Serving families and adolescents with counseling, mission trip experiences and boarding school programs designed to help individuals succeed, families thrive and communities prosper.

Upcoming Seminars and Classes

Crosswinds is pleased to offer the following interactive, educational seminars and classes as we seek to help individuals and families reclaim control, restore relationships and rebuild hope. Our seminars are informative, thought provoking and entertaining, as well as offering an emotionally supportive and interactive experience for those who attend. The seminars will offer effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s parents, educators, pastors and other professionals. The seminars are facilitated by our Therapists and or Family Coaches.

July 25, 2017

Harmony in the House: Simple Tools for Setting and Enforcing Boundaries that Build a House of Harmony

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by Jim Stoppenhagen, B.S. – Family Coach
  • For parents of pre-adolescent or adolescents. A concise course emphasizing the importance of establishing reasonable boundaries and the consistent, benevolent enforcement of those boundaries.
  • Parents are responsible for the building of a healthy home environment by establishing and communicating reasonable boundaries for behavior and enforcing these boundaries in a way that is loving and effective. This environment will be conducive to the development of inner controls (self-control), strong character and respect for others that will help children develop into healthy, confident adults. Therefore, the goal of this seminar is to give the parent simple tools for the setting and the enforcing of reasonable, age-appropriate boundaries.
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
July 26, 2017

Understanding Depression

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by Timothy Gileand, M.A. – Therapist
  • Understanding Depression will equip you with answers that will better help you attend to yourself or those you love.
  • You will learn what depression is, the various treatments available, how to help those you love, where depression comes from, and how it can be understood Biblically.
  • You will get a chance to interact, do a short self-assessment, and get your questions answered.  Depression touches all of us.  Equipping ourselves for battle is necessary.
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
July 27, 2017

Healthy Marriage and Family Communication

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by by Alicia DiGiulio M.A. – Therapist
  • A presentation geared towards couples regarding how to communicate as a spouse and as a parent. This presentation introduces three Principles that will transform and enhance your home.

Quote from people who attended this seminar in the past: "Great information and easy to use in real life situations!"  "Nice to have tools/assessments to apply and practice!"

$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
August 01, 2017

The Experience of Grief

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10 per person – meal included.  Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by Aubrey Garner M.A., LMHCA, Therapist
  • This seminar addresses how to assist yourself or others regarding the grieving process. This presentation includes an overview of grief, an exploration of loss, and experiential activities to process grief and loss.

Quotes from people who have attended one of our Grief Seminars:

  • "Informational, compassionate, caring, a special blessing to have heard." 
  • "Wonderful information not many have. Hard to get info like this - thank you!"
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
August 08, 2017

Forgiveness

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8:30 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by Rev. Harold Graham, Chaplain
  • Forgiving others is a vital but misunderstood process that is necessary for emotional, spiritual and relational health. This seminar is designed to answer four basic questions:
    • How do we get wounded?
    • Why should I forgive anyway?
    • What is forgiveness?
    • How do we forgive?

Quote from someone who attended this seminar in the past: "It clearly gives you the tools to forgive others and yourself. Very insightful!"

$10/person   |   6 - 8:30 pm Register
August 16, 2017

Thriving (Not Just Surviving) with Infants and Toddlers

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/ person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by Brooke Sellhorn M.A., LMFT – Therapist & Clinical Director of Crosswinds Family Counseling
  • The infant and toddler years can be very stressful for individuals and marriages. This seminar provides tools and principles to excel during this stage of life. Attendees will learn how implementing three principles into your parenting approach will relieve stress, improve sleep, and enhance your marital relationship.

Quotes from people who have attended one of Thriving Seminars:

  • "Applicable to so many areas around parenting."
  • "Practical application - not just theory."
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
September 20, 2017

Communication 101

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Communication 101

Healthy communication basics

  1. Non-verbal vs. verbal communication
  2. Practical ways to actively listening
  3. 10 keys to effective communication (Be concise, don’t blame, be polite, etc.)

Expressing feelings

  1. Knowing when and how to be transparent/vulnerable with others
  2. Developing a better self-awareness

When, where, what, why, and how to communicate

  1. Putting it all together – practical steps to communicate better
  2. Discussion/Homework
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
October 18, 2017

Conflict Resolution

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Healthy Conflict Management

  • Bringing up the issue
  • How to work through the issue (taking appropriate breaks, apologizing, etc.)
  • Understanding one another’s point of view/perspective
  • Understanding one another’s conflict styles (avoidance, yielding, cooperation, etc.)

Compromising

  • Learning to give and take in the middle of conflict
  • Developing healthy goals in a relationship

How To Keep Calm

  • The value in self-awareness
  • Understanding your stress and the stress of others
  • Developing practical ways to soothe yourself and others

Next Steps

  • Practical applications
  • Discussion/Homework
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
November 15, 2017

Parenting with Boundaries

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Parenting with Boundaries
For parents of pre-adolescent or adolescents
  • Learn why parents need to be "in charge"
  • Developing principles
  • Empowers and equips parents to succeed and to enjoy the adventure of these challenging years
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
January 17, 2018

Love Languages: Reducing Interpersonal Stress

Love Languages:  Reducing Interpersonal Stress

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Learning how to better understand your partner and connecting inter-personally within your family can lead to decreased interpersonal stress.

$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
February 21, 2018

Effects of Trauma and Stress on Children

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Effects of Trauma and Stress on Children

  • Children may behave and react in maladaptive ways due to trauma and stress.
  • It is important to respond in a trauma-informed matter.
  • Understanding trauma will shift your approach, enhancing compassion and empathy.
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
March 21, 2018

Forgiveness

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Forgiveness

Forgiving others is a vital but misunderstood process that is necessary for emotional, spiritual and relational health. This seminar is designed to answer four basic questions:
  • How do we get wounded?
  • Why should I forgive anyway?
  • What is forgiveness?
  • How do we forgive?
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register