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VIDEO: Changing the Brain to Take In the Good

Rick Hanson on 5 Simple Steps to Use Right Away

Rick Hanson

Our brains are very good at learning from the negative—that's what helped our distant ancestors learn what to avoid of they wanted to stay alive. But it interferes with our lives today when we react to stressful situations as if they were life and death. They're usually not.In this brief clip, Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness, walks us through surprisingly simple steps that can shift our memory systems to internalize positive experiences and states with equal efficiency.

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VIDEO: Our Bottom Line Responsibility as Therapists

Rick Hanson on Working with the Brain for Lasting Change

Rick Hanson

People seek us out because they want change. Some clients want to be less anxious or less depressed, some want to be better able to control themselves in interactions with other people, and others seek greater self-knowledge or an open-ended existential exploration. But for someone to change, their brain must change too.

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VIDEO: Four Steps To Get Potential Clients To Contact You Now

Joe Bavonese on how to make your website a magnet for new clients

Joe Bavonese

What if you could immediately to make your website more compelling and more effective in helping potential clients connect with you? Joe Bavonese, marketing communications expert, the first thing prospective clients want to know when they visit your website is "Can you help me with my problem?" Check out this quick video, where Joe shares a simple 4-step formula that answers that all-important first question right away, and gives people additional concrete reasons to contact you now.

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VIDEO: The Rewards of More Direct Contact with Potential Clients

Lynn Grodzki On An Opportunity Presented From Tough Times

Lynn Grodzki

In this quick clip, Lynn Grodski invites us to think entrepreneurially about how to make the most of just one of the new opportunities she sees in today’s rapidly changing mental health marketplace.

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VIDEO: Why Clients Will Pay More For An Intensive Session

Casey Truffo On Structuring A Therapeutic Intensive

Casey Truffo

With some clients, issues, or circumstances, an hour is not quite enough time to dig in. That’s why it’s great to have an “Intensive Option.” Think of the “Intensive Option” as a 3-hour mini-retreat providing focused attention on issues your clients are highly motivated to resolve. It's the kind of experience clients increasingly want

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VIDEO: Esther Perel on the Capstone Marriage

The Challenge of Preserving Individuality in Marriage

Esther Perel

With all the common elements inherent in most marriages—a shared living space, shared finances, and by some accounts, shared behaviors and mannerisms—it can be easy to view married partners in terms of how they act together rather than separately.

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VIDEO: Alternatives to Prescribing Meds for Children and Teens

The Need for Treading Softly with Meds and Children

Robert Hedaya

Sometimes psychoactive medication can work wonders with agitated young clients in the throes of a psychological emergency. But psychiatrist Robert Hedaya, an expert in alternative psychotherapy and founder of the Whole Psychiatry methodology, is concerned with how little we know about the effects of meds on the brains of children and teens.

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VIDEO: Breathing Techniques that Reduce Anxiety and Stress Quickly

Integrate this Powerful Mood-Regulating Technique into Your Work

Patricia Gerbarg

Are you at a loss when it comes to helping your high-strung, distressed clients? Maybe you’ve made some progress in helping your clients reduce anxiety, but think they could do even better with the right techniques.

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VIDEO: Focusing Techniques in Therapy

A New Practice of Inner Listening

Joan Klagsbrun

How can you more effectively work with a client whose emotions have become all-consuming?
According to Joan Klagsbrun, author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy, Focusing techniques are especially effective for helping distressed clients navigate their inner repository of memories, feelings, emotions, and bodily sensations.

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VIDEO: When Meds Pave the Way for Successful Therapy

Reducing Arousal with Meds

Rich Simon

Have you ever had a new client come to a first session and announce—with a formality that seems right out of the DSM—exactly what his diagnosis is? Perhaps this client is also certain about what symptoms are the result of a “chemical imbalance” and thus can be immediately treated with medication, not therapy. He may be willing to talk about some things in therapy, like his job or his marriage—but in terms of his anxiety, that’s what the pills are for.

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