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Finding Possibilities A Hope-Filled Approach to Change and Life - Bill OHanlon

Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
 "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
 – Alice in Wonderland

The purpose of this presentation is to help you find the possibilities in your work with people and with yourself and to put the fun and meaning back into your work. For years Bill O’Hanlon has inspired and empowered professionals to find and develop their unique voices in their clinical work and to find hope and possibilities in seemingly hopeless situations.

Workshop participants have long remarked about the personal impact his work has had on them. This seminar draws on his hopeful approach to change but goes beyond it to include an approach to one’s life and the universe that challenges discouragement and calls participants back from burnout to being fully alive and present in their lives and work.

Through the use of structured exercises, videos, audios, poetry, storytelling, and lecture material, participants will get a chance to step away from busy lives to find some personal and professional renewal and hopeful approaches to change.

You are invited to participate, but there is a warning: This presentation may cause severe laughter, self-renewal, hope, energy and aliveness.

  • The Uncertainty Principle in clinical work
  • Keeping hope alive even in the most challenging and discouraging situations
  • Recovering from discouraging theories, supervision and training
  • How to recharge your professional batteries and keep from being burned out
  • Bringing yourself and your humanity into your work
  • Four simple but powerful ways to identify what kind of work you are meant to be doing
  • Finding meaning from life’s injuries and disappointments
  • Finding your voice and unique style in your work
  • How to turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic success
  • There’s no such thing as a weed: Accepting, using and valuing everything a person brings as part of the change process
  • The Victor Frankl Strategy: Future-oriented change approaches
  • The Anatomy of Influence: How to be at least as persuasive as marketers when inviting change
  • The Lincoln Strategies: Lessons from an American president about how to overcome depression and life challenges
  • The latest research from Positive Psychology and how we might use it to help people change
  • Solution-Oriented Inner Work: Using non-conscious resources for change
  • The New Brain Science and Solution-Based Approaches

Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT, has authored or co-authored 30+ books, the latest being The Change Your Life Book (HCI, 2012); He has published 59 articles or book chapters. His books have been translated into 17 languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, German, Chinese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Korean, Indonesian, Italian, Croatian, Arabic, Polish and Japanese. He has appeared on Oprah (with his book Do One Thing Different), The Today Show, and a variety of other television and radio programs. Since 1977, Bill has given over 3000 talks around the world. He has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the “Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year” in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. Bill is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible style and his boundless enthusiasm for whatever he is teaching.

Course Dates & Locations
If you are interested in booking a place on one of our forth coming courses please select the most suitable course for your location and calender and enter the number of places you require.
Location Course Dates Price (inc VAT) Info Booking
London 10th October 2013 - 11th October 2013 £300.00 more info