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Coping Ahead of Anxiety with Stair-Step Breathing

Joanne Spence, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

PESI author Joanne Spence highlights the value of practicing breathwork before anxiety or panic sets in.

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Catch a Breath Exercise

Helping Kids Regulate Their Emotions

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S; Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S; and Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, walk you through a fun, playful exercise that can help kids reap the benefits of deep breathing.

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Tele-Play Therapy During a Pandemic

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Ethically and effectively continue your play therapy work with TELEPLAY. Join renowned play therapy expert, supervisor, and author, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S as she shares her most valuable resources.

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The IFS 6Fs: Simple Steps to Helping Protective Parts Differentiate from the Self

Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute, shares a simple process that helps your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Help your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process with this simple 6-step process from Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute.

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10 Body Positive Affirmations for the New Year

Judith Matz, LCSW

Here are 10 Body Positive affirmations to help clients heal body shame & cultivate body positivity.

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New Children’s Book! Thank You Mind: Understanding My Big Feelings on Tricky Days

Teachers, Therapists and Parents-- Read Along with Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper as she reads her new book children’s book Thank You Mind. This video can be incorporated into therapy sessions, story time at school, or into your child’s bedtime routine

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The Psychological Flexibility of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

FREE 5-minute video

Michael C. May, MA, LCPC

Michael May, LCPC, demonstrates how you can use ACT protocols as a “choose your own adventure” to create treatment plans that work for any client.

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Lead clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, distress, and loneliness back to safety so they can start to heal

Polyvagal Theory clinical application expert Deb Dana reveals how to help clients feel safe enough to begin healing and make lasting, positive changes.

DEB DANA, LCSW

Discover a simple tool that helps clients feel safe so they can start the healing process and make lasting changes.

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How Post-Traumatic Symptoms Reflect Our Trauma History

When Our Nervous System Adapts to Threat in the Absence of Danger

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Individuals who have been exposed to chronic and repeated trauma often have a nervous system still mobilized for danger, evoking trauma responses of fear, fight, or flight long after the threat has passed.

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Help Clients of All Ages Get to the Root Cause of Grief

Alissa Drescher, LPC, GC-C, CT, MA, shares a simple technique that helps clients discover the underlying cause of their suffering so they can move forward

Alissa Drescher, LPC, GC-C, CT, MA

Discover a simple technique that helps clients get to the root of their grief and suffering—especially helpful for talking about the grief of living losses.

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