408: Have Serious Fun and Six Other Principles to Help Families Succeed
Jim Burns, Ph.D.
31726 Rancho Viejo Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Mental health practitioners seek either how to help families after a problem has been solved or how to conduct training for families looking for preventative services. This workshop will present seven principles to help families succeed no matter what their life situation. After hearing the words no one wants to hear—“you have cancer”—Jim Burns set out to look at the most important principles to help a family and individual thrive in life. Jim came from a dysfunctional family system and says these principles have helped him overcome negative family patterns and be part of a “transitional generation” in his parenting and marriage. These life-changing lessons will help you, your family, and the people you serve. Jim makes these learning experiences practical, fun, and gives life-changing principles.
• Identify ways to break the cycle of being overcommitted and under-connected, while embracing the principle, “it’s the pain for discipline or the pain of regret”
• Apply gratitude with a reflex reaction and learn that clients’ circumstances may never change, but their attitudes can, and that makes all the difference in the world
• Demonstrate ways that families can choose to have “serious fun” on an everyday basis