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Finding Healthy Attachment

Discover how attachment-based relationships provide a foundation for healing trauma

Christina Reese has dedicated her life’s work to helping those with trauma live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Learn how her newest book, Trauma and Attachment, can guide clients from a place of fear to healthy attachment.

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Turning “What’s Wrong” into “What’s Strong”

Shifting to a Strengths-Based Perspective with Motivational Interviewing

The practice of motivational interviewing (MI) involves a change in our perspective. We can reframe what we perceive to be a person’s “failures” or shortcomings into evidence of their strengths, skills, character, and worth. This shift from a deficits-based perspective to one of strengths is at the heart of MI.

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Intro to Diversity in Clinical Practice

A Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses

Join Lambers Fisher for a discussion of his debut book, Diversity in Clinical Practice, and an exploration of six reasons for every helping professional to increase their cultural competence.

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Picking Apart Pain

An exclusive first look at Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Get a preview of Lori Gottlieb's new workbook with a free exercise that shows how a shift in perspective can reduce unpleasant emotions.

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Teaching Kids About Healthy Friendships & Boundaries

Free Worksheets to Begin the Conversation

In celebration of her debut book, The Not-So-Friendly Friend, Christina Furnival shares worksheets that can be used to help children understand, set, and uphold healthy boundaries.

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Attending to Dissociative Symptoms with Parts Work Therapy: Looking at the Inner Child

Learn how parts work can be used in the treatment of complex PTSD

By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”

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Learning to Transcend Trauma

Dr. Frank Anderson introduces his newest book

Frank Anderson sits down to talk about the culmination of his career and how it manifested into his newest book, Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems.

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Sustainable Well-Being and Resilience

Free Resource from Self-Compassion for Educators

Lisa Baylis explains how we can embody sustainable well-being in our everyday lives as educators, outlining seven tangible practices that build resiliency.

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The Necessity of Self-Compassion for Every Educator

Reflections on the importance of self-compassion & a free exercise

Lisa Baylis, MEd, understands the struggle of trying to be there for your students while also caring for yourself. But self-care isn’t self-indulgent. It’s a necessary aspect of being the best educator you can be.

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Self-Compassion in Our Most Difficult Moments

Free Worksheets to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Self-care is an integral part of our well-being, but is it enough? Lisa Baylis, MEd, shares one of her most vulnerable moments as an educator and provides free worksheets that fellow teachers can use to cultivate self-compassion.

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