Seminars

I have conducted hundreds of personal growth seminars over the past forty years, speaking to thousands of hurting people searching for answers to their problems. My seminars are aimed at maximum learning through presentations, discussions, exercises, and a healthy dose of humor thrown in for good measure. If you are interested in hosting one of my seminars or having me speak at your church or organization, fill out the speaker request form on the bottom of this page. In the message box, let me know the organization you are affiliated with, the date of your event, and your location.

The Lies We Believe

We all suffer from faulty beliefs as we go through life, and these flawed ways of viewing reality damage our emotional health and relationships with others.  This seminar explores the most damaging "lies" we believe and how to "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" in order to become a spiritually and psychologically healthy person. During the seminar, we explore lies we believe about ourselves, others, and God and the truths that can set us free to live the abundant life. This seminar is based on my books The Lies We Believe, The Lies Couples Believe, and The Lies We Believe about God.

How to Get Along With Almost Everybody

It is painfully common to find it difficult to get along well with others, even those we most dearly love.  In this seminar, I explore ten non-negotiable rules we have to follow in relationships if we want to get along better with others.  The ten rules we examine have withstood the test of time and determine whether or not we can develop a safe and loving bond with friends, co-workers, bosses, adult children, and our spouse.  If we will live by these rules for how we interact with people and they will do the same, we can not only get along better but experience a deep, intimate bond with those God has brought into our lives.

Emotionally Healthy Christianity

Many people who are Christian in their worldview struggle with being emotionally healthy followers of Christ.  This seminar explores the core theological principles of what it takes to be a psychologically healthy person of faith. I cover nine areas of emotional health that Christ fully lived out during His time on earth: Bonding, Beliefs, Boundaries, Boldness, Balance, Bereavement, Benevolence, Brokenness, and Being. Participants are helped to assess how they are doing in these various areas and what it takes to grow into a more Christ-like person.

Presentations

I also provide one-hour to half-day presentations to organizations, corporations, and churches in the Austin area. If you are interested in hosting one of my presentations, please fill out the speaker request form on the right. In the message box, let me know the organization you are affiliated with, the date of your event, and your location.

Presentation topics include:
Overcoming Stinking Thinking
Managing Stress Before It Manages You
How to Have a Closer Relationship
Taking Responsibility for Life
Perfectionism or Excellence?
The Integrity-Driven Life
Why is Change So Difficult?
Breaking Free from Shame
Identity, Worth, and Self-Esteem