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Maryellen Dance

Maryellen Dance

Keynote Speaker: Mental Health in the Workplace Training & Education Expert; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Host of the "Okay-ish" Podcast

Maryellen Dance Biography

Maryellen Dance is a seasoned Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), adept Corporate Trainer, and captivating speaker. With a wealth of expertise in mental health, Dance has flourished in diverse environments, including community mental health clinics and hospitals. She started and expanded a successful private therapy practice, building a team of over ten therapists before its acquisition in 2022. Dance's commitment extends to academia, where she imparts knowledge as a psychology professor at a local university. Dedicated to revolutionizing mental health in the workplace, Maryellen has devoted years to delivering impactful training sessions driven by her unwavering passion for fostering a healthier work environment.

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Maryellen Dance Speaking Topics

Trauma: An EMDR Trained Therapists Guide to How Trauma is All Around Us

Trauma. A scary word. A word that we have been hearing much more lately since we are all experiencing a collective trauma. But what does this mean? Does this mean we are all traumatized? Does this mean we all need therapy (well, I think so, but I’m biased). I help you understand what the word trauma truly means and how we can support ourselves and one another through trauma.

Resiliency: Why We’ve Been Looking at This Wrong

Resiliency is synonymous with adaptability. It’s not avoiding failure, mistakes, or challenges – we all face those things ALL THE TIME. It’s how we adapt when we make mistakes, fail hard at something, or face adversity. Your resiliency never goes away. It’s infallible! Your perception of it, on the other hand, is much more fallible. The key to building your resilience is to REMEMBER it. That’s it! I encourage you to review all the challenges, failures, and adversity you’ve overcome thus far. Really remember your inner strength. You can adapt and overcome, just like you have before. Building resilience is all about shifting your mindset.

Self Care and Other Trendy Mental Health Terms: What do They Really Mean?

Self-care is so much more than applying a face mask or meditating daily, but it’s also a complicated topic because it looks different for every single person. So…how do we talk about it? By breaking it down: we can think of self-care in two stages. Intentional observations and deeper understanding of what we feel. The use of that understanding to reflect on and address our needs. For example, a bubble bath is not a bandaid for all wounds. It won’t fix your sedentary desk job grinding against your ADHD energy levels to make you irritable with your partner at the end of the day. Knowing the root of your irritability allows you to intentionally address it. For example, going for a run after work, which dissipates your internal frustration with your job, so you can be present with others in your life.

Stress: The Most Powerful Emotion

Stress is a fact of life. It has a HUGE impact on us, physically and mentally, and it usually comes from the belief that we don’t know how to respond to or cope with a situation. And while too much stress can cause all kinds of complications over time, stress is NOT the enemy. It’s simply a part of life that we have to learn to live with. Becoming resilient to stress starts with you. You’ve been stressed countless times before and survived – you can trust yourself to get through this, too. Try to remember that stress has a purpose, and that purpose is not to destroy you. It has only the weight you choose to give it. More stress does NOT equal more productivity or value.

7 Facts About Anxiety That Will Change The Way You Think

Anxiety is more than a feeling and, contrary to popular belief, you can’t simply power walk or yoga it away. In order to conquer anxiety, you have to make a radical shift in how you think about it. I teach my clients to see anxiety as a cunning, silver-tongued liar that knows our greatest fears and twists reality into our own negative fantasyland. But fear not! I also teach anxiety’s greatest weakness – EVIDENCE. And I’ll tell you step-by-step how to use evidence-based facts to disprove your anxious thoughts and dispel them FOR GOOD.

Maryellen Dance Videos

Resiliency and Anxiety: Changing Outlook Can Change Lives | Maryellen Dance

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Speaking fees for Maryellen Dance, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Maryellen Dance are Below $10,000 for live events and Below $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Maryellen Dance, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Maryellen Dance speak about?

Maryellen Dance is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Resilience, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Stress, Overcoming Adversity, Health, Motivational, Business, Leadership, Business Leadership, Innovation, Future Of Work and TED.

Where does Maryellen Dance travel from?

Maryellen Dance generally travels from Rochester, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Maryellen Dance is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Resilience, Psychology and Mental Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Maryellen Dance for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Maryellen Dance generally travels from Rochester, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shawn Achor, Andrea Paquette and Jenn Lim. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maryellen Dance for an upcoming event.

Maryellen Dance Speaking Topics

  • Trauma: An EMDR Trained Therapists Guide to How Trauma is All Around Us

    Trauma. A scary word. A word that we have been hearing much more lately since we are all experiencing a collective trauma. But what does this mean? Does this mean we are all traumatized? Does this mean we all need therapy (well, I think so, but I’m biased). I help you understand what the word trauma truly means and how we can support ourselves and one another through trauma.

  • Resiliency: Why We’ve Been Looking at This Wrong

    Resiliency is synonymous with adaptability. It’s not avoiding failure, mistakes, or challenges – we all face those things ALL THE TIME. It’s how we adapt when we make mistakes, fail hard at something, or face adversity. Your resiliency never goes away. It’s infallible! Your perception of it, on the other hand, is much more fallible. The key to building your resilience is to REMEMBER it. That’s it! I encourage you to review all the challenges, failures, and adversity you’ve overcome thus far. Really remember your inner strength. You can adapt and overcome, just like you have before. Building resilience is all about shifting your mindset.

  • Self Care and Other Trendy Mental Health Terms: What do They Really Mean?

    Self-care is so much more than applying a face mask or meditating daily, but it’s also a complicated topic because it looks different for every single person. So…how do we talk about it? By breaking it down: we can think of self-care in two stages. Intentional observations and deeper understanding of what we feel. The use of that understanding to reflect on and address our needs. For example, a bubble bath is not a bandaid for all wounds. It won’t fix your sedentary desk job grinding against your ADHD energy levels to make you irritable with your partner at the end of the day. Knowing the root of your irritability allows you to intentionally address it. For example, going for a run after work, which dissipates your internal frustration with your job, so you can be present with others in your life.

  • Stress: The Most Powerful Emotion

    Stress is a fact of life. It has a HUGE impact on us, physically and mentally, and it usually comes from the belief that we don’t know how to respond to or cope with a situation. And while too much stress can cause all kinds of complications over time, stress is NOT the enemy. It’s simply a part of life that we have to learn to live with. Becoming resilient to stress starts with you. You’ve been stressed countless times before and survived – you can trust yourself to get through this, too. Try to remember that stress has a purpose, and that purpose is not to destroy you. It has only the weight you choose to give it. More stress does NOT equal more productivity or value.

  • 7 Facts About Anxiety That Will Change The Way You Think

    Anxiety is more than a feeling and, contrary to popular belief, you can’t simply power walk or yoga it away. In order to conquer anxiety, you have to make a radical shift in how you think about it. I teach my clients to see anxiety as a cunning, silver-tongued liar that knows our greatest fears and twists reality into our own negative fantasyland. But fear not! I also teach anxiety’s greatest weakness – EVIDENCE. And I’ll tell you step-by-step how to use evidence-based facts to disprove your anxious thoughts and dispel them FOR GOOD.

Maryellen Dance Videos

Resiliency and Anxiety: Changing Outlook Can Change Lives | Maryellen Dance
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