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Messy Relationships – Channel 9’s This N That program

How Relationships Help You Find the Puzzel Pieces – Live Event

Chattanooga Business Radio “Women in Business” podcast with Sheri Young


If you’re looking for a speaker for your event, take a moment to look through this list of recent speaking engagements. I’m trained through Toast Master and am energized by presenting and connecting with those beyond the four walls of my counseling room. If you want to know more please fill out the form for a free consultation or give me a call at 423-551-9916.

Upcoming Events:

Dialogue for Well-being: Mindful communication to enhance personal and relationship growth

May 1, 8, 15, and 22nd at Center for Mindful Living

In the midst of our dualistic political climate, it’s especially challenging to honor another’s differences while managing the emotions of our own convictions. Learn to create the ability to hold the tension of differences in others while being authentic to yourself.

Dialogue is a speaker-listener practice between two people. Communologue is a speaker-listener technique among three or more people. Both methods open the door to emotional safety in relationships and allow personal insight.

This interactive workshop is packed with relationship wisdom, hands-on learning experiences, and mindful communication practices. Enhance mental and emotional well-being through this four-week course. Each session is reinforced by two additional hours per week of online home learning and experiences.  

Through speaker-listener techniques of dialogue and communologue, participants will learn

ways to:

  • Turn conflict into connection
  • Stagnation into growth
  • Negativity into opportunity
  • Opposition into understanding

Participants will also learn empathic communication practices:

  1. How to mirror another person (reflective listening)
  2. How to hold reactions in a healthy way (deep breathing)
  3. How to use “I” statements (own reactions and emotions)
  4. How to recognize and avoid “Master Talk” (increase awareness of emotionally safe phrases)

Format: dialogue and communologue practices, guided meditation; deep breathing; relaxation, journaling and experiential homework.

Past Events:

October 22, 2016 – Healthier and Happier Day Retreat

Location: Rolling Hills Farm,  2211 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064

  • My workshop title: “Can You Trust Me? Skills to Build Trust in a Relationship”

Panel discussion: “How to get the most out of your appointment with your mental healthcare provider.”

October 8, 2016 – How to Move Toward Healthy Relationships

Location: 3224 Navajo Drive Chattanooga

“What is a healthy relationship?” How and why relationships affect our physical and emotional well-being, and why making sense of past or current relationships bring freedom to live in the “now.” Learn a simple formula for change and growth.

August/September 2016 – Divine Appointments Through Family Relationships

Location: Hickory Valley Christian Church, 

This is a high energy multi-media 4 week series packed with practical tips on improving family relationships. Learn how and why relationships are vital to our physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Learn a simple formula for turning difficult circumstances into divine appointments.

August 17 – What Every Relationship Needs No Matter What Generation You’re In

August 24 – What You Need To Avoid – The Four Horsemen Of Relationship

August 31 – How To Be a Sprinkler Instead of A Vacuum Cleaner – Being Emotionally Safe

September 7 – How to Meet God Through Another’s Differences, Even When They’re Way Off Base

April 12, 2016 – Modeling Authenticity in the Counseling Room

Where: Richmont Graduate University

It’s challenging to have professional boundaries and show up authentically with clients. Is self-disclosure appropriate in some cases? Learn techniques, attitudes, warning signs, and mistakes to avoid.Learn a technique on how to align with both partners in couples’ counseling

One question to ask yourself when you’re drawn to self-disclosure

Learn how to recognize your own reactivity and what to do about it in session