Presentation Topics from Inalex


 

Adult Sessions

These topics can be presented to the general bleeding disorder community or can be customized for a specific target group such as Men, Women, Couples, Teens.
  • Discovering Positive Lessons in Your Life

    The experience of anybody with a bleeding disorder (and for the people who love them) is in many ways scary, painful, difficult and discouraging. Still, it is possible to find both meaning and beauty in the experience – if you are open to this discovery. The goal in this workshop is to help members of the bleeding disorders community explore these special connections with the universe.
  • The Family Tune Up

    This seminar is intended for both men and women who have children with a bleeding disorder as well as for men who have the disorder themselves, and the woman who support them. The workshop is presented in four major components, looking at both positive and negative ways men and women handle their anger, assertiveness, and aggression, how stress can become chronic and significantly impair a person's health, how a bleeding disorder create special challenges and opportunities for meaningful connections between you and your partner, and the importance of men as parents.  
  • Getting Your Head On Straight

    People are amazingly adept at creating needless pain and useless suffering, especially when dealing with a chronic disorder such as hemophilia. We do so by imagining false or extremely unlikely events, exaggerating real problems, and trapping ourselves in seemingly impossible contradictions. We will look into how to move from pessimism to optimism in living with a bleeding disorder, as well as learn cognitive approaches that help you deal with typical issues in the bleeding disorders community.
  • Responding to Angers Call

    The workshop focuses on identifying and addressing each participant’s anger style and the different ways we respond to that anger. We all know that anger is a part of life, but each anger style conveys a message. In a supportive environment, the workshop will allow the members in the bleeding disorder community to identify their primary anger style, and learn techniques to better face the anger that may be hindering them and harming others. We will discuss alternative opportunities to channel anger in positive ways. Each workshop is tailored to the audience, so topics presented will differ.
  • Strengthening the Family Connection

    A bleeding disorder places a great deal of stress upon people both partners and as parents. That’s why it is essential for them to be able to communicate clearly and effectively. However, clear communication takes time, effort and energy – exactly the qualities often lacking in this community because of ongoing physical problems and frequent medical crises. We all develop quirks of communication and non-communication that have become so habitual we don’t even realize we’re doing them. Here is a chance to review and improve your communication skills both as a partner and as a parent.
  • A Day of Discovery and Development

    Have you ever met someone or done something that changed your life in a moment? Of course, we all have. This is your invitation to join us for over 300 life-changing moments and make the most out of our day! We’re all doing the best we can with the cards we’ve been dealt. During this workshop, we’ll reshuffle the deck and draw some new, better cards. What dreams did you have when you were young? Are those dreams still alive or did you bury them in the pursuit of adult responsibility? What if there was a way to have both? Through a series of fun, insightful activities you’ll be guided to tap deep into this marvelous opportunity called life. Working with deliberate playfulness, you’ll clarify your purpose for being on Earth and in your body. We’ll build a day centered on the most fascinating thing in the universe: you.
  • You Have the Power: Changing Your Brain

    Your brain is a remarkable organ. It has ten billion neurons that link up in diverse ways to make ten trillion connections. What’s most amazing is that you have the power to intentionally redesign these connections to make your brain work better so you can enjoy a better life. That’s the intent of this workshop, with special emphasis upon how people with bleeding disorders and their families can change their brains. You have the Power!
  • Reflections of a Journey

    It’s been 30 years since the CDC received its first report of "AIDS in a person with hemophilia” due to a tainted blood supply. Of course this was just the beginning of a string of events that devastated our bleeding disorders community. You’d think we’d be over it by now. But that’s not how it works. People are still suffering and dying from the effects of this epidemic. This seminar is intended to offer participants a chance to reflect upon what has happened to each person individually as well as how our community has been forever altered by tragedy.
  • Creating Your Goals and Living Your Vision

    In a supportive community environment, those in the bleeding disorder community will learn practical tools and techniques in setting powerful, inspiring and achievable goals.  Whether it’s used to better manage your bleeding disorder, your health, career, or your life, attendees will identify things they are tolerating, and then identify action steps to clear the “roadblocks of life” by examining their underlying concerns and fears that blocks them from taking action. Participants will then identify and develop their own “breakthrough goals” to begin improving their lives!  Additionally the workshop will explore the development of strategic action plans and identify the individual and community support needed to move people from wishful thinking into direct and effective powerful action! 

Parenting Only Sessions

  • The Parent Balance

    Parents of children with a bleeding disordered tend to become continuously anxious about the safety and welfare of these children. The worries, of course, are real: obtaining appropriate medical care and medications, supervising physical activity, even the haunting fear of death. Unfortunately, one result can be a parent who becomes mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. This workshop addresses ways that parents of bleeding disordered children can balance caring for these children with self-care. Using relaxation and awareness techniques, participants learn tools to relax and reduce their struggles, frustrations and anxieties quickly, effectively and on demand. 
  • Parenting On The Same Page

    Whether it’s about how to set limits, which television programs to allow in the home, or who infuses your son, parents often find themselves on different pages when it comes to certain aspects of their parenting. While perspectives and styles may differ, it’s critical for children’s well being that parents (married, single, divorced, cohabitating) model healthy communication and attempt to reduce parental conflict. This highly interactive workshop teaches parents critical skills for getting on the same page with each other and developing close, connected relationships with their children.

Couples Only Sessions

  • Ways to Maintain and Deepen your Relationships: For Couples Only!

    Ways to Maintain and Deepen your Relationships: For Couples Only! is a relationship coaching workshop specifically for couples with a bleeding disorder or have a child with one. In a supportive community environment, participants learn practical tools and techniques, strategies, skills and goal clarity to connect more closely with the one they love. Past participants have praised this dynamic workshop as “empowering, inspiring, heart opening and immediately useful.” It is for couples in a new relationship who want tools to start off successfully, as well as those in long-term, committed relationships who want a deeper connection.
  • Bleeding Disorders & Loving Couples: The Factor of It!

    This workshop provides an opportunity for couples who are affected by a bleeding disorder, to reenergize their relationship. Together, we will create a space that feels fun and safe to do meaningful work. Designed for the couple where one partner has a bleeding disorder or couples who have a child with a bleeding disorder. This workshop will address issues specific to couples affected by bleeding disorders as well as issues that are common for all adults in an intimate relationship. It will provide you with the tools to strengthen your connection with your partner and participants should expect to leave the workshop feeling more love for their partner than when they arrived! We will also examine how a bleeding disorder affect relationships, with specific tools and strategies to address the issues.
     
  • Loving Couples & Bleeding Disorders:  What's love got to do with it?

    This workshop provides an opportunity for couples who are affected by a bleeding disorder, to reenergize their relationship.  Together, we will create a space that feels fun and safe to do meaningful work.  Designed for the couple where one partner has a bleeding disorder or couples who have a child with a bleeding disorder. This workshop will address issues specific to couples affected by bleeding disorders as well as issues that are common for all adults in an intimate relationship.  It will provide you with the tools to strengthen your connection with your partner and participants should   expect to leave the workshop feeling more love for their partner than when they arrived!  We will also examine how a bleeding disorder affect relationships, with specific tools and strategies to address the issues.
     

Men Only Sessions

  • Building Strong Relationships: For Men Only!

    Building Strong Relationships for Men is immediately useful in helping men in the bleeding disorder community set and progress toward their relationship goals. Each workshop is tailored to the specific audience within the bleeding disorder community but all workshops will look at how chronic disorders such as hemophilia affect relationships, with specific tools and strategies to address the issues.
  • Men Matter: The Role of Men in the Face of a Bleeding Disorder

    Men Matter focuses on learning a skill and developing a process that most men never got a chance to do. This workshop has no power nor any interest in telling men what to feel, but rather to help them identify and express whatever they are feeling in a healthy way, and to be comfortable with the feelings of others. Too many men of all ages do not have about half the information they need in order to achieve success in life. The part that they actually get is the thinking half. That's the part that deals with facts, figures, procedures, and information. The part men don't get is the emotional half. This presentation is intended simply to serve as a guide to men within the bleeding disorder community to understanding how to better deal with their feelings. This innovative presentation inspires discussion and reflection, especially as it relates to a bleeding disorder, and does it, as always, with incredible skill, integrity and humor.
  • Parenting Skills for Modern Dads

    What are men’s roles in the family? More specifically, what does it mean to be a good dad today especially when complicated by a bleeding disorder? Connecting the legacy from our fathers to our own experience of fatherhood, the men in this workshop will explore what it means to be a Modern Dad and learn practical skills designed to enhance dad’s relationships with their children, their partners and ultimately themselves.
  • Retreat to Reclaim and Rejuvenate Ourselves

    This is an interactive workshop for men in the bleeding disorders community who want to reclaim a fuller sense of who they are, what their dreams are and how they want to be in relationships. We will form a uniqueness as full human beings. We will look at how our treatment as boys has sometimes left us isolated, confused, desperate, angry, troubled possible. Sometimes our bleeding disorder, and sometimes other chronic disorders and addictions (i.e., alcohol, drugs, sex, work, perfection, etc) have not served us well. During this workshop, we will challenge customs of the “male role” that deny our full humanity and limit our ability to be intimate and loving with ourselves and others. We will help one another think well of ourselves and heal the pain of our past. Each man in the group will be supported to work at his own pace.
  • Your Miracle, Your Life!

    “There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men forced by circumstances meet.” ~ General William Haslsey

    This workshop asks you to open yourself up to explore the new paradigm that is in your life…and that is the opportunity to dance with adversity. The adversity of having a bleeding disorder, or another challenge in your life, is inviting you to question, grow, and release an old mindset, and discover a new and exciting chapter of your life. Your existence will have new purpose and a clearer meaning, your family life will benefit from stronger bonds and a new level of gratefulness, you will recognize your true friends and their importance to you, will have a new sense of focus in your life. The hero’s journey is calling, and a miracle is waiting.  Open yourself up to become that miracle in your life.

Women Only Sessions

  • Self-Forgiveness and Self-Acceptance –For Women Only!

    Are the stories you tell about yourself totally compassionate and forgiving? A number of those in the bleeding disorder community hold shame for aspects of ourselves, and even blame ourselves deep down for the wounding experiences we have had. This workshop will offer women in the bleeding disorder community an opportunity to look at and relate to their stories of wounding in new ways. This workshop will guide them to let go of shame, and to accept and embrace all of who they are. It will free them from self-blame that they may not even realize we are carrying.
  • The Courage to Soar

    Do you ever feel as though there is not enough time in the day to satisfy you and your needs? Under the best of circumstances women often struggle with balancing the needs of children, husband, work, friends and themselves. Throw in an extra variable like managing a bleeding disorder and it becomes all too easy to do everything for everyone else and forget to do for yourself. This workshop is a workshop solely for YOU. This is a workshop to explore what it is you want—at home, at work and out in the world. It will help you gain clarity on what you’d like to be different in your life and how to go about making that happen. It will push you to look at the ways you’re getting in your own way and will instead teach you to step up and step into the world - and your lives differently and more effectively. This workshop will help women gain clarity, move forward, and soar!

Teens Only Sessions

  • The Father and Son Relationship

    The Father and Son Relationship is a one-day workshop that focuses on the impact that fathers have on the lives of their sons when living with a bleeding disorder. In a dynamic presentation, we will examine one of the most overlooked yet critical influences in a family life, the father-son relationship. A growing body of research suggests that when fathers are both physically and emotionally present in their children’s lives, the children are more successful academically and healthier psychologically. Studies also show that men who have warm, nurturing relationships with their children, are themselves healthier, less depressed and more successful in their marriages and careers. This provocative presentation inspires dialogue and reflection, challenges stereotypes and offers rare insights into a crucial but largely unexplored subject-the emotionally rich and psychologically complex inner lives of men.
  • Healthy Relationships: For Teens Only!

    This unique program addresses one of the foundational influences on teens that is often overlooked in the bleeding disorder community: gender stereotypes and on building the capacity and skills - speaking and listening, how to give feedback, handling anger responsibly, etc. - for developing healthy relationships to one’s self, friends, dating partners and parents. The comprehensive day begins with establishing group norms and doing some fun icebreaker games. Next, we explore the central themes - Who Am I? Who am I in the various, important relationships in my life such as hemophilia? What skills and support do I need to stay healthy in relationships? Adolescents then explore the four relationship areas in depth - self, friendships, dating and parents. Using a combination of teaching methods, adolescents will meet in small groups, work individually and engage large group activities.
  • Your Miracle, Your Life..for Teens Only!!!!!

    “There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men forced by circumstances meet.” ~ General William Haslsey

    This workshop asks teens to open themselves up to explore the new paradigm that is in their life…and that is the opportunity to dance with adversity. The adversity of having a bleeding disorder, or another challenge is inviting all to question, grow, and release an old mindset, and discover a new and exciting chapter of life. Our existence will have new purpose and a clearer meaning, our family life will benefit from stronger bonds and a new level of gratefulness, we will recognize our true friends and their importance to us, and we will have a new sense of focus in our life. The hero’s journey is calling, and a miracle is waiting.  Open yourself up to become that miracle in your life.
  • Siblings: Thicker Than Water

    This informative and interactive workshop is to give young people the chance to explore their relationship as a sibling, to look at the challenges and unique opportunities of being a sibling, and to better understand how bleeding disorders affect the entire family. Using powerful storytelling techniques and creative activities and skill-building exercises, this workshop will address the different roles people play in families, as well as learn techniques to speak and listen respectfully and responsibly while still finding and using your personal power.

Community Leadership Sessions

  • Self-Care for Bleeding Disorder Caregivers: Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

    Caring for someone with a chronic illness can be exhausting. Bleeding Disorders affect everyone in the family and the person responsible for assisting a loved one can experience a range of emotions from anger and anxiety to pride and satisfaction. This workshop is designed to help caregivers identify and accept the feelings encountered while caring for a person with a Bleeding Disorder as well as learn how to manage the tasks and feelings associated with being a caregiver with greater ease. You will gain a clearer sense of priorities in caring for a loved one as well as explore the power of delegation and becoming comfortable using it. This workshop focuses on increasing your ability to care for yourself and how to care for your own body and spirit. You will learn to create balance so when you are in the role of caregiver, you are operating at maximum efficiency!
  • Understanding Diverse Families in the Bleeding Disorder Community

    How children with a bleeding disorder are raised within the contexts of their families' cultural values and beliefs has an influence on how children perceive, learn and develop in their world. When bleeding disorder professionals and service providers form strong partnerships with families and embrace their home culture, children flourish. Strategies for partnering with families within the bleeding disorder from diverse backgrounds are shared. You will learn about the origins and nature of attitudes towards differences, and the impact of attitudes on children, families and providers as well as explore how culture, race, disability and language have shaped their lives, and learn about how children develop their culture and ethnic identity. You will also appreciate and increase awareness for their own and others communication styles and strategies for fostering positive cross-cultural interactions within the bleeding disorder community.

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