Ilene Dillon, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

 
“Ilene is a professional in every sense and conducts her workshops with sensitivity, enthusiasm and humor. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking about hiring a teacher/presenter to help individuals and/or groups to improve relationships at work or home, uplift self esteem, or to learn how to improve communication skills. She is capable of adapting a workshop to meet the needs of any given group.”

If you and/or your audiences need
  • Life-changing cutting edge information
  • Practical, commonsense techniques for making change
  • Inspirational stories
  • Personal connection and assurance
  • Material they haven’t heard before
  • Help with understanding and with emotions that affect their performance
  • Humor
  • Follow-up assistance for putting their learning in place

Then you need Ilene Dillon, M.S.W., M.F.T. and L.C.S.W.

  • 33 years experience as a psychotherapist
  • 20 year professional member of the National Speakers Association
  • Author on Emotional Literacy, Happiness, Parenting and Anger Mastery

Primary Topics

  • Emotional Literacy
  • Conscious Parenting
  • Anger Mastery
  • Family Relationships
  • Balanced Living
  • Happiness

Speech Topics


Emotional Literacy
Anger Mastery

The basics of understanding and using anger as the tool for living
it was designed to be. “Universal Cause” of anger. How to move
anger from “foe” to “friend.”

Self Love and the Building Blocks of Self Esteem
There is both an art and skill to loving. The most difficult person to
love is one’s self, yet loving oneself, first, is the basis of a loving life.
Why and how to love one’s self, then grow that into loving others.
How love and self-esteem intertwine; and what to do to inexorably
build self esteem.

What do you mean, “Emotional Literacy?”
The basics for becoming emotionally literate in your professional or
work life, including research that shows why you would want to.
How emotions operate as tools. The signals offered by specific
Emotions and how to use them to improve your life at work or home.


Conscious Parenting
Parenting Responsible Children

Outline of the most powerful, simple and easy-to-apply system for
parenting that works in all parenting situations. Includes the five
basic tasks of parenting, a new approach to discipline, how to develop
self-directed children who are responsible and immune to peer
pressure while still having a life of your own.

The Power and Lessons of Your Child’s Manipulations
Why children manipulate? How come they do it so well with their
parents!? What to do to block manipulation. What and how to teach,
instead. Parental benefits that accrue from dealing effectively with
children’s manipulation.

Emotional Literacy in the Family
Family is the nursery where members learn all about emotion. Do it
right by learning the true function of emotions, the role of specific
emotions, how to teach your children to work with emotions, and the
benefit bonanza that results from teaching children to master emotions
rather than be mastered by them.


Anger, Guilt and Depression
Imagine a family where anger occurs, but is dealt with immediately
and responsibly, passing through harmlessly. Where members act
with character and integrity, eliminating the need for guilt. Where
depression is unknown. Now imagine that this is your family. It can
be. Learn how. It’s the way families are supposed to operate!

Communication and Relationships
Choosing Love as a Way of Life

Drawing from concepts explored in Ilene’s chapter in Happiness is a
Decision of the Heart, Ilene explores the seven skills of love and how
they work together to create the art of love. How and why to make
the decision of choosing love for your life as you share it with others.

The Power of “Next Time”
Instead of staying in the land of “If, only” as we live and relate with
others at work and home, learn the communication skills for
directing relationships toward “next time,” opening yourself to
progress and success. Tools for bringing up difficult topics, turning
aside criticism and holding firm boundaries.

 

What Others Have Said About Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W.

“Ilene is a professional in every sense and conducts her workshops with sensitivity, enthusiasm and humor. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking about hiring a teacher/presenter to help individuals and/or groups to improve relationships at work or home, uplift self esteem, or to learn how to improve communication skills. She is capable of adapting a workshop to meet the needs of any given group.”

Bob Yates, Director
Adult/Community Education
Tamalpais Union High School District

“Your audience of ….inmates was actively and spontaneously participating: they continue to be inspired by your message. Your information was truly relevant to the lives of your audience. In addition, your honesty and real life experience brought a sense of reality and applicability to them.”

Nancy Hedtke, Re-Entry Coordinator
Education Dept., San Quentin State Prison

“Your opening story which set up the day for each of us as speakers was unforgettable!”

Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE
National Speakers Association of Arizona

“I felt that Ilene really caught the attention of our class. I had told her that a teenage audience is one of the worst to win approval from…it became a challenge for her—one that…she won!”

Psychology Student, 12th Grade
Marin County, California

“You stepped beyond and have arrived at superstar level.”

Jeff Senne, Northern CA Chapter President
National Speakers Association

“It was a comfort and a pleasure to have your help at the recent Bread and Roses Festival. Your enthusiasm, humor and calm assurance, and your eagerness to pitch in wherever needed were a welcome contribution…”

Peter M., Staff, Bread and Roses


Partial List of Clients


American Family Cruises
American Holistic Nurses Association
California Council for Adult Education
California Personnel and Guidance Association
California Probation Department, Juvenile and Adult
California State University, Chico and Sonoma campuses
Center for Independent Living
Centre for Personal Encounter (Adelaide, South Australia)
China Rehabilitation Research Center (Beijing, China), 10th Anniversary
International Conference
Children’s Circle Center School
Clarke Home Health Care
Coastside Mothers of Twins/Northern California Association, Mothers of Twins
College of Marin (Kentfield, California)
Continuing Education Programs in numerous California cities
Commonwealth Club, Human Resources Division (San Francisco, California)
Dallas (Texas) Association for Parent Education
Dominican College (San Rafael, California)
Group Home Administrators Association


Marin County District Attorney’s Spousal Abuse Treatment Team (San Rafael, CA)
National Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Oakland (CA) Junior League’s Women in Business Conference
Planned Parenthood
Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas, Texas)
San Francisco CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
San Quentin State Prison (San Rafael, California)
San Ramon Women’s Correctional Facility
Sarah’s Circle (Washington, D.C.)
Suicide Prevention Center (San Rafael, California)
T.E.A.M. Singles (San Rafael, California)
ToughLove
Unitarian Singles
Unity Church
Western Trucker’s Association
William Shear Associates (Mill Valley, California)
Woman’s Way (San Anselmo, California)
Human Sexuality Institute (San Francisco, California)
Kaspar-Roth, Inc. (Greenbrae, California)
Letterman Army Hospital, Psychology Department (San Francisco, California)
Marin Abused Women’s Services (San Rafael, California)

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