One Day the World Will Be A Perfect Place:
Strategies for the Meantime
Many of us dream about a perfect service system that fulfills all of its promises -- a service system full of hope and green lights and creativity. Many of us dream about living our lives with good health and integrity -- lives where we really do have the time for the people we love and the activities that matter most. One day the world will be perfect...but what do we do in the meantime? A workshop about living with intention in an imperfect world.
Positive Approaches Institute: Supporting People with Difficult Behaviors in Ordinary, Everyday Places
By special arrangement only. This nine day training (with one extra day for planning and set up) is designed to build capacity within an organization or community to deliver and sustain respectful and positive approaches to difficult behaviors.
Supporting A Person With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
This day-long workshop examines the impact of trauma in the lives of people who experience disabilities. Many experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of early loss of family (institutionalization), medical procedures, treatment procedures, sexual and physical abuse. This workshop explores strategies for helping people to heal, even in the aftermath of extraordinary suffering.
Toolbox for Change: Reclaiming Purpose, Joy, and Commitment in the Helping Profession
How does a traditional organization move towards person-centered supports? How do caregivers maintain their sense of purpose, joy, and commitment in times of growing complexity and changing expectations? A day-long workshop focused on specific strategies for transforming system-centered organizations to person- and family-centered organizations while never losing track of joy. Target audience: managers.
Upside Down and Inside Out: Supporting a Person in Crisis/ Supporting the People Who Care
This day-long workshop examines the strategies for supporting a person in crisis. The workshop focuses on specific physiological changes that overcome a person in distress, and strategies that make sense for the person and his or her caregivers.
Walking to the Fire Road
In the last year, I have tried to work less so that I could be home more. As a part of my daily routine, I have tried to walk in the national forest behind my home and, on occasion, have made it to the fire road on the top of Brush Mountain. This is a keynote about treasures and mystery and an aging dog. Most of all, it is about finding that wild part of our nature, waiting in the deep woods.
© David Pitonyak