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Cognito Ergo Sum: Creating An Empowered Image 2023

Cognito Ergo Sum

Creating An Empowered Image

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

“Cogito Ergo Sum” is Latin for “I think, therefore I am.” In this course you will learn how the nature of our own thinking processes either empowers us or weakens us. Then you will begin to recognize how each of us can choose to change our thinking, to create better options. We don’t have to fight our way to the top. We don’t have to fight at all. We just need to begin thinking about how we think. We are much more than we recognize, and much more than we are expressing to the world. Our empowerment begins, however, by studying how we express ourselves to ourselves. It’s an internal journey.

Purpose and Objectives

This course is designed to help you form an empowered way of thinking. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

    • Recognize paradigms within the healthcare professions that foster codependency and low self-esteem.


    • Understand self-talk as the origin of feelings, empowerment and self-esteem.


    • Identify irrational thought patterns that are self-limiting.


  • Begin an empowered, interdependent definition of self by identifying personal and professional life-guiding principles, values and beliefs.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Cognito Ergo Sum
Creating An Empowered Image

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy (Course No. 3343) Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical) and Nursing Home Administrators, Provider No. 50-435. It is accepted through complementary board approval by the Florida Board of Midwifery. It is approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; Accepted by the Iowa Boards of Nursing, the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334; and it meets the requirements of the Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators. It is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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