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The Ripple Effect of Dialogue

Experience the Ongoing Conversation of State of the Art 2013

Rich Simon

That’s what’s so revitalizing about the conversations that we have in tribe—through continuing education events and in communities of practice. Unlike everyday conversations, they are ongoing and communal in a way that layers key insights about the direction of our field.

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Effectively Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Identifying the Inquiries to Make

Douglas Flemons

I feel unprepared to make a proper suicide assessment with my clients. I’m nervous that I’ll neglect to ask, or the client won’t tell me, something vital to making the right clinical decision. Can you recommend an objective measure for reliably determining suicidality?

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The Polyvagal Circuit in the Consulting Room

An Interview with Stephen Porges

Ryan Howes

As we all learned in school, we have two options in the face of perceived danger: fight or flight. But that was before neuroscientist Stephen Porges undertook his research into the relationship between human physiology and social engagement.

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Head-to-Head with Emotion

Susan Johnson on Why Labeling Clients’ Emotions Isn’t Enough

Rich Simon

Emotions can be tricky—once they enter the consulting room, it’s easy for both therapists and clients to become stuck in, overwhelmed by, and embattled with strong emotions.

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Anxiety as a GPS

Danie Beaulieu On How to Make Panic An Ally

Rich Simon

Most of our therapeutic interventions for anxiety center around managing over-blown feelings of fear. But what if we consider anxiety as a vital signal, alerting us that we are taking actions that do not align with who we truly are?

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Breathing To Balance The Stress Response System

Learn How To Use Breath Work To Alleviate Anxiety

Rich Simon

One of the most effective practices to employ when working with clients who suffer from mood-related issues is also one of the simplest: Just breathe.

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Bringing Stressed Clients Into The Present Moment

Elisha Goldstein On The “Mindful Check-In”

Rich Simon

When working one-on-one with clients, the first step in every session is to get them into the present moment so that they can truly focus on the work you’re doing together.

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How Addressing Nutrition Makes Talk Therapy More Effective

Leslie Korn On Nutrition’s Leading Role In Optimal Mental Health

Rich Simon

Since psychotherapists are not routinely trained to factor in the role of nutrition, Leslie Korn’s focus on why and how to incorporate nutritional interventions is especially important and useful right now.

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Jon Kabat Zinn on the Gorilla in the Room

Rich Simon

Not so many years ago, few respectable therapists would have incorporated anything like “mindfulness” or a so-called “mind-body” approach into their practice. But today it’s an increasingly rare therapist who hasn’t at least considered bringing some form of a mind-body approach into his or her work.

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