Are you a parent, teacher, coach, or professional speaker who wants to empower those around you to handle the emotional side of life without fear?
Now you too can powerfully support the mission to
make suicide prevention programs unneeded.
Build your own self-confidence,
and become part of the solution.
What if it's time for you to empower others to confidently talk about the tough topics?
You CAN speak up and save lives.
You CAN help them build a buffer between themselves and the edge without being preachy, teachy, or a “busybody.”
You just need a guide that walks you through the conversations
step-by-step so that you can focus on your audience, even if it’s an audience of one.
Introducing . . .
The Advocates for Living Program
Later on, I'll give you three reasons WHY neuroscience-based talks are the best way to break the silence, remove the stigma, build emotional intelligence and resilience, create strong connections, and build rapport. I’ll share why knowing how to start the conversations is: Better than “Active” listening. Much better than lecturing. And Way, Way better than worrying!
But first, I want to talk about what you might have experienced, because I've heard this a lot . .
"The Advocates for Living Program" will give you everything you need to confidently have conversations that truly matter and share them with others.
Four modules cover everything you need to know--including topics not covered elsewhere..
Part 1 - PLAN IT: One of the reasons important conversations are avoided is that they seem awkward to both of you. Whether it's the language, fear of mis-information, or fear of putting the thought into their head, planning and prepping can solve this problem and ensure that teens will want to have this talk with you.
Part 1 covers the two components of planning and shows you how important talks can be fast, effective, and easy. You'll get specific, step-by-step instructions.
Part 2 - OWN IT: This means stop making important talks harder than they need to be. That stops you before you even get started. You'll get a systematic approach that starts by setting down the rules of engagement and makes everyone more comfortable from the get go.
Part 2 covers our neuroscience-based, systematic approach, the rules of engagement, and the 3 options in detail so that you stay calm and confident even if you’ve never spoken in public before.
Part 3 - INVITE IT: Many parents and even counselors fall short when it comes to inviting a teen to talk. What if you knew the words that got them to say “Yes” like magic?
Part 3 covers the five pieces of the invitation puzzle so that they say “Yes” the first time you ask!
Part 4 - CONNECT IT: A lack of trust makes connecting a challenge. This is the easiest challenge to fix. There are simple, honest ways to create connections, even if trust was once broken.
Part 4 covers the three keys to building and rebuilding the relationships that make it possible for even challenged teens to thrive in these unsettled times.
All four modules include video training plus a PDF of the slides/handouts.
Follow-up emails provide more details and keep you on track!
This course is full of specific resources and suggestions to get you started -- and finished -- with ease.
Easy stories to share that make it fun to grasp the concepts of emotional intelligence
Positive psychology-based positivity boosters and anonymous screenings for depression and anxiety, so they don’t have to guess what they’re dealing with.
We provide specific solutions to the more pressing challenges of supporting loved ones -- the backbone, hutzpa, and moxie they need to interrupt old patterns of avoiding conversations and start writing a future full of optimism.
When you’re finished with this course, you will be able to easily share the "Four Talks that Save Lives."
If what I'm sharing with you here makes sense to you . . . then our Advocates for Living Program is the logical next step.
You can skip all the complexity of mastering positive psychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, and impulse control. You can relax by getting their voluntary participation. You’ll begin and end tough-topic conversations calmly and peacefully.
You can sleep soundly knowing that you’re more connected with your loved ones, making you both more resilient by definition.
You can choose to be the expert in the room! If you want, you can share these “talks” at work with a team or with members at your club. Imagine being able to support them in gracefully riding the emotional rollercoaster of our turbulent times.
You can get interviews on podcasts and summits, helping to relieve the stress of uncertainty. With many “prevention” programs only available after being someone’s deemed “at-risk” you’ll be able to step in early present the possibility of preventing the need for intervention.
You can use these “talks” to change your own life while you’re saving others.
For many years, I kept silent on the turbulence I felt at home. We were a stable, middle-class American family. In June of 1995, my 3 daughters were in high school and middle school. It was the start of summer vacation and the girls were getting ready to visit their dad and his family one state away, and that meant . . . shopping!
My middle daughter Stephanie was in-between her sisters, in between schools, and in between clothing sizes . . . the shopping became an adventure. Outfit after outfit, store after store, nothing fit her. And that’s what we can home with, nothing . . . except an attitude.
Alone in her bathroom, Stephanie’s attitude dissolved into a spiral of negative thoughts. The pain of not fitting into any clothes became proof in her mind that she didn’t fit in anywhere. That pain was more than she could bear. She took a razor and cut into her left arm, trying to end the pain, and her
life . . . What followed that day . . .
Years of counseling, therapy, medications, and interventions. And silence. I sold myself on the idea that as long as Stephanie was getting professional help, we didn’t need to talk about it.
I didn’t want to talk about it. I didn’t know how to talk about it. What if I said something wrong and put the idea back into her head?
I didn’t know that was a myth. I didn’t know that having the talk about suicide was the safest action I could take. I didn’t know that not talking about it put her at higher risk. I didn’t know that when it comes to suicide, silence isn’t golden, it can be deadly.
Now Stephanie is on a mission to help teens break the silence. We’re working together to get the emotional intelligence and resilience skills into the hands, heads, and hearts of teens and adults BEFORE they need them, BEFORE there’s a chance for suicidal thoughts to get stuck inside their heads.
What's included in
The Advocates for Living Program
My Promise to You
You will be able to easily plan your tough conversations, have your teen, partner, or loved one willingly agree to participate, and relax all the way through using the step-by-step guides included in The Advocates for Living Program.
When you come on board, your bonuses will be...
If you aren’t satisfied, let me know why within 30 days from purchase and we’ll refund your money. There’s no risk to learn these strategies, and you have a LOT to gain.
For less than the price of a new outfit or suit of clothes, you can invest in a program that brings peace of mind for you and those you share it with. Isn't it worth it to get confident with handling tough topics in order to help them choose to stay?
I promised you I would explain the three reasons why neuroscience-based talks are the best way to create strong connections.
No more guesswork: Because the talks are designed with precise, neutral language, you never have to worry about what to say.
Keep your smile: When you use emotional intelligence language, everything in your relationships gets easier.
Have more time: Compared to waiting for signs, a.k.a.: Looking for trouble, a pure-prevention approach prevents losing time to worry, stress, sleeplessness. This frees up time to enjoy your life and improve theirs.
And one more thing!
I mentioned that you'll get follow-up emails to give you more details and keep you on track. And we want to support you all the way. So during the three months after you buy the course, you can reply to any email and ask a question — and we'll answer. Maybe there's something you don't understand. Maybe you're stuck on how to answer a question. Whatever it is, we'll help you. We've got your back to help you save lives, one talk at a time.