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LGBTQ Youth: A FREE tool to promote well-being

PESI Team • 6/19/2018 • 2 Comments

Every one of us, and especially those of us who are youth-serving professionals, have two urgent tasks: we must reassure our youth of their value, dignity and future, and we must identify and protect young people who are at risk.

That's why we've created this powerful infographic full of strategies to promote well-being for LGBTQ youth...

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5 Things Seasoned Therapists Wish They'd Known

... And the One Question You Should Always Ask Your Clients...

Chris Lyford • 4/27/2018 • 6 Comments

We asked some seasoned therapists to pass on the lessons they wish someone had told them when they were first starting out, and here are the results!

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The Energetic Exhale

The incredibly simple and powerful mindfulness practice that only takes a second...

Terry Fralich, LCPC • 11/30/2017 • 1 Comment

We all experience times of anxiety, stress, frustration, anger and impatience. But getting stuck in these states can take a tremendous toll on our bodies, impair our thinking, and make it difficult to speak or act effectively.That's why I teach my clients this powerfully effective mindfulness practice that can calm our nervous system in seconds...

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My Journey as a Doctor Treating Pain

What science has taught me about pill-free approaches to pain management

Don Teater, M.D., MPH • 10/17/2017 • 1 Comment

What causes chronic pain when the area that hurts hasn't been physically impacted? We suspect that childhood trauma, adult trauma, prolonged exposure to opioids, and prolonged exposure to pain are just some of the triggers. We know that pills or surgery can't fix this — but behavioral therapy can...

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5 Strategies for Forging Healthy Relationships with Others (and Yourself)

How to Make Connections for a Truly Happy Life after 50

Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT • 10/13/2017 • No Comments

By Andrea Brandt - In this third part of a three-part series adapted from the upcoming book Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, author and clinician Andrea Brandt looks at how a more intentional relationship with ourselves can lead to more satisfying relationships with others.

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Treating Chronic Pain

Pill-Free Approaches to Move People From Hurt To Hope

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC • 9/12/2017 • 3 Comments

There's a myth that opioid pain medications are the strongest painkillers we have. It's not true.

Let me show you the science, and what you should do to treat chronic pain.

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Creating a Mindset to Have the Best Years Yet

What Truly Happy People Have in Common

Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT • 8/25/2017 • 1 Comment

By Andrea Brandt - In this first of a three-part series adapted from the upcoming book Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, author and clinician Andrea Brandt looks at how to nurture realistic positivity past 50.

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Trauma-Informed Meditation

Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN • 8/23/2017 • No Comments

It’s important to understand that traumatic experiences can significantly affect our perceptions and our sense of self, and can sensitize us to sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Fortunately, there are helpful ways to ensure that meditation instruction is trauma-informed, with an emphasis on grounding and physical and emotional security.

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This study changes the way therapists treat couples and families…

Sue Johnson, Ed.D. • 8/22/2017 • No Comments

Research shows that secure attachment gives us a more articulated and positive sense of self. It also changes the way we perceive threats and makes us feel safer in the world. Let me show you what I mean...

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Revitalizing and Maintaining Sexual Desire

20 Guidelines to bring couples together

Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. • 8/16/2017 • No Comments

The key to rekindling desire for women, men, and couples is to learn to value intimacy, pleasure, and eroticism combined with positive, realistic sexual expectations. From years of successful clinical treatments, I’ve found simple strategies and techniques to confront and change desire problems as an intimate sexual team.

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