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The IFS 6Fs: Simple Steps to Helping Protective Parts Differentiate from the Self

Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute, shares a simple process that helps your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Help your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process with this simple 6-step process from Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute.

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10 Body Positive Affirmations for the New Year

Judith Matz, LCSW

Here are 10 Body Positive affirmations to help clients heal body shame & cultivate body positivity.

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New Children’s Book! Thank You Mind: Understanding My Big Feelings on Tricky Days

Teachers, Therapists and Parents-- Read Along with Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper as she reads her new book children’s book Thank You Mind. This video can be incorporated into therapy sessions, story time at school, or into your child’s bedtime routine

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The Psychological Flexibility of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

FREE 5-minute video

Michael C. May, MA, LCPC

Michael May, LCPC, demonstrates how you can use ACT protocols as a “choose your own adventure” to create treatment plans that work for any client.

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Lead clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, distress, and loneliness back to safety so they can start to heal

Polyvagal Theory clinical application expert Deb Dana reveals how to help clients feel safe enough to begin healing and make lasting, positive changes.

DEB DANA, LCSW

Discover a simple tool that helps clients feel safe so they can start the healing process and make lasting changes.

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How Post-Traumatic Symptoms Reflect Our Trauma History

When Our Nervous System Adapts to Threat in the Absence of Danger

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Individuals who have been exposed to chronic and repeated trauma often have a nervous system still mobilized for danger, evoking trauma responses of fear, fight, or flight long after the threat has passed.

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Help Clients of All Ages Get to the Root Cause of Grief

Alissa Drescher, LPC, GC-C, CT, MA, shares a simple technique that helps clients discover the underlying cause of their suffering so they can move forward

Alissa Drescher, LPC, GC-C, CT, MA

Discover a simple technique that helps clients get to the root of their grief and suffering—especially helpful for talking about the grief of living losses.

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Desperate Efforts to Regulate a Traumatized Nervous System

Understanding the Vicious Circle of Addictive and Self-Destructive Behavior

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Confused and frightened by intense feelings and physical responses—and tormented by their negative thoughts—many trauma survivors feel desperate for relief. Drugs, alcohol, self-harm, and many other compulsive behaviors provide brief periods of respite, but unfortunately, the relief is short-lived. As the body develops tolerance for these addictive or self-destructive impulses, they eventually become worse than the trauma symptoms themselves.

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Going Virtual with Couples

From Skeptic to Believer, an article published in the Psychotherapy Netwoker Magazine, November/December 2020 issue.

Psychotherapy Networker, Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

Online couples therapy can be tough, especially with a high-stakes case. The developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy dives into the deep end with a couple living in the Arctic

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Help Clients Overcome Resistance to Forgiveness so They can Heal after Trauma

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, provides a simple 5-stages model to debunk forgiveness myths and help your clients start their healing journey.

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

There can be a lot of initial resistance to forgiveness after trauma because of these common false beliefs about what forgiveness means. Help clients move past these myths so they forgive and heal.

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