feel less alone webinarIf you feel lonely, you’re truly not alone. A recent U.K. study of millions of people found that one in 10 people do not feel they have close friend, while one in five never or rarely felt loved. Loneliness affects all kinds of people from all walks of life. It can hit us at any moment, whether we keep to ourselves or are surrounded by adoring fans. On a deep level, most people struggle with a fundamental feeling that they are an outsider. In their research, Dr.’s Robert and Lisa Firestone found that the most common negative thought people have toward themselves is that they are “different from other people.”

In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explore what causes these feelings of alienation. What are the true roots of loneliness? Why do people turn against themselves? How can they overcome the self-critical thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that perpetuate the cycle of solitude?

To shed light on these questions, Dr. Firestone will explain how individuals build certain psychological defenses to adapt to their early environment that can hurt or limit them in their current lives. These defenses can lead to feelings of alienation, isolation and depression.  While loneliness is a feeling and being isolated is an action, both can be challenged. Participants will learn valuable tools to identify and overcome their defenses. They will be introduced to therapy techniques that will help them to shatter the negative filter through which they see themselves and the world around them.

Seeking connection is a valuable mental health principle. When we learn to overcome the “critical inner voice” that tells us we are different in some basic, negative way, we can build more satisfying and meaningful connections. By emphasizing self-compassion and a common humanity, people can start to challenge core beliefs about themselves. They can break out of shells they never knew they’d built to live freer, more fulfilling lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  • Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns
  • Distinguish between self-compassion and self-esteem
  • Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging the Critical Inner Voices in loneliness and depression
  • Identify clients’ negative thought patterns/ attitudes that influence loneliness and depression

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
Price: $15
90 Minutes

$15.00 Add to cart

Optional 3 CE Credits sold separately. You will receive a link to purchase CE’s by email after ordering the Webinar. More Info Here


Ordering Information:

Once payment is processed, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration with instructions on how to log in to the Webinar. All paid registrants will be e-mailed a full video recording of the Webinar, all supplementary materials and a link to purchase CE’s after the Webinar has taken place. Contact [email protected] for more information.


About Lisa Firestone

Lisa FirestoneDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).



Continuing Education Information:
* Continuing Education (CE) credits are being offered to mental health professionals through PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER) Participants may earn 3 CE credits.” Get CE details here.

* CE Certificates will be mailed out from (PER) 3-4 weeks after completion of the Webinar. For additional CE information contact PER at 800-892-9249 or email [email protected]

* Appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level practitioners.

* If you have a special needs questions or have any concerns, please contact [email protected] or call 805-681-0415.

* Once payment and registration are received, there will be no cancellations or refunds. Should you be unable to listen to the live event, a complete recorded session will be made available to you at no additional charge.