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
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.
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.
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.
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