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10 Body Positive Affirmations for the New Year

Here are 10 Body Positive affirmations to help clients heal body shame & cultivate body positivity.

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New Children’s Book! Thank You Mind: Understanding My Big Feelings on Tricky Days

Teachers, Therapists and Parents-- Read Along with Jennifer Cohen Harper

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper as she reads her new book children’s book Thank You Mind. This video can be incorporated into therapy sessions, story time at school, or into your child’s bedtime routine

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How Post-Traumatic Symptoms Reflect Our Trauma History

When Our Nervous System Adapts to Threat in the Absence of Danger

Individuals who have been exposed to chronic and repeated trauma often have a nervous system still mobilized for danger, evoking trauma responses of fear, fight, or flight long after the threat has passed.

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Desperate Efforts to Regulate a Traumatized Nervous System

Understanding the Vicious Circle of Addictive and Self-Destructive Behavior

Confused and frightened by intense feelings and physical responses—and tormented by their negative thoughts—many trauma survivors feel desperate for relief. Drugs, alcohol, self-harm, and many other compulsive behaviors provide brief periods of respite, but unfortunately, the relief is short-lived. As the body develops tolerance for these addictive or self-destructive impulses, they eventually become worse than the trauma symptoms themselves.

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Putting Group Therapy Tips and Tools into Practice

Unboxing Judy Belmont’s Latest Card Deck

[Vlog] Judy Belmont shares her new therapeutic resource, The Group Therapy Card Deck: 99 CBT, DBT, ACT, and Positive Psychology Tips and Tools and gives step-by-step directions on how to use these cards in group therapy. Plus 5 free downloadable cards!

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Top 10 ADHD Resources for Clinicians, Parents & Clients for ADHD Awareness Month

Free Worksheets and Free CE Video Included!

October is ADHD Awareness month and PESI Publishing has a wealth of resources that can assist you on your journey in learning how to treat, manage, and overcome this disorder.

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Text-Based Communication in Telemental Health

Knowing and Minimizing the Risks

The sudden rise in the use of technology to provide mental health services has required many clinicians to navigate this new way of providing care. Part of this learning curve involves recognizing how to manage and minimize any associated risks.

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Adapting to a Virtual Care World

New Guidelines and the Benefits of Telemental Health

Telemental health, with its many benefits, has transformed the way we provide patient services. This has resulted in changes to practice guidelines that will inform how we continue to offer virtual treatment in the years to come.

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Wired for Fear

Recognizing Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Students who have been exposed to toxic stress are wired for fear: They live in a state of constant nervous system activation that often shows up in the classroom as challenging or disruptive behavior. When you learn to recognize these signs of fight, flight, or freeze, you can respond in a more compassionate and trauma-informed manner.

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Why Psychotherapy Succeeds or Fails—I Believe I Found the Answer. David D. Burns, MD

This is an excerpt from Feeling Great by David D. Burns, MD

Here's Dr. David Burns on how you can eliminate resistance and improve treatment outcomes.

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