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PESI Book Club: October 2019

Four children-focused books to add to your reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four products to help improve the well-being of the children in your life.

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Calm & Alert

Yoga and mindfulness practices to teach self-regulation and social skills to children.

Helene McGlauflin, MEd, LCPC, KYT

Calm and Alert is an innovative approach to teaching self-regulation and social skills to children by utilizing their bodies, minds, and breath through yoga and mindfulness practices. Get started with three basic practices available for FREE here.

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Use Your Pause Button: Stop, Drop, and Breathe

A Self-Regulation Strategy for Parents

Laura Markham, PhD

If you want to experience a happier family life, with a lot less drama and a lot more love, then check out this FREE Exercise and Worksheet.

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When Therapeutic Breathing Isn't Effective

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT

You don't always have to know what's going on with your clients in order to help them...I had a client that just didn't benefit from therapeutic breathing, so I tried something different. Let me show you in this short video.

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S.T.O.P.: An MBSR Practice for Developing Awareness

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

One of the things we practice in MBSR is becoming aware of the triggers of dissatisfaction and suffering. A wonderful way to maintain a greater sense of well-being is the ability to notice when things get a little off kilter and we start to experience unhappiness. It is in this moment that we can use the method of S.T.O.P. to allow ourselves to listen with open hearts and minds and commit to being freer and happier.

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Breath of Joy

A Yoga Practice for Children with ADHD

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Sometimes children with ADHD just can't stop moving...Here's a quick and enjoyable strategy to help restore attention and focus.

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Workshop: Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

Practical applications from a PESI seminar

Teresa Sadowski, MA, CCC-SLP

Teresa Sadowski has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 27 years. Join Teresa as she reviews the PESI seminar "Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to improve self-regulation, learning and classroom climate" and discusses how the tools and strategies she learned can be applied to practice.

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6 Benefits of Simple Chair Yoga

And how you can get started today.

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT

This simple intervention can be used anytime in the session when the client feels anxious, tense, ungrounded, or in some pain, or as part of a goal of learning to connect with body sensations.

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Mindful Breathing with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

In this short clip, world-renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel J. Siegel shares his quick breathing awareness exercise to calm the hectic, stressful and worrisome mindset and create a more pleasant, cooperative environment.

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5 Postures to Help Deepen Your Breath

Donald Altman, MA, LPC

In this short video, psychotherapist, award-winning author and former Buddhist monk, Donald Altman, demonstrates 5 postures to help deepen your breath.

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