Every Corporation and Association has different needs. Presentation Topics are customized to bring maximum benefit to the client company. Most of the topics that Sylvia V. Mills, Ph.D. presents derive from her expertise about stress management, relationship dynamics and the impact on health of mind-body interaction. In her presentations she applies this knowledge to her talks on how to master difficult work situations and enhance interpersonal relationships.
Sylvia V. Mills, Ph.D. uses real life anecdotes and humor to illustrate her presentations which makes the information easy to relate to, understand and remember. Many of her stories have audiences laughing and sharing their own experiences. This makes for active, enjoyable and lively learning experiences.
Sylvia V. Mills, Ph.D. has been speaking professionally for many years and has given a wide variety of seminars. Please call her at 415-421-3030 to check if she has the knowledge to present for your company. If your topic is outside her area of expertise, she will be happy to refer you to a fellow member of the National Speakers Association who has the expertise you seek.
- Coping with Anger and Frustration in these Pressured Times
- The Challenge of Change
- The Power of Humor in the Workplace
- Personal Productivity: Enhancing your Health when Stresses are High
- Surfing the Stress in Your Life
- Time Management: Feeling Effective in Your Life
- In the Face of Death: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- In the Face of Calamity: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- In the Face of Illness: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- When being Nice is Not Enough: Limit Setting for Managers
- Harmonizing Perspectives: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
- Overcoming Depression and Negativity
- Protecting Your Health: Ways to Live Longer
- Having a Life: Balancing Home and Work
- Being the Person You'd Really Like to Be
- Feeding the Inner Hunger: Nutrition for the Soul
These workshops are designed to educate audiences about the nature of stress; its detrimental effects on work production and emotional balance; and how to lessen the impact of stress on their quality of life.
Audiences learn some key techniques that help to prevent the build up of stress, which lessen the effects of previously accumulated stress and which increase resilience and promote good health, healthy interactions and positive attitudes.
Coping with Anger and Frustration in these Pressured Times
This is a popular topic because it addresses how to cope with feelings that arise when workers experience the frequent frustrations and demands inherent in many common daily situations from congested commutes to the pressure of responding to the instant demands of e-mail and fax communications.
The presentation is in the form of humorous stories which illustrate how anger and frustration can affect people in addition learning key techniques that audiences can use to lessen the aggravation they experience in traffic, with interactions and with home/life work demands.
The Challenge of Change
Changes whether in work or life situations, mean people have to revise their knowledge, skills and expectations to adapt to new circumstances. This workshop addresses how people can successfully move through such changes and maintain positive attitudes and low stress.
The Power of Humor in the Workplace
Most of adults spend eight hours a day at work. If we can increase the amount of positive interaction between management and coworkers, or between workers with each other, work becomes a more pleasant experience. Everyone benefits. Happy workers are more satisfied workers, absenteeism is reduced and productivity is enhanced. This workshop addresses some of the mechanisms that operate in a healthy interpersonal work environment.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISD is a specialized workshop designed to prevent the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in employees who are faced with the death, severe injury, suicide or mortal illness of a fellow employee or a situation that affects them deeply.
The intervention of a CISD workshop is warranted where workers are in shock or have to deal with customers, clients or situations, which would cause distress to almost anyone. The workshop helps the audience understand the normal process of grief and shock, how to understand the reactions they are experiencing and what they can do to help themselves recover from their shock or grief. Often it is possible to identify individuals who need follow up therapy and recommend this to them privately.
The advantage for the company is that absenteeism is reduced; employees feel management cares about their health and has their best interests at heart and the working atmosphere is not strained by unspoken concerns and feelings.
Conflicts are endemic. It is how we cope with conflict when it arises, that makes the difference between increased aggravation between co-workers or workers and management or increased understanding. Managers get promoted for many reasons, which may not include their conflict resolution skills. These skills can be learned and these seminars illustrate some of the techniques that work to defuse problems and sustain workable relationships in the workplace.
Overcoming Depression and Negativity
This workshop uses humorous stories and illustrations of ways we can overcome the negative effects of depression and negativity. This workshop is customized for the specific audience: for instance, when downsizing occurs, workers facing dismissal may need specific help in adapting to changed circumstances, loss of income and employment and the uncertainty of their futures. Companies who have had an ill or dying employee also use a variation of this workshop to help workers process their grief.
This workshop addresses common problems that affect dual career families and provides a range of options for resolving or rebalancing family relationships so that both partners [and their children] experience a greater sense of fairness, more time balance and less conflict.
Surviving Holiday Streses
This workshop addresses common concerns that affect families as major holidays draw near including financial issues; the meaning of the particular holiday; dealing with and accommodating to differing expectations and traditions; conflict resolution; predicting trouble as a way of strategizing potential solutions.
All these points are conveyed by means of humorous anecdotes and stories, which illustrate both the problems and solutions which have provided positive options and resolutions.