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.
- 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.
- Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
- Identify three principles of self-compassion
- Explain the process of creating a coherent narrative around a trauma
- Describe the four categories of adult attachment patterns
Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.
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