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Rapid Relief from Stress Through Tapping

Free printable worksheet download

Fred Gallo, PhD

Sometimes the key to feeling better is knowing where to tap. Dr. Fred Gallo provides free worksheets to introduce clients to tapping, a powerful practice rooted in energy psychology.

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Make Social-Emotional Learning Fun with NowMaps!

Sneak peek of the debut children's book series from Dr. Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Get an exclusive first look at Dr. Dan Siegel's debut children's book series: NowMaps. These worksheets and coloring pages are perfect for use with your young clients!

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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Teach My Child Social-Emotional Skills?

3 proven strategies for SEL development

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

Summer doesn’t have to mean a vacation from learning. Lisa Weed Phifer offers up social-emotional learning exercises to get kids ready for the start of a new school year.

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Social Media & Anxious Teens: Helping Young Clients Evaluate Their Time Spent Online

Free worksheet download to use with teens

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, Angela Doel, MS

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, and Angela Doel, MS, provide a free worksheet to help teen clients with social anxiety discover the advantages and disadvantages of their own social media time.

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Ask a Therapist: My Child Is Showing Signs of Anxiety

Discover a 2-step plan to empower anxious kids

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Mother, therapist, and children’s book author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC, provides a two-step plan for when our little ones begin to feel stress, anxiety, and fears about the world around them.

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Enhancing Self-Regulation Through Play Therapy

Free trauma-informed play therapy demonstration & worksheets

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Many children with big behaviors need help learning how to regulate themselves more quickly or more effectively. PESI author Paris Goodyear-Brown provides a simple sensory-soothing activity that can be particularly helpful for children who struggle to close their eyes and relax.

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Helping Kids Face Fear and Anxiety Head-On

Age-appropriate worksheets to help kids develop coping strategies & build resilience

Help educate children about anxiety, empowering them with awareness while opening the conversation to help normalize their experience with these age-specific worksheets from PESI author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC!

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Excavating Hard Things

Free trauma-informed play therapy intervention

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

When a child is experiencing the intrusive or avoidance symptoms of PTSD, building a coherent narrative becomes essential to treatment. Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, demonstrates an exercise designed to help children verbalize their big emotions.

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3 Proven Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability to Panic

Techniques to use in your daily life to prevent future panic attacks

Not only can clinicians help clients develop strategies to cope during a panic attack, but we can also provide them with tools and strategies to make future panic attacks less likely. Elena Welsh, PhD, shares three long-term strategies to reduce vulnerability to panic.

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3 Proven Strategies to Stop Panic in its Tracks

Techniques to use during panic attacks to find relief

During a panic attack, clients are often consumed by their physical and mental symptoms. These simple exercises from Elena Welsh, PhD, help bring the body back to a state of calm and distract the brain from thoughts of panic.

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