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Our training sessions and workshops are designed to address some of the most common problems found in the workplace: Stress, Negativity, Personal Issues, Team Dysfunction, and overall Bad Attitudes. When Stonehouse Resources conducts training, it is about creating long-term, lasting change within your organization to build optimism and encourage your employees and leadership team to learn and grow.

Typically, our training sessions and workshops are either a weekly series, day-long, or multi-day event for your employees. We are happy to modify the timing to fit your business’s needs.

Since 2005 we have been passionate about helping companies create and maintain positive workplace environments with happier, more engaged employees who achieve higher levels of performance, creativity, and profitability. Dave Faust is an engaging and entertaining presenter with the excitement of a motivational speaker and the content of a college professor.


When your bottom line is on the line, call Stonehouse!

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Stress Intelligence Programs

All Stressed Up…With No Place to Go

Defusing Chronic Stress and the Harm It Does
Part of The Stress Intelligence Series

We hear about stress everywhere….

Stress is in the news, articles are written in magazines, and doctors tell us about the multitudes of medical problems caused or made worse by stress. Stress is blamed for up to 90% of our doctor visits and has become a $1 trillion-dollar health epidemic. Stress is the number one problem for business causing absenteeism, employee burnout and reduced creativity and productivity. That’s the bad side of stress.

The question is, could there be a way to reduce, neutralize, and control the negative effects of stress? The good news is, yes, there is. It’s easy to learn, simple to do and backed by evidence-based science.

“All Stressed Up… With No Place to Go?” teaches the latest, best-practice answers to “What can I do about stress?” Stress at home, stress at work, stress from anywhere. Learn how to positively defuse, reduce and counter the effects of chronic stress in your life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the types of stress and how they affect our physical and psychological health.
  2. Discover how to reduce, neutralize, and defuse the impact of chronic stress.
  3. Leave with an immediately actionable plan to effectively reduce the effects of chronic stress on your health and well-being

The Stress Intelligence Series consists of two programs that teach people how to use stress to their advantage rather than having their stress use them. “All Stressed Up with No Place to Go” and “How to Make Stress Work for You” are true game changers in how we deal with stress and, perhaps more importantly, what stress does to us.

How to Make Stress Work for You

Shining a Light on The Good Side of Stress
Part of The Stress Intelligence Series

“How to Make Stress Work for You” is all about the good side of stress and how it can help us. The newest tools in the war on stress aren’t about avoiding, reducing or eliminating stress but how can we effectively transform stress to enhance productivity and dramatically reduce stress induced mental and physical health issues.

Psychologists have pointed out that humans can’t live a life of meaning and purpose without experiencing stress and the solution, according to the psychologists, is to get good at stress. As ridiculous as that may sound on the surface, getting good at stress has a positive impact on health, attitudes, life expectancy, happiness and life satisfaction indexes. That is quite a shift from something that has also been blamed for killing us and driving as much as 80% of doctor visits in the US.

“How to Make Stress Work for You” teaches the mindset interventions and simple techniques to help people see and respond to stress differently, in a healthier and more useful way. The skill sets taught are fundamental in helping employees avoid burnout and disengagement as well as creating a greater sense of well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the research on the good side of stress.
  2. Cultivate a new mindset on stress to increase performance and dramatically reduce the harmful effects of stress.
  3. Learn how to transform harmful stress to helpful stress.

The Stress Intelligence Series consists of two programs that teach people how to use stress to their advantage rather than having their stress use them. “All Stressed Up with No Place to Go” and “How to Make Stress Work for You”, are true game changers in how we deal with stress and, perhaps more importantly, what stress does to us.

Stress Intelligence Series


A powerhouse combination of our most popular program “All Stressed Up With No Place to Go”, and our newest program “How to Make Stress Work For You”. Stress Intelligence teaches participants how to stop the harmful effects of stress and how to use stress to their advantage to improve performance, creativity and problem solving as well as boost their health, happiness and life satisfaction.

Length: Variable – 2 hours to 3 hours. Length of the program depends upon how much time the client can afford to invest. The complete program is deployed is in each length, 2 hours, 2.5 hours, or 3 hours is the same. The difference is how much time is given to do exercises and engage discussions during and at the end of the workshop. We recommend the longer version as the cost is the same and post-workshop retention, engagement and ROI is higher as the time investment is increased. The Stress Intelligence program includes a complete workbook for each participant with individual and organizational action plans.

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Let Go and Get Over It!

Let Go and Get Over It is a powerful interactive workshop that teaches simple, easy and effective tools to defuse, neutralize and process emotions and feelings. A way to help return us to a calm, and emotionally controlled state.

We have all been hijacked or held hostage by our emotions. We all know what it is like to lose our temper or become offended or anxious. We have all felt stressed, fearful, frustrated, lonely or sad at some point.

The tools taught in Let Go and Get Over It allows us to manage and process feelings in the moment and gives us the ability to positively process the old hurts and pain from the past. In other words, get rid of our emotional baggage. The Emotional Intelligence skills taught are very portable, teachable and transferable. They are a perfect match for developing coaching and servant style leadership skills.

  • Experience a simple process for letting go of emotions
  • Discover how to get control of runaway emotions
  • Learn how to get past the past and get rid of emotional baggage

Keys to Being More Positive

Keys to Being More Positive provides simple and effective tools for increasing the positivity of individuals, leaders, and organizations. Using the science of Positive Psychology combined with proven best practices this workshop gives participants tools and immediately actionable ideas to increase positivity for themselves, their family and the workplace.

If we wish to build a more positive and happy workplace culture, we must create more positive people within the culture or organization. Keys to Being More Positive helps create happy, optimistic and positive people, by teaching them how to change their perceptions and their levels of happiness.

Keys to Being More Positive, fits well under the banners of leadership and employee development and is also a great fit for corporate wellness and building employee engagement. Happier employees are good for your company and bottom line!

The takeaway value for participants extends well beyond the workplace to their home and personal lives.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how to apply the science of Positive Psychology to train our brains to be more positive, happy and optimistic.
  2. Discover the best tools for changing levels of positivity personally and organizationally.
  3. Leave with action plans to increase organizational and personal positivity, optimism and happiness.

Being Your Best Self!

Being Your Best-Self is designed to bring awareness and actionable steps to being able to function at our Best‐Self at home and at work.

We all have two selves, our Best‐Self and something less. When you ask anyone around you, your bosses, co‐workers, customers, family, kids, friends and even strangers which self they would rather see show up, the answer is always the Best‐Self. Unfortunately, that is not always the Self that shows up.

Being Your Best-Self guides each participant through a self-inventory exercise to discover their Best-Self and their less-than-best-self. Participants then learn simple tools for flipping the switch from less-than-best-self to Best-Self? As leaders, Being Your Best-Self teaches us how we can help someone on our team make the switch from less-than-best-self to Best-Self?

Being Your Best-Self is a perfect fit for high customer, client or patient contact employees and for high employee contact managers and supervisors.

In this workshop participants will:

  1. Use a simple tool to identify their own Best‐Self
  2. Learn how to recognize when we are not being our Best‐Self
  3. Discover quick and effective techniques to being our Best‐Self

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Leveraging Positive Conversations

According to employee engagement expert David Lee. “Employee engagement is built or damaged one conversation at a time”

“Leveraging Positive Conversations” teaches leaders how to build trust, accountability, and engagement within their teams by nurturing supervisor to team-member relationships using strategic and positive conversations.

That sounds like a big order and the real question is: “Can it really be done with positive conversations?” The answer is a resounding yes. As a matter of fact, one senior citizen community in Michigan lowered their employee turnover by over 70% in less than a year by using just one of the processes taught by Dave in this workshop.

Learn by doing! This is a very experiential workshop where attendees will practice and participate in the processes taught. Leaders will experience using strategic conversation tools to grow positive relationships and build trust, accountability, and engagement with their team members.

Hope to see you there.

Attitude Is …

It is said that “Attitude is Everything” and “Your attitude determines your altitude.” We couldn’t agree more.

In Attitude Is… participants learn how to take control of their attitude and gain an understanding how we impact the attitude of others around us.

No one enjoys being around the bad attitudes of Johnny or Jenny Raincloud. Their negative impact on workplace harmony and productivity can be dramatic. Attitudes, good or bad, will infect others around them and often become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Attitude is the difference between being problem focused or solution-focused, between being an optimist or a pessimist. Positive attitudes are a distinct competitive advantage and a basis for creating a “Best Place to Work” environment.

Attitude Is… attendees will discover how they can use the power they have at their fingertips to positively impact their attitude as well as affect the attitudes of others around them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the relationship between your attitude and your thoughts, feelings and beliefs.
  2. Discover how to monitor and control your attitude from moment to moment.
  3. Learn how to positively impact the attitudes of others

Applying the Law of Attraction

Applying the Law of Attraction teaches people and businesses how to use the Law of Attraction in their lives and businesses. The ancient proverb states; “As a person thinks, so are they.”

What if it was possible to attract the ideal job, more money, or the perfect partner? What if we could change our circumstances just by changing our thinking? What if businesses could attract the perfect customers, employees and opportunities?

All of this and much more is possible when we change our thinking. We can actively change our lives, our relationships, our businesses and our future. Our thoughts can create our experiences and our reality and also have an enormous impact on our physical health, for better or worse.

This fun and life changing workshop teaches people how to use the Law of Attraction to attract more of what they want and less of what they don’t want! Participants will discover the simple three step method for applying the Law of Attraction to their lives personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what the Law of Attraction is and how it works.
  2. Discover how to deliberately use the Law of Attraction to attract people, events, circumstances and experiences into our lives that we want and how to stop attracting things we don’t want.
  3. Find out why positive thinking and affirmations don’t work for most people and how to make them work.

Living Your Values

Living Your Values helps participants identify and understand their core values and beliefs and how they influence perceptions, attitudes and behavior. Values are guideposts we use as we make decisions in our personal and professional lives. They are the principles that guide our decisions.

Living Your Values is about being able to make value-based decisions. In business and in life one of the keys to being happy and feeling fulfilled or satisfied is making important decisions based on core values.

To make value-based decisions we must know what our core values are and why they are important to us. Living Your Values will guide participants to identify their core values for themselves personally or for their business and professional lives.

Understanding our core values, what we believe and internalizing a personal code of conduct is a key to living with purpose.

Living Your Values helps people identify their core values and make better decisions in important matters.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how our core values impact our happiness and life satisfaction.
  2. Identify the core values for you and/or your business and why they are important.
  3. Learn how to make value-based decisions in business and life.

Getting Out of Your Own Way

“Getting Out of Your Own Way” is all about how to overcome the resistance we feel about completing certain tasks we should be doing, and the reluctance to stop doing the things we know we shouldn’t be doing.

Let’s face it—most of us have no problem getting started on the things that are fun and easy. Unfortunately, many of the important things we should be doing are not on the fun and easy list. Some of the things we know we shouldn’t be doing are on the fun and easy list. That’s when we need an extra push from within. We need something that will get us up and moving toward a goal and getting something of value done. We need something to help pull us away from destructive habits, unwanted behaviors, and unproductive thought patterns. “Getting Out of Your Own Way” gives us that extra push from within.

The simple process taught in “Getting Out of Your Own Way” is a proven solution backed by science that will help us start doing the tough, unpleasant, and annoying tasks. Once we get started, the rest seems to fall into place. The key is always getting started. “Getting Out of Your Own Way” gives us a starting ritual or routine that helps us overcome our own hesitation, procrastination, and the “I don’t feel like it” attitude.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how we get in our own way.
  2. Learn how the brain’s operating system works.
  3. Discover a method to get past the brain’s operating system to start doing the things we want to do and stop doing the things we don’t want to do.

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