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Hiding in Plain Sight: Polyvagal Theory in Contemporary Song Lyrics

Dr. Stephen Porges, the founder of Polyvagal Theory, reveals the principles of this groundbreaking theory as shown in hundreds of contemporary song lyrics.

Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

Polyvagal Theory is a brain-body science that’s helped thousands of therapists make significant breakthroughs with clients suffering the impacts of trauma. And it’s everywhere, all around us, hiding in plain sight.

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Breathing Is the Key to Managing Stress and Anxiety

Simple breathing exercises can calm you down when you’re overwhelmed by stress and anxiety.

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD

Stress and anxiety are a part of life, no question. But chronic stress and worry, if left unchecked, can harm both your physical and mental health. The first step to controlling your body’s responses to stress is to control your breathing, using these simple techniques.

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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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Cultivate Gratitude to Fight Anxiety in Children

Showing appreciation for our kids makes it easier for them to appreciate others, and themselves.

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Jennifer Cohen Harper shares easy ways to promote gratitude and positivity in your child’s day to day life.

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Play Therapy Activities to Help Kids Achieve Greater Self-Regulation

Interventions based in Play Therapy and Mindfulness to understand and improve the world of children

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS, shares simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

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PESI Book Club: November 2019

Four best-selling titles for your November reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors.

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Understanding the Five Core Skills of Mindfulness

How to change your brain and build a solid foundation for transformative growth

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC, shares five core skills of mindfulness and how to best practice them.

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Treating Chronic Pain…With Therapy?

Six things we need to know to treat pain effectively

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, shares six things all professionals who treat pain should know.

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How To Help Clients Take Care Of Themselves

Four Ways to Help Clients Effectively Manage Unhelpful Emotions

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP, offers four ways professionals can help clients suffering from anxiety effectively manage unhelpful emotions.

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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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