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Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice

Christopher Willard, Psy.D. • 5/5/2016 • 1 Comment

We're all self-critical—but for teens, self-consciousness is hardwired. Here's how to become aware of the emotions we're courting on social media.

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A Trip to Cuba: A view of the island from the eyes of Christina Taylor, PhD

Christina Taylor, Ph.D. • 4/29/2016 • No Comments

As a psychology resident on staff at the mental health center in Key West, Florida in the early 90s, my interest in Cuba was piqued by work with Cuban-American exiles who brought their vibrant Cuban culture to our most southern American city. This past March my dream of visiting Cuba came true on a tour focused on birding, people, and cultural exchange.

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Sexual Honesty: You Don’t Have to Fake It

Esther Perel, MA, LMFT • 4/28/2016 • No Comments

What happens when you've been faking orgasm, and your sex life is not fulfilling? It is possible to turn a page and write a new script. Learn how from modern relationship expert Esther Perel, MA, LMFT.

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How to Navigate a Sensory World with an Autism Diagnosis

When children with Autism learn to navigate their sensory world and understand that a simple touch on the shoulder is not a threat, they are better able to reach out socially.

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Sensory-Friendly Theatre: Making the big screen accessible to all

PESIinc • 3/31/2016 • No Comments

The experience of seeing a show, whether on the big screen or the big stage, can be particularly challenging for those who struggle with sensory processing. Thankfully, performers and venues across the nation are taking notice and offering sensory-friendly shows.

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Instant Focus Booster

A mindful way to build resilience

Donald Altman, MA, LPC • 3/29/2016 • No Comments

Because coffee works best in moderation, you may need another way to shake, rattle, and roll those brain cells awake. Here is an all-natural way to boost your energy and mental focus through breathing.

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Working Through Trauma with Yoga: Healing heart meditation

PESIinc • 3/25/2016 • 1 Comment

The Healing Heart Meditation allows us to bring ourselves to the awareness that joy is our natural birthright and our inherent nature. As we connect to our deepest self, we find the strength to let go of pain.

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#AskGottman: Affairs Answers

PESIinc • 3/21/2016 • 1 Comment

It’s possible to recover from an affair, but not every relationship can or should be saved. In a recent #AskGottman session, Master Certified Gottman Therapists Don and Carrie Cole answered 5 tough questions about affairs. Here are their responses.

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The Race to Right Here Right Now: Mindfulness as a key to lasting happiness

Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT • 3/18/2016 • No Comments

There are many ways to practice mindfulness, but you can download three favorite (and free!) mindfulness techniques developed especially for teens.

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Positive Power: A strategy for behavioral challenges in children

Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, MA, LPA • 3/15/2016 • No Comments

Getting a child to follow directions can be difficult. But getting a child with oppositional, defiant or disruptive behavior to follow directions is a full time job. If you work with children that have challenging behaviors, try this easy-to-use Positive Power strategy presented by PESI speaker Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, MA, LPA.

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