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[Video] The Silly Walk: A Mindfulness Practice for Youth and Teens

Use this exercise with your youth to help them regulate their silliness in a constructive and appropriate way.

Kids don't have an on/off switch... especially those with executive function difficulties, who struggle to regulate their attention, emotions and behaviors.

Watch Dr. Christopher Willard demonstrate a fun mindfulness practice that will help kids identify and activate their different zones of regulation.

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Understanding and Integrating Ritual in your Practice

3 FREE Multicultural Worksheets

Leslie Korn – Whether cultural rituals are therapeutic or harmful depends on the individual, the setting, and their purpose. It’s important to have a solid understanding of cultural rituals so we can effectively integrate their healing ability in our practices. And the best place to start is by considering our own relationship to rituals.

Download these 3 multicultural worksheets to take the first step toward multicultural awareness and competency in your practice.

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Build Rapport & Cultural Competency

FREE Multicultural Worksheet for Clinicians

By Lambers Fisher – When you have a clear understanding of how your own cultural identity and experiences have shaped your beliefs, you can begin to explore the ways you may be effectively or ineffectively treating your clients.

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Creating Teachable Moments to Teach Social Skills

The 6 stages of social play. Plus, 5 areas of social and emotional competence.

When we see kids who struggle with social skills, it’s hard to watch. We want to supportthem and teach them socially acceptable ways of interacting. And we can achieve this through PLAY.

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Straight Talk: Understanding Antidepressant Selection Medications for Depression

What’s important when Initiating Antidepressant Selection

By Joseph Wegmann  With medication management playing an increasingly pivotal role in the treatment of mental health disorders, the challenges faced by clinicians are increasing.

It's more critical than ever for mental health professionals to understand how to effectively collaborate with practioners prescribing medication. Here's what you need to know...

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Look on the Bright Side

FREE Optimism Worksheet

Cultivating optimism impacts our brain. To better regulate our emotions and decrease our anxiety, download a FREE Optimism Worksheet from the Happiness Toolbox.

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Classroom strategies for managing ADHD

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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Everyday Mindfulness

FREE Mindfulness Worksheet

Regions of our brain pertaining to memory, learning, and emotion regulation have all been linked to the practice of mindfulness. Practice Mindfulness with your clients using this FREE Everyday Mindfulness Worksheet for the Happiness Toolbox.

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Developing a Hierarchy of Fears With Your Client

A helpful way to prioritize what is impacting your client. Plus, a FREE CBT worksheet!

Children and adolescents may experience periods of increased anxiety – teaching them coping skills can help reduce symptoms and allow the client to move on. Developing a hierarchy of fears or anxiety can help and here’s how.

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Are You Missing Your Client's Signals?

3 ways to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

By Steve Andreas - Getting immediate, nonverbal feedback from clients is essential to knowing how they’re responding in a session, and in maintaining the therapeutic relationship, which research shows is essential for successful therapy. Here are three strategies to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

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