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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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How Trauma Creates Narrow “Windows of Tolerance” in Survivors

Why trauma survivors react dramatically to stimulus, and how you can help them handle stress in healthy ways

Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200

Trauma survivors can struggle to self-regulate and control their responses to everyday stressors and the unexpected. In this short video, Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200 reveals why trauma survivors are more prone to extreme reactions to stress such as rage, binge drinking and self-harm.

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EMDR: Safety and Stabilization

When and with whom do we use EMDR?

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

In addition to improved practice outcomes, effective integration of EMDR can lead to the long-term trauma resolution that your clients so desperately desire. But we need to stop and ask: when and with whom do we use EMDR?

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14 Products to Spread the Love

Be Your Best Self, To Be the Best Partner

PESI Team

This month focus on loving yourself to better love those around you. These 14 titles rooted in Self-Compassion, Gratitude and Deep Conversation will help grow your heart to spread your love beyond yourself.

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on Interoception & Yoga

Effective Trauma Treatment

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

It’s frustrating when your client gets stuck — overwhelmed by fear, shame, helplessness...Here’s one solution that’s extremely effective in moving therapy forward.

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19 Best Books of 2019

These top selling titles are highly purchased and praised by your colleagues and even some clients

PESI Team

2019 was a year of great growth in awareness and social acceptance towards mental health. These 19 titles are our most popular and highly praised resources with professionals and lay-people alike.

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Cultivate Gratitude to Fight Anxiety in Children

Showing appreciation for our kids makes it easier for them to appreciate others, and themselves.

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Jennifer Cohen Harper shares easy ways to promote gratitude and positivity in your child’s day to day life.

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Play Therapy Activities to Help Kids Achieve Greater Self-Regulation

Interventions based in Play Therapy and Mindfulness to understand and improve the world of children

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS, shares simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

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PESI Book Club: November 2019

Four best-selling titles for your November reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors.

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How To Help Clients Take Care Of Themselves

Four Ways to Help Clients Effectively Manage Unhelpful Emotions

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP, offers four ways professionals can help clients suffering from anxiety effectively manage unhelpful emotions.

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