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Getting Unstuck from Anxiety

Introducing Richard Sears’s newest book: ACT with Anxiety

Richard Sears teaches you how to create a meaningful and fulfilling life despite the anxiety you may have in his latest book ACT with Anxiety.

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Introduction to The Family Therapy Workbook

Exploring a Resource to Assist All Families

Author Kathleen Mates-Youngman takes you through her newest book, The Family Therapy Workbook, sharing her intention to help create a closer and healthier family system for all.

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Coping Ahead of Anxiety with Stair-Step Breathing

PESI author Joanne Spence highlights the value of practicing breathwork before anxiety or panic sets in.

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Staying Alive Is a Full-Time Job

Thoughts on how we spend our time, energy, and resources.

PESI author Joanne Spence explores the difference between surviving and thriving with a look at how we spend our time, resources, and energy – especially amid a global pandemic.

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How to Break Free from Anxiety, Rumination, and Worry

Watch Dr. Gillihan Demonstrate This Simple Breathing Exercise

Watch Dr. Gillihan walk step-by-step through the simple, effective “3-Part Breathing” exercise.

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What is Enough?

What does it mean to have “enough”? PESI author Joanne Spence explores the downward spiral of our ever-present desire to have more, do more, and be more – and how to come back to the present and to a place of gratitude.

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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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