Jessi Beyer

Jessi Beyer

Jessi Beyer, MA, is an award-nominated international speaker and the #1 best-selling author of How To Heal: A Practical Guide To Nine Integrative Therapies That Can Help Release Trauma.

Jessi Beyer, MA, is an award-nominated international speaker and the #1 best-selling author of How To Heal: A Practical Guide To Nine Integrative Therapies That Can Help Release Trauma.

Named a 2020 “Young Entrepreneur to Watch” by IdeaMensch, Jessi has been featured in over 200 media outlets, including Thrive Global, Refinery29, and Elite Daily, and has spoken to thousands of people around the world through groups like Penn State University, Leadercast NOW, and the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma’s international summit. Jessi holds a Master’s degree in Critical Psychology and Human Services from Prescott College and, outside of her professional life, she is a K9 search and rescue handler with her dog, Phoebe.

PROGRAMS

How To Save A L.I.F.E.: Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention for Military Personnel

Keynote | Workshop

ROTC students prepare every day for their future of serving in our military, including the very real responsibility of holding the lives of others in their hands. While many ROTC students take that to mean keeping their troops safe in combat, suicide is actually 4x more likely than combat to result in a servicemember’s death, and military officers are often the first to know if someone under their command is struggling.

Unfortunately, most military officers are ill-equipped to help their fellow servicemember overcome suicidal ideation, and because of that, those struggles are often pushed aside, shoved down, and never addressed. This is a dangerous approach to suicide intervention: over 500 active servicemembers and over 6,000 veterans die by suicide each year, and though proper suicide intervention practices won’t save every one of those lives, it very well can save some.

In this informative and application-focused program, Jessi Beyer teaches a concrete, step-by-step system you can use to support a servicemember or veteran through suicidal ideation. Using the L.I.F.E. model of assessment and intervention, ROTC students will be able to take the uncomfortable, confusing, and overwhelming experience of a servicemember’s suicidal ideation and replace it with confidence and tactical, clinical, and compassionate skills they can use to return the servicemember to safety.

This is the presentation Jessi hopes you never have to use, but it’s also the one that can help you save a life.

Audience members will learn how to…

  • Identify warning signs and risk factors for suicide

  • Convey empathy, instead of judgment or blame, for the pain the servicemember is in

  • Assess safety by asking directly about suicide

  • Reduce access to potential suicide methods

  • Create a safety plan with the servicemember

Ideal Audiences

  • ROTC
  • Military Veterans

Are You The Therapist Friend?

Keynote | Workshop

When someone you care about is struggling with their mental health, it’s understandable that the first thing you want to do is jump in and support them. But, even with the best of intentions, some of the most common responses can drive a wedge between you and your loved one. 

Worse yet, these actions might cause you to no longer be a trusted support system for them.

Jessi knows this firsthand. When she was in high school, she struggled with her mental health. She was depressed, self-harming, and in a codependent relationship with someone else who was also struggling. The relationship ended with his suicide attempt. In retrospect, Jessi knows she did just about everything incorrectly in supporting this person. And she doesn’t want you to make the same mistakes.

In this moving program, Jessi will share her personal experience as well as expert interviews and published research about the best (and worst) ways of safely and successfully helping those who need it the most.

Audience members will…

  • Examine the ways in which we incorrectly attempt to support someone who struggles with mental health

  • Explore key strategies to successfully support others

  • Consider foundational ways to keep yourself safe while supporting loved ones

Ideal Audiences

  • Community College
  • First-Year Experience
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life
  • Wellness and Development
  • Women’s Empowerment

How to Design a Life You Don’t Hate: Passion, Purpose, and Authenticity

Keynote | Workshop

That’s the goal, isn’t it? To live a life where you’re actually looking forward to the next day? A life where Mondays never suck, and our energy level is always on full? 

We’ve all looked at our to-do lists, evaluated where we are in life, and ended up with a whole lot of hopelessness and despair. And we fall back into patterns of dread. We’ve all been there. 

Jessi says enough is enough!

In this hands-on, highly interactive program, Jessi walks you through a proven three-step process designed to help you actualize a life you don’t hate. It is designed to help you dive deeply into yourself, do some serious self-reflection, and emerge with a simple, effective blueprint for creating a life you love. 

Audience members will…

  • Develop clear goals through self-reflection 

  • Explore core motivations and the “why” behind goals 

  • Design a strategy to stay focused in a world of setbacks and distractions 

  • Develop a blueprint for creating a life you love

Ideal Audiences

  • Alumnae/i Engagement
  • Community College
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Identity
  • Professional Development
  • Women’s Empowerment
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