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A Way Out of Loneliness: How to Feel Less Isolated and Alone – Webinar


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If 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


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