Featured Topic: Prevent Violence by Confronting Its Origins
Every tragic American murder is a symptom of a larger problem. We are one of the most violent developed countries in the world. For example, one out of four women will be assaulted by a partner in adulthood.
What part of the problem lies with the environment and what part lies with the antisocial individual? Are violent people born or made? Do events that occur before we can remember matter? Is human nature compatible with society?
This speaking program explores these questions, our society's attitude toward human nature, and what that means for individual and social development.
Animal and infant experiments, brain development studies, amazing anecdotes of infant behavior, practices of other cultures, and related work support recommendations that facilitate the creation of a peaceful society and more.
This surprising information challenges us to question some of our cultural assumptions and reflect more deeply on who we are and who we can be as individuals and as a society.
This program is valuable for groups concerned about peace, violence prevention, public health, mental health, trauma, psychology, sociology, antisocial behaviors, parenting, professional and research development, children's welfare, early childhood development, and natural living.
- Learn specific principles that can improve the quality of life for your family, friends, and society!
- Understand why the cycle of violence keeps repeating and how to break the cycle.
- Be empowered to question conformity if it does not serve us.
- Feel more compassion for yourself and others!
- Discover political action that can reduce the development of violent behavior.
- Recognize other significant personal and social benefits.
- Connect to others, give your life more meaning, and discover a purpose bigger than yourself!
Unrecognized Roots of Political Behavior
The current American political climate displays serious challenges. Too often there is a tendency to be drawn to conflict and control rather than cooperation and collaboration. The focus on self-interest frequently surpasses that of common interest.
Are controlling tendencies inherent or is experience a greater factor? If experience matters, what experiences contribute to this outcome, and what can we do to improve the outcome?
Such important questions and others are examined, and we are guided to potentially greater cooperation for the common interest and more.
This remarkable information encourages us to look at some of our cultural beliefs and consider more fully our personal and political potential.
This program is useful for groups that deal with political issues and behavior, public welfare, mental health, antisocial behaviors, professional and research development, origins of adult behavior, psychology, and sociology.
- Discover ideas that can improve satisfaction with political experience.
- Recognize what cultural beliefs and values contribute to political conflict.
- Understand why political behavior is difficult to change.
- Realize how to examine cultural assumptions that do not serve us.
- Expand your influence by sharing your new understanding of political behavior with others.
- Create proposals for political action that can reduce the development of political conflict.
All things are connected. — Chief Seattle
The Needless Source of Our Mental Health Problems
We have an epidemic of mental health problems in our country including emotional and behavioral disorders such as alienation, loneliness, anxiety, suicide, anger, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, attention deficit disorders, and others.
A common response to mental health problems is to take a prescribed medication. This “quick fix” treats symptoms but does not deal with the source of the problems.
If we explore the source then we could use this understanding to take action to reduce the chance of mental health problems. Without this understanding and action, mental health problems continue.
Prevention of mental health problems requires further investigation to uncover the potential source of the problems and make appropriate changes. How this is done is explained.
This program is useful for groups that are concerned with emotions and behaviors, mental health, trauma, professional and research development, children's welfare, origins of adult behavior, psychology, and sociology.
- Reduce the potential mental health problems in your family, friends, and society.
- Discover ideas that increase compassion for yourself and others.
- Recognize what cultural beliefs and values contribute to mental health problems.
- Learn to question unreliable cultural assumptions.
- Increase your effectiveness by communicating what you learned about mental health problems with others.
- Apply political efforts that can decrease the development of mental health problems.
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