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Addictions and addictive behaviors are alluring, because they offer immediate relief from psychological pain and anxiety. However the relief is only temporary; they never provide a lasting solution to our problems. When we “sober up” we find that our emotional pain is still there. Here you will learn about different forms of addiction and how you can identify if you may be an addict. Learn the psychological causes and effects of addictive behaviors as well as valuable tools to overcome addiction.

Helping Clients Stop Self-Sabotaging


CE Webinar Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. 3 CE Credits – $35 90 Minutes * Earn 3 CE Credits watching the Webinar and completing an accompanying reading assignment. Every person has a destructive inner voice that often sabotages our goals. This ...

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Guided Imagery and the Critical Inner Voice

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon Association

Lisa Firestone, PhD and Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD discuss the broad reaching effects (including generational effects) of the critical inner voice on suicide, violence, child abuse and troubled interpersonal relationships. LISTEN TO PODCAST

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Fear of Intimacy

Fear of Intimacy

By Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. Joyce Catlett, M.A. In Fear of Intimacy, the authors bring almost 40 years of clinical experience to bear in challenging the usual ways of thinking about couples and families. They argue that relationships fail not ...

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Confessions of a Shopoholic

shopping addiction

Crystal is a power shopper. She arrives at our lunch wearing a $2,300 white, billowy Donna Karan shirt for which she paid only $180. She tries to play down the label “shopping addict,” which her friends accuse her of being. ...

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Online Shopping Addiction


by Katherine Todd   Due to the rising presence of the internet in our daily lives, online shopping addictions are becoming more common. Like compulsive shopping, online shopping addiction is detrimental to one’s personal, professional, and financial lives. In some ...

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Understanding Compulsive Shopping

compulsive shopping

 by Katherine Todd     I have always loved to shop. I shop in order to relax from a long, stressful day. So, how does casual, relaxing shopping turn into an uncontrollable impulse that damages your personal, professional, and financial ...

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Compulsive Shopping


Like most process addictions, compulsive spending and shopping serves an unconscious purpose. The purpose is typically specific to each individual and while out of one’s awareness, a yearning seeks to be filled. This is where the process of shopping and ...

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