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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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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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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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What Causes Depression and Anxiety? A Controversial Question.

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

David D. Burns, M.D.

Stop feeling depressed, unhappy or anxious. You can CHANGE the way you FEEL!

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Action Precedes Motivation: Why Clients Shouldn’t “Wait Until They Feel Better” To Make A Change

VIDEO: How To Help Clients Who Can’t Get Moving

Leslie Sokol, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Sokol shares how to help clients struggling with depression get up and moving again.

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Calm Anxiety in 45 Seconds

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton reveals the key to making deep breathing work for your clients—and a simple tool to help even the most agitated clients get started

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

As therapists, we know breathing is a helpful tool for calming anxiety. But clients are often skeptical about how something they do every day can help them. Discover how a specific kind of breathing reduces stress and anxiety, and helps even the most anxious people relax.

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Simple Ways to Help Depressed Clients Tackle Daunting Tasks

How you can motivate your clients to take the first steps toward a full & active life

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD

For people with depression, daily activities like showering, picking up the house and even going outside, can seem monumental. But accomplishing tasks and being active are crucial for your clients’ wellbeing. Help them get moving again with these simple tips.

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5 Ways to Help Children with Coronavirus Anxiety

Are the children in your life noticing your increasing tension?

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

While we can’t eliminate the transmission of our own anxiety to the children in our lives, we can mitigate the impact in some significant ways. Here’s how.

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How Loss at the Time of Menopause Can Masquerade as Depression

Distinguishing between “depressing” life changes and depression

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD

Natural life changes such as menopause can make our clients feel depressed. But it is NOT the same as clinical depression. Here's how to tell the difference.

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