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Getting Unstuck from Anxiety

Introducing Richard Sears’s newest book: ACT with Anxiety

Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears teaches you how to create a meaningful and fulfilling life despite the anxiety you may have in his latest book ACT with Anxiety.

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Waking Up The “Thinking Brain”

Expert Advice + Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

When exposed to a trigger, a trauma victim’s prefrontal cortex often “goes offline,” leaving an unchecked fear response free to take over. Learn from Dr. Janina Fisher how to help clients reactivate their prefrontal cortex and better work through their trauma.

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Helping Clients Understand the Traumatized Brain

Learn From An Expert And Earn Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

The brain is a complex organ that can be difficult to explain in a way for clients to understand. Learn from renowned trauma expert Janina Fisher how to help trauma survivors better understand their brain function…and better facilitate the healing process.

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How Trauma Symptoms Help Clients Survive

Quick Tip from International Trauma Expert Plus Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Many trauma survivors also struggle with issues such as depression, irritability, and numbness. Join Janina Fisher in understanding how these symptoms are not only related to trauma, but actually adaptive responses trauma survivors have used in order to survive.

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Introduction to The Family Therapy Workbook

Exploring a Resource to Assist All Families

Kathleen Mates-Youngman, MFT, RYT200

Author Kathleen Mates-Youngman takes you through her newest book, The Family Therapy Workbook, sharing her intention to help create a closer and healthier family system for all.

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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 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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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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The Effect of Feeling: Pleasant and Unpleasant

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW, reveals a simple technique for reducing anxiety

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW, reveals a simple technique that helps clients transform thoughts and feelings to reduce anxiety.

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Why Psychotherapy Succeeds or Fails—I Believe I Found the Answer. David D. Burns, MD

This is an excerpt from Feeling Great by David D. Burns, MD

David D. Burns, M.D.

Here's Dr. David Burns on how you can eliminate resistance and improve treatment outcomes.

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