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Course: NEW! Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude: 26 Solutions for Life's Little Challenges
by Michele Wahler, MS, LPC, PCC

CE Credit Hours: 5
Fee: $24

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Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude utilizes the ABC's as an easy and methodical structure for developing a sustainable consciousness of gratitude. What simpler way to positively transform our outlook on life than through a system we conquered as children? An 'alphatude' is defined as a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. You will be guided on a beautifully inspiring journey through twenty-six Alphatudes drawn from spiritual principles and universal human concepts. The Alphatudes offered in this book are enhanced with inspirational quotes, breathtaking illustrations, insightful teachings, affirmative statements and heartfelt prayers. You will not only grow in your practice of gratitude, you will connect with the God of your understanding and discover the serenity and prosperity that is already yours.

Language is one of the primary ways we perceive and understand our world and one of the key tools we rely on to connect to others. Each word we use has an emotional charge that either nurtures our well-being or creates a sense of discord within our essence. Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude helps us become aware of how our vocabulary forms the language through which we experience our lives.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Instruct clients as to why and how gratitude works to improve their outlook.
  • Utilize gratitude practices to enhance the productivity of their clients.
  • Articulate how the practice of gratitude can combat negativity, pessimism and depression.
  • Guide their clients in the incorporation of the ABCs of the gratitude strategy into the lives.
  • Demonstrate how clients can ‘pivot their minds’ to focus on blessings, which will improve their moods.
  • Utilize the twenty-six alphabetical universal principles in this book to help clients raise their moods and to assist clients in creating their own alphatudes.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is appropriate for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians and addiction professionals.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to Amazon.com for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers ready.
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Bio: Michele Wahlder, MS, LPC, PCC

Michele Wahlder, MS, LPC, PCC, is the founder of Life Possibilities, LLC, a company that empowers people to become the highest vision they hold for themselves in their lives, careers and relationships. She has an exceptional track record of guiding people through self-limiting beliefs and fears to lead lives of joy and deep personal meaning. She helps her clients align their personal values and visions with their goals, habits and daily actions and has guided hundreds of people to find their direction, passion and purpose.

With over 20 years of experience, Michele is an internationally recognized life coach, career counselor, psychotherapist, performance consultant, speaker and author. She brings an extraordinarily rare combination of insightfulness, compassion, practicality and intuitive wisdom to bolster her client's life aspirations. Her diverse clientele include: professionals in career and personal transition, women seeking greater purpose and passion in mid-life, people desiring greater relationship fulfillment and individuals striving for more optimal health and well-being.

A sought-after motivational speaker and life coach, Michele has worked with individuals and departments in numerous organizations, including Match.com, Bayer Global, Girls Inc., YWCA, International Coach Federation, Marriott International, Lucent Technologies and many non-profit organizations to improve executive life-work balance, employee performance and organizational morale. She uses a variety of customized assessments, strategic processes and mindfulness tools to support and facilitate her clients' desired life and career changes.

Michele is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is certified by the rigorous standards of the International Coach Federation as an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She holds a BA in Communications from Tulane University, an MS in Counseling from Texas Woman's University, and has studied at Stanford University, Southern Methodist University, Cite Universitaire in Paris, France and the University of Colorado. Honored as the Global Spokesperson for Bayer's International MS Awareness Campaign, Wahlder understands the challenges associated with surviving a life-threatening illness and has allowed the experience to make her a stronger, more compassionate and grateful person.

A dynamic and experienced media guest, Michele has worked with numerous television and radio outlets, including: WFAA-TV, KDAF-TV, CBS-TV, KOAI and CNN Radio. She has served as a contributing expert for publications such as: Dallas Morning News, Fitness magazine, Texas Jewish Post, St. Mark's School of Texas, The Colfax Chronicle and Dallas Child.

Michele provides life, career, relationship & wellness coaching to individuals and groups locally, nationally and internationally.

Michele is a grateful cancer thriver, animal & nature lover, watercolorist, meditator, qigong mind/body practice leader and gratitude enthusiast. A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, and a first-generation American on her mother's side, Michele Wahlder lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Michael, daughter, Zoe and Portuguese water dog, Moses.