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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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Taking Care of You!

Helping Yourself and Your Clients Practice Self-Care (ideas and free worksheet)

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP, Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP

If you’ve been helping clients adapt to their new schedules and integrate healthy ways to manage daily stress, you know how important it is for all of us to make time to support our own mental health. Self-care is a majority priority right now so that we can make our feelings, and responses to stress more manageable. Here are some ideas and a free worksheet from the Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents—but also works for adults!

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14 Products to Spread the Love

Be Your Best Self, To Be the Best Partner

PESI Team

This month focus on loving yourself to better love those around you. These 14 titles rooted in Self-Compassion, Gratitude and Deep Conversation will help grow your heart to spread your love beyond yourself.

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19 Best Books of 2019

These top selling titles are highly purchased and praised by your colleagues and even some clients

PESI Team

2019 was a year of great growth in awareness and social acceptance towards mental health. These 19 titles are our most popular and highly praised resources with professionals and lay-people alike.

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Taming the Wild Things

Helping anxious kids and those trying to shield them from feelings of fear, insecurity, uncertainty, or discomfort.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, shares how to override the demanding voice of anxiety.

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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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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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The Importance of Mental Stretching

FREE printable worksheet!

Susan I Buchalter, ATR-BC, CGP, LPC

Warm-ups can be considered “mental stretching.” They are usually five to ten minutes in length and help clients become familiar with drawing, self-expression and communicating with others

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How to Forgive Yourself and Others

A Self- Compassion Lesson Every Teen Needs to Learn

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D.

Self-compassion and mindfulness skills can be adapted to almost any challenging situation teens face. The card deck I created provides over fifty conversation starters and exercises you can use with teens to help build mindful awareness, compassion, empathy, and kindness. Try this easy-to-implement exercise on forgiveness.

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The RAIN of Self-Compassion

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

In order to unfold, self-compassion depends on honest, direct contact with our own vulnerability. This compassion fully blossoms when we actively offer care to ourselves. Yet when we’ve gotten stuck in the trance of unworthiness, it often feels impossible to arouse self-compassion. To help people address feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, I like to share a meditation I call the RAIN of Self-Compassion. This easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion uses four simple steps…

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