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The Necessity of Self-Compassion for Every Educator

Reflections on the importance of self-compassion & a free exercise

Lisa Baylis, MEd

Lisa Baylis, MEd, understands the struggle of trying to be there for your students while also caring for yourself. But self-care isn’t self-indulgent. It’s a necessary aspect of being the best educator you can be.

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Self-Compassion in Our Most Difficult Moments

Free Worksheets to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Lisa Baylis, MEd

Self-care is an integral part of our well-being, but is it enough? Lisa Baylis, MEd, shares one of her most vulnerable moments as an educator and provides free worksheets that fellow teachers can use to cultivate self-compassion.

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How Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Promotes Post-Traumatic Growth

Discover how adding MDMA to your trauma treatment practice could improve and accelerate outcomes

Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC

Researchers are rediscovering the awesome power of psychedelic medicines for improving mental health. Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC, reveals how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy promotes post-traumatic growth in clients with treatment-resistant conditions.

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Unwinding Anxiety with Mindfulness Training

Watch a quick demonstration to see how anxiety can be treated in the same way as other habits or addictions

Jud Brewer, MD, PhD

Jud Brewer MD, PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein.

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3 Things Therapists Need to Assess Before Providing an ESA Letter

Learn what assessments you need to perform with this quick video

Diana Sebzda, LPC, FT

What do you need to know before writing your client a recommendation for an emotional support animal? Diana Sebzda, LPC explains the considerations and challenges that clinicians face when assessing a client and their animal.

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Somatic Psychology in the Treatment of Complex PTSD

Attending to Areas of Numbness or Disconnection

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Through the process of dual awareness, you can help clients better connect to their body and connect areas of numbness, tension, or discomfort to their trauma history.

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Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: 3 Strategies That Work

Learn 3 techniques you can immediately use in your practice!

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

Borderline personality disorder remains widely misunderstood. Dr. Daniel Fox takes you through some of the most common misconceptions in light of what recent research shows us and provides three easy-to-implement strategies for working with clients who have BPD.

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8 Books to Celebrate Teachers

Celebrate the teachers in your life by giving them books they will enjoy both inside and outside the classroom

PESI Team

Our PESI Publishing team has compiled eight of our favorite resources for teachers, including thoughtful children's books, toolboxes filled with resources, and self-care guides.

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Connection & Co-Regulation: Using Self-Awareness to Model Self-Regulation

Learn from a leading voice in the healing of PTSD & complex trauma

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

As a therapist, developing your own embodied awareness can help you better attune to clients’ somatic patterns of autonomic arousal and allow you to bring co-regulation into therapy.

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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D., ATR-BC

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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