Michael's passion is helping young people, especially those who are labeled “at-risk,” their families, and their communities, nationally and internationally. This passion has lead him to co-create Chaos to Connection, to offer a groundbreaking parenting program to all families. Combining business and project management experience with clinical experience, Michael directs the transformation of therapeutic models and counselor's experience into powerful tools for families.
Michael has a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in private practice, therapeutic groups, residential treatment, wilderness therapy, crisis debriefing, and family systems restoration. He co-created Chaos to Connection with Vive's Dave Herz to continue his work to restore families and communities. His work has taken him nationally to New York City’s Harlem and the Mississippi Delta, and internationally to Russia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Haiti, and China.
Michael lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three children (who always have more to teach him about parenting) and in his free time enjoys playing with his family, biking, fly fishing, snowboarding, writing, and enjoying the bounty of Colorado’s natural wonders.
Where to find Michael Behmer online
The Prodigal Parent
by Michael Behmer
I know intimately the journey of the prodigal parent. Life has given us some incredible experiences that has turned us into the parents we are how we use those is up to use. In The Prodigal Parent we examine how to use these experiences for personal growth and recognize opportunities to build, challenge and rebuild mutually strengthening and healthy relationships with our children and loved ones.
3 Secrets to Getting Your Child to Listen
by Michael Behmer
3 Secrets to Getting Your Child to Listen, is a guide that will show you three things you can do immediately to help your child really hear you. If you practice these secrets, you will begin to see your relationship with your child transform. While this guide is written for parents of teens, the three secrets can be used with children and adults of all ages.
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