The Institute for solid self. We have expertise to meet your
specialized needs. In today's challenging and fast-paced world it
is often hard to take care of yourself. Our counseling and educational
programs offer a means to enrich your life and create change for
yourself, your spouse and family.
Institute for solid self
11800 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191.
conduct following Seminars:
into High School Seminars
A Seminar for Parents and Professionals Involved with Teenagers
2. The Transition
into High School Seminars
A Seminar for parents and Professionals
3. The Journey to Solid
Details are as under:
1. Seminar for
Parents and Professionals Involved with Teenagers
Seminar for Parents and Professionals Involved with Teenagers
To Be Held
11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 312, Reston, VA 20191
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
August 26, 2006
Sept 9, 2006
Sept. 16, 2006
From the recent Fairfax County tragedy, the Columbine incident in
the past, and
the number of adolescents struggling to function productively, our
witnessed gaping holes in its ability to deal with teenage angst.
struggling with preparing stable, competent, children who are ready for
Local relationship expert, psychotherapist, and lecturer, presents
first time ever the Transition into High School Seminars. The
deals with the challenges families face today in handling the transition
elementary to middle school, from middle school into high school.
with families and adolescents in Fairfax County for the past thirty-six
Meyer will delve into the difficulties that families encounter in these
transitions. Indeed, the very roles and focus of parents has
dramatically as their children move through the developmental stages.
Parents have had to address the three primary parental roles and
their children move from birth to adulthood. Meyer believes the
parental processes are providing for, protection from, and preparation
The ideal outcome is the growth of children who are competent,
intact (physically whole and healthy). The Transition Seminar will
of these three roles in depth and how they change in relevance during
different phases of childhood. Of particular focus of the
Seminar is the
alignment of the three parental roles during the transition into, and
high school. The Seminar will assist parents to have a clear
the struggles their adolescent will experience.
In addition to discussion of the roles of parents will be discussion of
following specific topics:
Support of the uniqueness of every child
The parental skill of deep listening
The value of the child as a human being vs. the performance of the child
How to teach children the lessons of life
How to be there for the child
The importance of active engagement and participation in the child's
Being a trustworthy parent
Extended family members
Any interested teenager who is thirteen or older
Two adults: total $75.00
Accompanying Adolescent: $25.00
to register for each Seminar, mail a check to Patricia H. Meyer, LCSW
at 11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 312, Reston, VA 20191, send in the
registration indicating that cash will be paid at the door, FAX
703-715-2202, or register online. Scholarships are available for
Contact Patricia Meyer at 703-715-2202.
Because of the three automatic and predictable patterns discussed in
doing the same, doing the opposite, and making a factual
decision, observing and knowing all of our extended family becomes
part, this is so because our parent's siblings (aunts, uncles,
give us new and different information about who our parents were in
development. Looking at a parent who has been our authority and
see them in full objectivity can be very difficult. However, it
may take but
few minutes visiting with Uncle John to begin to see an entirely new
how our father became who he is and why he carries certain areas of high
voltage. This is so, in part, because some of our functional
develop in reaction to our siblings, particularly those closest in age
For example, if Uncle John was a hellion, always in trouble and always
Dad and Mom, then Dad may have found himself being quiet and remaining
radar. This quiet niche may have followed Dad into adulthood
resulting in a parent who is conflict avoidant and unable to provide
to his children. Without the contrast with older brother, Uncle
John, it would
be very difficult to understand, in context, Dad's lack of leadership
allergy to conflict.
Other values and patterns may also gain clarity when we become
the extended family. Resentment toward Dad from the older siblings
upsetting and offensive. That defensive feeling may melt into
you learn that the older sibs had to quit high school at fourteen, get
work, and turn it all over to the parents. Your fortunate Dad was
and only son, who was able to go to college. These two diverse
experiences create significant economic differences and may create
both sides. Voltage that later generations may carry forward and
understand the origin.
Just knowing your extended family from the eyes, opinions, and
memories of your
parent outside of personal knowledge of the eyes, opinions and memories
extended family who shared the extended history can leave huge gaps in
understanding and little ability to explain nor resolve for self the
voltage that effects self day-in-day-out.
Make attending a family reunion a priority as well as other nodal
events in the
life of the extended, family funerals, retirements etc. It's about
and knowledge even when there is no closeness.
Contact Patricia Hanes Meyer, LCSW at 703-715-2202 to sign up for her
The Transition into
High School Seminars
Seminar for parents and Professionals
A three-hour Seminar: (9:00-12:00 PM)
August 12, 19, or 26
The Journey to Solid
nine-month two hours each month Seminar
Beginning: September 26 (Tuesday 10-12 or 6-8 PM
September 30 (Saturday 10-12 PM)
These unique seminars will help you examine the impact of childhood,
patterns, and other positive and negative influences, and rediscover
gifts buried under the rush of life. The focus is on how you use
when you have a choice€”decisions that determine the very nature of your
How to build clarity. When you know what you stand for, and you act
accordingly, you and others know what to expect.
How to build capability. You'll acquire the understanding and
to stay on your path.
How to make better, faster decisions. People with solid selves focus on
matters and don't get distracted.
The seminar draws upon Bowen Theory and the works of five respected
with insights gained by Patricia Meyer. You will gain not only insight,
a proven weekly routine for planning, focusing, and decision making€”the
you need to stay solid.
Your guide to a solid self: Patricia Hanes Meyer, LCSW, BCD, DAPA.
Patricia Meyer believes that anyone who is motivated can make positive
changes, function at a higher level, and achieve both deep pride and
tranquility. The attendees of Meyer's seminars are the living proof.
Meyer brings more than three decades of experience to her work. She has
private practice in Reston, Virginia, since 1976, and was an instructor
Georgetown University Department of Psychiatry for eight years.
Enrollment is limited.
Reserve your place now.
To lock in your reservation as soon as possible, print out this form and
your information to 703-715-2202, then mail your check as detailed
You may also contact Patricia Meyer by voice at that same number, or by
firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve your
place or ask any questions.
Scholarships are available. Contact Patricia Meyer to inquire.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM