Discovering the Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: The Surprising Path to Overcoming Self-Doubt, Shame and Inadequacy

This is a 3 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be sent to you shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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“Did I sound stupid?” “Should I have sent that email?” “How do I look?” Why do we, and our clients, spend so much time feeling self-conscious and comparing ourselves to others? Why do we struggle so to live up to inner ideals or outer standards, only to regularly feel not good enough and ashamed of our shortcomings or stressed-out trying to keep our self-esteem afloat? 

The assumption that we can find lasting happiness by being more successful, likable, attractive, intelligent, or morally above reproach is so woven into our biology and culture that few of us notice it’s not actually true. Sure, having success or otherwise getting to think highly of ourselves feels good—it just isn’t long before we hit a bump in the road, lose the feeling, and are left hungry for the next boost. 

Particularly in the age of Facebook and Instagram, we need a way to free ourselves, and our clients, from the anxiety, depression, addictions, and stress-related disorders that arise from continuous self-evaluation and social comparison. 

This experiential, interactive webinar will zero in on how we and our clients can begin to step off the self-evaluation roller coaster. We’ll explore techniques to navigate failure, rejection, and shame while developing stronger relationships and greater comfort with vulnerability—tailoring techniques to clients with both secure and challenged attachment histories and a wide variety of disorders.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to —

  • Describe research in evolutionary psychology, illuminating the origins and dynamics of self-evaluative preoccupation
  • Identify techniques to reinforce the experiential rather than narrative self
  • Specify the three core human motivational systems and how compassion practices serve to balance them

Ronald Siegel, PsyD

Ron Siegel has spent over 35 years as a part-time assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He also teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other fields.

Dr. Siegel has edited and written several books, including the critically acclaimed professional text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, a comprehensive guide for general audiences. He also authored several professional guides: The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. His step-by-step self-treatment guide, Back Sense, integrates mindfulness practice, aggressive rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to treat chronic back and neck pain.

 

TimeTopic Covered
First 90 minutes
  • It’s Darwin’s fault: The challenge of our evolutionary history
  • Cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion: Formal and informal practices
  • Discovering who we really are: Understanding the narrative and experiential self  
15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes
  • Relationships as an antidote: How to make a connection, not an impression 
  • Cultivating secure attachment later in life
  • Overcoming empathy fatigue: The power of compassion
  • Treating self-esteem traumas: You have to feel it to heal it 

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
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Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

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LIVE VERSION

Continuing Education Information:

 This professional continuing education activity was sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and co-sponsored by Leading Edge Seminars. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, who has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the organizations listed below, maintains responsibility for the educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed below. This live online activity is approved for 3 CE hours. 

No partial credit will be awarded if sessions are missed. At the end of the workshop, Leading Edge Seminars will provide attendees with an instruction sheet on how to complete the online evaluation and how to print your CE certificate of completion. You will be able to complete this process immediately after the conclusion of the activity.

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Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc and Leading Edge Seminars Institute. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 3 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 

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There is no commercial support for this activity.

None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

What level of knowledge the attendee should have in this topic?
– Intermediate/Advanced

Webinar RateCAD$149 / USD$119
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