Diane conducts workshops in colleges and adult/continuing centers such as The Learning Annex throughout New York and New Jersey. Listed below are some of the topics of workshops that are on-going with more in development.
Diane Lang, MA
Author, Counseling Educator
"Living Your Best Life"
Living Your Best Life – Making a Smooth Transition into Your Second Half
It’s a new and exciting chapter of your life. It’s natural to feel unsure about your next steps in life? Where do I fit in? What do I do next? This workshop will help women take their next steps into their second half of life. In this workshop you will learn:
What changes we go through.
What to expect during your mid-life transition.
Living your dreams by getting back in touch with your old passions.
Health and wellness tips to help you feel your best both physically and mentally.
Happiness – Living an Optimistic Lifestyle
We all want to be happy but what truthfully makes us happy?
What are the myths of happiness?
Can we work on being happy?
What can we change in our life to make us happier?
What personality traits can be learned?
Learn new ways of thinking and behaving that will make your life happier like expressing gratitude, setting life goals, long term and short term happiness, positivism is contagious.
Join Diane Lang, M.A. for an informative discussion on what makes you happy
Letting Go of Anger
In this workshop you will learn:
Recognize your anger – the different sources of anger and types of anger
Triggers – what triggers your anger
Understand your anger
The consequences of anger both physically and emotionally
Tips on letting go of unresolved anger – including relaxation techniques and more
This workshop introduces you to the theory of Multiple Intelligence created by Howard Gardner. Learn the eight different types of intelligence and how using this theory helps you problem solve, learn and communicate better. Information learned will enhance relationships between parent/child, teacher/student, boss/employee and spouses or partners.
Using multiple levels of intelligence we could determine where our child’s strengths are. How our child is unique and help encourage our child to learn using the different intelligence's that they relate to.
Talking to your kids about tough financial times
Are you feeling stressed out about the economy? Has your budget got tighter? Are you feeling that you can't afford your current lifestyle and how it will affect your kids? Has one or both parents been laid off from their job? Are your children seeing all your fears and concerns? How should you talk to your kids about the economy? Should you be honest? Whether your children are in Pre-school or High school – we will go over tips on how to speak to your children and get them involved in a positive way. Join us for both an informative and supportive discussion.
Create Balance and Relieve Anxiety
This workshop is designed to help create a balanced lifestyle by relieving stress and anxiety.
Learn the signs of “Burnout”
Learn the impact of stress and anxiety on your body
Learn ways to simplify your life
Learn techniques/tips that can help you feel less stressed and more balanced
Learn ways to feel more empowered and motivated
This workshop will help educate you on what really makes us happy
The Super Mom Series
Motherhood is a series of transitions: within yourself, in your growing child, in your family and in your relationship to the neighborhood and professional communities. Replace myth and fears with facts and landmarks provided by an experienced psychotherapist and mom, Diane Lang. M.A.
New Beginnings – A Class for New Moms
Being a new mom can be exciting and overwhelming. This workshop provides a place to talk about the changes in our lives and perceptions. Discussion will include the necessity of self-care, changing identity, differences between baby blues and post partum depression, and the ups and downs that are a normal part of new mothering.
We will discuss:
The necessity of self-care
Motherhood and you’re changing identity
What is the baby blues? Post partum depression?
Share the ups and downs of being a new mom
Gain support from other moms
Baby Steps the Path from Motherhood to Career
From Playtime to Career – this course is about taking the steps to position yourself and prospective employers to optimize your return to work. Learn how being a mom helps you to be a productive employee as you discuss the challenges and learn how to “Get back into the swing of things” in professional employment.
What you’ll learn:
Successful Interviewing tips
How to Dress for success
Being comfortable talking about the “Gap” on your resume
Showing confidence about your Mommy time off
How being a mom helps you to be a productive employee
Discuss the challenges with other moms
Creating Balance - Juggling Family and Work... Finding Balance in a Busy Life
Can we have it all? Probably not but we can still have a successful and balanced family life. This workshop will give you the tools you need to find happiness and a balance that works for you.
What we will discuss:
Making your own definition of “Super Mom”
Happiness – what does it mean to you? What is your value system?
Asking for help – it’s ok to say no!
Mommy Guilt – are you trying to reach perfection? Are your goals realistic? Are your expectations of yourself and others realistic?
The importance of self-care
Tips for a more organized, balanced life
The Developing Child
Have you always wanted to know what your child should be doing cognitively, emotionally and physically during the pre-school years? What tasks can they master at each age? This workshop will discuss the developmental milestones for pre-school age children (ages 2-6). What to expect of your child socially, emotionally and intellectually. We will discuss the importance of play, make-believe, creativity and imagination.
The Positive Parent
We all want to be the best parents we could be but how? Using Positive Psychology as its foundation, we can raise our kids to be more optimistic and happier. Learn what traits can be learned? What should you be teaching your child? What types of environment nurtures a child towards a positive life style? What does a positive childhood develop into? Is it possible for a child to have an optimistic outlook on life? Are you a positive role model?
Panic and Anxiety Workshop
Learn how to manage your panic and anxiety disorder. Learn the signs and symptoms of a panic attack and how to relax. This workshop will educate you on anxiety disorders and how to control them.
Ease Your StressWe all have stress: It’s how we handle our stress that counts. In this workshop you will learn:
What is stress? The different types of stress.
The signs of stress and the consequences of having too much stress in your life.
The personality traits that lead us to feel stressed, overwhelmed and unbalanced.
Simple, effective tools to relieve your stress and anxiety both at work and home.
Daily practices to make your life more positive and resilient.
Re-Train Your Brain for Success – The Power of Positive Thinking
Re-train the brain to positive. Change your thoughts, change your actions
Even when things are going good we tend to have that negative tape running in the back of our head. It's easier to stay in your comfort zone but eventually that will lead to feeling stale and stagnate. It is possible to change your old behaviors and thoughts, this class will teach you how. You will leave with the tools to make changes and feel empowered
What Kind of Smart Are You?
Create balance, relieve anxiety and find happiness by finding your strengths and your true purpose/passion. Learn about the eight different intelligences of the Multiple Intelligence Theory by Howard Gardner. Find out your strengths, skills and how they can work for you. Discover your best style of learning and how to focus on your strengths for creating and enjoying your best life. In this workshop, you will take a personality test and find out your top skills and strengths.
Positive Change at the Workplace
Want to make your professional life better? Feel unsettled and overwhelmed at work? Need to make a change for the better but not sure how?
This workshop will teach you how to make constructive changes at the workplace and in your personal life. You will learn ways to make changes in all aspects of your life, which will improve your outlook and affect everyone around you in a positive manner. Happy people are healthier, more productive, creative and successful. In this workshop you will learn:
Ways to be more creative and motivated at work.
Learn to identify negativity and how it affects everyone around you.
Learn the personality traits that lead to unbalance, stress and anxiety.
Learn ways to be more positive and resilient
Learn new ways of thinking and behaving that will mak.e your life happier.
Lets Talk about Bullying
Bullying has been around for many years but recently has caught the media attention due to the increased suicide rates and states passing anti-bullying acts like in Massachusetts and NJ. Bullying is a serious issue that happens at all ages even as early as pre-school. Whether your child is being bullied, you know someone who is being bullied or might suspect your child is the bully, this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn:
The types of bullying.
The signs your child is being bullied.
What if your child is the bully.
Ways to talk to your child about bullying.
"As a mother of two I find my patience and temper challenged daily. Diane's Positive Parent Workshop was an eye-opener! She really helped change my perception of myself as a mom and allowed me to adjust my attitude. She provides the proper tools and mind set in order for us to be a better positive parents. She reminds us that our children will do what we do. After attending Diane's workshop, I am able to reflect on my own actions/reactions to the children and adjust my behavior in front of my children. Diane has such a compassionate personality and wealth of experience and knowledge in this area; my household is happier because of Diane's teachings. Thank you!"
Stephanie Huang, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Testimonial of Diane Lang's Positive Parent Workshop
"Diane’s course is a great first step for mother’s wanting to reenter the workforce. She assessed each individual in her class, and gave concrete suggestions on how they should move forward. The biggest take away was that you should talk to everyone you know about your plans, because you never know who might be in a position to help you. I did just that, and within six months of taking Diane’s class I am gainfully employed. Being a mother is the most important job in the world, but, taking a hiatus to care for your children doesn't make you unemployable in today’s workforce."
Attended Baby Steps the Path from Motherhood to Career at the Enrichment Center, Scotch Plains, NJ
"Diane Lang has visited the Jefferson Library on two occasions, to speak on "Baby Steps: the path from Motherhood to Career" and "The Positive Parent." Diane has the unique ability to impart a great deal of information in an accessible, understandable and entertaining way. Because of Diane's ability to inspire her audience, participants at these workshops have expressed determination to put some of her ideas into practice. Her workshops are perfectly geared to her audience, offering practical suggestions that real people can use in their daily lives."
Christine O'Brien, B.A., M.L.S.
Senior Librarian, Jefferson Township Public Library
"Diane did an awesome "user-friendly" workshop for our Mom's group last year. It was geared directly to the group and was extremely informative for all of us. She has a extensive amount of information to share in a very professional manner but very easy for Moms to relate to!"
Beth O, Mom of two
Attended Baby Steps the Path from Motherhood to career, Rockaway, NJ
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Creating Balance and Finding Happiness. CLICK HERE for more information.
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