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Helping Clients Deal with Infertility Through Affirmations

Free download from Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book

Caitlin Slavens, BAACS, MC, RPsych, Chelsea Bodie, BSc., MACP, RPsych

Summary: Caitlin Slavens and Chelsea Bodie help parents dealing with the emotional pains of infertility with these FREE affirmation exercises. Their highly-anticipated Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book is available now!


How to Know When Your Client Is Ready to Start EMDR Processing

13-step checklist to assess whether your client is stable enough to begin EMDR processing.

Rotem Brayer, MEd, LPC

EMDR expert Rotem Brayer shares a 13-step checklist you can use to assess your client's stability and determine if they're ready to start processing.


10 Exercises to Heal Grief and Start Moving Forward

Free infographic to educate your clients in the small steps they can take to lessen their suffering


When clients are grieving, they can feel stuck. This printable resource will help clients rediscover the little joys in their life so they can move forward through grief to eventually find meaning after loss.


When Positive Affirmations Become Weapons

Helping clients to challenge negative self-talk with their own values

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA

Positive affirmations are a popular tool for battling negative self-talk, but they can be weaponized and misused. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) emphasizes acknowledging negative thoughts and focusing on taking action in line with one's values rather than trying to suppress negative thoughts with positive affirmations. By intentionally using positive affirmations, and not weaponizing them, clients can find relief from negative self-talk and pursue their values instead.


Ask the Expert: Q&A with Colleen West, LMFT

Interview with IFS Flip Chart author Colleen West, LMFT

Colleen West, LMFT, shares her most frequently asked questions for IFS therapy, insight into her IFS Flip Chart and more.


Why Self-Love Is Hard for Women

How to guide female clients past their “shoulds” and toward self-acceptance

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA

Self-love is a challenge to define and develop, particularly for women. Taking unique contexts into consideration, clinicians can help women identify "shoulds" and empower them to choose what self-love means to them.


What to Do When Clients Dissociate

Learn five effective techniques for orienting your client back to the present moment

Rotem Brayer, MEd, LPC

Taking advanced trainings and consultations in parts work can help take your therapy to the next level, but you can also use these strategies right now for clients who are dissociating.


9 Easy Practices to Boost Energy and Get Out of a Funk

Free Download from the Undepressed Deck

Brian Leaf, MA

If depression is weighing you down, this inspiring new card deck by seasoned author and mindfulness expert Brian Leaf can help lift you out of your rut.


Using Drawing Interventions in Play Therapy

Free worksheet download to help you and young clients increase mindfulness

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, shares the benefits of art-based therapy interventions for young clients and drawing interventions you can download for FREE to use in your next session.


10 Things Clients Might Say to Stay in Unhealthy Relationships

Recognize dysfunctional family patterns and help your clients choose a path forward

Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW

Bestselling author and relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab shares 10 phrases clients might use in therapy to stay in unhealthy relationships so you can identify when it's time to set healthy boundaries.


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