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PESI, Inc. Acquires Australian Based PsychOz Publications

PESI • 10/10/2016 • 1 Comment

As of October 3, 2016, Eau Claire based PESI, Inc., acquired PsychOz Publications Pty. Ltd. of Palm Cove, Australia. Since 1994, PsychOz has been providing the best selection of psychotherapy and counseling resources to professionals in Australia.

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What does a raisin have to do with mindfulness?

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW • 10/4/2016 • No Comments

Whether you’re a new clinician or a seasoned therapist, this simple technique in mindfulness will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of your day.

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Video: Identifying and Guiding Change Talk

With Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. • 9/21/2016 • 2 Comments

Change talk doesn't always happen naturally, it often happens because of the core skills being used by the practitioner. Watch this video from Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., and see the skills of Motivational Interviewing in practice.

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Managing Extreme Emotional Reactions

The Escape Valve Emotions Worksheet

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • 9/21/2016 • 2 Comments

This worksheet can be given to your client(s) to complete on their own or in session. The purpose is to increase awareness into the driving emotions of maladaptive reactions your client(s) are experiencing, or to the individual in a relationship with a reactive individual. Increasing awareness of underlying issues increases the probability of mastering reactions and self-control.

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The Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Tango

5 Essential Moves of the EFT Dance

Sue Johnson, Ed.D. • 9/21/2016 • 1 Comment

What is the problem in couples therapy, and how can we turn it around? Couples are stuck in a cycle of negative interactions, which makes safe emotional connection and engagement impossible...In this short video, Dr. Sue Johnson explains how you can create change and build positive bonding relationships with couples through the five essential moves of the Emotionally Focused Therapy dance.

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Exploring the Roots of Passive-Aggression

Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT • 9/19/2016 • 2 Comments

We've all met someone who acts passive-aggressively. We know what it looks like—and we're often the ones doing it—but how many of us know why we act passive-aggressively? Where does passive-aggressiveness come from? What are the roots of passive-aggression?

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Mindful Breathing with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. • 9/13/2016 • No Comments

In this short clip, world-renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel J. Siegel shares his quick breathing awareness exercise to calm the hectic, stressful and worrisome mindset and create a more pleasant, cooperative environment.

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Children

Practices for Better Mind-Body Balance

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT • 9/9/2016 • 1 Comment

Yoga and mindfulness practices can be powerful tools to help children build strength, manage their emotions, become more flexible (physically and mentally!), and gain mind-body balance. With our young clients, students and our own children headed back to school, you may be in need of some fun and simple strategies to deal with the stress and anxiety that can accompany this transition. Here are three practices you can try today!

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NEW Classroom Activities

Dr. Lynne Kenney recently released 2 practical programs introducing research-based activities from her most recent works Bloom Your Room and 70 Play Activities To Enhance Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior. Discover simple activities to enhance competence, confidence, communication and collaboration. Get ahead of misbehavior by teaching with the brain in mind!

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Mindfulness Meets Internal Family Systems: Richard Schwartz on Helping Clients Move from Acceptance to Transformation

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. • 8/26/2016 • 2 Comments

A perennial quandary in psychotherapy, as well as spirituality, is whether the goal is to help people come to accept the inevitable pain of the human condition with more equanimity or to actually transform and heal the pain, shame, or terror, so that it’s no longer a problem. Are we seeking acceptance or transformation, passive observation or engaged action, a stronger connection to the here-and-now or an understanding of the past?

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