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Taking Care of You!

Helping Yourself and Your Clients Practice Self-Care (ideas and free worksheet)

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP, Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP

If you’ve been helping clients adapt to their new schedules and integrate healthy ways to manage daily stress, you know how important it is for all of us to make time to support our own mental health. Self-care is a majority priority right now so that we can make our feelings, and responses to stress more manageable. Here are some ideas and a free worksheet from the Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents—but also works for adults!

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Calm Anxiety in 45 Seconds

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton reveals the key to making deep breathing work for your clients—and a simple tool to help even the most agitated clients get started

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

As therapists, we know breathing is a helpful tool for calming anxiety. But clients are often skeptical about how something they do every day can help them. Discover how a specific kind of breathing reduces stress and anxiety, and helps even the most anxious people relax.

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Plus 80 recommendations in an exclusive CE video & Worksheet...

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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Working with Teens Without Nagging

Help is here...

Sharon Saline, PsyD

Tired of ‘nagging’ without success? Dr. SharonSaline provides tips for disarming pushback and negativity.

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Simple Ways to Help Depressed Clients Tackle Daunting Tasks

How you can motivate your clients to take the first steps toward a full & active life

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD

For people with depression, daily activities like showering, picking up the house and even going outside, can seem monumental. But accomplishing tasks and being active are crucial for your clients’ wellbeing. Help them get moving again with these simple tips.

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Create Connection from a Distance: Making Telehealth Relational

Janina Fisher, PhD shares her pro tips for transcending the limitations of telehealth and establishing a sense of closeness with your clients.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Now that distance therapy is the “new normal” when treating clients, knowing how to create a sense of connection through the screen is essential. In this short video, trauma treatment expert Janina Fisher shares her pro tips for helping clients feel engaged, listened to and understood—no matter where you are.

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Are you practicing CBT to the best of your ability?

Discover tools and assessments to help determine if your CBT practice is “drifting”

John Ludgate, Ph.D.

John Ludgate, Ph.D. shares his Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale to help therapists check-in on their own implementation of CBT and set goals for themselves for upcoming sessions.

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Dr. Richard Schwartz: Wake Up Calls and Trail Heads

How COVID-19 is affecting our parts.

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of IFS, speaks on how COVID-19 is a triggering situation that has an array of effects on all of our parts and how this is a wakeup call not just for us personally, but also for the planet, countries, and corporations.

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How Yoga Promotes Both Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation in Trauma Survivors

Discover how yoga can discharge memories stored in the nervous system of trauma survivors

Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200

Irina Diyankova, PhD, RYT-200 reveals how yoga stimulates both top-down and bottom-up regulation, which can help trauma survivors reset their nervous systems back to baseline.

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CBT for Couples

FREE worksheet to improve communication, navigate problems, and build strong relationships.

John Ludgate, Ph.D.

John Ludgate, Ph.D., F.A.C.T., shares his powerful, FREE CBT for Couples worksheet. So, if you’re a clinician who works with relationship issues, you’ll want this hands-on, practical tool today.

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