Sunday, May 29, 2016

Combat Veterans and PTSD

SMI Consulting will be working in conjunction with Susan Freeman, an Air Force Veteran, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, readjustment counselor, and former civilian contractor for mental health services in Iraq, to produce a comprehensive continuing education course about Combat Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The course will begin in September with locations in Tampa, Orlando, and Miami with more locations TBD.  Stay tuned :)  

SMI Consulting honors and thanks its Veterans and those who died defending our country.  Happy Memorial Day.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Who are YOU?

So often I ask my clients "Who are YOU?"  The answers are mostly the same.  "I am a mother" "I am a daughter" or  "I am a manager."  But these titles are not who you are.  

Here is an oldie but goodie on Way Back Wednesday to meditate on, courtesy of Iylana Vanzant:
Who are YOU? Who are you without your titles, without your relationships, without your possessions? Who. Are. You.

Watch the clip.  Look in the mirror. Who are YOU?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Celebrating Valentines Day With a Lecture!

There is nothing I "love" better than giving a lecture, which is why I "love" continuing education! Check out my lecture on the Female Buffalo Soldier from a psychological and sociological perspective! 

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be surprised, and you will leave it enriched! Fall in love with mental health history! 

<3 Happy Valentines Day! <3

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New Perspective

So many things have been said of forgiveness.  One thing that is problematic are those people who believe that forgiveness means acceptance.  Consider this: 

Harboring anger is like YOU drinking poison and expecting 
THEM to get sick.

Here is your affirmation: Forgiveness is for me, not for someone else.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Are you ready for Boot Camp? Family Therapy Boot Camp!

Join SMI Consulting, in collaboration with Catholic University of America, on September 26 from 9am-4pm for Family Therapy Boot Camp!

This workshop is for those who have experience working with individuals and would like to gain skills working within a family context.  This workshop will provide you with an intensive overview of the theoretical basis of the family systems perspective, learn foundational  theories in Marriage and Family Therapy practice, learn interventions and techniques that are used in family therapy, and immediately practice these interventions and techniques through role plays and case studies. 

Sign up here

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday #tbt

This is the CEO of SMI Consulting, Mr. Shantay Mines, hearing good news at five years old.  He still gets this excited every time he does a training! 

Have a Great Fourth of July

Saturday, May 24, 2014

All Gave Some, Some Gave All

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who fought for the freedoms we have today.  Here are a few things you can do the celebrate this holiday and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country:

1.  Visit a national cemetery.
2.  Thank a veteran or active duty service member when you see them (its never too late).
3.  Write a letter of thanks or gratitude to a service member or veteran.
4.  Send a care package to a service member.
5.  Educate yourself about services available to service members and point them in the right direction when necessary.