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Managing Screen Time in a Digital World

Develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital generation

The increased use of screens is impacting social skills, human interaction, and compromising neurosensory development. That’s why Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT wants to help you develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital world.

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5 Ways to Help Children with Coronavirus Anxiety

Are the children in your life noticing your increasing tension?

While we can’t eliminate the transmission of our own anxiety to the children in our lives, we can mitigate the impact in some significant ways. Here’s how.

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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on Interoception & Yoga

Effective Trauma Treatment

It’s frustrating when your client gets stuck — overwhelmed by fear, shame, helplessness...Here’s one solution that’s extremely effective in moving therapy forward.

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Breathing Is the Key to Managing Stress and Anxiety

Simple breathing exercises can calm you down when you’re overwhelmed by stress and anxiety.

Stress and anxiety are a part of life, no question. But chronic stress and worry, if left unchecked, can harm both your physical and mental health. The first step to controlling your body’s responses to stress is to control your breathing, using these simple techniques.

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19 Best Books of 2019

These top selling titles are highly purchased and praised by your colleagues and even some clients

2019 was a year of great growth in awareness and social acceptance towards mental health. These 19 titles are our most popular and highly praised resources with professionals and lay-people alike.

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Working with Traumatized Children

Watch this short video featuring Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Is it possible to help the minds and brains of brutalized children, redraw their inner map, and incorporate a sense of trust and confidence in the future? Watch this short video to find out…

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Cultivate Gratitude to Fight Anxiety in Children

Showing appreciation for our kids makes it easier for them to appreciate others, and themselves.

Jennifer Cohen Harper shares easy ways to promote gratitude and positivity in your child’s day to day life.

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H.A.L.T. a mindful check in

Mind-body practices to help you and your clients regulate mind, body, emotions, and impulses.

Just like a shaken jar of glitter, our thoughts can make it hard to think and see clearly.

Watch Dr. Chris Willard practice the H.A.L.T. mindful check-in to relax the mind and body – and glitter... so we can stay attuned to our thoughts and behaviors.

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Play Therapy Activities to Help Kids Achieve Greater Self-Regulation

Interventions based in Play Therapy and Mindfulness to understand and improve the world of children

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS, shares simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

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