SAMPLE PUBLIC SPEAKING TOPICS
Dr. Klausen can speak or provide trainings on most topics related to individual, couple, family, or group mental health and interpersonal relations. He is happy to custom-design a talk for the needs of your organization.
Title: Understanding Anxiety
WHATEVER YOU DO...DON'T PANIC!
Dr. Klausen will explain how anxiety affects our mind and body and why we experience it. He will also provide basic principles and applied strategies in managing workplace and home life anxiety.
Title: Error: Can’t Read Memory - Memory Out of Sync
A TALK TO REMEMBER
Dr. Klausen will explain how the many forms of memory work. Discussions will include the limits of human memory, including false or mistaken memories, as well as basic strategies on improving memory at home and at work.
Title: Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Brain Basics
YOU USE IT ALL THE TIME, BUT HOW DOES IT WORK?
Keeping technical terms to a minimum while making it engaging, Dr. Klausen will present a brief survey of how our brain works. This survey will included experiential exercises as well as discussions on how this information impacts home and work life.
Title: Understanding Emotions
I'M HOOKED ON A FEELING
Dr. Klausen will skip the sap and go straight to the roots of what feelings are and where they come from in the brain and body. He will branch out into specific ways identifying and understanding emotions can improve our personal and work life.
Title: Thoughts on Thoughts
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS MIND CONTROL?
Dr. Klausen will explain how we are in less control of our own thoughts than we think. He will discuss how automatic thoughts are influenced by our environment and how to transfer more control over to our deliberate thinking to improve our personal and work life.
Title: Understanding Depression
WHEN DARKNESS SETTLES
Dr. Klausen will explain how depression affects our mind and body and why occasionally feeling down is normal. Basics regarding grief, hopelessness, sense of loss of purpose, dysthymia, and clinical depression will all be discussed. Various mental and physical states often confused with a depressive state will also be covered. Cornerstones in managing or getting out of depressive states will be provided.
Dr. Klausen will talk about foundational principles regarding both verbal and non-verbal communication, and practical ideas on how we can improve our communication with coworkers and others.
Title: Managing Interpersonal Stress
PEOPLE CAUSE STRESS. IT'S A FACT OF LIFE! DEAL WITH IT! BUT HOW?!
Dr. Klausen will provide strategies and tips for managing interpersonal stress as well as dealing with difficult people. The emphases will be on strategies for minimizing the stress before it is even triggered and on ways of communication that increases the chances that your needs will be met.
Title: Grief and Loss
LOSS IS A CONSTANT
Dr. Klausen will explain our natural psychological and behavioral reactions to loss and will delineate how to facilitate healthy bereavement.
Title: Using Core Values to Understand People, Communicate Better, and Increase Motivation
GETTING TO THE CORE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCESEspen Klausen, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, will train participants in how to recognize own and others’ core values. He will show you how you can use this understanding to work through conflict and improve the motivation in yourself, co-workers, and customers.