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Make Social-Emotional Learning Fun with NowMaps!

Sneak peek of the debut children's book series from Dr. Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Get an exclusive first look at Dr. Dan Siegel's debut children's book series: NowMaps. These worksheets and coloring pages are perfect for use with your young clients!

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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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DBT Skills: What is Emotional Regulation?

PESI Team

This helpful guide focuses on the practice of emotional regulation within DBT therapy and how to apply these learnings to clients.

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Enhancing Self-Regulation Through Play Therapy

Free trauma-informed play therapy demonstration & worksheets

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Many children with big behaviors need help learning how to regulate themselves more quickly or more effectively. PESI author Paris Goodyear-Brown provides a simple sensory-soothing activity that can be particularly helpful for children who struggle to close their eyes and relax.

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Havening for Kids: 2 Powerful Stress-Busting Tools

Advice and video demonstration from Dr. Kate Truitt

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Whether they're experiencing hyperarousal or hypoarousal, kids often need the help of a caregiver to return to a more calm, alert state. Dr. Kate Truitt shares two simple but effective techniques to help kids cope with stress and stay regulated.

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When the Unthinkable Happens

5 Strategies to Help Children Work Through Tragedy and Traumatic Grief

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

In the wake of recent tragedies that have directly impacted children, PESI author Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP, shares strategies for clinicians and caregivers to mindfully approach and work through this difficult topic with children.

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Top 5 Books For Kids This Holiday Season

Top selections on topics like mindfulness, boundaries, self-regulation, and more

PESI Team

Searching for the perfect holiday gift for the kids in your life? Check out this list of our publishing team's top picks.

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Emotional Wellness Month

Celebrate Emotional Wellness Month with These Resources

Help your patients, yourself, or loved one’s progress towards stress reduction, self-care, and maintaining inner strength

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Taking Charge Of Your Emotions: Strategies for Keeping It Together When Kids Fall Apart

Free Co-Regulation Exercises from Cool, Calm & Connected

Martha Straus, PhD

When children experience big emotions, the role of a caregiver is to model emotional regulation and provide support without getting sucked into the chaos. Help tired and frustrated caregivers succeed with these free exercises to promote co-regulation and healthy attachment.

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The Power of Breath: Teach Children to Breathe on Purpose & Calm Big Emotions

A Free Self-Awareness & Self-Management Activity to Help Practice Mindful Breathing

Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI

Kellie Bailey’s newest children’s book, Some Days I Breathe on Purpose, explores the power of breath to help children handle challenging emotions. Get an exclusive sneak peek with worksheets containing breathing and mindfulness exercises for children.

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