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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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Calm & Alert

Yoga and mindfulness practices to teach self-regulation and social skills to children.

Helene McGlauflin, MEd, LCPC, KYT

Calm and Alert is an innovative approach to teaching self-regulation and social skills to children by utilizing their bodies, minds, and breath through yoga and mindfulness practices. Get started with three basic practices available for FREE here.

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When Therapeutic Breathing Isn't Effective

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT

You don't always have to know what's going on with your clients in order to help them...I had a client that just didn't benefit from therapeutic breathing, so I tried something different. Let me show you in this short video.

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk Demonstrates the Position of Joy

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

When the body is frozen in a position of terror, it's not possible to feel joy ... BUT in contrast, when the body is in a position of joy and openness, it's not possible to feel terror. In this short video, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk demonstrates the Position of Joy and shows you how it changes the way you take in emotions.

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Introducing Mindfulness, Meditation, and Calm Corners into Community Schools

Sheila Lewis

Schools are witnessing the benefits of bringing mindfulness practices into education as a strategy for promoting social and emotional learning among students. Check out these easy ways to integrate mindfulness routines for classrooms.

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Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for Children: Grounding and Becoming Present

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Get two yoga and mindfulness practices to share with the children in your life. Each exercise comes with matching coloring pages and worksheets to further enhance the experience and deepen reflection, and you can download these supporting materials for free. Don’t forget to try these out yourself as well, as we all could use some orienting and grounding no matter what our age! 

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Breath of Joy

A Yoga Practice for Children with ADHD

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Sometimes children with ADHD just can't stop moving...Here's a quick and enjoyable strategy to help restore attention and focus.

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Workshop: Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

Practical applications from a PESI seminar

Teresa Sadowski, MA, CCC-SLP

Teresa Sadowski has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 27 years. Join Teresa as she reviews the PESI seminar "Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to improve self-regulation, learning and classroom climate" and discusses how the tools and strategies she learned can be applied to practice.

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6 Benefits of Simple Chair Yoga

And how you can get started today.

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT

This simple intervention can be used anytime in the session when the client feels anxious, tense, ungrounded, or in some pain, or as part of a goal of learning to connect with body sensations.

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Healing, Happiness, Transformation: A 4-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat

A journey into the serenity of the inner self

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT

In September 2016, PESI held our first ever 4-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Mental Health Professionals. Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT, lead attendees through a balanced schedule of meditation, clinical teachings and group discussion, yoga, mindful eating, walking meditation, noble silence and deep rest. The following is Mary's reflection of her experiences with the retreat...

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