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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 Dr. Lisa Firestone will discuss psychological tools and scientifically backed concepts that can change the very way we see ourselves and our circumstances.

Her 90-minute presentation includes the following:

  • An introduction to the concept of the “anti-self,” an inner enemy we all possess that generates much of our negative and self-destructive thinking. She will talk about steps and therapeutic methods to conquer this inner critic.
  • An overview of scientifically proven methods of building resilience to help people cope with stress and deal with life’s challenges.
  • A discussion of how making sense of one’s story and learning the steps of differentiation can help people separate from their past and feel stronger in the present, creating the life they truly want.
  • An introduction to a toolkit of coping strategies that can help individuals whenever they feel overwhelmed. In addition to specific exercises, this section will feature information on how self-compassion and mindfulness practices can assist people in feeling calm, centered, and capable when facing hardships or making changes.
  • A list of essential suicide prevention resources for those experiencing a crisis. No matter what our circumstances, we can all learn methods to help us emerge from the darkest moments in our lives. This Webinar will help individuals and mental health professionals understand these methods and put them into effect.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three components of psychological resilience
  2. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  3. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
  4. List the steps of voice therapy
  5. Explain the four steps in differentiation of self
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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 (2) 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.


Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

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) www.aswb.org, 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 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

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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I came across this article ..is it for everyone or just for a continue Ed class for those who are in the mental health professions ..I could use this for my own self ..maybe it could help myself answer my own question of why I don’t listen to that inside voice that wants me to take better care of my own self ..I stay stuck hearing that critical inside voice that keeps me not being able to be good to myself .. It’s inside argument that inferears with living the life I want, also hinders relationship I have with others ..


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