Speaking

Donald Grothoff EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques PractitionerAuthor, Keynote Speaker, Break Out Speaker, OCD Specialist and Family Coach; Donald Grothoff helps parents,teachers, educators, counselors, doctors and therapist expand their knowledge of practical tools for helping children and themselves . He shares his extensive experience in dealing with anxiety, trauma, stress and lack of focus.

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Donald B. Grothoff

An enthusiastic, motivational speaker, Don’s high energy, humorous programs and keynote talks have earned him respect and admiration from such groups as the National American Holistic Nurses Association, Holistic Health Network, National Association of Women Business and the Conscious Corporate Women.

Don has inspired thousands of child care givers (Parents, Teachers, etc…) throughout the U.S.. He brings timely, real-world wisdom and experience to child care giver audiences wanting to improve their child and their health and well being while undergoing constant change. Meeting planners and audience members describe Don and his talks best:

What the teachers and staff said about my talk on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Session One at 9am at the 2018 Fresh Take Teacher Conference at Davidson Community School in Davidson, NC: 

(Note: Result scores were on a scale of 1 to 7, 7 being the best)

Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: How to help my two students with OCD. It helps me understand what might be happening in their bodies.
Implementation possibilities:  I will rethink my seating arrangement.
I wish this session included: Nothing else. It was super helpful
The facilitator’s preparedness: 7
I would recommend this workshop: 7
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 7
The workshop length was: Just right
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Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: Signs to look for in students
Implementation possibilities:  Really notice students and their special interests
I wish this session included: Video or more specific information on tapping
The facilitator’s preparedness: 7
I would recommend this workshop: 7
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 7
The workshop length was: Just right
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Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: Loved this presenter and the great layman’s description of OCD
My Aha was not feeding into OVD behavior
Implementation possibilities:  Much better understanding when working with struggling students with OCD to more fully increase there participation in academics
I wish this session included: Nothing but more of this presenter
The facilitator’s preparedness: 7
I would recommend this workshop: 7
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 7
The workshop length was: Not long enough
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Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: Impact of anxiety
Implementation possibilities:  I will not feed the anxiety.
I wish this session included: …
The facilitator’s preparedness: 7
I would recommend this workshop: 7
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 7
The workshop length was: Just right
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Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: Learning what OCD really entails.
Implementation possibilities:  For future students that have this type of disorder.
I wish this session included: How to handle it with younger children in schools.
The facilitator’s preparedness: 4
I would recommend this workshop: 4
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 4
The workshop length was: Just right
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Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: I was surprised that OCD could be caused by strep throat staph germs and other PANDAS. It was fascinating how the speaker explained the normal physiological brain cycle allows for “fight or flight” stress peaks, but the it reduces down to a leveled out valley. In an OCD it becomes a front to back loop in the brain and the stress level always stays high in the fight or flight mode, This high anxiety causes inflammation in the brain which can lead to autoimmune diseases, depression and fatigue.
Implementation possibilities:  The speaker told us how not to feed the OCD in a victim by cancelling aspects of your lesson plan, but to prepare the student ahead of time for the aspects that the student fears, and do baby steps ahead of time to prepare him/ her the trigger. He also talked about some tapping techniques that I would like to explore further for calming any kind of anxiety which would help kids with test or general anxiety.
I wish this session included: I actually would like him to do a separate session about how anxiety affects so many aspects of our physical health and how to combat it! We, teachers desperately need ways to decompress. He was so well prepared, and it was a wonderful alternative session. I enjoy subjects on my subject area content, but sessions like this really are a fresh take. I LOVED it, and it was so authentic because he has lived through it with both of his children. The research coupled with hid personal experiences was spellbinding! Thank you.
The facilitator’s preparedness: 7
I would recommend this workshop: 7
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 7
The workshop length was: Just right
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Session One 9:00  Understanding OCD and How to Handle in Class
My biggest takeaway was: Avoid Flippant use of term OCD
Implementation possibilities:  Intend to listen to the Invisible Wheelchair podcast to learn more
I wish this session included: great session
The facilitator’s preparedness: 7
I would recommend this workshop: 7
This workshop is exactly what I had hoped: 7
The workshop length was: Not long enough
The above feedback results came from:                                  Community School of Davidson
Fresh Take School Conference 2018

“When Don Grothoff came to present to our Mind Body and Spirit group in Sun City located in Fort Mill, South Carolina he brought with him extensive knowledge, a strong passion and a tasteful sense of humor for the subject matters he discusses. His lively, entertaining and informative talks kept us motivated to want to know more. Don has spoken to our group several times and is always receptively welcomed back for more.”

Regards Dee Hankins
Speaker Coordinator
Mind, Body and Spirit Association
Sun City, Fort Mill, SC

“Don spoke to our Holistic Health Network group, sponsored by the Holistic Nurses of Charlotte and also to the National American Holistic Nurses meeting this year.

He was warm, personable, and he shared personal family experiences that led him to realize the importance of self-care for himself and his family. He was enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about what he does and explained how he had changed professions to do this current work.”

Belle Radenbaugh, RN President
Carol Shea, RN

He now takes his passion out to the world through speaking, writing and working one-on-one with parents and kids to help them understand OCD, it’s affects and how to resolve it. He has published an E-Book on his experience with his daughter titled: 

Trip to the Non-Sensical: A father’s journey through his daughter’s OCD.

Talks includes: Audience for my talks:    

1. Useful and knowledgeable information

2.Relevant stories and experiences

3.Hands-on experiences with tools used

4.Take home processes for healing

5.Enthusiasm and Fun

Parents
Physicians
Therapist
Counselors
Teachers
Support Groups
Special Needs Practitioners
Parent and Children Organization

For more information or to book Don to speak to your group visit:

Donald Grothoff
FamilyOCD.com
don@familyocd.com