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My Ouch Story

CBT worksheets for children and adolescents

PESI Team • 6/14/2018 • No Comments

Everyone has a story to tell. When bad things happen, it makes it much harder to tell the story. When bad things happen to us, there is typically a lot of shame, guilt, and embarrassment.

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Meeting Teen Clients Where They Are

Here's What They Respond To

Psychotherapy Networker • 5/11/2018 • No Comments

Most of us were never trained to talk to adolescents, and they often find most standard; shrink-wrapped attempts to "engage" them infuriating. Here's what they respond to best.

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Calm & Alert

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

Helene McGlauflin, MEd, LCPC, KYT • 4/13/2018 • 1 Comment

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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Free Yourself from Feeling Boxed in By Anger

Free strategy from the Letting Go of Anger Card Deck

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. • 3/27/2018 • 1 Comment

The following, easy to visualize, empowering metaphor can quickly help clients free themselves from feeling trapped in by anger.

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Self-Regulation and Mindfulness

Simple techniques for teaching all ages

Varleisha Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L • 1/16/2018 • 1 Comment

Looking for an easy way to teach young clients about self-regulation and mindfulness? Try this simple, short story from my new book, “Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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Letting Go of Anger

A simple skill to successfully manage teen anger

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. • 11/29/2017 • 2 Comments

Float on a Cloud is a popular and highly effective tool to manage not only a teen's anger, but also those underlying, super-strong feelings felt immediately before anger such as: frustration, fear, hurt, failure, humiliation, shame, sadness, rejection, distrust, jealousy, inadequacy, and insecurity. Just follow these 4 simple steps...

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Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

A FREE, 5-city tour explores how ACEs impact development

PESI, Inc. • 11/6/2017 • No Comments

Don't miss this FREE, five-city, childhood trauma awareness bus tour, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington DC...

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CBT Tools for Resolving Anxiety in Children & Adolescents

Two FREE worksheets you can use today

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP • 11/3/2017 • 2 Comments

Worksheets can be engaging, interactive and useful tools for clinicians — especially when working with kids. Read more to get two FREE CBT tools for exploring anxiety with the kids in your practice.

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Sensory Processing and Challenging Behaviors: Below the Iceberg

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. • 10/20/2017 • No Comments

When we practice personalized attunement, we are better able to manage the inevitable dynamic shifts in a child’s receptivity, mood states, and availability for learning. Let me show you how this strengthens relationships...

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Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception?

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. • 3/17/2017 • 1 Comment

Over the years I have come to believe that oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is not a label that should be used to describe young children. As a developmental psychologist, I view oppositional defiance as a child’s response to stress. Viewing children’s challenging behaviors on a continuum of stress and stress recovery reveals a whole new way to think about this stigmatizing disorder, as well as a new way to support children, informed by neuroscience.

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