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8 Ways to Help Children Grow a Mindfulness Practice

And a FREE Breathing Practice Coloring Handout for Kids

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

Andrea Dorn, MSW, the author of Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me, gives 8 tips and tools to teach mindfulness to kids in a concrete, step-by-step way.

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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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10 Body Positive Affirmations for the New Year

Judith Matz, LCSW

Here are 10 Body Positive affirmations to help clients heal body shame & cultivate body positivity.

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The Mind-Body Connection: Couples, Sex, and Somatic Therapy

Free book excerpt!

Deborah Fox, MSW

Download a chapter from Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to New and Innovative Approaches written by Deborah Fox and edited by Tammy Nelson.

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Trauma changes more than the mind

Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, reveals how mental health conditions contribute to memory loss, dementia and diabetes

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Discover why combining your mental health knowledge with the latest research in integrative approaches and nutrition can build rapport with clients and enhance clinical outcomes help.

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Working with Eating Concerns in the Time of Corona

How therapists can help clients avoid self-judgment at this time.

Judith Matz, LCSW

The current crisis is triggering many clients with eating and weight issues, due to the combination of increased stress, disrupted shopping and eating habits, and the increased cultural focus on food. Judith Matz, a therapist and author specialising in disordered eating, suggests how therapists can help clients avoid self-judgment at this time, and move towards making the choices that best support their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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3 Misconceptions About Body Positivity

Help clients let go of body shame, feel more at home in their own bodies, and transform diet culture.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Judith Matz, LCSW shares 3 common misconceptions about body positivity to consider as you work with clients to move from body shame to body positivity.

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How Yoga Promotes Both Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation in Trauma Survivors

Discover how yoga can discharge memories stored in the nervous system of trauma survivors

Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200

Irina Diyankova, PhD, RYT-200 reveals how yoga stimulates both top-down and bottom-up regulation, which can help trauma survivors reset their nervous systems back to baseline.

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