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Eat Right, Feel Right

A recipe to soothe anxiety

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC • 4/14/2017 • No Comments

This easy-to-make recipe for Thai Coconut Chicken Soup is warming and satisfying all at once. The benefits of chicken and chicken broth, coconut cream, and the herbs all contribute to elevate mood and increase a sense of satisfaction. Coconut is rich in B Vitamins, which reduce anxiety, and the fat is easy to digest and supports memory and focus.

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Blueprint for Private Practice Success

Creating specific clinical programs withinyour business to improve the value of your practice

Howard Baumgarten, LPC • 4/10/2017 • No Comments

If you are entering or already in private practice, your blueprint for success not only consists of your clinical training, it needs to include a solid plan for creating, growing and sustaining your business. The Program Goals/Timeline Template (available as a FREE download) is your blueprint to creating specific clinical programs within your business that promote your strengths, help your target population, and improve the overall value of your practice.

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The RAIN of Self-Compassion

Tara Brach, Ph.D. • 4/10/2017 • No Comments

In order to unfold, self-compassion depends on honest, direct contact with our own vulnerability. This compassion fully blossoms when we actively offer care to ourselves. Yet when we’ve gotten stuck in the trance of unworthiness, it often feels impossible to arouse self-compassion. To help people address feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, I like to share a meditation I call the RAIN of Self-Compassion. This easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion uses four simple steps…

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S.T.O.P.: An MBSR Practice for Developing Awareness

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW • 3/31/2017 • No Comments

One of the things we practice in MBSR is becoming aware of the triggers of dissatisfaction and suffering. A wonderful way to maintain a greater sense of well-being is the ability to notice when things get a little off kilter and we start to experience unhappiness. It is in this moment that we can use the method of S.T.O.P. to allow ourselves to listen with open hearts and minds and commit to being freer and happier.

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Trauma Survivors and Self-Care

11 Practices to Promote Wellbeing

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA • 3/26/2017 • 2 Comments

How can you help your clients work on increasing acts of self-care? Keeping in mind that self-care can manifest in different ways, consider suggesting these 11 practices as "homework assignments" to promote wellbeing...

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Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception?

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. • 3/17/2017 • 1 Comment

Over the years I have come to believe that oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is not a label that should be used to describe young children. As a developmental psychologist, I view oppositional defiance as a child’s response to stress. Viewing children’s challenging behaviors on a continuum of stress and stress recovery reveals a whole new way to think about this stigmatizing disorder, as well as a new way to support children, informed by neuroscience.

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The Complexity Choir

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. • 3/13/2017 • No Comments

I've come to believe that integration is the key mechanism beneath both the absence of illness and the presence of well-being. Integration -- the linkage of differentiated elements of a system -- illuminates a direct pathway toward health. It's the way we avoid a life of dull, boring rigidity on the one hand, or explosive chaos on the other. We can learn to detect when integration is absent or insufficient and develop effective strategies to promote differentiation and then linkage.

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"Diabolical" Behavior Therapy

How to Explain Dialectics to Our Clients

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC • 3/10/2017 • 2 Comments

If you've ever struggled to explain dialectics to your client, you're not alone. Learn how to clearly explain DBT to your clients, and get a free worksheet to help your client bring about dialectical balance and assist them in seeing options in their lives.

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk Demonstrates the Position of Joy

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. • 3/6/2017 • No Comments

When the body is frozen in a position of terror, it's not possible to feel joy ... BUT in contrast, when the body is in a position of joy and openness, it's not possible to feel terror. In this short video, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk demonstrates the Position of Joy and shows you how it changes the way you take in emotions.

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Introducing Mindfulness, Meditation, and Calm Corners into Community Schools

Sheila Lewis • 3/3/2017 • No Comments

Schools are witnessing the benefits of bringing mindfulness practices into education as a strategy for promoting social and emotional learning among students. Check out these easy ways to integrate mindfulness routines for classrooms.

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