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Cultivate Gratitude to Fight Anxiety in Children

Showing appreciation for our kids makes it easier for them to appreciate others, and themselves.

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Jennifer Cohen Harper shares easy ways to promote gratitude and positivity in your child’s day to day life.

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H.A.L.T. a mindful check in

Mind-body practices to help you and your clients regulate mind, body, emotions, and impulses.

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Just like a shaken jar of glitter, our thoughts can make it hard to think and see clearly.

Watch Dr. Chris Willard practice the H.A.L.T. mindful check-in to relax the mind and body – and glitter... so we can stay attuned to our thoughts and behaviors.

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PESI Book Club: December 2019

How to grow your gratitude this holiday season.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help your clients be aware of and thankful for the positive habits and practices they experience. Plus, there's a FREE worksheet...

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Play Therapy Activities to Help Kids Achieve Greater Self-Regulation

Interventions based in Play Therapy and Mindfulness to understand and improve the world of children

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

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS, shares simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

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The Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Tango

5 Essential Moves of the EFT Dance

Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

What is the problem in couples therapy, and how can we turn it around? Couples are stuck in a cycle of negative interactions, which makes safe emotional connection and engagement impossible...In this short video, Dr. Sue Johnson explains how you can create change and build positive bonding relationships with couples through the five essential moves of the Emotionally Focused Therapy dance.

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PESI Book Club: November 2019

Four best-selling titles for your November reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors.

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Taming the Wild Things

Helping anxious kids and those trying to shield them from feelings of fear, insecurity, uncertainty, or discomfort.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, shares how to override the demanding voice of anxiety.

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Understanding the Five Core Skills of Mindfulness

How to change your brain and build a solid foundation for transformative growth

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC, shares five core skills of mindfulness and how to best practice them.

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Treating Chronic Pain…With Therapy?

Six things we need to know to treat pain effectively

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, shares six things all professionals who treat pain should know.

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The Trauma Therapist Podcast: The Author Series with Donald Altman

Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Donald Altman, MA, LPC, sits down with Guy Macpherson, PhD, to discuss mindfulness and his new book, Reflect.

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