On-Demand Webinars

Overcoming Breakups and Rejection

In this Webinar: 

  • Challenge the critical inner voice that hurts our sense of self after a separation.
  • Understand how an illusion of connection or “fantasy bond” contributes to our breakup pain.
  • Learn how our patterns of attachment affect how we feel after we split up.
  • Embrace a growth mindset that helps us not stay mired in our pain.
  • Practice self-compassion to help us heal.
  • Create a coherent narrative in order to move forward and create healthier connections.

For someone experiencing a breakup or rejection, moving on can feel impossible. Although losing a relationship is hard for anyone, there are deeper, more complex reasons certain people become stuck in their pain and suffer more than others. A rejection can trigger a painful reminder of past hurts and launch people into a sea of self-attacks.  In addition, experiencing a break up with someone breaks a fantasy of connection that people form in order to feel safe and secure. A fracture to this security can shake up our sense of self and ignite anxiety based on our personal attachment history.

By exploring each of these concepts and forming a more coherent understanding one’s emotions around a breakup, a person can actually use the experience of a breakup or rejection as an opportunity for personal growth. Through self-exploration paired with self-compassion, a person can feel stronger in themselves and go on to enjoy healthier, more satisfying relationships.

In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will introduce individuals and therapists to psychological tools that can help a person on their path to heal from a breakup or rejection.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the concept of the “fantasy bond,” an imaginary connection formed with their partner that relieves anxiety yet contributes to deterioration in relationships.
  2. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  3. Identify three principles of self-compassion
  4. Explain the process of creating a coherent narrative around a trauma
  5. Describe the four categories of adult attachment patterns



Ordering Information

Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional 1.5 CEs may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional 1.5 CEs may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. 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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Greg Sarver

If I register but unable to tune in live at the time of
the webinar will it be recorded and available to watch at a later date?

mark wolfe

Hi Greg, Thank you for your interest in our webinar! Yes, if you are unable to attend the live event you will receive a recording that you can watch at a later time.

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