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Training the Brain to Heal the Anxious Mind

Free printable worksheets from Dr. Catherine Pittman

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP

Dr. Catherine Pittman shows how clients can explore their own fear response—and the amygdala—with these FREE worksheets.

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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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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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Harness Your Brain Destiny

How to maximize your brain's health

Sherrie All, PhD

Promising research is showing us there may be methods to alleviate the risk of early onset Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia! Learn Dr. Sherrie All’s three simple steps for maximum brain investment.

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Understanding the Five Core Skills of Mindfulness

How to change your brain and build a solid foundation for transformative growth

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC, shares five core skills of mindfulness and how to best practice them.

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The Gottmans on Mastering the Brain’s 7 Pathways to Emotional Connection

What Successful Couples Are Doing Right

Psychotherapy Networker, John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

John and Julie Gottman explain what research has revealed about the crucial role the brain’s seven different command systems can play in enhancing the quality of couples’ emotional connection.

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Rewire the Anxious Brain

Don't approach treatment with one hand tied behind your back!

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common difficulties we deal with as therapist, but most of us are approaching treatment with one hand tied behind our back.

That's why Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP created this FREE worksheet Identifying Anxiety-Igniting Thoughts to help your clients find relief faster.

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Suicide Risk Assessment: A must for clients reporting TBI and Depression

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Erik Kramer, attempted suicide by way of gunshot wound to the head. PESI speaker Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP, discusses how traumatic brain injury and major depressive disorder are connected and the importance of conducting a suicide risk assessment with a patient who reports a mild or severe form of TBI.

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