Relationship Webinars

Breaking Free From Bad Relationship Patterns

      In this Webinar:  Identify patterns of recreating past dynamics in adult romantic relationships. Learn how early attachment style influences attractions and behaviors. Understand how people may select, distort, and provoke partners to recreate old, familiar feelings. Recognize the role childhood defenses and the “critical inner voice” play in relationships. Break free of… Read more »

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How To Be More Loving

    In this Webinar: Learn common barriers that get in the way of lasting love and effective strategies to achieve closeness. Most people believe they want love in their life, but most also face challenges that lead them to stop engaging in loving actions. The feelings between couples diminish when they stop treating each other… Read more »

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The Psychological Effects of Emotional Hunger

    In this Webinar: This Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone will help individuals and therapists make sense of the serious psychological consequences of emotional hunger and will clarify the confusion between what might look like love from real, nurturing love. This distinction helps a person to understand and make sense of the impact of… Read more »

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Finding Healthy and Satisfying Sexuality Through Self-acceptance

    In this Webinar: How self-acceptance and understanding can lead to healthier, more fulfilling sexuality Sexuality is an important part of one’s identity, yet people often feel turned on themselves in relation to sex. While a person’s sexuality is unique to the individual, there are many ways that people struggle with their sexuality that… Read more »

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The Loss of Pleasure: Attachment Relationship and Loss: A Conversation with Carol Gilligan

    In this Webinar: We avoid the very thing we want – love – for fear of again experiencing a loss that once felt irreparable. Rather than accepting the loss of relationship as inescapable, a healthier response is to feel the sadness and protest the loss. Otherwise, this leads us to the loss of pleasure,… Read more »

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Understanding and Overcoming Relationship Anxiety

    In this Webinar:  While the notion of falling in love can sound blissful, interpersonal relationships almost always challenge us in ways we don’t expect. Relationship anxiety can arise at various points in a relationship from the moment we first start dating to when we decide to make a symbolic commitment, like moving in… Read more »

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Real Love and How to Manifest It: A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg

    In this Webinar:  Fundamentally, there is only one kind of love– real love – trying to come more fully alive in us despite our limiting assumptions, the distortions of our culture, our sense of unworthiness, and the habits of fear, self-condemnation and isolation we tend to acquire just by living a life. Real… Read more »

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The Fantasy Bond

    In this Webinar:  Many struggles we face in our current interpersonal relationships arise from a core defense formed in childhood known as the “fantasy bond.” As one of the central concepts of Dr. Robert Firestone, the fantasy bond describes an illusion of connection we originally form with our parent or primary caretaker as a… Read more »

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Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

    In this Webinar:  A 75-year longitudinal study from Harvard recently reported that love and relationships are by far the most important factors to leading a happy and fulfilling life. The study’s lead researcher, Dr. George Vaillant, wrote that there are two essential ingredients for a good life: “One is love. The other is finding… Read more »

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The Power of Forgiveness: A Conversation with Dr. Frederic Luskin

    In this Webinar:  The importance of practicing forgiveness has always been extolled in both religious and psychological traditions.  Dr. Luskin’s research has confirmed its virtues in the promotion of psychological, relationship and physical health.  Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and… Read more »

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Real Love Versus Fantasy: How to Keep Romantic Love Alive

Watch Now: You can see slides from the presentation here. In this Webinar: New studies in neuroscience have recently shown that lasting romantic love is truly attainable. Yet, so many couples are asking what causes the “spark” to fade? What keeps people from maintaining that excitement, attraction and closeness they once felt for their partner?… Read more »

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What We Need to Know to Prevent Suicide

Watch Now: See slides from “What We Need to Know to Prevent Suicide” here If you’re interested in watching part two of this Webinar featuring Kevin Hines, please contact [email protected] See a full list of upcoming PsychAliveWebinars here If you are a mental health professional or interested in a longer, more in-depth presentation on suicide prevention, watch Dr. Lisa… Read more »

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6 Reasons Most People Are Afraid of Love

    In this Webinar:  In this Webinar:  New studies in neuroscience tell us that it is possible to stay in love for the long haul. Scientists have found that the brain activity of couples who’d been together for 20-plus years and still experienced romantic love was similar to people who’d just fallen in love…. Read more »

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Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

    In this Webinar:  What prevents most people from being able to sustain romantic, meaningful relationships that satisfy their needs and desires? Why do people often feel compelled to punish those closest to them? What qualities should a person look for when selecting a partner? What are the factors that determine whether partners will… Read more »

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How to Improve Your Relationships

    In this Webinar:  What prevents most people from being able to sustain romantic, meaningful relationships that satisfy their needs and desires?  What qualities should a person look for when selecting a partner? What are the factors that determine whether partners will end up experiencing love and fulfillment in their relationship or suffering pain and… Read more »

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Relationships 2.0: Navigating love, lust, commitment, infidelity in the new millennium

    In this Webinar:  Relationships have changed drastically since the dawn of the 21st Century. Dating, mating, single-life, sex-life, monogamy, matrimony, cohabitation, co-operation, fidelity, infidelity—all look different than one short generation ago. As if it weren’t challenging enough to keep up with pathological, technological, ethnic, educational, gender, geographic, socio-economic, and sexual diversity, we now… Read more »

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Working with High-Conflict Couples

    In this Webinar:  In 2004, a national survey revealed that “how couples argue was more related to divorce potential than was what they argue about.” As therapists, many of us observe this reality on countless occasions throughout our career.  While financial strains and practical worries can take their toll on a relationship, the internal… Read more »

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Secure and Insecure Love: An Attachment Perspective

    In this Webinar:  Both clinicians and researchers have noted the importance of close interpersonal relationships for the development of personality, character, and overall well-being. Attachment theory was originally created by a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist, John Bowlby, but unlike many psychoanalytic theories, attachment theory has been vigorously researched during the past 35 years. The… Read more »

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