Speaking

Lisa Taylor, and her husband Michael, bring presentations on healthy vs. unhealthy sexuality to a wide range of organisations: from the NZCCA to community, church and youth groups. In addition to their standard workshops, they also create custom-made presentations of an academic nature (sex addiction, neuroscience, betrayal trauma), as well as those around a given symposium/hui theme.

Presentations and workshops in the US and other international settings are subject to negotiation. Please contact Lisa to discuss.

Beyond Betrayal

Workshop for Christian Women’s Organisations

In this 60-min talk (to ½ day workshop) Lisa presents the most up-to-date information on the ubiquity of porn-addiction/sex-addiction in society and the church, and how these behaviours traumatise wives. She also discusses strategies for finding help and healing: as an individual, as a couple and as a community of believers.

Porn: What’s the Big Deal?

Workshop for Church Organisations or Men’s Groups

In this 60-min talk (to ½ day workshop) Lisa (or Michael) presents the most up-to-date information on how media, and the pornography industry are damaging our brains, our relationships and our world.

There's What on My Phone?

Growing Up in a Pornified World

Parents' or Teen Workshop

This two-part workshop, led by Lisa and Michael, includes a PowerPoint presentation (60 mins) and take-home handouts.

Topics dealt with include:

  • the latest information on porn use in tween and teen culture (inside and outside the church)
  • the addictive nature of porn use and where it leads
  • information that helps kids think twice before "going there"
  • strategies for porn-proofing our homes (and kids)
  • resources for help where there's already problems

Media Literacy: The Price of Happiness Workshops

Today's children and teens are bombarded with media created by teams of adults looking to catch their attention. But are children educated enough to see the messages and manipulation behind the games, TV shows, films and advertisements?

Workshop for Teen Girls

This workshop, led by Lisa, includes a PowerPoint presentation (60 mins),
exercises and take-home handouts.

Topics dealt with include:
  • Why advertisers want teens to be dissatisfied
  • Consumerism
  • Media messages vs. the truth about beauty, sex-appeal and having a boyfriend
  • Actual human longings and the source of their fulfillment
Workshop for Teen Boys

This workshop, led by Michael, a (soon-to-be) certified pastoral sex addiction specialist, includes a PowerPoint presentation (60 mins), exercises and take-home handouts.

Topics dealt with include:
  • Why advertisers want teens to be dissatisfied
  • Consumerism
  • Media messages vs. the truth about masculinity, friendship, relationships with women
  • Actual human longings and the source of their fulfillment

50 Shades of Grey

Sexuality vs Intimacy

'This isn't your usual youth group "don't do it" sermon on sex. This talk includes the latest research on brain science, addictions and human sexuality. Though at times alarming, this workshop ultimately delivers a message that intimacy is worth striving for.' - Cheryl Bollen, MD

Teen Girls' Workshop

This workshop, led by Lisa, includes a PowerPoint presentation (60 mins)
and take-home handouts.

Topics dealt with include:
  • What promiscuity is and why it's a major force in teen culture
  • Risk factors associated with adopting a promiscuous lifestyle
  • Pornography addiction facts (in women, teens and Christians)
  • The solution for those wanting to move from brokenness to sexual health and intimacy
Teen Boys' Workshop

This workshop, led by Lisa’s husband, includes a PowerPoint presentation (60 mins), exercises and take-home handouts.

Topics dealt with include:
  • Masculinity: facts and fiction
  • Risk factors associated with adopting a promiscuous lifestyle
  • Pornography addiction facts (in men, teens and Christians)
  • The solution for those wanting to move from brokenness to sexual health and intimacy

Pricing and Availability

In accordance with recommended speaking rates for authors, Lisa charges $500 AUD/ $600 NZD per day for a speaking engagement. Lisa and her husband together charge $750 AUD, $825 NZD per day when they are running separate presentations/workshops. This does not include travel expenses which must also be covered in most circumstances. 60-90 minute speaking slots are $200.

Booking Lisa should be done a minimum of four weeks in advance. For US and other international bookings please contact her at least three months in advance. Lisa and Michael travel to the U.S./Canada once per year for conferences/speaking engagements, usually in the April/May timeframe.

Bio

Michael and Lisa are both certified sex addiction specialists who counsel men, women and teens whose lives have been impacted by porn and sex addiction. Michael, who worked in the entertainment technology industry for over 20 years, uses his IT expertise to help families use media in a God-honouring way. Lisa, an award-winning author, writes both fiction works for young people and non-fiction works for adults on media, porn, and healing from sexual betrayal. Both Michael and Lisa speak regularly at churches, conventions and Christian camps about media safety and God’s good plans for sexuality.

Lisa only bio Lisa Taylor is a pastoral sex addiction specialist and certified clinical partner specialist candidate living in Whangarei, New Zealand. She has spent the last several years counseling and supporting women and couples whose lives, like her own, have been impacted by a husband’s struggle with porn or sex addiction. Her award-winning book Beyond Betrayal, has been followed up by the Beyond Betrayal Couples’ Guide and There’s WHAT on my Phone? (youth fiction). In addition to counselling and writing, Lisa serves on the board of Christian Sex Addiction Specialists International (C-SASI), and runs an online community blog for partners at beyondbetrayal.community.