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Somatic Psychology in the Treatment of Complex PTSD

Attending to Areas of Numbness or Disconnection

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Through the process of dual awareness, you can help clients better connect to their body and connect areas of numbness, tension, or discomfort to their trauma history.

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Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: 3 Strategies That Work

Learn 3 techniques you can immediately use in your practice!

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

Borderline personality disorder remains widely misunderstood. Dr. Daniel Fox takes you through some of the most common misconceptions in light of what recent research shows us and provides three easy-to-implement strategies for working with clients who have BPD.

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8 Books to Celebrate Teachers

Celebrate the teachers in your life by giving them books they will enjoy both inside and outside the classroom

PESI Team

Our PESI Publishing team has compiled eight of our favorite resources for teachers, including thoughtful children's books, toolboxes filled with resources, and self-care guides.

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Connection & Co-Regulation: Using Self-Awareness to Model Self-Regulation

Learn from a leading voice in the healing of PTSD & complex trauma

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

As a therapist, developing your own embodied awareness can help you better attune to clients’ somatic patterns of autonomic arousal and allow you to bring co-regulation into therapy.

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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D., ATR-BC

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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Finding Your Rainbow

Redefining Fertility and Regaining Control After Pregnancy Loss

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA

Although pregnancy loss often takes away our sense of agency and control, we can use our values as a compass to find our own unique rainbow and live a fertile life.

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8 Ways to Help Children Grow a Mindfulness Practice

And a FREE Breathing Practice Coloring Handout for Kids

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

Andrea Dorn, MSW, the author of Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me, gives 8 tips and tools to teach mindfulness to kids in a concrete, step-by-step way.

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Mourning Together, but Differently

Healing Your Relationship After Pregnancy Loss

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA

When you’re consumed by the grief and trauma associated with pregnancy loss, it can be difficult to understand what your partner is going through—particularly if their experience of the loss differs widely from your own. But by taking a step back to consider their perspective and their experience, it is possible to develop greater compassion and find connection in the relationship again.

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Getting Unstuck from Anxiety

Introducing Richard Sears’s newest book: ACT with Anxiety

Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears teaches you how to create a meaningful and fulfilling life despite the anxiety you may have in his latest book ACT with Anxiety.

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Waking Up The “Thinking Brain”

Expert Advice + Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

When exposed to a trigger, a trauma victim’s prefrontal cortex often “goes offline,” leaving an unchecked fear response free to take over. Learn from Dr. Janina Fisher how to help clients reactivate their prefrontal cortex and better work through their trauma.

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