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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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10 Ways to Improve Mood with Food

Integrative strategies to reduce trauma symptomatology

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Dr. Leslie Korn believes that nutritional therapy is the most important missing piece in trauma treatment today. In this blog, she shares 10 lifestyle changes that will help clients improve their mood... and the symptoms of their trauma.

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Building Resilience with Neuroplasticity, Cognitive Framing, and the Havening Touch

A powerful demonstration with Dr. Kate Truitt

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

For clients who struggle to break out of their maladaptive beliefs, the Creating Possibilities Protocol is a powerful exercise that promotes changes.

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Introducing the Havening Touch: The Neurobiological Superpower We Hold in Our Hands

Discover a way to create new pathways to sustainable change in your clients' lives

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

The havening touch is an evidence-based tool that works to shift the way the brain is functioning, decreasing feelings of stress and increasing feelings of safety. Discover the science behind this simple but revolutionary technique!

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Reduce Anxiety with Self-Havening Touch & Breathwork

A powerful partnership for calming the brain and body

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Havening Techniques are a new suite of neuroscience-based interventions designed for fast and effective treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and other fear-based disorders such as anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias. Dr. Kate Truitt demonstrates a simple but powerful exercise that clients can use whenever they are experiencing distress.

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Taking an ACT Approach to Disordered Eating

3 strategies to help clients let go of food and weight struggles

Diana Hill, PhD

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy works to promote psychological flexibility while helping clients get unstuck from painful patterns of avoidance. ACT expert Diana Hill, PhD, shares how this approach can be used to heal clients' relationships with food and weight.

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22 Books for a More Peaceful 2022

Top titles on stress management, body image, happiness, and more

PESI Team

Whether you’re looking to support your clients or yourself, here are 22 books to combat stress, promote mindfulness, and find joy in the new year.

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5 Tips for Body Positivity & Anti-Diet Culture

Discover how to help clients reclaim their relationship with food and find joy in eating

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, answer some of their most frequently asked questions about anti-diet culture, emotional eating, body image, fat stigma, and more.

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How To Reject Diet Culture This Holiday Season

Help clients set boundaries, find support, and make peace with food

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, share their insight on how to help clients navigate difficult conversations surrounding weight and food this holiday season.

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Avoiding the Expert Trap

Learning to embody the motivational interviewing spirit with a free exercise from Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Clinicians

Ali Hall, JD

Author Ali Hall, JD, reflects on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in inspiring collaboration, increasing self-efficacy, and enhancing engagement for mental health professionals and their clients.

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