. In this session we will explore these myths and demystify the therapy process. We will look at areas where therapy might be beneficial. This session will provide some insight into what happens during a therapy session and what one can expect when seeking services. We will give an overview of different therapeutic approaches and discuss appropriate levels of care to address certain concerns. Target Audience This workshop is for anyone who would like to better understand what therapy truly looks like and who benefits from counseling. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objective In this workshop, you will: Explore the myths associated with counseling Examine who may benefit from counseling Review what to expect when one chooses counseling Learn about different modalities/approaches used in therapy Discuss appropriate levels of care Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Everyone experiences emotions at work. We get frustrated with bosses giving more work when they don’t understand how much work we already have. We get upset with coworkers who don’t do their jobs, so we can’t do ours. We get angry with irate customers who don’t realize we are only trying to help. We worry about an uncertain future. But with all these emotions, most people don’t think they have anything to do with how they are feeling. They believe their emotions are a result of an external cause. That just isn’t true. Target Audience Anyone wising to learn how to better manage emotions. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the nature of emotion Describe the function of emotion Describe how emotions originate from thoughts Identify the ways emotions can sabotage work and relationships Identify ways to taking responsibility for emotions Describe ways to monitor and dispute distorted thinking Describe ways of calming down Use future orientation to avoid impulsive acts Describe how to depersonalize criticism Brought to you by Guidance Resources

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