Schedule

Schedule of Speaking Engagements – Early 2016

Advanced Care Planning

(closed session; please inquire if your group in interested in this topic)

February 24, 2016

Making future health care decisions for ourselves can be challenging and unpredictable. Having to make health care decisions for a loved one who is unable to make their own decisions can become a crisis if their wishes are not known.   Sharing Your Wishes provides four easy steps to plan ahead for health care decisions.  These steps can be used in making our own plans and assisting a loved one to make theirs.

 

The presentation will highlight ways to approach decision making; the importance of sharing your wishes with loved ones and possible ways to overcome the challenges this may pose; the need to understand the benefits and burdens of health care decisions; and the value of putting your decisions in writing.  Materials and resource information will be available.

 

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Making Peace with the Past:

The Impact of Emotional Trauma on Elder Well-Being

and the Importance of Trauma-Informed Care

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2:00-4:30 p.m.

 

Ithaca College Gerontology Institute

 

Early trauma is associated with increased incidence of chronic illness and depression in Elderhood, a time when Elders seek meaning in their lives and to resolve long-standing issues.  This session explores how person-directed, trauma-informed treatments can be used with Elders and care partners to integrate mind, body, and spirit, easing anxiety and depression and supporting The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™.

Case studies will emphasize efficacy as well as explore mental health issues as they present in different care settings, and how to harness the unique gifts of this developmental stage.

To Register: http://www.ithaca.edu/eventservices/eventservices/programpayments/gw/

 

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When it’s Hard to Say No:

How to Juggle Priorities, Set Boundaries, and Feel Good about Saying “No!”

 

March 17, 2016

 

(closed session; please inquire if your group in interested in this topic)

 

When you are caring for an older or ill loved one, you have to juggle many tasks.  How do you decide what is important? How do you care for yourself while caring for others? This workshop explores three simple strategies for balancing your many roles, saying no when you need to, and setting healthy boundaries.

 

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Gratitude and Growth as We Age with Grace

 

(closed session; please inquire if your group in interested in this topic)

 

March 28, 2016

 

In western culture, images of youth and physical vitality are promoted as the ideal, and old age and disability are considered ills to fight at all costs. We are all aging, and many of us dread it. But could life hold meaning, growth, and joy beyond adulthood?

 

In this talk, Lisa Kendall will explore the impact of ageism on our culture and on us as individuals, and present another way to look at the stage of life known as “Elderhood.” The components of well-being, at any age, and the tasks of Elderhood will be presented in an interactive conversation.

 

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The ABC’s of Well-Being:

Seven Fast and Simple Strategies to Find Your Calm Center

and Recover Your Balance.

 

April 7, 2016

 

Tompkins County Office for Aging, Ithaca, NY

 

We’ve known for a long time that caring for an ill family member can create prolonged or high levels of stress, creating greater risk for developing chronic illness. In this busy world, it’s important to notice when we feel stressed, and to quickly shift our minds and bodies to a calmer state, minimizing the impact of work and family stressors and reducing our vulnerability to illness.

 

In this workshop we will explore seven super-quick and fun ways to tap into your internal calming system, enjoy greater peace of mind, and learn about free resources to support your well-being.

 

For more information and to register, please contact Dave Stoyell at the Office for Aging: (607) 274-5482

 

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I will be at the Eden Alternative International Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas the first week in May! Join me there, and be sure to check out my sessions.

 

http://www.edenalt.org/events-and-offerings/the-eden-alternative-international-conference/

 

Tuesday, May 3rd

 

Navigating the Hero’s Journey: A Map for Wise Leadership in Culture Change

 

I am co-presenting with “The Mixed Nuts,” an amazing group of Leaders in the Culture Change Movement that includes…

Steve LeMoine, NHA, MBA; Mel Coppola, Lisa Kendall, LCSW-R, CSW-G; Mary Kim Smith, NHA, RN; Carole Ware-McKenzie, BS; Kim McRae, FCTA

What does it mean to be a leader in the culture change movement?  How can we continue to grow personally, facilitate transformation in our workplace and community, and ultimately change the world?  Join us as we use the tools and apply the lessons of “The Hero’s Journey,” (based on the work of Joseph Campbell), to navigate our unique path and facilitate growth in our organizations.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 2 approaches for defining one’s a  personal leadership style;
  • Define two situations where more than one leadership style might be employed to effect change and growth; and
  • Name 2 techniques for recognizing leadership potential in others.

This Leadership Intensive is appropriate for all living environments in organizations who are “gaining ground” in their journey of culture change (Milestone 2 in The Eden Alternative)

 

Wednesday, May 4th

 

Making Peace with the Past:

The Impact of Emotional Trauma on Elder Well-Being and the Importance of Trauma-Informed Care

 

Early trauma is associated with increased incidence of chronic illness and depression in Elderhood, a time when Elders seek meaning in their lives and to resolve long-standing issues.  This session explores how person-directed, trauma-informed treatments can be used with Elders and their care partners to integrate mind, body, and spirit, easing anxiety and depression and supporting the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™.  Case studies will emphasize efficacy as well as explore mental health issues as they present in different care settings, and how to harness the unique gifts of this developmental stage.

Participants will be able to:

  • List three benefits of resolving painful memories during Elderhood;
  • Detail 5 treatment strategies that support person-directed care; and
  • Utilize “The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™” to understand and assess the impact of unresolved trauma.

For more information and to register for the conference, just click HERE!

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Lisa Kendall has specialized in the areas of aging and Elder care for over thirty years and holds advance certification in clinical gerontology. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Ithaca and is a Certified Educator for The Eden Alternative, teaches the Gerontology Fieldwork course for Ithaca College, and in 2011 was appointed to the Cornell University President’s Advisory Council on Work & Family Affairs. Lisa speaks about aging and Elder care at the State, National, and International level, and her blog, “Reflections from the Crossroads,” supports change in how society views aging and promotes self-care for all members of the care partner team.

 

For workforce training, speaking, or workshops on Aging and Elder Care, Depression, Dementia Care, and Trauma Healing, or for consultation, counseling, or coaching, please contact Lisa Kendall at:

(607) 351-1313 or crossroadscounseling@hotmail.com

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