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Along with writing and counseling, I’ve facilitated individual and group retreats. And I enjoyed numerous speaking engagements at universities, churches, non-profit and civic organizations.

My training includes Toast Master’s and I’m certified through SCORRE  and have been personally coached by Ken Davis, founder of Dynamic Communicators International.

Topic of How to Handle Loneliness During the Holidays [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View guest, Judy Herman with Troy, Amy & Jazmine.

How Social Media and Loneliness Are Related [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View guest Judy Herman along with Troy, Amy, and Jazmine]

Health Effects of Loneliness and How Connections With Others Affects Brain Chemistry [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View guest, Judy Herman along with Troy, Amy, and Jazmine]

Messy Relationships  [News Channel 9 This N That program; Valentine’s Day, 2016]

How Relationships Help You Find the Puzzle Pieces – Judy Herman pulled out old family photos growing up in the early 60’s. What are the stories of your early childhood that give clues to your purpose? Take time away from technology to notice the patterns and bigger picture of your value, worth, and mystery [PechaKucha Event] 20 slides 20 seconds each

“Women in Business” (Emotional Safety in Relationships) podcast Judy Herman with Sheri Young [Chattanooga Business Radio]

“Women in Business” (Nurturing Relationships that Build into the Business Life) podcast Judy Herman with Sheri Young [Chattanooga Business Radio]

Past Events

October 22, 2016 – Healthier and Happier Day Retreat

Location: Rolling Hills Farm,  2211 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064

  • Workshop title: “Can You Trust Me? Skills to Build Trust in a Relationship”
  • Panel discussion: “How to get the most out of your appointment with your mental healthcare provider”

August/September 2016 – Divine Appointments Through Family Relationships

Location: Hickory Valley Christian Church

High energy multi-media 4-week series packed with practical tips on improving family relationships. Attendees learned how and why relationships are vital to physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being as well as a simple formula for turning difficult circumstances into divine appointments.

  • August 17 – What Every Relationship Needs No Matter What Generation You’re In
  • August 24 – What You Need To Avoid – The Four Horsemen Of Relationship
  • August 31 – How To Be a Sprinkler Instead of A Vacuum Cleaner – Being Emotionally Safe
  • September 7 – How to Meet God Through Another’s Differences, Even When They’re Way Off Base

October 8, 2016 – How to Move Toward Healthy Relationships

Location: 3224 Navajo Drive Chattanooga

“What is a healthy relationship?” Topics discussed:

  • How and why relationships affect our physical and emotional well-being
  • Why making sense of past or current relationships bring freedom to live in the “now.”
  • A simple formula for change and growth.

April 12, 2016 – Modeling Authenticity in the Counseling Room

Where: Richmont Graduate University

It’s challenging to have professional boundaries and show up authentically with clients. Is self-disclosure appropriate in some cases? Learn techniques, attitudes, warning signs, and mistakes to avoid. What was discussed:

  • A technique on how to align with both partners in couples’ counseling
  • One question to ask yourself when you’re drawn to self-disclosure
  • How to recognize your own reactivity and what to do about it in session