By truly understanding the emotions triggered by a breakup or rejection, people can free themselves of much of their suffering and move on even stronger.

 

For someone experiencing a breakup or rejection, the advice to “just get over it” can feel impossible. Although losing a relationship is hard for anyone, there are deeper, more complex reasons certain people become stuck in their pain and suffer more than others. A rejection can trigger a painful reminder of past hurts and a violent assault on one’s sense of self, neither of which have much to do with the partner a person has lost. In addition, breaking up with someone breaks a fantasy of connection that couples form in order to feel safe and secure. A fracture to this security can trigger hostile self-attacks and spark anxiety based on our personal attachment history. By exploring each of these concepts and forming a more coherent understanding one’s emotions around a breakup, a person can actually use the experience of a breakup or rejection as an opportunity for personal growth. Through self-exploration paired with self-compassion, a person can feel stronger in themselves and go on to enjoy healthier, more satisfying relationships. In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will introduce individuals and therapists to psychological tools that can help a person on their path to heal from a breakup or rejection:

 

These include:

  • Exploring how the past has shaped one’s relationship patterns, choices, and reactions
  • Recognizing critical self-attacks that are triggered by a separation
  • Understanding one’s emotions: how to express feelings in healthy ways and avoid rumination
  • Challenging a fantasy connection that elevates painful emotions around loss
  • Understanding how early attachment patterns influence one’s current reactions
  • Creating a coherent narrative of the experience
  • Adopting a growth mindset that allows a person to move on rather than a fixed mindset that keeps a person stuck in their pain
  • Practicing self-compassion and mindfulness techniques
  • Reframing thinking to differentiate what a person really wants from what they think they deserve

 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the concept of the fantasy bond, an imaginary connection formed with their partner that relieves anxiety yet interferes with real relationships.
  2. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  3. Identify three principles of self-compassion
  4. Explain the process of creating a coherent narrative around a trauma
  5. Describe the four categories of adult attachment patterns

 


 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

June 11th from 11am-12:30pm Pacific Time

 

 

1.5 Live or Homestudy CE Credits ($10) – Optional and sold separately. Link to buy CE’s will be provided by email after the live Webinar’s taken place.
More Info Here

 


 

Ordering Information:

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed instructions to log on to the Webinar. If you’re not able to attend the live presentation, all registrants will be e-mailed a full video recording to watch at their convenience after the Webinar’s taken place.

Optional CEs (1.5 live or home study) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $10. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here


 

 About Lisa Firestone

 

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon AssociationDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. 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 The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), 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:

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

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