PTSD, Peer Support, Resiliency – Educate, Motivate, Call-To-Action:
Silouan is on the road year-round speaking and teaching to law enforcement and other first responders, community groups, large conferences and non-profits, mental health professionals, churches, colleges, universities, and many others.
He offers inspiration, tools, and practical advice on healing and rebuilding after crises for mental health professionals, first responders, veterans, corporations, institutions, students, and non-profits.
Silouan has spoken and taught nationally to organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Red Cross, Easter Seals, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army, many Colleges and Universities, churches, Mental Health America, National Association of Mental Illness, many non-profits and mental health conventions, and police and first responders around the country as the Public Agency Training Council’s (the worlds #1 public training agency) expert on PTSD and Leadership.
Talks are available individually for keynotes or collectively in longer workshops and seminars. Custom talks and topics available on request.
After the Crash, Fuel for Life – learning to heal and rebuild after life crises. There should be no shame in admitting we’ve been broken. From these pieces can come the fuel to live again.
Responding to PTSD – understand how PTSD develops, how it impacts those around us, and how to respond to our friends, loved ones, and others in our community impacted by this silent killer.
Relational Peer Support – make your peer support pro-active, build resiliency based on relationships. The best peer support is an on-going process where everyone understands the effort is creating a stronger team and more resilient individuals.
Healing Moral Injury – life crisis can injure us morally and spiritually. In today’s culture, it can be hard to talk about. What does it mean for veterans, sexual assault victims and others to live through hell yet still feel like they haven’t come out on the other side. How do we respond to them, how do we help them heal? How do we approach issues of god, faith, and brokenness in a secular world?
The Ladder UPP – Silouan’s life skills program for healing and rebuilding after life crisis. An excellent resource for counselors, peer support, families, and friends. It is a step-by-step guide to healing and rebuilding that anyone can use.
Foundational Leadership – We are leaders not by our rank or position, but by who we are. Leaders are followed because their character, vision, and drive empowers others to “go somewhere.” How do you become a person who is followed? How do you determine vision and direction? How do you communicate clear plans and goals? How do you build effective teams?
An impact felt nationwide:
Silouan has spoken to over 500 audiences in the last decade including the following:
Students (Illinois State, UW-Lacrosse, IU-Kokomo, University of California – Riverside, UW-Platteville, Ivy Tech)
Survivors (Gold Star families, Survivor Outreach Services)
Active duty troops, the National Guard, & Veterans (Camp LeJeune, Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Walter Reed, Fort Drum, Camp Atterbury, National Guard, VA, VFW, American Legion)
Mental Health Professionals (NAMI, Adanta, MHA, Bowen Center, Visiting Nurse, VA)
Churches (Willow Creek Community Church, Brentwood Baptist)
Community Organizations (AHEC, Community Family Services, Veterans Services, Juvenile Courts)
Recovery Groups (Many different recovery homes and services)
First Responders (Denver PD, Broward County Sheriff, Indianapolis Metropolitan PD, Cincinnati PD, Columbus PD)
United In Our Pain
Silouan also offers a complete course through the Ladder UPP workbook. Course length depends on the venue, setting, number of attendees, and other factors but all courses go through the entire Ladder UPP program.
There are also train-the-trainer sessions available for organizations that wish to offer Ladder UPP classes on their own. Click here to learn more about The Ladder UPP.
“Your ability to reach inside folks and bring out some of their darkest moments to help them and let them know they are not alone and they too can live a free and happy life is truly amazing. During both of the talks I have attended I sat pretty much in the back of the room and as I sat there I could actually see the healing take place and their personal demons float away.”
Bill Doss – Fallen Hoosiers, Freedom PT