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Developing Body Awareness

The Circle Exercise

Christopher Willard, Psy.D. • 6/1/2017 • 5 Comments

The Circle Exercise is a great tool to use when you need a little bit of movement to wake up the mind and body and clear the head. It can be used with all ages, both individually or in a group.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) For Addictions

The Bridge-Burning exercise to remove the means of acting on harmful behavior

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC • 5/23/2017 • No Comments

Bridge-Burning is proactively removing the means of acting on your urges to engage in addictive behaviors. The concept of Bridge-Burning recognizes that relapse into harmful behaviors happens more easily when there is the immediate opportunity to act on impulses. Eliminating the opportunities and/or inserting barriers between urge and action will result in more opportunities to practice skills.

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Mindfulness Vs. Hypnosis

What's the difference anyway?

Rick Miller, LICSW • 5/19/2017 • 3 Comments

Clients (and therapists making referrals) are usually fairly certain that they want one or the other. They feel that either hypnosis or mindfulness is what is needed. You want to stop smoking? Hypnosis. You want to calm down? Mindfulness. It is usually either/or, though the presenting issue may very well be both.

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How to Tailor Psychotherapy to Kids with ADHD

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN • 5/8/2017 • 3 Comments

Get 2 free handouts to help tailor your psychotherapy approach for kids and teens with ADHD.

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Video: Installing Resources

An Attachment-Focused EMDR™ In-session Demonstration with Dr. Laurel Parnell

PESI, Inc. • 5/2/2017 • 1 Comment

In this free, short video, Dr. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of EMDR, shows you how to prepare your client for safe and effective trauma treatment.

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Eat Right, Feel Right

A recipe to soothe anxiety

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC • 4/14/2017 • No Comments

This easy-to-make recipe for Thai Coconut Chicken Soup is warming and satisfying all at once. The benefits of chicken and chicken broth, coconut cream, and the herbs all contribute to elevate mood and increase a sense of satisfaction. Coconut is rich in B Vitamins, which reduce anxiety, and the fat is easy to digest and supports memory and focus.

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Blueprint for Private Practice Success

Creating specific clinical programs withinyour business to improve the value of your practice

Howard Baumgarten, LPC • 4/10/2017 • No Comments

If you are entering or already in private practice, your blueprint for success not only consists of your clinical training, it needs to include a solid plan for creating, growing and sustaining your business. The Program Goals/Timeline Template (available as a FREE download) is your blueprint to creating specific clinical programs within your business that promote your strengths, help your target population, and improve the overall value of your practice.

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The RAIN of Self-Compassion

Tara Brach, Ph.D. • 4/10/2017 • 4 Comments

In order to unfold, self-compassion depends on honest, direct contact with our own vulnerability. This compassion fully blossoms when we actively offer care to ourselves. Yet when we’ve gotten stuck in the trance of unworthiness, it often feels impossible to arouse self-compassion. To help people address feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, I like to share a meditation I call the RAIN of Self-Compassion. This easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion uses four simple steps…

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S.T.O.P.: An MBSR Practice for Developing Awareness

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW • 3/31/2017 • No Comments

One of the things we practice in MBSR is becoming aware of the triggers of dissatisfaction and suffering. A wonderful way to maintain a greater sense of well-being is the ability to notice when things get a little off kilter and we start to experience unhappiness. It is in this moment that we can use the method of S.T.O.P. to allow ourselves to listen with open hearts and minds and commit to being freer and happier.

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Trauma Survivors and Self-Care

11 Practices to Promote Wellbeing

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA • 3/26/2017 • 2 Comments

How can you help your clients work on increasing acts of self-care? Keeping in mind that self-care can manifest in different ways, consider suggesting these 11 practices as "homework assignments" to promote wellbeing...

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