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Why We Must Think of Children—and our Nervous System—as Trees

Free Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Activity and Worksheets

Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Join Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, as she shares several transformative exercises for children and families challenged by sensory processing disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and various other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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5 Free Resources for Teachers

We're celebrating National Teacher Day by offering teachers FIVE of our best school-and teaching-related worksheets and videos...for FREE!

PESI Team

Access each resource below and feel free to share these free activities with all your teacher friends and family. #ThankATeacher

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73 DBT Mindfulness Exercises

FREE Worksheet Download

Lane Pederson – Mindfulness is a skillset at the heart of DBT. Yet, many therapists struggle teaching mindfulness practices to clients.

Practicing mindfulness skills open doors to acceptance, experience, and connection to yourself and the world.

Download 73 mindfulness exercises you can use with your clients to help them slow down and find peace, contentment, and enjoyment in everyday life.

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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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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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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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Self-Regulation and Mindfulness

Simple techniques for teaching all ages

Looking for an easy way to teach young clients about self-regulation and mindfulness? Try this simple, short story from my new book, “Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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The Energetic Exhale

The incredibly simple and powerful mindfulness practice that only takes a second...

We all experience times of anxiety, stress, frustration, anger and impatience. But getting stuck in these states can take a tremendous toll on our bodies, impair our thinking, and make it difficult to speak or act effectively.That's why I teach my clients this powerfully effective mindfulness practice that can calm our nervous system in seconds...

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Mindfulness Vs. Hypnosis

What's the difference anyway?

Clients (and therapists making referrals) are usually fairly certain that they want one or the other. They feel that either hypnosis or mindfulness is what is needed. You want to stop smoking? Hypnosis. You want to calm down? Mindfulness. It is usually either/or, though the presenting issue may very well be both.

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Introducing Mindfulness, Meditation, and Calm Corners into Community Schools

Schools are witnessing the benefits of bringing mindfulness practices into education as a strategy for promoting social and emotional learning among students. Check out these easy ways to integrate mindfulness routines for classrooms.

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