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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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The Importance of Mental Stretching

FREE printable worksheet!

Warm-ups can be considered “mental stretching.” They are usually five to ten minutes in length and help clients become familiar with drawing, self-expression and communicating with others

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Suicide Risk Assessment: A must for clients reporting TBI and Depression

Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Erik Kramer, attempted suicide by way of gunshot wound to the head. PESI speaker Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP, discusses how traumatic brain injury and major depressive disorder are connected and the importance of conducting a suicide risk assessment with a patient who reports a mild or severe form of TBI.

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LGBTQ Youth: A FREE tool to promote well-being

Every one of us, and especially those of us who are youth-serving professionals, have two urgent tasks: we must reassure our youth of their value, dignity and future, and we must identify and protect young people who are at risk.

That's why we've created this powerful infographic full of strategies to promote well-being for LGBTQ youth...

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All Parts are Welcome

Download This FREE Resource Today!

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach — rooted in neuroscience — IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. Plus check out this FREE resource!

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Race to Right Here Right Now

Mindfulness as a key to lasting happiness

Practice mindfulness — download three favorite (and FREE) mindfulness techniques developed especially for teens.

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Meeting Teen Clients Where They Are

Here's What They Respond To

Most of us were never trained to talk to adolescents, and they often find most standard; shrink-wrapped attempts to "engage" them infuriating. Here's what they respond to best.

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Calm & Alert

Yoga and mindfulness practices to teach self-regulation and social skills to children.

Calm and Alert is an innovative approach to teaching self-regulation and social skills to children by utilizing their bodies, minds, and breath through yoga and mindfulness practices. Get started with three basic practices available for FREE here.

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Use Your Pause Button: Stop, Drop, and Breathe

A Self-Regulation Strategy for Parents

If you want to experience a happier family life, with a lot less drama and a lot more love, then check out this FREE Exercise and Worksheet.

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Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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