Current Trainings Offered by Lynn Lott

Encouragement Consultant Trainings

Keep your eyes open on this website for news about 2 and 3 day trainings you can do to encourage yourself and others. The training is perfect for folks who say yes when they mean no, don’t stand up for themselves, beat themselves up, get stuck in the same patterns even though they want to change, put themselves last, don’t do things that are important to them and can’t figure out why so many of their relationships end badly. It’s also a training to help people who walk around feeling discouraged, depressed, anxious and disappointed learn how to experience hope and joy and healthy relationships.

If you have studied Positive Discipline, this training will teach you how to use the skills and tools you use with children to improve adult relationships and your relationship with yourself. You’ll also learn how to re-parent your discouraged inner child.

Lynn encourages all of you to attend an EC training before you decide to teach one. Check the calendar for up-coming training dates in cities around the U.S. and China. This training is based on activities and content in Do It Yourself Therapy (Lott and Mendenhall) and To Know Me Is To Love Me (Lott, Kentz and West). Both books are currently available in Chinese. Do It Yourself Therapy and To Know Me Is To Love Me are available in English as a download at Currently, the books are being translated into French.

How To Become an Encouragement Consultant

If you have experience as a trainer and feel comfortable with Adler, Dreikurs and PD, the training will inspire you to start sharing your knowledge with others.

You may want to have the experience of working with Lynn Lott as a co-trainer or may want to set up a mentor relationship with her to help you create and share the material. Some may learn best by attending a three day training first and then co-training with Lynn and then training by yourself. There are endless possibilities to help you get ready to offer the Encouragement Consultant Trainings.

If you have interest in learning more about the training or how to get one started, contact Lynn at Lynn is the co-founder of the Positive Discipline Association and co-author of the two core trainings offered by the Positive Discipline Association. As of 2015, Positive Discipline is being taught in 59 countries. Lynn has also been teaching parenting, working with teachers and schools, and worked as a licensed psychotherapist for years in private practice. She is also a diplomate in Adlerian Psychology. Currently she has a large online practice helping folks around the US and around the world move from discouragement to encouragement.


Easy Steps for Working with Lynn Lott

What you do:
  1. Organize a group that would like to learn from Lynn
  2. Collect fees and find a spot for the group to meet
  3. Arrange for translators as needed
  4. Work out a budget with Lynn which includes travel expenses, lodging, participant materials/books, and Lynn’s fees.

What Lynn does:
  1. Provides the outline for the training
  2. Offers opportunities for you to co-teach with Lynn so you can learn by doing
  3. Presents a lively, interactive and informative training that leaves folks with skills and materials to conduct further trainings on their own
  4. Sets up mentor opportunities for you as needed
  5. Issues appropriate certificates to participants and trainers

Solving the Mystery of Parenting Teens

Solving the Mystery of Parenting Teens is a workshop designed to help parents of teens learn to solve the mystery of parenting teens by transitioning from pilot to co-pilot, thus avoiding being "thrown from the plane" as their kids make the journey from teen to young adult. It’s also a Positive Discipline parent educators dream, because the training readies them to teach courses for parents of teens.

The materials for the training have been created by Lynn Lott, Alicia Wang and Kimberly Gonsalves and are based on Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teen Through Kind and Firm Parenting, Revised 3rd Edition, 2012 by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott.

Lynn loves teaching this course and showing others how to use the Facilitator Guide and the Parent Handout Guide. The materials are user friendly, filled with wonderful cartoons by artist Paula Gray and offer easy steps for succeeding at teaching a course packed with information and experiential activities. Topics covered include the challenges of parenting teens, parenting styles, know yourself/know your teen, how to motivate teens using encouraging communication, problem solving with teens, letting go and dealing with scary behaviors.

If you would like to invite Lynn to your area to teach this course, contact her at for more information.