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6 Resilience-Building & Inclusive Children’s Books for National Read Across America Day

Celebrate diverse experiences with these children's books


To celebrate National Read Across America Day on March 2, we’ve selected six of our favorite children’s books that teach kids resilience-building skills and celebrate diverse experiences.


The Superpower of Psychological Flexibility

Tips to defuse from unhelpful, narrow ways of thinking that limit what’s possible for you

Aprilia West, PsyD, MT, PCC

Research shows that higher levels of psychological flexibility provide a wide range of benefits, including higher levels of mental health and lower stress levels. Dr. Aprilia West offers some insight and an exercise to improve psychological flexibility.


Highly Sensitive People & Gaslighting

Free worksheet download to help you and clients decide when gaslighting is happening

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC, Amy Kempe, LPC, NCC, CSAT

Highly sensitive people can be more susceptible to gaslighting and manipulation. Authors of the new book, The Clinician’s Guide to Treating Adult Children of Narcissists, describe why this is the case, and offer a free worksheet to help clients and therapists differentiate between gaslighting or simply experiencing a variance between how two or more people perceive something.


Using a Somatic Approach for BIPOC Clients

A simple and effective mindfulness exercise with Dr. Chinwé Williams, PhD

Chinwé Williams

In this video, Dr. Williams invites you to practice a mindfulness exercise to use with your BIPOC clients to help them in the process of learning deeper self-awareness, how to regulate their nervous system, and manage their anxiety before it spirals from tolerable to overwhelming.


Help Clients Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness

Free infographic to help reduce your clients' anxiety and engage with the present moment


Help your clients commit to using their senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell to channel their thoughts in a purposeful direction with this downloadable exercise.


Understanding the Six Types of Boundaries

Free infographic to educate your clients on how to uphold personal limits

Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW

Boundaries expert Nedra Glover Tawwab shares six types of boundary setting so your clients can learn what violations can look like and how they can protect their peace.


Help Parents Navigate Divorce with Kids

Interventions for anxious, depressed and oppositional children

Steve P. O'Brien, PsyD

Watch child-family psychologist, Dr. Steve O’Brien, provide you with a practical treatment approach for children struggling with anxiety, depression, and oppositional behavior secondary to divorced and blended family stressors.


The 3 R's of Anxiety Management for Children

Actionable skills and strategies to help students struggling with anxiety

Steve P. O'Brien, PsyD

Anxiety expert Dr. Steve O’Brien shares the 3 R’s of Anxiety Management, including a handful of actionable skills and strategies to help students struggling with anxiety and help create a learning-conducive environment for all your students.


Anxiety in Schools in a Post-Pandemic World

Strategies to effectively treat anxiety in a school setting

Ashley Rose, LCSW, LSSW

Anxiety especially is at an all-time high and appears to be affecting larger percentages of the population. Ashley Rose, LCSW, LSSW, shares classroom-based strategies to treat anxiety and help children heal in a post-pandemic world.


Help Heal Your Clients' Relationship with Food and Body

A simple exercise for your clients with emotional and/or disordered eating

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CEDS, shares with us an upper body scan that introduces interceptive awareness to help heal your clients' relationship with food and body.


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