Speaking Topics

Over the years, Mitchell's Journey has been asked to share perspectives across a wide spectrum of interests.  Here are the topics we cover, ranging from the story of Mitch to making moments matter in our own lives.

 
 
 

Mitchell's Journey

The Mitchell's Journey story told through the perspective of both Chris & Natalie Jones.  In this 1 hour presentation, the audience will walk down the sacred footpath of Mitchell's life, death and aftermath.  This has been our most requested keynote. 

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1 -2 hour presentation


What Others Have Said:

"Words cannot express the feelings that are coursing through me right now. Thank you so much for sharing your family journey with us in Batesville today."

~ Stacy Waechter, Batesville Indianna  |  August 25, 2016

 

 

Making Moments Matter

A look at how to make moments matter.  This presentation offers a wide variety of tips, ideas and insights on making the most of the time we have.

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1.5 - 2 hour presentation & workshop.  15-30 Minutes of Q&A

(condensed versions of this presentation are available / shortest version 45 minutes)

  • Gain a startling insight on how much time you really have
  • Learn practical insights on spending quality family time
  • Six ideas powerful ideas on making moments matter
  • Tips on capturing moments once you have have them
 

 
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A Thousand Points of Light

Care Provider Version

A rich presentation that explores the unique role care providers can play in the lives of those who struggle in moments of crisis, mental health, and death.

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2 hour presentation

This course has been accredited for continuing education in several states.

What Others Have Said:

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Last week I was in Nashville, TN, for our annual Leadership Conference. I was honored to receive the first ShareLife award. The photo was taken after I received the award. Christopher M. Jones is is the gentleman closest in the photo. He was a guest speaker from Utah. He shared a very personal part of his life during his presentation that touched me and everyone so much! Having to go in front of a crowd to receive the award and give a speech after him was the one of the hardest things I have ever had to do! He is such an inspiration and a strong man, husband, father and now friend. All I'm asking is for you to take time to look at his Facebook page, Mitchells journey or his web page, mitchellsjourney.org. I'm hoping that I will be able to get him to to Aiken so he can share his story with you!

                                                                     ~ Allen Bateman  |  South Carolina

 

 
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  • Discover the therapeutic and healing power of journaling
  • Learn how to map points of light and find gratitude
  • Daily tools for managing grief, depression and more
 
 

A Thousand Points of Light

For Individuals Coping With Loss, Depression or Fear

In the presentation, a thousand points of light, Chris Jones shares a richly detailed account of his son's life, death, his family's journey with loss, and some unique discoveries that offer hope and healing for those who grieve.  Laced within a unique storytelling style, participants discover tools and valuable insights that can aid them in their own journey with loss and healing.

 

 

What Happens on the Other Side of Medicine

A candid look at the impact medical providers have on children and caregivers. Medical communities across North America are requesting presentations to help practitioners gain insights from the patient/caregiver perspective.

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1 & 2 hour presentations available.

 

This course has been accredited for continuing education in several states.

  • Better empathize with patnents and their primary care providers
  • Know 3 things parents seek while workign with medical professionals
  • Gain deeper insight regarding the human toll of medicine by a rare, up-close look at the events leading up to the death of a child.

What Others Have Said:

  • Awesome presentation!
  • Amazing! Very touching & inspiring!  Helped me to recommit myself to be a stronger advocate for my students.
  • I am confident that I speak for all who were here when I say we were touched by his story but he left an imprint that will always stay for nurses, it was what I needed to hear.  Thank you Chris for sharing Mitchel’s Journey with us!
  • Very touching.  Make me want to be a better nurse!
  • Very powerful speaker and presentation!  Excellent!
  • Extremely touching and informative
  • Exceptionally well.  We need to know how families are feeling when they are struggling with losing a child.
  • Very good-very emotionally rendering speech.  Very brave of the speaker about such a personal experience.
  • He was an amazing presenter with a lot of HEART
  • Very good reminds us to care always
  • Really made me want to strive to be a better nurse.
  • Very well done.  Emotional powerful & puts in perspective how important small actions can make a difference in the lives of patients & families
  • Excellent presentation; allowed the nurse to see care through the patient’s & parent’s eyes.
  • Very emotional presentation – beautifully sad, great to hear families side & impact of practitioners
  • Very moving
  • AMAZING! I would suggest emotion inducing presentations be held at the end of the day so that we can go home puffy-eyed instead of having puffy eyes all day.
  • Very good – would be a good topic to talk about MD and the different types
  • Touching
  • Outstanding!  Such a great reminder of what our nursing profession is all about!
  • Well done finding someone that spoke to how we help in tough things.
  • Heart breaking story but was evident the need for nurses and the value. 
  • Needed tissues.
 

 

 

    A Candid Look at Life, Death & The Aftermath of Loss

    [ For Funeral Home Directors & Hospice Care Providers]

    As a keynote speaker at funeral conferences, Chris provides a richly detailed account of events leading up their son’s passing, their experience and observations of the funeral process as well as the aftermath of grief.  This keynote will offer a unique and rare insight on what goes on in the lives of those who lose children, before and after such a profound loss.  

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    1 & 2 hour presentations available

    ** This presentation is certified for certain continuing education requirements in several states.


    What Other's Have Said:

    I was so honored to be asked to speak at the annual North Carolina Funeral Directors Conference. It was a priveledge to share the stage with Chris Jones on Tuesday. From the first time I heard of Tender Mercies: Mitchell's Journey, I have wanted to learn more about his and his families remarkable journey. Thank you Chris for sharing such a personal, moving, and inspirational story.

    ~ Marc Kanapaux, Charleston, South Carolina  |  May 26, 2016

     

     

    When Hope Comes  

    When speaking to grief and bereavement communities, Chris and his wife share candid insights on the grief process and practical tips to cope with the loss of a child.  

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    1 & 2 hour presentations available

     

    This presentation has been shared with chaplains and a variety of religious institutions - including clergy, parents, adults and young adults (14-19 years old).  

    In Search of Tender Mercies

    This presentation offers a deep and rich look at adversity, faith and learning to see in the dark.  In this presentation, you will learn about a series of tender mercies that serve as heavenly constellations that point the way.  You will walk away with a renewed sense faith and greater clarity about tender mercies and the role they are already playing in your own life.

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    1 hour presentation


     

    [ For Caretakers & Newly Diagnosed Families ]

    A Caretakers Guide to Medicine & School

    This presentation offers valuable insights on navigating the often perplexing medical system and working through the various challenges in education with a special needs child.

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    1.5 hour presentation & workshop.  30 Minutes of Q&A

     

     

    Both an online and live version of this workshop are available.  This presentation is best suited for organizations that want to help their audience better capture their life through photos and tell their stories in ways that captivate and engage their audience.

    The Power of Everyday Photography

    A practical guide to photojournalism, capturing moments and making them last.

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    2 hour presentation & workshop.   

     

     

    Making the Most of the Time You Have

    With a blend of workshop exercises and inspirational content, Chris Jones will share a powerful exploration of your personal values, time and how to make the most of it.  

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    1.5-2 hour workshop.   

     
     

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