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(NEW) Online Training – Skills for Enhancing Gratitude and Lasting Well-Being

November 3 Login to Zoom 12:30pm ; Training 12:45pm-4:00pm (EST) $109, 3 CEUs Presenter: Jonah Paquette, PsyD Zoom, MD + Google Map

All of us wish to be happy, and yet genuine happiness can feel harder and harder to come by these days. Worse yet, many prescriptions for happiness can ring hollow, encouraging us to “just think happy” or “look on the bright side.” But genuine, meaningful well-being remains a worthwhile pursuit and can lead to improved mental health, stronger relationships, improved physical health, and much more.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about a range of principles that can lastingly improve our psychological well-being and emotional fitness. Concepts like gratitude, awe, social connection, and others will be brought to life in a practical and tangible way.

Registration for each workshop closes one day before the workshop date.

If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at gerrib@theferentzinstitute.com or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!

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 gratitude benefits us psychologically, improves emotional health, and strengthens relationships.
  • Explain how gratitude leads to improved physical health, reduces inflammation, and creates brain-based changes.
  • Utilize principles drawn from applied positive psychology to address common mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, and PTSD


12:45 – 1:45 PM

  • Understanding and Defining Psychological Well-Being; Common Barriers to Happiness; Genuine Well-Being versus Toxic Positivity

1:45 – 1:55  BREAK

1:55 – 2:55 PM

  • The Psychological and Health Benefits of Gratitude; Practical Strategies for Fostering a Gratitude Practice

2:55 – 3:05  BREAK

3:05 – 4:15 PM

  • Additional Skill for Well-Being: Social Connection, Meaning, Awe, and more
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