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The Brené Brown Approach to Being Enough

The Power of Embracing Vulnerability

Mary Sykes Wylie

A pervasive sense of shame makes many of us feel unworthy of human connection. Why the shame? Because in this perfectionistic culture, most of us believe we’re “not good enough." Professor and acclaimed TED speaker Brené Brown says that some people have escaped the shame trap. How? They let themselves be vulnerable.

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Finding Strength in the Symptom

Breaking Free from the Limits of Our Medical Treatment Model

Courtney Armstrong

If we spend too much time preoccupied with our clients’ symptoms, we’re likely to miss important clues to their hidden strengths. I’ve learned that turning a symptom into a client’s ally can transform the whole experience of therapy for both the therapist and client.

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Nurturing Resilience Now

Even On Screens

Linda Graham

Given the confluence of challenges we’re collectively facing these days, developing resilience has become more crucial than ever. We now need to ask, how can we not just bounce back, but bounce forward, to new possibilities, new perspectives, and new strengths?

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May Quandary: My Client Says Teletherapy Isn’t Helping

Five Therapists Weigh In

Psychotherapy Networker

A therapist is offering teletherapy during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's working well for most of her clients. But her anxious client Sam has repeatedly said that their video sessions aren’t effective because he doesn’t feel grounded when she's not physically in the room with him. Here, five therapists share how they'd boost the impact of their teletherapy sessions with anxious clients like Sam.

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Couples Therapy During Coronavirus

Challenges and Opportunities

Sara Schwarzbaum

A clinician who's spent almost two years doing online couples therapy shares the tips and strategies she's found especially helpful.

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The Mentor Who Changed My Therapy Practice, Part 2

Wisdom, Revelations, and Journey-Making

Psychotherapy Networker

No person is an island. And surely enough, no therapist hones their craft without a lot of learning and inspiration from others. Three clinicians share the personal stories of mentors who helped them become the therapists they are today.

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How I Start My First Session

Icebreakers, Alliance-Building, and More

Psychotherapy Networker

First introductions with clients can be make-or-break moments that influence therapy sessions to come. In a first meeting, how do you break through a client’s tough exterior? Convey concern? Build rapport? Here, three therapists share their guidance.

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April Quandary: My Client Gets Distracted During Teletherapy

Five Clinicians Weigh In

Psychotherapy Networker

Marcia's therapist has switched to doing teletherapy. But as a single mother of two adolescent girls all quarantining in a small apartment, sessions have been especially challenging for Marcia. She’s often distracted or pulled away to tend to the girls. When she returns to the screen, she’s flustered and unfocused. Here, five therapists offer tips for keeping the work on track during these sessions.

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The Power of Expressive Arts

A Three-Part Process for Engaging the Body in Therapy

Cathy Malchiodi

By Cathy Malchiodi - For thousands of years, humans have been turning to the healing rhythms of the arts to confront and resolve distress. Expressive arts therapy uses the body’s sensory and kinesthetic experiences as a foundation for the exploration of emotions and personal narratives.

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A Polyvagal Primer

A Three-Part Exercise to Create Safety and Trust

Deb Dana

By Deb Dana - The three elements of our autonomic nervous system act as our largely subconscious surveillance system, working in the background to read subtle signals of safety or threat. Here's how to help clients become aware of their patterns of response to ease and distress.

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