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5 Things Seasoned Therapists Wish They'd Known

... And the One Question You Should Always Ask Your Clients...

Chris Lyford

We asked some seasoned therapists to pass on the lessons they wish someone had told them when they were first starting out, and here are the results!

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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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Use Your Pause Button: Stop, Drop, and Breathe

A Self-Regulation Strategy for Parents

Laura Markham, PhD

If you want to experience a happier family life, with a lot less drama and a lot more love, then check out this FREE Exercise and Worksheet.

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Free Yourself from Feeling Boxed in By Anger

Free strategy from the Letting Go of Anger Card Deck

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.

The following, easy to visualize, empowering metaphor can quickly help clients free themselves from feeling trapped in by anger.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free CE: What every therapist, health professional, educator, and parent needs to know.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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Shaping the Conversations of Love: 2 Simple Techniques for Working with Distressed Couples

Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

In this free, short video, Dr. Sue Johnson will show you two simple EFT techniques to help partners have conversations that redefine a distressed relationship and ensure you're shaping a more secure bond.

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Self-Regulation and Mindfulness

Simple techniques for teaching all ages

Varleisha Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Looking for an easy way to teach young clients about self-regulation and mindfulness? Try this simple, short story from my new book, “Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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The Energetic Exhale

The incredibly simple and powerful mindfulness practice that only takes a second...

Terry Fralich, LCPC

We all experience times of anxiety, stress, frustration, anger and impatience. But getting stuck in these states can take a tremendous toll on our bodies, impair our thinking, and make it difficult to speak or act effectively.That's why I teach my clients this powerfully effective mindfulness practice that can calm our nervous system in seconds...

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Letting Go of Anger

A simple skill to successfully manage teen anger

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.

Float on a Cloud is a popular and highly effective tool to manage not only a teen's anger, but also those underlying, super-strong feelings felt immediately before anger such as: frustration, fear, hurt, failure, humiliation, shame, sadness, rejection, distrust, jealousy, inadequacy, and insecurity. Just follow these 4 simple steps...

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Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

A FREE, 5-city tour explores how ACEs impact development

PESI, Inc.

Don't miss this FREE, five-city, childhood trauma awareness bus tour, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington DC...

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