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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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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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Coloring Book Day

5 Coloring Books for Adults and Children

Bust out your crayons and colored pencils in celebration of National Coloring Book Day!

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The Psychology of Gratitude

FREE Three Good Things Worksheet

The practice of gratitude is believed to impact our brain on structural and chemical level. Practice Gratitude with your clients using this FREE Three Good Things Worksheet.

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Calm Your Mind

FREE Video & Infographic

When your clients are agitated or distracted, use this simple CALM whole-body method to help them regulate their mind and body, so they can focus on the work necessary for healing.

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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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My Ouch Story

CBT worksheets for children and adolescents

Everyone has a story to tell. When bad things happen, it makes it much harder to tell the story. When bad things happen to us, there is typically a lot of shame, guilt, and embarrassment.

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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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Free Yourself from Feeling Boxed in By Anger

Free strategy from the Letting Go of Anger Card Deck

The following, easy to visualize, empowering metaphor can quickly help clients free themselves from feeling trapped in by anger.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free CE: What every therapist, health professional, educator, and parent needs to know.

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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