REDISCOVERING YOURSELF AND OTHERS: THE OPPOSITE STRENGTHS PROGRAM
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About the event
A 4 week program exploring communication with others. Opposite Strengths is an evidence based program that has been helping countless people since it was developed by Dr. Jay Thomas in 1955.
The Opposite Strengths program flows from one simple, central idea: how to find yourself through personal growth, creativity, productivity, and effectiveness result from the blending, or interaction, of two opposite strengths. The two strengths have equal values and are in perfect opposition to one another – much like the Yin is to the Yang. This is a cutting-edge, evidence-based program approved by the American Psychological Association to help you achieve the following:Help you understand yourself and your core strengths. Help you understand others and how to relate and communicate effectively, thus improving your relationships. Help you understand that timing is just as important as the content of your communication. Help you balance your strengths to avoid unpleasant physical, mental and emotional pitfalls.
The Opposite Strengths Program helps us to find ourselves by establishing and maintaining mental, emotional, and spiritual stability. It furthers assists us to understand the different relational communicational tendencies of individuals they’re assisting, thus facilitating effective communication and interactions.The Opposite Strengths Program is considered a foundational experience for any profession, but especially for those who deal with a wide variety of personalities, such as co-workers, family members, professionals, teachers, psychologists/social workers, mediums, healers, and spiritual teachers.
Michael Hoffmann, Teacher of Opposite Strengths, Learn How to Find Yourself Michael Hoffmann is a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor, Certified Neurofeedback Provider, and international consultant and trainer. Mr. Hoffmann is a Certified Opposite Strengths Facilitator. He has worked as a clinician, both nationally and internationally, in the administration of EEG Neurotherapy treatment for patients with alcohol and other drug addictions, ADD, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders. He conducted extensive training events regarding Neurofeedback for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other licensed counselors in the U.S. and countries of Latin America and Europe. For ten years, he successfully applied his Cognitive-behavioral knowledge and skills with high-risk offender populations in a criminal justice setting.
Earlier in his career, he was a lead trainer for one of the U.S. Department of Education’s regional training centers. He worked extensively as a consultant in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse, organizational development, and community mobilization for planned social change, principally for the U.S. Department of State, the Organization of American States, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and numerous NGO’s. Mr. Hoffmann was born and raised in Mexico. He grew up in a bilingual and bicultural family. Mr. Hoffmann has studied mediumship with Nicole de Haas, Philip Dykes, and Kerry McLeod, both in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and de Zwanenhof in Holland.
As an author, he has written The Face of the Iguana; Freedom from Toxic Belief Systems: A Journey in Healing and Transformation. In that publication, he relates his youthful involvement in a doomsday cult and how he escaped and revealed the nefarious tactics of cults. He expertly synthesized various ways to disassemble the negative narratives of fear-based beliefs. He included a summary of 5 years of after-life research and studies. Mr. Hoffmann also wrote several articles for international journals and other scholastic publications on substance abuse prevention. He is also the author of professional articles and training manuals on Community Mobilization for Planned Social Change, and technical manuals for EEG Neurofeedback, mainly in Spanish. Mr. Hoffmann continues to expand his knowledge of evidential after-life research. He is currently engaged in other writing projects on the subject.