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Breath Inside the Body: A Somatic Intervention for Disordered Eating

Address Underlying Trauma & Body Shame with a Breath-Based Exercise

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT

Clients who struggle with disordered eating often struggle to attune to their own bodily sensations. Help them tap into their own internal wisdom with a simple exercise from Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT.

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Initiation & Activation: 2 Exercises to Help Kids Focus

Strategies to Promote Success in Students with ADHD & Executive Function Challenges

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP

Many students struggle to get started on tasks because they simply don't know how or where to begin. Help set them up for success with simple exercises from Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, a mental health professional and certified ADHD coach.

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The Hollywood Guide to Personality Disorders

Give clients examples they’ll understand with this FREE resource!

Gregory Lester, PhD

Whatever the personality disorder, Hollywood is full of examples. With a robust list of personality disorders represented by characters from famous movies and TV shows, be prepared to help clients better understand their own experiences.

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Emotional Wellness Month

Celebrate Emotional Wellness Month with These Resources

Help your patients, yourself, or loved one’s progress towards stress reduction, self-care, and maintaining inner strength

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Taking Charge Of Your Emotions: Strategies for Keeping It Together When Kids Fall Apart

Free Co-Regulation Exercises from Cool, Calm & Connected

Martha Straus, PhD

When children experience big emotions, the role of a caregiver is to model emotional regulation and provide support without getting sucked into the chaos. Help tired and frustrated caregivers succeed with these free exercises to promote co-regulation and healthy attachment.

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The Power of Breath: Teach Children to Breathe on Purpose & Calm Big Emotions

A Free Self-Awareness & Self-Management Activity to Help Practice Mindful Breathing

Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI

Kellie Bailey’s newest children’s book, Some Days I Breathe on Purpose, explores the power of breath to help children handle challenging emotions. Get an exclusive sneak peek with worksheets containing breathing and mindfulness exercises for children.

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Creating a Welcoming Space for LGBTQ+ Clients

12 Common Mistakes & 6 Affirming Practices

Aaron Testard, LMFT, LPCC

An LGBTQ-friendly practice is NOT the same as an LGBTQ-informed one. Discover the common mistakes clinicians make, as well as simple strategies to make your practice more inclusive.

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What is EMDR Therapy and How Does It Work?

PESI Team

EMDR is a treatment for PTSD, focusing on using bilateral stimulation (BLS) to help the brain access and process traumatic memories. Learn more.

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Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Discover a protocol to quickly reduce trauma symptomology

Brian Marx, PhD, Denise Sloan, PhD

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is an evidence-based brief PTSD treatment approach that produces significant results in as few as five treatment sessions. Learn the first steps of this revolutionary treatment protocol.

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Providing Constructive Feedback in Clinical Supervision

6 Simple Strategies for Success

George B. Haarman, PsyD, LMFT

Providing specific and actionable critiques without damaging rapport can be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical supervision, but constructive feedback offers a means to provide valuable insight and strengthen working relationships.

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