Travels from SLC Utah to most anywhere (with stipend)
Cost- volunteer to $250.00 (depending on venue)
*Mental Health Awareness
*Good mental health
TITLES AND SUMMARIES
Peace in a New Day (with Kerri Ernsten)
Through songs, stories, skits and tips learn how to find greater mental health in your life. Learn the Four Stages of overcoming loss and how to navigate your way in life’s turbulence turning negative emotions into positive ones. Turn fear into faith including the stop, drop and roll method.
From Bullied to Beautiful
Elementary and Junior High provide fertile breeding grounds for teasing and bullying. A student can either fall beneath or rise above the ridicule. Join Patricia as she shares her own childhood story to illustrate what works and what doesn’t. Through role plays, power point presentations, contests, music and workable, memorable ideas, your students will learn how to work together and find greater happiness along the way.
Mental Health Awareness
Due to recent shootings this is an opportune time to speak to students about mental health issues. NAMI is recommending that we step up our efforts in educating students so they will recognize warning signs and red flags that are signals that something is going on with their peers or family members. Often a cry for help is seen first by friends and family but they don’t know how to handle it or who to call and so the general reaction is to withdraw from the person completely. This only exacerbates an already volatile problem. We will offer your students skill sets that will allow them to help themselves and their peers and possibly avoid another shooting tragedy.
Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time (bipolar, postpartum blues, manic, etc)
Depression can be overwhelming at best whether you are the one suffering or a loved one is at risk. Through stories, songs, timely tips and interaction with the participants, Patricia gently teaches the art of going through the darkness and into the light. Patricia knows these techniques because she has been through it. You will learn solid tools such as cognative therapy, the four stages of overcoming loss, and depressurizing techniques.
New Lease on Life
Change is in the air and it’s your turn to catch it. Whether we perceive the change to be good or bad we can learn the skills we need to embrace it and make the best of it. In her own energetic way Patricia will share her story from her wheelchair days to her recovery days to illustrate the principles that worked for her. She will help you apply those same steps to your own life.
How to Roll with the Punches without so much pain!
Whether your pain is physical or mental it can be dehabilitating, demeaning and dangerous. In this presentation Patricia shares her story and discusses fresh ideas and steps we can take to empower ourselves when pain comes knocking at our door
Progress Not Perfection!
“Patti Perfect” was a name Patricia was often teased about while growing up. She believed that if she tried hard enough she could be perfect everyday. Life taught her differently in her late 20’s when she landed in a major depression. Since then she has learned, applied and taught the joy of progression. Her timely tips, skits and songs will help you on your way to turning your perfectionism into a life of joyous progression.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Worry and fear can zap the fun out of any day or relationship. How do you get rid of fear? How can you find, fertilize, and focus on the positive around you? Through journal work, breathing techniques and good old fashioned faith learn how too put the smile back on your face today!
Patricia Potts, Mother of five, grandmother of eight, guitar teacher, author of two books and speaker.Patricia is a survivor. From major depression and a brain tumor to a conversion that left her in a wheelchair for nearly 18 months. Through it all she has learned the tools of recovery and shares them with others through her music, stories, timely tips and humor.
Patricia shares her story of overcoming depression and bipolar illness as well as brain tumor surgery and conversion reaction. She aso shares the ideas, techniques and miracles that helped her recover.
Patricia, mother of 5, writer, speaker and singer shares her story of hope and recovery. In her 20's she lived through major disfunctional depression then later learned she was bipolar. She offers additional help through books MY JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT and her book FIRST-AID-FOR FEELINGS and many free downloads through her website: patriciapotts.com
One Christian Woman's story of how she learned she was bipolar and what she found out about taking medicine.