For many people, the expression “you are your own worst enemy” holds a lot of truth. It’s a painful reality that much of what limits people in their lives are their own feelings of unworthiness and self-hatred. But where do these feelings come from? How do they influence people’s lives? How can people push past these dark thoughts to live free from the harsh voice of their inner critic?

This Webinar will explore how every person is divided. They are torn between their “real self,” which is self-accepting, goal-directed and life-affirming and an “anti-self,” which is self-hating, self-denying, paranoid and suspicious. This anti-self can keep people from pursuing goals or encourage them to engage in self-destructive behavior.

By learning the source of this anti-self, people can start to feel more self-compassion and separate from this internalized enemy. They can recognize when their “critical inner voices” start to attack them and act against their mean instructions. They can learn how to side with and strengthen their real sense of self and stop living with the limitations imposed on them by their inner critic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  • Identify and help clients address core beliefs that limit behavior change
  • Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns
  • Distinguish between self-compassion and self-esteem

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

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Optional 3 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here
 ****************************************************************************************************************************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).


Ordering Information:

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

**************************************************************************************************************************** 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.


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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), 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 3 continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

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