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Susan Fleming
Immediate Past President - Board Member




Rooty Hill High School, NSW Australia   View map


Exploring the Freedom of Choice

A conference like no other!

What difference would it make to your mental wellbeing if you felt a greater sense of personal freedom?’’ Dr William Glasser

Schools, parents and the general community are increasingly concerned about the mental health of our communities and our young people. Many are being diagnosed and labelled with a mental illness.

Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you work with clients, you are a family member, you a teacher or other professional – this ‘confest’ is for you to rest in the opportunity to further develop your ability to be mentally and emotionally well.

Learning to be friends with your mind and your emotions is one of the most liberating experience ever! Understanding, knowing, and believing that it is possible to become more and more well after you have been diagnosed with a mental illness is immensely freeing.

The personal recognition that we almost always have choices available to us constitutes a paradigm shift, giving us the freedom to choose the way we respond to the unfolding events in our lives.


The theme of the Glasser Australia National Conference hinges on the belief that taking responsibility for our choices will lead to a stronger sense of personal control of our lives and thus to personal freedom. It offers better mental health and well-being, by allowing us to be more effective both personally and professionally.

Using the powerful concepts of Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management, students, parents, educators, members of the broader community, business leaders and all people in the helping professionals can provide an environment where personal responsibility is supported, encouraged and nurtured.

This conference is an opportunity for you to learn skills, tools and concepts that will assist you to be in more effective control of your life. You will be surrounded by people, professionals and lay people who believe that we can be more well.

This conference will also include the coming together of people who will share knowledge that will address the ever- increasing challenges of achieving mental health and wellbeing in our communities.


Wellbeing in Education 

Educational settings are complex environments. This strand offers educators a framework for quality learning to enhance students’ mental wellbeing. It is vital to be able to self-manage effectively to maintain healthy levels of stress and positive relationships while enhancing the well-being of all members of the educational community.


One of the most important things we need to learn is how to get along well with each other. If we want a mentally healthier society, a good place to teach this is in schools” (Dr William Glasser)

 Being Mentally Healthy 

This strand focuses on how to be mentally healthy, help others to be mentally healthy, have more need-satisfying relationships: and how to feel safer, more connected, powerful, playful and free.

I believe that not getting along as well with each as we would like is the number one public mental health problem of the world. (Dr William Glasser)

Wellbeing of Children and Families

Keeping families connected is probably one of the most challenging and important jobs EVER!

This strand offers new knowledge and skills to assist families to remain connected as well as maintaining quality relationships with one another. It provides strategies to empower all members of the family to self-manage, become more resilient, mentally healthy and successful in life.

“Try as hard as possible to teach, show, and help your children to gain effective control of their lives”. (Dr William Glasser)

 Leading in Mental Health 

Understanding human behaviour and motivation can assist managers to achieve quality outcomes in the workplace.

This strand focuses on successful strategies to effectively lead and manage change in:

  • community groups
  • schools
  • health and affiliated organisations and
  • any business no matter how large or small.

“Lead management is needed in many situations besides business. It can be applied to how teachers are managed as well as how teachers manage students.” (Dr William Glasser)


 If you would like to:

  • come together with an outstanding line-up of international /national speakers and workshop facilitators
  • join community members who are passionate about teaching and helping others
  • listen to ‘Lived Experience’ speakers sharing their personal stories and life journey
  • enjoy music, dance and theatre productions
  • learn and share knowledge or applications which focus on using internal psychology in everyday life, education, the community and work

all with a common theme of ‘Exploring the Freedom of Choice’ to advance mental health and wellbeing for the benefit of all – then the Glasser Australia Conference will provide the opportunity for you to do so.

 Glasser Australia National Conference ‘Exploring the Freedom of Choice’ will also provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in an area of interest
  • Discuss current thinking related to mental health, relationships, education, leadership and implementing change
  • Network with others from Australia and around the world
  • Connect with like-minded people
  • Create and maintain relationships with others
  • Consider differing perspectives
  • Renew your motivation for improved mental health at both personal and professional levels

        ….. AND STILL HAVE FUN!





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