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Workshops & Public Speaking
To book Susan for live or virtual workshops and trainings, please contact author here.
BREAKING THE SUICIDE CYCLE:
A ROAD TO PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT
Susan motivates & empowers audiences of all sizes with her personal narrative, experiential exercises & life-saving strategies from her book, How I Stayed Alive When My BrainWas Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention. Topics include: asking for help, safety contracts, feelings versus facts, HALT, therapy, meditation, mindfulness, The Brady Bunch Syndrome, self-acceptance, brain food & more. Narrative, visual, experiential.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: people living with mental health challenges and suicidal thoughts, therapists, teachers, healthcare professionals, first responders, clergy, military & law enforcement. Handouts provided. Workshop length flexible.
A VIEW FROM THE COUCH:
EMPOWERING CLIENTS & DEEPENING PRACTICE
In addition to content from her book, How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention, Susan educates professsional audiences with a unique perspective, informed by forty years as a therapy client, four in-patient psychiatric hospitalizations & earning a Master of Social Work degree at the age of fifty. Topics include: CARE (Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy), ABCs (Accessibility, Boundaries, Consistency), The Seven Voices of Depression, using humor & more. Narrative, experiential, visual, auditory. INTENDED AUDIENCE: therapists, social work and counseling students, healthcare professionals, teachers, administrators. Handouts provided. Workshop length flexible.
Keynotes & Panel Discussions
To book Susan for keynotes or panel discussions, please contact author here.
Susan Blauner delivers powerful keynotes related to living with mental illness, suicide prevention, human capacity for change, mental health advocacy, mental health parity & obliterating stigma. Susan also brings unique, learned & compassionate insight to conference panel discussions.
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