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Overcoming the Inner Enemy that Causes Depression

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When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see the world, and in no case is this lens as harsh as when it is turned on ourselves.

Each of us has an “inner critic” judging our every action and instructing us on how to live our lives. A recent study revealed that one in 10 American adults experienced depression in 2010. To battle depression means taking on this internalized enemy or “critical inner voice.” Learning how to identify the self-destructive thoughts of this inner critic and how to take actions in your own self interest is the beginning of challenging the roots of depression. In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will address ways we can identify and deal effectively with the negative thinking that leads to the destructive spiral of depression and hopelessness. Exercises for identifying and challenging these critical inner voices of depression will be provided.

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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6 Comments

Diana Cobb

Good presentation — thouroughly enjoyed.

How do I receive the one hour ceu offered? I completed the webinar.

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Ramesh C Gupta

When someone is not happy, hopeful or grateful, chances are that he or she is depressed or having some negative feelings and thoughts. Such a person could use some resolutions of such thoughts of depression.
I am very interested to know more about this .
Ramesh Gupta.

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sandra

I suffer of depression in trying to stay strong but its really hard wen we fight with our own self’s .

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CK

To all those who commented, all who are reading this, and anyone who’s struggling with depression, themselves, and all that comes with it:
I just want to say that, at least, WE are not alone. I say that with gratitude and humility, for reading your comments has comforted me and made me feel less hopeless. No it is not a fix all, but in my book it surely counts for something that people are brave enough to address their demons and rise above stigma.
Also, an absolute thank you to Dr. Lisa Firestone and PsychAlive for making this free and available to many people who could use some help. Thank you.

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