What did you enjoy about the course.

Course Topic: Benefits of play in pediatric development

What did you enjoy about the course: I enjoyed learning about how important free play is and creativity can be for children to develop. Play is so natural for them.

Course Topic: therapeutic outcomes for using dogs in therapy

What did you enjoy about the course: Learning about the early use of dogs and how they help their owners. 

Rec Therapy CEUs

(Helpful and Convenient to Use™)

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Analytics for Motivation Secrets Webinar

I provided a free training tonight (June 7, 2017) on motivation secrets for (0.1 CEU).

Here are the ratings:

Avg time for session was 62 minutes – so we met the one clock hour.

A total of 193 people clicked on the registration page. We had 111 people register for the training and a total of  66 live attendees! I’m pleased with that. Of course we had 101 attendees in our training on advanced certification.

  • Average attentiveness was 80.38%.
  • Average interesting rating was: 86.45

I’m happy with those results and hope to reach at least a 90% next time.

I should have included a question in the evaluation on how to be more interesting.



Book Review of: Victor Dedaj’s (2017) book, “You Can Become Successful.”

  • victordedajbookBook: “You Can Become Successful: Discover the secrets of high achieving people.”
  • Author: Victor Dedaj
  • Released: 2017
  • Publisher: self-published by Victor Dedaj

Where did I discover this book?

I met the author, Victor Dejaj at Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough to Success (BTS) training in Philadelphia in April 2017.

I’m a member of the BTS facebook group with Dedaj.

I saw that he had released this book shortly after the BTS training.


About the Book:

Victor Dedaj argues that anyone can become successful in this book.

He gives a short autobiography at the start.

The book is simple and easy-to-read. It has larger font, which I personally appreciate.

It is self-published. There are a few typos, however, that isn’t the focus.

The focus is on the concepts presented in the book. Overlook the small typing errors and focus on learning what is being taught.

It is obvious that Victor has been studying success. He makes reference to many of the experts who teach success.


Some useful quick tips from the book:

Here are some of my favorite bits of wisdom from the book:

  • Be passionate about what you’re doing.
  • Victor argues that research shoes that most heart attacks occur on Monday mornings. He didn’t site the source. Danny Pettry comments: I felt that was very interesting.
  • Decrease stress and live healthy.
  • Surround yourself with people who are successful. Danny Pettry comments: I am not always able to attend conferences and workshops and be around the most inspirational people. However, I do listen to successful people’s thoughts and ideas on success by playing audio-books in my car on my way to work and on my way home.
  • Read to succeed: he argues that it is important to read a lot of books (and watch video) about successful people. Victor argues that CEOs read five books a month, which is 60 in a year, while the average American reads one book per year. He didn’t site the source for this, but I found it interesting.
  • Mediate for 15 to 20 minutes. There is already a lot of research about the power of this.
  • Patience: Victor argues that success does not come over night. He gives the example of the farmer who plants a seed, cultivates, and harvests in the fall. There is no short-cut/ easy-path to success. It takes an idea and work.
  • Stay physically fit and healthy: he pointed out that Richard Brandon shared, “the first thing a person should do in order to be a billionaire is to keep fit and exercise.”
  • Be an author. It creates credibility.
  • Mindfulness/ being in the moment: Victor talks about “being present.”
  • Focus on other people/ make other people feel important. He references the Dale Carnegie’s classic: “How to win friends and influence people.”
  • Take Action/ Do the work: he references Grant Cardone’s 10X Rule, doing ten times as much action as you think you should.
  • Ideas: read, pray, exercise, use visualization
  • Adrenal Fatigue is caused from overuse of stimulants like coffee (caffine). Victor gave up coffee. Danny Pettry comments: I won’t give up coffee. I love it. It gives me pleasure. I have decreased my coffee intake.
  • Drink water.
  • Develop healthy relationships


Who would enjoy this book?

  • People who are feeling stuck.
  • People who want to be more successful in life
  • People who want to encourage others (like patients) to be more successful


Where can I get this book?

Go here: http://www.victordedaj.biz/

Our June 2017 webinar series

canstockphoto42469153 copyHey there

My mission is to provide you with amazing training opportunities.

I felt confident that you’d want to know about our June (and early July) webinars.

Please watch out for our emails and blog posts so you can register for these training courses.

Here are the four upcoming training sessions:

  • June 7th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Motivation Secrets (0.1 CEU)


  • June 14th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time : On Starting a Private Practice in Rec Therapy (0.1 CEU)


  • June 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Positive Psychology Secrets (0.1 CEU)



  • June 28th, 2017 OFF – no webinar


  • July, 6th, 2017 @ 700 p.m. Eastern Time: How to become an online instructor at Danny Pettry’s NEW Rec Therapy CEUs site. [no CEUS provided for this webinar]


  • Aug. 2nd, 2017 @ 7:00 pm. Eastern Time: CEU Secrets (0.1 CEU)


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Teaching Compassion

canstockphoto43756I provide services for children and teens with various mental health and behavioral health needs.

Some of their behavioral needs include targeting verbal aggression, physical aggression, destruction of property, self-harmful behaviors.

Interpersonal skills are taught to these children. Concepts like: giving up harmful choices. Developing empathy and concern for other people. Finding a healthy way to express thoughts and feelings. Being assertive opposed to passive or aggressive. Validating other people’s thoughts and feelings. Being an attentive listener. Learning to accept “no” for an answer.

We often do compassion training with local facilities.

In example, we have a local no-kill animal shelter.

  • Our children can donate their own extrinsic reward points to buy pet food, animal toys, and blankets. We take the kids to the shelter and let them take a tour.
  • Our children (who are in a psychiatric residential treatment setting) have often written letters to the elderly in nursing homes who are sick and lonely.
  • We play emotional movies (that are age-appropriate for children or teens) and have a discussion on being empathetic with characters in the movie.

I  thought this Huffington Post article on “8 ways to teach compassion” was a good article to read:


“Anne with an E” on Netflix

I realcanstockphoto7287322ly enjoyed the “Anne with an E” (Anne of Green Gables) on netflix.

I believe fiction (cinema) and (books) can be a great way to teach empathy.

I had a lot of empathy for Anne and her adoptive parents throughout this series.

I offer a CEU course on Cinema Therapy that you might want to check out. it is listed in the courses here: http://www.dannypettry.com/courses.html

Here is a review of the series:

Click here for my amazon affiliate link to the original book.