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Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Discover a protocol to quickly reduce trauma symptomology

Brian Marx, PhD, Denise Sloan, PhD

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is an evidence-based brief PTSD treatment approach that produces significant results in as few as five treatment sessions. Learn the first steps of this revolutionary treatment protocol.

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Finding Healthy Attachment

Discover how attachment-based relationships provide a foundation for healing trauma

Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC

Christina Reese has dedicated her life’s work to helping those with trauma live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Learn how her newest book, Trauma and Attachment, can guide clients from a place of fear to healthy attachment.

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5 Resources for Virtual EMDR

Free Tools to Bring to Your Next Session

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

Conduct successful EMDR trauma treatment sessions via telehealth without sacrificing effectiveness with these five free resources recommended by Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT.

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Learning to Transcend Trauma

Dr. Frank Anderson introduces his newest book

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Frank Anderson sits down to talk about the culmination of his career and how it manifested into his newest book, Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems.

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How Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Promotes Post-Traumatic Growth

Discover how adding MDMA to your trauma treatment practice could improve and accelerate outcomes

Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC

Researchers are rediscovering the awesome power of psychedelic medicines for improving mental health. Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC, reveals how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy promotes post-traumatic growth in clients with treatment-resistant conditions.

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How Trauma Symptoms Help Clients Survive

Quick Tip from International Trauma Expert Plus Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Many trauma survivors also struggle with issues such as depression, irritability, and numbness. Join Janina Fisher in understanding how these symptoms are not only related to trauma, but actually adaptive responses trauma survivors have used in order to survive.

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What is Enough?

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

What does it mean to have “enough”? PESI author Joanne Spence explores the downward spiral of our ever-present desire to have more, do more, and be more – and how to come back to the present and to a place of gratitude.

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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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Desperate Efforts to Regulate a Traumatized Nervous System

Understanding the Vicious Circle of Addictive and Self-Destructive Behavior

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Confused and frightened by intense feelings and physical responses—and tormented by their negative thoughts—many trauma survivors feel desperate for relief. Drugs, alcohol, self-harm, and many other compulsive behaviors provide brief periods of respite, but unfortunately, the relief is short-lived. As the body develops tolerance for these addictive or self-destructive impulses, they eventually become worse than the trauma symptoms themselves.

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Help Clients Overcome Resistance to Forgiveness so They can Heal after Trauma

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, provides a simple 5-stages model to debunk forgiveness myths and help your clients start their healing journey.

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

There can be a lot of initial resistance to forgiveness after trauma because of these common false beliefs about what forgiveness means. Help clients move past these myths so they forgive and heal.

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