Being Well, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor homestudy continuing education for psychologists. Being Well, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Breaking Out of Rumination workshop awards 4 homestudy credits to participating professionals.

You must complete the full series to be eligible for the credits. No partial credit will be offered for partial workshop completion.


Breaking Out of Rumination is presented by Dr. Rick Hanson, who has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and over 25 years of licensed clinical practice, as well as many years of teaching in doctoral-level environments, including a talk at the 2016 APA general meeting. To learn more view his bio here, or download his full CV here.


Only Dr. Hanson’s didactic presentations, demonstrations, and exercises are eligible or required for CE credit. While CE participants are welcome to engage the supplemental materials (e.g. suggested readings), this is optional.

Dr. Hanson’s presentations, demonstrations, and exercises in the Breaking Out of Rumination workshop will consist of 4 hours of content.


The Breaking Out of Rumination workshop generally costs $249. (There may be discounts at various times.)

Being Well, Inc. charges an additional $50 for administering the Continuing Education hours.


Live and Ongoing. The intial workshop will take place live on April 22, 2023 from 9am-1:30pm. However, the recordings will be made available and students will be able to watch them at any time and still be eligible for the homestudy credits. Once you have paid in full, you have lifetime access to the course material, and one year to apply for the CE Credits.


The Breaking Out of Rumination workshop is offered with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, or unable to participate in it, please contact us and we will process a full refund.


The Breaking out of Rumination workshop is suitable for anyone interested in learning practical tools for disrupting and letting go of negative and obsessive thoughts. It is also suitable for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses (mental health), Marriage and Family Therapists, and other Mental Health Professionals.



First, you'll need to purchase the online workshop, and also pay the $50 administrative fee. Once you complete the series, you will need to provide photo identification, complete the Being Well, Inc. CE Feedback form, and take the Post-Test. 

A passing score on the post-test is 80% (or more) correct answers. You need a passing score to receive Continuing Education hours. If you do not receive a passing score, you will be able to retake the test.

After you receive a passing score on the post-test, and your photo ID is verified, you will receive the certificate via email.


  1. Demonstrate mindfulness-based practices that can help clients become more present and develop self-compassion and self-acceptance.
  2. Discuss the role of the Default Mode Network in rumination and suggest interventions for regulating it.
  3. Aid clients in recognizing the functional role that negative, obsessive thoughts are performing in their coping.
  4. Evaluate the negative impact of rumination on the brain structure and function to inform the choice of treatment interventions.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for Breaking Out of Rumination.