Jeff Zinn |Journey to Recovery/International Keynote Speaker
As a professional speaker who is certified in psychiatric rehabilitation, Jeff shares this message with his audience; Treatment and Recovery must go hand-in-hand. That’s why – in every keynote and experiential workshop – Jeff teaches Recovery tools to share with their patients, colleagues and students. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION FOR PROVIDERS A Rare Glimpse: Jeff Zinn shares his story of mental illness, captured on video, and his proven Recovery tools. Treatment of mental illness enables patients to get a handle on their disease – while Recovery enables them to live a life of peace, joy and purpose. According to SAMSHA, Recovery leads to a dramatic shift in positive outcomes. In this memorable, content-rich keynote, Jeff Zinn shares the unvarnished truth about his own mental illness, punctuated by actual video footage of a documentary filmed while he was in the throes of a psychotic episode. Plus, attendees learn Recovery tools they can use to assist their patients, colleagues and or students on the path to Recovery. The takeaways? In addition to gaining insights from Jeff’s story and stirring clips from his documentary, A MAN-I-C, audiences will learn a proven set of Recovery tools: How treatment and Recovery go hand-in-hand how to apply the concept of Don Miguel Ruiz’s 4 Agreements to Recovery the importance of mindfulness in Recovery and exercises to achieve this EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS FOR CLIENTS Meeting Planner: Jeff Zinn integrates the documentary chronicling his mental illness and Recovery to give providers, business owners and educators valuable insights tools to share with their patients, colleagues and students. . Jeff’s experiential workshops can be half day, full day and or tailored to your group’s groups specific needs. Rare insights: Hear Jeff Zinn’s story of mental illness, watch his documentary, and experience his proven Recovery tools. Fueled by unchecked ego and manic behavior, Jeff Zinn hired a film crew to document his success in the apparel industry. Ironically, this documentary recorded his psychotic episode and, later, his path to Recovery. This documentary, A MAN-I-C, is integrated into this workshop to illustrate Jeff’s experiences and shed light on mental illness. In addition, providers learn a set of proven Recovery tools for their patients. Depending on workshop length, attendees will: Watch the documentary and follow Jeff through his illness and Recovery to gain insights from his personal experience. Participate in a dynamic Q&A session with Jeff candidly discussing his experiences with mental illness, treatment, continuing Recovery and mental wellness. Learn – and experience – a proven set of Recovery tools and how to use these tools to assist your audience on the path to Recovery. Perfect for these groups: Professional associations, mental health organizations and clinics, hospitals, All medical doctors including psychiatrists and primary care physicians, Psychologists, counselors, mental health trainers and specialists Physician assistants, Nursing staff, Educators and business leaders.
- Breakout sessions
- Media Appearances
A Life Reclaimed
I have repeatedly witnessed Jeff consistently capture and transfix his audiences with his comfortable, candid personality and his extraordinary personal narrative. Jeff is a vibrant speaker who blends intelligence, compassion, and, when the time is right, humor, to relate his astounding story of illness and recovery. Jeff lost everything when he was struck with bipolar disorder late in life, yet he relates a story defined by rebirth and self-awakening. His documentary, MAN-I-C (Man I see) is a coeval chronicle of Jeff's flights into mania and plunges into depression as his life as a business executive is turned inside-out. Few documentaries have captured so vividly the insistent, euphoric, seductive, and at times wicked persona of the manic individual, here candidly portrayed alongside a family’s testimony as they try to negotiate this life-threatening illness with Jeff’s future and their own. So what the heck is “the Zinnternet” and what does it have to do with bad luck and plus-size woman’s clothing? Jeff’s story is full of twists and turns ending in Toltec spiritualism, personal liberation, and a life reclaimed.
Max Maddox, coauthor of Walks on the Margins, A Story of Bipolar Illness.
What the Heck is the Zinnternet?
Jeff is a confident and dynamic speaker who blends intelligence, compassion, and, when the time is right, humor, to relate his astounding story of illness and recovery. I have witnessed Jeff consistently capture his audiences with his loving personality and transfix them with the profound substance of his narrative. His documentary, MAN-I-C (Man I see) is a unique glimpse and among the most insightful and thorough case studies in mental illness to date. The filmmaker follows Jeff’s spirals through a life-changing mood disorder over a period of years to create a chronicle of in-the-moment footage elegantly interspersed with heartbreaking testimonials from Jeff’s family and colleagues. Few documentaries have captured so vividly the insistent, euphoric, seductive, and even at times wicked persona of the manic individual, here portrayed alongside a family’s testimony as they try to negotiate this life-threatening illness with Jeff’s future and their own. So what the heck is “the Zinnternet” and what does it have to do with bad luck and over-size woman’s clothing? Jeff’s story is full of twists and turns ending in Toltec spiritualism, personal liberation, and a life reclaimed. I highly recommend anyone who has been brushed with mental illness to share in his journey.
Max Maddox, co-author of Walks on the Margins, A Story of Bipolar Illness.
I attended a wellness Recovery workshop that Jeff facilitated. His lived experiences allowed for professionals and clients to connect to the material that Jeff presented in a meaningful way. Jeff has a natural charisma and sense of humor that makes for a powerful presenter. His personal journey, as well as familiarity with recovery tools, kept the audience engaged and enlightened with new ideas and thoughts about their negative experiences.