Our 1-day professional training seminars (9:30 am - 3:30 pm) grew out of the realization that some topics deserve more time. One day training seminars provide depth, insight and discussion that will give you tools for ministry. All seminars happen at the Youth Leadership office building near Shoreview, MN. Each seminar is only $79 and includes lunch.
Some topics deserve more time, so these seminars provide depth, insight and discussion to give you tools you can use and apply in your ministry context the very next day.
Teens in Pain
Thursday, May 4
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Presented by Tiger McLuen, Nikki Holm and Lee Blum
Your students need you to come to this seminar. Everyday teens struggle with how to deal with the pain they feel. In a world heavy with conflict, suffering, and high expectations, many of our young people learn to cope with their uncomfortable emotions, memories and/or experiences with unhelpful mechanisms such as self-injurious behaviors and other survival resources. Come learn more about some of the underlying uses for such behaviors as well as how you can provide a safe, informed space for young people to be seen and validated just as they are. This intensely practical seminar will help you understand the dynamics of certain behaviors and equip you with real tools to be proactive and helpful to teens and parents.
Lee Wolfe Blum is a mental health practitioner, national speaker and author. Her first book was a memoir Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder and her second book, Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to be the Real You released March 1st. She has three teenage boys who keep her busy in what she calls, "the frat house". Her work can be seen in The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, and on her website www.leewolfeblum.com. You can follow her on twitter @BlumLee or Facebook at LeeBlum/Author
Nikki Holm, MA, Chaplain: Nikki Holm received her Masters degree in Spirituality from St. John’s School of Theology in central Minnesota. She also completed a two year Spiritual Direction Certificate from the WomanWell Spiritual Guidance and Leadership program in Saint Paul. Nikki did her clinical chaplaincy training at Park Nicollet where she worked both at Methodist Hospital and Melrose Center for Eating Disorders. Currently, Nikki works as the Chaplain at Water's Edge Counseling & Healing Center, an outpatient mental health center in Burnsville, MN. Prior to pursuing chaplaincy, Nikki worked in Youth Ministry and continues to offer her experience to both youth and/or their ministers as she is called.
Ideal for: youth ministry leaders, associate pastors, and volunteers