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Melt the Grumpy

A Self-Regulation Activity

Barbara Neiman, OTR

"Melt the Grumpy" is a somatic activity to help shift your emotional state with physical movement, breathing and imagery.

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The Parts of a Task Game

A Thinking Activity for Better Executive Function

Lynne Kenney, PsyD.

While there are many age-appropriate ways to help children enhance components of executive function and thinking skills, The Parts of a Task Game may be one of my favorite activities. Watch my short video and download the free worksheet in my blog. -Lynne Kenney, Psy.D

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PESI, Inc. Acquires Australian Based PsychOz Publications

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As of October 3, 2016, Eau Claire based PESI, Inc., acquired PsychOz Publications Pty. Ltd. of Palm Cove, Australia. Since 1994, PsychOz has been providing the best selection of psychotherapy and counseling resources to professionals in Australia.

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What does a raisin have to do with mindfulness?

Whether you’re a new clinician or a seasoned therapist, this simple technique in mindfulness will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of your day.

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Video: Identifying and Guiding Change Talk

With Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

Change talk doesn't always happen naturally, it often happens because of the core skills being used by the practitioner. Watch this video from Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., and see the skills of Motivational Interviewing in practice.

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Mindful Breathing with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

In this short clip, world-renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel J. Siegel shares his quick breathing awareness exercise to calm the hectic, stressful and worrisome mindset and create a more pleasant, cooperative environment.

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Children

Practices for Better Mind-Body Balance

Yoga and mindfulness practices can be powerful tools to help children build strength, manage their emotions, become more flexible (physically and mentally!), and gain mind-body balance. With our young clients, students and our own children headed back to school, you may be in need of some fun and simple strategies to deal with the stress and anxiety that can accompany this transition. Here are three practices you can try today!

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NEW Classroom Activities

Lynne Kenney, PsyD.

Dr. Lynne Kenney recently released 2 practical programs introducing research-based activities from her most recent works Bloom Your Room and 70 Play Activities To Enhance Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior. Discover simple activities to enhance competence, confidence, communication and collaboration. Get ahead of misbehavior by teaching with the brain in mind!

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How To: Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Self-Regulation with Children & Adolescents

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Worksheet Included

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a great technique to use with children struggling with self-regulation because it allows for personalization of the scripted passages we use to guide the exercise. Read more to download your FREE PMR Worksheet...

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4 Easy Steps to Calm a Stressed Child

Barbara Neiman, OTR, Sheila Lewis

If you work with children who struggle with self-regulation, mind-body strategies that use yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and guided imagery can be especially effective, and often fun, for the child to gain their composure. Use this activity, called The Steps, at home, in the grocery store, or wherever life takes you.

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