Chaplain Certification Programs

Chaplains are the first and last line
of defense for military leaders,
teams, veterans, and their families.

Joyful Rhythms® Certification programs prepare chaplains
to better foster resilience in
families, couples, & parents as
they face the joys and challenges of mlita
ry life.

Chaplain Certification Programs

Dr. Gurri’s workshop transformed into a positive, open, and most importantly, safe place that encourages communication and sharing of ideas.

—Anonymous leader, National Guard

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Joyful Rhythms® Chaplain
Certification Programs

Programs range from 45-min to three-day retreats to year-round coaching. Keynotes, breakouts and training, and coaching are available via phone, videoconference, and in-person. 

  • Compassion Fatigue in the time of COVID-19
  • Deal with Fatigue, Grief, Loss, and Change
  • Marriage and Couple retreats
  • Family and Parent Wellness retreats
  • Date Night programs
  • Positive Parenting and Temperament
  • Bullies, Heroes, and Victims for Military Kids
  • Tears, Tempers, and Polite Shut-Ups
  • Communication Aikido Listening Toolkit

Foster resilience! Dr. Red Shoe uses playful humor to address the toughest relationship challenges facing military couples, parents, and families. Communication strategies revitalize connection, intimacy, and joy.



Dr. Margarita Gurri is by far the most dynamic speaker I have had the privilege of working with. Her patriotism is unparalleled and her love for our country and those who serve to support it shine through in every aspect of her engagements. The common-sense approach to tackling daily military challenges is inspiring. The feedback we receive from our attendees demonstrates that connects, relates, and inspires service members and families alike. The passion for our Military shine through in her presences as well as her presentations!

—Susan Hare, Warrior & Family Support Regional Coordinator

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