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Five lifestyle factors that can help clients make progress faster

How the acronym “SEEDS” can improve emotional stability, cognitive function, and resilience.

John Arden, Ph.D., PESI Team

Are you missing the big picture? Learn how five simple lifestyle changes can help treat trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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Are You Missing Your Client's Signals?

3 ways to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

Psychotherapy Networker

By Steve Andreas - Getting immediate, nonverbal feedback from clients is essential to knowing how they’re responding in a session, and in maintaining the therapeutic relationship, which research shows is essential for successful therapy. Here are three strategies to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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Calm Your Mind

FREE Video & Infographic

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

When your clients are agitated or distracted, use this simple CALM whole-body method to help them regulate their mind and body, so they can focus on the work necessary for healing.

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Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients

Judith Matz, LCSW

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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Developing Body Awareness

The Circle Exercise

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

The Circle Exercise is a great tool to use when you need a little bit of movement to wake up the mind and body and clear the head. It can be used with all ages, both individually or in a group.

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Children

Practices for Better Mind-Body Balance

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Yoga and mindfulness practices can be powerful tools to help children build strength, manage their emotions, become more flexible (physically and mentally!), and gain mind-body balance. With our young clients, students and our own children headed back to school, you may be in need of some fun and simple strategies to deal with the stress and anxiety that can accompany this transition. Here are three practices you can try today!

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Stop Reinforcing Shame with this Body Posture

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this...

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