||I have transformed my eighteen years of
clinical expertise, a strong personal knowledge base, my life experiences,
and my observations on the human condition into compelling and intriguing
speeches. As a former photojournalist, I appreciate visuals and salient,
descriptive words. All my speeches are personalized for the occasion
and can be expanded upon or trimmed depending on the time frame
and they are always informative, animated, and FUN.
The need and desire to connect fully as
human beings is constantly being thwarted by the discomfort of self-exposure.
In addition, as a culture, we have been scripted to act unconsciously
to distance ourselves from invitations to deeper levels of communication.
Unfortunately, we have been conditioned to respond on a shallow or
colorless level to ALL communication forgetting that like the colors
of the spectrum there are many shadings and hues of communication
we can learn, master, and use in our everyday encounters with others.
Once the five levels of communication are
understood and mastered, it becomes amazingly clear where we stand
with others in our life. It helps us solve the mysteries of complex
relationships explaining those periods of emptiness and lack of connection
many of us often feel. Meta-communication guides us to what we need
to risk and give to those important in our world, especially children.
Meta-communication is the optimum level
of communication. It is the ability to share fully who you are with
another human being. It is the ability to move beyond cliché conversation,
through the mire of gossip and story telling, and up into whom you
truly are. It is to risk and reveal your ideas, your opinions, your
feelings, your emotions and your deepest truth. That optimum level
of communication is not only meta-communication ... it's total freedom.
Meta-communication workshops and presentations
can be broken down into a wide range of segments and applications.
We all talk. How we talk and with whom can have a tremendous impact
on the quality of our lives. Each workshop and/or presentation can
be customized to any organization's needs or time frame.
The Dream belongs to the Dreamer is a highly
interactive all day workshop that will introduce participants to the
DreamWork method of Subjective Symbol Immersion. The workshop is divided
into three parts, any one of which can stand alone as an independent
workshop. The applied learning process will be accomplished through
a unique personal dream application method designed to heighten awareness
and self-empower the dreamer.
DreamWork: The Dream belongs to the
The first part will teach participants how to remember, understand,
befriend, and take possession of their dreams. Part II will consist
of dream processing, dream group work, dream partnership, and dream
facilitation. In Part III, the process of stepping back and allowing
the dreamer to claim and transform his or her dream material combines
all the techniques of Parts I and II. This last and most challenging
part of The Dream belongs to the Dreamer is also the most empowering.
Due to her mastery of the subject and the methods she has developed,
Velva has the ability to breakdown and transform all of the material
covered in The Dream belongs to the Dreamer into other forms. In this
way, dreamers of all ages and abilities can choose what material interests
them and how the material may fit into a certain situation or time
frame. Velva has also traveled to other states to train people in
how to start dream groups, and she has developed dream material and
dream programs for children and teens ages four through 17.
Before Dorothy and beyond Marilyn, red shoes
have been both an archetype and a universal icon. Red Shoes make the
Woman is a fascinating journey in and around the myth that explains
why red shoes still capture our imaginations. Magical, adventuresome,
provocative, naughty, and hip. Red shoes DO make the woman and
…men know it! This stimulating, provocative and hilarious presentation
has captivated both men and women from all cultures. Designed as a
one-hour presentation, Red Shoes Make the Woman can be transformed
into an in-depth workshop on female sexuality. As a bonus, women who
show up at the presentation or workshop wearing red shoes get a "Ruby
Rouge Red" discount!
|| Red Shoes Make the Woman©
The In Your Skin© Workshop Series consists
of four timely personal growth seminars designed to help people deepen
their understanding of themselves and be more fully alive in their
relationships. The classical relationship between one's inner and
outer worlds meet and unite in this very stimulating approach to self-identity.
We all know relationships begin with Self, and then we move out into
the larger community. The community that, if all goes well, we will
fall in love and also find our life's purpose. It is impossible to
engage in a fully alive relationship and find your life's purpose
without first knowing and accepting your true Self: Warts and all!
|| In Your Skin: Becoming More
The first in the series, In Your Skin will help participants experience
self-identity from the inside out. They will begin to find their voice,
speak their truth, and conquer their "Inner Critic": one's barrier
to the true Self.
In Your Words will help attendees gain power and clarity through understanding,
practicing, and mastering Meta-communication. Mastering Meta-communication
will help conquer the "Inner Trickster" who sabotages clear communication
and sends out a separate, more powerful message to others.
In Your Heart will address how one finds their emotional core. Participants
will discover the many barriers to intimacy and one by one, learn
how to overcome them. They will learn to be fully available for the
In Your Dreams teaches attendees how to apply the energy, wisdom,
and insight of a process called Subjective Symbol Immersion. Subjective
Symbol Immersion is a method that helps open up dreams and dream symbols.
These dreams and dream symbols then become tools to help the dreamer
on his or her path to self-actualization.
Velva has invested seventeen years of clinical and training experience
into the In Your Skin transformational series. According to one past
participant, "Velva heard my concerns and addressed them in a unique
and meaningful way." Another former participant stated, "I learned
more about myself in one day than I have in four years of therapy.
I highly recommend the In Your Skin Series to everyone".