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Beating Addiction: The Sneaky Role of the Critical Inner Voice

 

 

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“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 as it is much like a sadistic coach in people’s heads that first lures them into self-destructive behavior but then punishes them for being “weak” or a “failure.” Most people can identify how this inner critic punishes them for messing up or indulging in addictive behavior, but they don’t realize just how sneaky it can be in terms of offering seductive and soothing-seeming messages that entice them to indulge in a substance or behavior that destructively influences their life.

In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explain how to fully face, fight and treat an addiction, one must come to know their critical inner voice. Individuals must learn what they are telling themselves both before they engage in addictive behavior and after. Increasing their awareness of this critical voice and how it operates is an essential first step to resisting an addiction.

The presentation will introduce a method for individuals to separate their real self (their true wants, goals and values) from their anti-self (the side of them that is self-critical, self-sabotaging and self-destructive). Dr. Firestone will explain the steps of Voice Therapy, a cognitive, affective and behavioral approach to challenging one’s core negative beliefs about themselves. She will help individuals and therapists working with clients learn ways to overcome the thought processes that drive addictive behavior. Dr. Firestone will further emphasize the importance of helping individuals struggling with addiction to strengthen their sense of self and start to refrain from addictive urges.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply techniques to identify and challenge the destructive thinking that feeds into addiction.
  2. Identify and help clients address core beliefs that limit behavior change.
  3. Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking addictive patterns.
  4. Explain the steps of Voice Therapy.
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Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. You can earn your CEs by watching the webinar and completing an accompanying reading assignment. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

 

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. You can earn your CEs by watching the webinar and completing an accompanying reading assignment. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa 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), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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