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The Four Therapeutic R’s

A Multimodal Approach for Treating Shame

Through the lens of polyvagal theory, you can help clients regulate their autonomic nervous system and achieve a sense of safety with a shame-informed approach to therapy.

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The Neurobiology of Trauma and Shame

Uncovering Shame-Based Beliefs

It can be challenging to bring unconscious shame-based beliefs to the surface, but with the right tools, you can help clients excavate the parts of themselves that have been hidden under their core shame identity.

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6 Step IFS Process to Jumpstart Healing

Plus a FREE IFS worksheet!

Frank Anderson - Use this simple exercise from the evidence-based Internal Family Systems model to help your clients understand and work with their internal parts — so they can begin the deep healing process that traumatic wounds require.

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What Causes Depression and Anxiety? A Controversial Question.

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

Stop feeling depressed, unhappy or anxious. You can CHANGE the way you FEEL!

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The Mind-Body Connection: Couples, Sex, and Somatic Therapy

Free book excerpt!

Download a chapter from Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to New and Innovative Approaches written by Deborah Fox and edited by Tammy Nelson.

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Addressing Implicit Bias in Our Schools

A Case Study of Racial Injustice

The protests and headlines of recent weeks have forced many of us to examine our lives and communities through a new lens. In the process, we have opened our eyes to bias and discrimination as never before.

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Art & Science of Psychopharmacology

Helping clients get and stay well

Susan Marie has created The Art and Science of Psychopharmacology and it is filled with practical and adaptable strategies, client-friendly language, and the most up-to-date information about the medications being used to manage: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and insomnia.Learn more about the resource that guides you through the various medications for each of these diagnoses and how to form essential conversations around your client’s prescription.

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In This Together!

During these challenging times, I hear “everything has changed.” But is that really true? (Activity and free worksheet)

While it may feel like our new normal is nothing like the old, we need to recognize the silver linings this time has brought forth. This blog, activity and free worksheets helps us realize the importance of reaching out to others and celebrates our feelings of accomplishment when we are able to help someone else.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Book Club

A guided book club with clinical resources to celebrate Pride month

June is Pride Month, so join us in celebrating by discussing Dr. Lee-Anne Gray’s LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guided Workbook to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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3 Misconceptions About Body Positivity

Help clients let go of body shame, feel more at home in their own bodies, and transform diet culture.

Judith Matz, LCSW shares 3 common misconceptions about body positivity to consider as you work with clients to move from body shame to body positivity.

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