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Look on the Bright Side

FREE Optimism Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

Cultivating optimism impacts our brain. To better regulate our emotions and decrease our anxiety, download a FREE Optimism Worksheet from the Happiness Toolbox.

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Why Are Narcissists So Hard to Treat?

How and When to Push Back

WENDY T. BEHARY, MSW, LCSW

Narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. The key to working with them is being direct about the roiling emotions they trigger in us, and remembering that their self-aggrandizement almost always covers up painful longings for true connection, intimacy, and a sense that they’re "good enough."

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The Gottmans on Mastering the Brain’s 7 Pathways to Emotional Connection

What Successful Couples Are Doing Right

Psychotherapy Networker, John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

John and Julie Gottman explain what research has revealed about the crucial role the brain’s seven different command systems can play in enhancing the quality of couples’ emotional connection.

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Everyday Mindfulness

FREE Mindfulness Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

Regions of our brain pertaining to memory, learning, and emotion regulation have all been linked to the practice of mindfulness. Practice Mindfulness with your clients using this FREE Everyday Mindfulness Worksheet for the Happiness Toolbox.

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Developing a Hierarchy of Fears With Your Client

A helpful way to prioritize what is impacting your client. Plus, a FREE CBT worksheet!

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

Children and adolescents may experience periods of increased anxiety – teaching them coping skills can help reduce symptoms and allow the client to move on. Developing a hierarchy of fears or anxiety can help and here’s how.

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Are You Missing Your Client's Signals?

3 ways to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

Psychotherapy Networker

By Steve Andreas - Getting immediate, nonverbal feedback from clients is essential to knowing how they’re responding in a session, and in maintaining the therapeutic relationship, which research shows is essential for successful therapy. Here are three strategies to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

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9 Ways to Celebrate Romance Awareness Month

[FREE Download] 125 Sexuality Conversation Starters

PESI Team

It's Romance Awareness Month, here are 9 ways to celebrate.

Plus, get Esther Perel's 125 Questions to initiate Conversations about Sexuality to help your clients discover the path to a wonderful intimate connection!

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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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Coloring Book Day

5 Coloring Books for Adults and Children

Bust out your crayons and colored pencils in celebration of National Coloring Book Day!

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The Psychology of Gratitude

FREE Three Good Things Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

The practice of gratitude is believed to impact our brain on structural and chemical level. Practice Gratitude with your clients using this FREE Three Good Things Worksheet.

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