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Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman are two of the world’s foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. The synergy created by the partnership of a therapist (Thomas) and an educator (Chick) combining their talents to help adults work effectively with children has been dramatic and transformational.

As experts in the field of verbal language and the use of communication skills Thomas and Chick have written several books on the effectiveness of words in creating a desired outcome. The book Talk Sense To Yourself demonstrates how words structure your life and lead to your thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Teacher Talk reveals to teachers how to create respect and responsibility in the classroom through the words they use. Parent Talk shows parents how to raise responsible, caring, confident children with verbal skills. Couple Talk uncovers the clues on how to talk your way to a great relationship. For more information on these books visit or



Thomas B. Haller M.Div., LMSW, DST

Thomas is a widely sought after national and international presenter in the areas of child behavior management and verbal language skills. He is the co-author of three highly acclaimed books; “The Ten Commitments: Parenting with Purpose”, “Couple Talk: How to Talk Your Way to a Great Relationship” and “Dental Talk: How to Manage Children’s Behavior with Effective Verbal Skills”. He publishes two FREE monthly e-zines, one for parents and another for educators. Subscribe to both at He is the founder and director of Healing Minds Institute, a center devoted to teaching others to focus and enhance the health of the mind, body, and spirit.

Thomas also maintains a private practice in Bay City, Michigan, as a child, adolescent and couples therapist; a sex therapist; and a chronic pain counselor. He is a certified EEG biofeedback technician, an AASECT certified diplomate of sex therapy, and a certified sports counselor. Thomas has extensive training in psychotherapy with children and couples from the University of Michigan where he received his Master of Social Work degree. He also is an ordained Lutheran minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary.

Thomas conducts workshops, seminars, and keynote presentations for churches, school districts, parent groups, and counseling agencies. He is also a regular lecturer at universities across the country.


Tom Haller.



Thomas Haller, MDiv, LMSW, DST
Director Healing Minds Institute, Inc.
5225 Three Mile Rd.
Bay City, MI 48706
Telephone: (989) 667-5654


Chick Moorman

Chick Moorman is a veteran educator who has invested more than 40 years working with children, parents, teachers, and care-givers. More than 300,000 participants have attended his lectures. He is regularly featured on over 15 major websites that offer content on dealing with children around the world. He maintains a personal website where he publishes free parenting newsletters for parents and educators. They are sent to over 10,000 subscribers every three weeks.

Chick Moorman is on a mission to empower parents, teachers, and care-givers so they can in turn empower the children they love and serve.

Chick Moorman.



Chick Moorman
P.O. Box 547
Merrill, MI 48637
Telephone: (877) 360-1477
Fax: (989) 643-5156