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

Lisa Taylor (CPSAS) is a mother of three, trauma survivor (with God's help), and multi-award-winning author living ‘down under’. As a certified pastoral sex addiction specialist and trained peer-group facilitator, Lisa runs groups for Christian women healing from a husband's/partner's sexual addiction. Lisa has experience speaking to adolescents and adults, both from a lay and academic (counselling/coaching) perspective.

Michael Taylor (CPSAS) is a father of three, full-time software developer and recovered pornography addict. Michael runs Christian-men's support groups: most of which are for recovering sex addicts. Michael has experience speaking to adolescents and adults, both from a lay and academic (counselling, neuro-science) perspective.