Keynote Speaker, Author, Behavioral & Communication Expert, with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Do you or a loved one suffers from an emotional trauma? I can help you find the "WHY". In the early stages of my professional career, I pursued an acting career that expanded 8 years. I have been a SAG-AFTRA member since 1993. During that time, I also taught at the juvenile halls as a substitute teacher and the juvenile camps as a Deputy Probation Officer. Today, I am currently a Deputy Probation Officer II for the County of Los Angeles and have mentored thousands of individuals and worked with various support groups with behavioral issues for the past 20 years and have a private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Seeking your personal truth is never easy, but once you know why you do what you do you will find peace withing yourself. #awareness #understanding
In our journey of encouraging and developing a certain bond with college students we have noticed that many of them are suffering from what we refer to as Generational Curses. Alina made me aware of this a few months back when she was speaking with a young lady at the university. This came as a shock to me. I have never thought about the possibility that a parent can actually not want a child to go to college. My Generational Curse that was bestowed upon my siblings, my mother and her father was for us to go to college and be the best that we can be. And that is the course that I have passed on to my son. To us going to college was never a question. It was our believe that was a way of life and a passage of life.
Here is a note we received from a young lady from CSUDH. Take a look at the video and the book. Hope you enjoy it and as always, your feedback is welcome.
Hello Michael and Alina,
I truly enjoyed your video. It’s informative, hits home, and is a sincere olive branch to those who seek answers. Loved it!
Thank you for sharing.
Director of Corporate Relations
Latino Students Business Association
California State University, Dominguez Hills What is going on in your life
A client review: This particular client’s Relationship was on the rocks. Comments like this one fuels me to continue doing what I love. Are you willing to continue to work on your relationship?
Michael is terrific; not only he listens and identifies problems, but unlike other therapists, he will make specific suggestions that his patients can use to address specific situations in their lives. Michael can provide the tools to help resolve conflicts and remedy situations that appear to be insurmountable! I recommend his services with no hesitation.
I don’t often get men willing and wanting to work on their marriage. This particular client was special in the sense that he wanted to make his marriage work even though his wife did not attend any sessions. I gave him the tools that he needed to navigate in his marriage and with his children.
No one said relationships are easy. However, if you are willing to put in the work the outcome can be very rewarding. Find the balance in your relationship. Talk about each-others needs. Communication is key. Ask me about my “7 – Step Guide to Self-Discovery and Awareness”.
Please note: This course has a maximum of 50 participant
This is a 1-session (4 hour) coaching workshop that focuses on breaking through barriers using The Needs Based Method®, helping individuals tap into their full potential.
The session focuses on mastery of mind and techniques for overcoming the mental barriers, by thinking in new and different ways. The Final Step introduces the use of shifting one’s one dimensional thought process and creating a three dimensional understanding; while establishing techniques needed for emotional management to better handle change and continue to focus on intended goals. The Expo will conclude with a 90-day Awareness challenge. Think to be Different Youth Summit
Understand the difference between an emotion vs. a feeling.
Understand how Needs met or not met in the moment dictate one’s behavior and the Emotions associated with the experience.
Become aware of limiting beliefs and how to dispose of them.
What are the different type of stressors and how they impact our decision.
Improve communication skills with others including your children, family, coworkers, friends and spouse.
Here’s a morsel of what happens after summit:
Will be able to list five things that you can do when emotions are out of control.
Will be able to develop a personal blueprint for a promising future.
Will gain understanding and learn the root of your anger and frustration.
Will be able to apply “newly acquired” life serving decisions instead of “the old” life diminishing actions.
**The Summit will include learning material, door prizes, snacks and refreshments
**No refunds will be given & No make-ups will be given for missed workshop. This summit is for those who are seeking the truth to their unwanted behavior or want to move forward in life.
**If a cancellation is made by The Final Step representative, then a make-up day will occur.
Stop the stigmatism in recovery. Think to be Different ™
Ask for help, find your life balance?
24 million Americans who are currently using illicit drugs and all family members and friends who are affected by this epidemic.
I believe this will inspire individuals suffering with addiction to seek treatment?
This video will help them understand that they are not the only ones suffering from this dilemma and that seeking help is not a sign of weakness. To admit an individual has a problem is great sign of a person’s inner strength and willingness to resist judgment.
How does this video work to end the stigma surrounding addiction?
It inspires those who have a drug dependency to find the courage to stand up for themselves, to take a different path, and not let illicit drug use of their past dictate their true character or their future.
What inspired me to create this video?
After 15 years of being involved in the drug/alcohol treatment community I have heard and witnessed thousands and thousands of individuals that never reached out for help for fear of being embarrassed, shamed and judged by their friends, families, and peers. These stories inspired me to write my book, “When Nobody’s Home,” which is meant to inspire those who suffer from addiction to look for solutions to the problem. My hope is to impact those who believe they are crippled by their own insecurities that addiction can be conquered and defined by their self-worth.
Hi everyone, tonight’s Relationships Class is completely SOLD OUT! We don’t want to disappoint anyone so we are working on getting a bigger space for next month. Either way we are having another class on April 21, 2016. Answer to questions that are being asked:
1. You don’t have to be in a relationship to benefit from our workshop.
2. You don’t have to be a “couple” to take advantage of the couples price. If you have a friend that would like to join us by all means bring them and sign up for the couples rate.
3. Our next workshop we are offering a BOGO for $97 includes a book for each and workshop materials.
Remember this is a “Communications” workshop, everyone can benefit from communicating in a positive manner. Send us your questions in advance to make better use of the workshop.
See you on Periscope on Saturday @ noon. This weeks we’ll be talking about 3 tips on how to move forward. What is stopping you from achieving your goals.
“the truth” can be one of the most liberating moments an individual can experience once they have gone through the stage of empathy. Once the individual has understanding, awareness, and acceptance around their past behaviors, they can then come to terms as to how, why and when their painful journey began in the first place. http://ow.ly/wM6R9