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Voice Therapy: Helping Clients Overcome Their Inner Critic – Online Workshop


In this Webinar:

An Online Workshop introducing an innovative therapeutic approach to overcoming the inner critic that sabotages a person’s life.

This two-part online workshop will provide:

  • An introduction to Voice Therapy, a five-step technique that can help clients challenge and overcome the “critical inner voice” that holds them back in life
  • Insight into the developmental factors that lead a person to develop this destructive inner enemy
  • Techniques to help clients identify destructive thoughts or voices that cause suffering and self-limiting behavior
  • Strategies to help clients connect with their real self, wants, needs, and goals and identify achievable steps for positive and meaningful change in their lives
  • Tools to help clients understand and tolerate the anxiety that comes with changing core defenses and harmful beliefs about themselves

We often use the expression, “listen to your inner voice” as a positive affirmation. However, every person is divided when it comes to how they see themselves. While one side can be life-affirming and supportive when it comes to their true wants, desires and goals, the other side is critical, coaxing, and self-destructive.

Psychologist and author Dr. Robert Firestone  refers to this internal enemy as an “anti-self. The “critical inner voice” is the language of the anti-self.  This “voice” can sabotage, diminish, or undermine people in their pursuit of what matters to them. Therefore, learning to deal effectively with their inner critic is central to all areas of life: personal development, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and career success.

This CE Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone will provide participants with an overview of Voice Therapy and how they can incorporate it into their practice. Dr. Firestone will explain Separation Theory, a theoretical approach that helps clients understand the developmental roots of their inner critic.

In addition to gaining insight into where their inner critic comes from, participants will discover ways to help their clients identify destructive thoughts or “voices” that cause debilitating feelings of guilt and shame and interfere with all areas of life. They will learn how Voice Therapy techniques can be used to challenge and overcome these destructive inner thoughts and to more effectively cope with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, career, and personal aspirations.

Finally, Dr. Firestone will introduce new strategies to help clients reassess their goals, understand and tolerate the anxiety of challenging a negative, core identity, and embrace achievable steps for positive and meaningful change in their lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients.
  2. Identify and help clients address core beliefs that limit behavior change.
  3. Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns.

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Ordering Information

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

Optional CEs (3) 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 resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (3) 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 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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