Tim has had the opportunity to speak on The Role of Forgiveness in Mental Health; Freedom through Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness. He has also been fortunate enough to teach on Bullying and Forgiveness and Forgiveness at the End of Life--in partnership with the International Forgiveness Institute. Tim has delivered keynotes on forgiveness at The Children Come First Conference, CESA 5 Mental and Behavioral Health Summit and Crivitz Mental Health Summit (best t-shirt ever!) In the summer of 2019, Tim presented a seminar on Forgiving in an Unforgiving World at Lifest 2019 and in the fall was honored to speaker a Prairie du chein Correctional and for a group of county Diversion Program workers. Using a unique combination of humor, personal experiences and insights from Dr. Enright's work, Tim touches on the mental and emotional aspects of living a healthy life.
Although forgiveness is the heart of Tim's speaking, he also has developed a number of other presentations and is open to designing what you need to encourage your people. From growing up in an alcoholic household and then struggling with his own alcoholism; through jobs in education, churches, health care and outreach, Tim brings a lot of lived experience to his presentations. He continues to battle addictions, mental health challenges and past trauma. Through sharing with others how he lives today, he hopes to encourage and empower others to keep living. Below are a few of the topics (not exhaustive):
What do you do if the person who has hurt you, who has damaged your life, who you struggle with . . . is yourself? It might be forgiving yourself for what you have done to others or to yourself. There are ways to help us forgive ourselves.
I have struggled with depression for most of my life. Depression is often misunderstood and I get tired of people telling me to “buck up.” I have learned a few things in my journey living with depression and would love to share them.
Life isn’t easy. I found out sometimes I was my worse enemy. I have dealt with hurting myself, suicidal desires and a few addictions along the way. Maybe I can help you learn how not to deal with pain through sharing my personal story.
How can we help people become the unique, special awesome person they are meant to be? It starts with our attitude followed by actions.
Anger, resentment, mistrust can all be passed down from generation to generation. What if Love, Mercy, and Forgiveness have the same lasting impact? What will your legacy be?
The longer I live the more I see how my thoughts influence my feelings and actions and how my behavior has an effect on my thoughts and feelings and how what I am feeling can change my behavior and thoughts. We cannot work on one area of our life without it effecting the others. This can be a good thing and a not so good thing. Let's explore this together.
What is Shame? How does it differ from Guilt? How do we deal with our own shame and how can we try to not shame others?
We all know life's hard and seems full of stress. But is there a way to live life in a mess? Can I be healthy? Can I be well? We can learn to think better, we can learn ways to be great. We can learn from the doctor, we don't have to wait.
Over the last few years, Tim has had the opportunity to keynote a number of conferences throughout Wisconsin. He has been fortunate enough to speak about forgiveness at the Children Come First Conference, Highly Qualified Professionals Training, the CESA 12 Mental Health Summit and the Crivitz Mental Health Awareness Summit.
Freedom through Forgiveness Course
This six-week course is the foundation of Tim's efforts. He has taught the course 9 times in the Stoughton area--mostly at Stoughton Hospital. Class sizes have ranged from 5-15 people with teenagers to seasoned citizens. Classes meet for 90 minutes, once a week, for six weeks. Tim also offers Forgiveness Refreshers where all past participants are invited to come and encourage each other in forgiveness.
Breakout and other sessions
Maybe you only have 30 or 45 minutes, but believe that forgiveness is an important part of living well. Tim has presented at a conference on aging, mental health and wellness conferences, parent trainings, educator trainings, Lifest 2019 and has taught in churches around Stoughton.