Self-Development Webinars

Changing Sense of Identity

    In this Webinar:  Our perception of who we are starts to form very early in our lives. This sense of self is shaped not only from the positive ways we’re seen and treated but from the negative attitudes we’re exposed to in our environment through parental, familial, and societal influences. As adults, in… Read more »

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Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Personal Transformation

    In this Webinar:  Most people have some kind of habit in their lives that they’re either trying to change or want to change. Just because they’ve entrenched in a particular habit doesn’t mean it’s forever. The key to transforming a person’s relationship with exercising, productivity, eating, meditating, and even with stronger addictive behaviors… Read more »

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How to Outsmart Panic Attacks

    In this Webinar: Clinical psychologist Dr. Danny Zamir will teach you how to help yourself or your clients to outsmart anxiety and panic symptoms. He will explain techniques to help interrupt the thought patterns and behaviors driving panic responses in order to keep these symptoms from coming back again and again. He will share the… 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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11 Ways to Ease Your Anxious Mind

    In this Webinar:  It’s time to stop letting anxiety rule you. In this program, Elisha Goldstein invites you to experience 11 essential remedies to break out of negative, anxiety-inducing modes of thinking. Come uncover the freedom and inner peace that you deserve as you learn The importance of slowing down and relaxing your… Read more »

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Effective Ways to Fight Depression

Watch Now:   In this Webinar: One in 10 people in the United States experiences depression with more people struggling every day. New studies show that depression is on the rise and affecting people at a younger age. Depression is a serious disorder and should be taken as seriously as any medical condition. Yet, it’s… Read more »

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Overcoming Depression: Two-Part Online Workshop

  In this Webinar: This Webinar will introduce: A cognitive/ affective/ behavioral approach to conquering the critical inner voice that drives depression Assessment instruments, homework exercises, and other tools that can help people separate from negative thoughts Specific actions and exercises people can engage in to reduce symptoms of depression Tools to enhance mindfulness, self-compassion,… Read more »

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Building a Healthy Sense of Self

  In this Webinar: Cultivating a healthy, compassionate, and authentic sense of self is key to improving every aspect of our lives. In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will help individuals and therapists learn to: Challenge a destructive inner enemy that undermines, evaluates, comments, and coaches people on every aspect of their lives Identify an… 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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Self-Compassion: A Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff

    In this Webinar:  Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how… Read more »

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Free Yourself from the Pain of Your Past

    In this Webinar:  A trauma can be defined as any significant negative event or incident that shaped us– an impactful instance that made us feel bad, scared or ashamed. We have all experienced trauma. No matter how often we try to tell you ourselves to let go of the past or to convince… Read more »

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Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human with Dr. Daniel Siegel

    In this Webinar:  Imagine waking up to the realization that the fields that focus on the mind—from mental health and education to psychiatry and psychology—do not actually define what the mind actually is. Without knowing what mind is, how can we then say what a healthy mind might be and how we could… Read more »

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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: An Adjunct to Clinical Practice

    In this Webinar:  We often hear the expression, “listen to your inner voice” as a positive affirmation. However, every individual is divided and has two ways of regarding themselves. We all possess a life-affirming “voice” that represents our real self (our true wants, desires and goals) and a critical, coaxing and destructive inner… 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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Creating a Path from “I Hate My Life” to Resilience and Self-Realization

    In this Webinar:  We all experience moments of utter despair in which we think “I hate my life.” Whatever we feel is going wrong, be it our job, our relationships, or our social, economic, or even political circumstances, there are ways to cope with hard times and truly feel better. This Webinar with… 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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Importance of Emotion in Therapy: A Conversation with Dr. Leslie Greenberg

    In this Webinar:  Dr. Leslie Greenberg is a co-founder of emotion-focused therapy (EFT), He is also the director for the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic housed at York University. Greenberg is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and the Society for Constructivism in Psychotherapy (SCP). He is the… Read more »

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Overcoming Insecurity

    In this Webinar:  Having a healthy self-perception has been said to predict our health and well-being. Yet, staggering statistics continue to show our struggle with insecurity. A national report revealed that 7 in 10 girls don’t believe they’re good enough. Another study published by the American Psychological Association showed that there is no… Read more »

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Nurturing Self-Regulation, Mindful Self-Awareness and Resilience in Children, Adolescents and Families

    In this Webinar:  A child’s developing mind, brain, and body is affected by the difficulties he or she encounters, including attachment and relational difficulties at home and at school, aggression, bullying and anti-social experiences, attention challenges and concentration problems, and chronic trauma. Since a child’s healthy sense of self is built upon a secure… 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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Beating Addiction: The Sneaky Role of the Critical Inner Voice

    In this Webinar:  “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn To understand addiction, one must understand the destructive thought process every person possesses known as the “critical inner voice.” The role of this “voice” in addiction is incredibly powerful… 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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Empowering Strategies to Fight Depression

Watch Now: See slides from the Webinar here. One in 10 people in the United States is affected by depression with more people struggling every day. New studies show that depression is affecting people at a younger and younger age. Depression is a real disorder and should be taken as seriously as any medical condition. Yet,… Read more »

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Stop Hating Yourself: A Method to Overcome Your Inner Critic

    In this Webinar:  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?… Read more »

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Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness, Compassion and Play

    In this Webinar:  When most of us think of the word “anti-depressant,” we think of a pill, but Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. shows us how science is now discovering that that’s not the only natural anti-depressants we have. As we intentionally practice tapping into these natural anti-depressants, we begin to form an anti-depressant brain… Read more »

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Become a Better Parent by Understanding Yourself

    In this Webinar:  When it comes to parenting advice, it can feel like there are just too many cooks in the kitchen. From attachment parents to tiger moms, the parenting roles we are expected to fill are full of contradictions and can lead to a lot of uncertainty. The truth is, there are… Read more »

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Effective Ways to Fight Depression

Watch Now: Download slides from the Webinar here. In this Webinar: When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see the world, and in no case is this lens as harsh as when it is turned on ourselves. Each of us has an “inner… Read more »

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Break the Chain: How to Live the Life YOU Want

    In this Webinar:  Most people at some point in life are faced with the question: “Am I living the life I truly desire?” “Who am I really?” “What gives my life meaning?” Answering these questions is key to creating one’s own  unique existence. These questions can be a cornerstone of effective therapy and… Read more »

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Narcissism: From Healthy to Pathological

    In this Webinar:  How can we distinguish healthy self-confidence from narcissism? Is there an epidemic of narcissism in our society? How can we deal with narcissists in our lives, whether they are our parents, our partners our friends or our patients?  This Webinar will address these questions and provide answers that will help you… Read more »

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Live Your Life to the Fullest

    In this Webinar:  Studies show that the happiest people are those who seek meaning as opposed to just pleasure. Yet, are we really asking ourselves the right questions about what would make our lives meaningful? Despite what we may think, much of the time we are not really seeking our own happiness at all. Many… Read more »

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Overcoming the Inner Enemy that Causes Depression

Watch Now:  In this Webinar: When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see the world, and in no case is this lens as harsh as when it is turned on ourselves. Each of us has an “inner critic” judging our every action and… Read more »

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How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

    In this Webinar:  Each of us has an “inner critic” judging our every action and instructing us on how to live our lives. But how much are we letting this inner critic control us and sabotage our goals? Are we living the lives we were destined to live or are we living someone… Read more »

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In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

    In this Webinar:  Trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder but is rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss.  By enlisting the wisdom of the living sensing body and engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions, trauma can be transformed. In this Webinar, Dr. Levine… 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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Is Your Attachment Style Shaping Your Life?

    In this Webinar:  A Webinar with Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. – Attachment refers the particular way in which you relate to other people. Your style of attachment was formed in childhood, however, once established, it has a heavy influence on how you relate in everything from your intimate relationships to how you parent your children. Understanding… Read more »

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