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Whole Body Listening Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC

Listening Larry is coming back to classrooms and therapy offices! But this time, you’ll see that listening isn’t a behavior to follow—it’s a process that we all do differently.


Coping with Negative Thoughts After the Death of a Loved One

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC

In the aftermath of losing a loved one, clients’ thoughts may turn negative—or even downright catastrophic. Grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith offers activities to work with this extremely tender population.


The 3 Rs of Anxiety Management for Children

A skill set for families that have a solid understanding of what anxiety is and isn't

Steve P. O'Brien, PsyD

Dr. Steve O’Brien provides therapists an accessible skill set for clients’ anxiety management—perfect for children, teens, and their caretakers alike.


Ask the Expert: Q&A with Alexandra Solomon, PhD

Interview with relationship expert and Love Every Day author, Alexandra Solomon

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

Alexandra Solomon, PhD, shares how therapists can benefit from her new relationship devotional, Love Every Day, using the principles of Relational Self-Awareness.


How to Use CPR for the Amygdala in Your Practice

Use this FREE worksheet to help clients decrease emotional reactivity and stress

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Dr. Kate Truitt, author of Healing in Your Hands, explains the four fundamental steps of the CPR for the Amygdala® protocol and how it can help your clients show up for themselves in a loving, proactive way.


Help Clients Discover if They’re Ready to Start Moderating Their Drinking

Free worksheets to see if moderation is possible for your clients

Amanda White, LPC

Amanda White, LPC, dives into the reasons why moderation is so difficult for clients who are trying to change their relationship with alcohol and what you can do to help them discover if they're ready for it.


Using Metaphors from Nature in Walk and Talk Therapy

Embrace even the most bizarre and far-stretching analogies to help build your client-therapist connection

Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C

Increase your creative license by embracing metaphors in outdoor-based therapy sessions—start with a few examples from Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C.


12 Books for Addressing, Managing, and Overcoming Anxiety


We know anxiety is stressful, intrusive, and even all-consuming. But there are many effective ways to curb these feelings—and PESI’s got the guides (and card decks and flip charts and workbooks) to help you or your clients overcome anxiety!


Help Clients Prepare Their Relationship for the Back-to-School Transition

Tips and tools that your clients can use to navigate this transition

Tracy Dalgleish, CPsych

Whether your kids are young, entering high school or leaving for college, back to school is a chaotic, stressful, and exciting time. Dr. Tracy Dalgleish discusses the challenges of transition periods, why you need to build interdependence, and 3 tips for staying connected.


How to Incorporate the Power of Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Arielle Schwartz, author of the newly released Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Flip Chart, shares how to incorporate the principles of polyvagal theory, affective neuroscience, and trauma-informed care into your therapy office.


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