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(NEW) Online Training – Awestruck: Helping Clients Awaken to the Power of Wonder

September 23 Login to Zoom 12:30 pm ; Training 12:45 pm-4:00 pm (EDT) $99, 3 CEUs Presenter: Jonah Paquette, PsyD Zoom, MD + Google Map

Think about the feeling that comes over you when you gaze up at the Milky Way, listen to an incredible piece of music, or witness an act of great courage. This feeling, often complete with goosebumps and a shiver down our spine, is known as awe. And as it turns out, this underappreciated emotion just might hold the key to a meaningful and fulfilling life. Over the last few years, researchers have begun to study awe, and have started to understand how the moments that make us go “wow!” can lastingly change our lives.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about why this universal human emotion holds such potential in different parts of our lives, and how experiences of awe can impact our psychological and physical well-being.

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas.  If your state is not among this list, we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to see if they will grant reciprocity.
The Institute maintains full responsibility for all programming. In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe how awe benefits us psychologically, improves emotional health, increases compassion, and strengthens relationships
  • Explain how awe leads to improved physical health, reduces inflammation, and creates brain-based changes
  • Utilize practical strategies for increasing awe in daily life


12:45-1:45 pm

  • Understanding Awe – What is Awe, and Why Do We Experience It?

1:45-2:45 pm

  • The Psychological and Interpersonal Benefits of Awe

2:45-3:55 pm      BREAK


  • The Impact of Awe on our Brain & Body, and How to Cultivate an Awe-inspired Life
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