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Coping Ahead of Anxiety with Stair-Step Breathing

Joanne Spence, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

PESI author Joanne Spence highlights the value of practicing breathwork before anxiety or panic sets in.

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How do we help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings?

FREE Coping Skills for Kids Worksheets!

Expert and Author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Janine Halloran, LMHC, walks us through simple techniques and tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings.

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Staying Alive Is a Full-Time Job

Thoughts on how we spend our time, energy, and resources.

Joanne Spence, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

PESI author Joanne Spence explores the difference between surviving and thriving with a look at how we spend our time, resources, and energy – especially amid a global pandemic.

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How to Break Free from Anxiety, Rumination, and Worry

Watch Dr. Gillihan Demonstrate This Simple Breathing Exercise

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Watch Dr. Gillihan walk step-by-step through the simple, effective “3-Part Breathing” exercise.

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What is Enough?

Joanne Spence, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

What does it mean to have “enough”? PESI author Joanne Spence explores the downward spiral of our ever-present desire to have more, do more, and be more – and how to come back to the present and to a place of gratitude.

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Catch a Breath Exercise

Helping Kids Regulate Their Emotions

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S; Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S; and Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, walk you through a fun, playful exercise that can help kids reap the benefits of deep breathing.

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Tele-Play Therapy During a Pandemic

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Ethically and effectively continue your play therapy work with TELEPLAY. Join renowned play therapy expert, supervisor, and author, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S as she shares her most valuable resources.

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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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