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10 Activities to Enhance Social-Emotional Literacy in the Classroom: Transform Student Behavior from Chaos to Calm

Imagine a classroom that is calm, well-managed and centered on learning, not behavior management.

Join us for a practical program introducing research-based activities from Dr. Kenney’s 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!
Author:
LYNNE KENNEY, PSYD

10 Classroom Activities to Enhance Executive Function and Improve Task Completion

We’re back to school and soon children will be bringing home loads of homework. For many children academic tasks such as worksheets, projects and homework can feel overwhelming!

In Dr. Lynne Kenney’s new book, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-regulation, Learning and Behavior (2016), she shares over 40 executive function skills. Teachers, clinicians and parents can easily implement these activities to improve sequencing, initiation, execution, task management, attention and memory skills.

Dr. Kenney will provide you with key research findings relevant to your everyday work, and transform that research into practical activities and worksheets to help your students:
  • Improve pacing and memory
  • Learn encoding and retrieval
  • Improve motivation and attention
  • Learn preview and planning
  • Maximize homework approach, initiation and execution
Author:
LYNNE KENNEY, PSYD

10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy

From the country’s leading couple therapist duo, a practical guide to what makes it all work.

Here, two of the world’s leading couple therapists give readers an inside tour of what goes on inside the consulting rooms of their practice. They have been doing couples work for decades and still find it challenging. This book gathers together what they have learned over the years of their practice and touches on issues at the core of couples work. Topics addressed include:

  • You know that you need to “treat the relationship,” but how are you supposed to get at something as elusive as “a relationship”?
  • Compared to an individual client, a relationship is an entirely different animal. What should you do first? What should you look for? What questions should you ask? If clients give different answers, who should you believe?
  • Which client is right if they argue in front of you? Which one is the culprit, and which one is innocent? Who should you empathize with?
  • How do you empathize with both clients if they have opposite points of view? Later on, if they end up separating does that mean you’ve failed? Are you only successful if you keep couples together?
  • What are you supposed to do with all the emotional and personal history that your clients stir up in you?
  • How to make your work research-based

No-one who works with couples will want to be without the insight, guidance, and strategies offered in this book.
Authors:
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D., JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.

10 Principles of Effective Couples Therapy with the Gottmans (Seminar Recording + Book)

[+] [-] The 10 Principles of Effective Couples Therapy

Includes Bonus Talk by Esther Perel - The New Rules of Love & Commitment

John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, world-renowned for their work on marital stability and divorce prediction, present a comprehensive review of the science of what predicts whether relationships will succeed or fail. They will also present research-based interventions to transform disasters into healthy relationships.

As they will demonstrate, their discoveries highlight how happy marriages come in many different styles - but not necessarily in accord with popular, or even clinical, preconceptions of what they should be. The Gottmans will separate myth from reality in our ideas about what works in developing their craft of couples therapists. They will also go beyond interventions to explore the inner world of the couples therapist, including the fears and frustrations every couples therapist faces. Finally, they will focus on how to stay calm in the midst of couples’ stormy conflicts, how to have hope when couples are hopeless, and adjust when couples’ beliefs or values are at odds with our own.

Esther Perel, one of the world's most original and insightful thinkers about couples, sexuality, and the peculiar paradoxes besetting modern marriage in the Western world, will bring her rare gift for speaking the unspoken. She will articulate the hidden psychological states most people can't yet put into words. Esther Perel will present the complicated and contradictory needs that are shaping marriage and commitment today.



[+] [-] 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy

From the country’s leading couple therapist duo, a practical guide to what makes it all work.

Here, two of the world’s leading couple therapists give readers an inside tour of what goes on inside the consulting rooms of their practice. They have been doing couples work for decades and still find it challenging. This book gathers together what they have learned over the years of their practice and touches on issues at the core of couples work. Topics addressed include:

  • You know that you need to “treat the relationship,” but how are you supposed to get at something as elusive as “a relationship”?
  • Compared to an individual client, a relationship is an entirely different animal. What should you do first? What should you look for? What questions should you ask? If clients give different answers, who should you believe?
  • Which client is right if they argue in front of you? Which one is the culprit, and which one is innocent? Who should you empathize with?
  • How do you empathize with both clients if they have opposite points of view? Later on, if they end up separating does that mean you’ve failed? Are you only successful if you keep couples together?
  • What are you supposed to do with all the emotional and personal history that your clients stir up in you?
  • How to make your work research-based

No-one who works with couples will want to be without the insight, guidance, and strategies offered in this book.



Authors:
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D., JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D., ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD

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Managing attention-deficit disorder (ADD) as an adult is a constant challenge. You may notice that your mind sometimes wanders during conversations. Maybe you keep misplacing your keys. Or your ADD may be causing bigger problems in your life, making it difficult to keep in touch with friends and family and leading you to procrastinate on important projects.

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD offers ten easy ways to better manage your symptoms and live better with ADD. Written by noted author and acclaimed psychotherapist Stephanie Sarkis, who has used these solutions to personally overcome her ADD symptoms, this concise and clear new edition offers the latest treatment information to help you sharpen your focus, improve your relationships, and manage your time and money.
Author:
STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, LMHC

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Strategies + Growing Mindful Card Deck

[+] [-] Growing Mindful Card Deck

Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!



[+] [-] 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques


to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice


Integrate Mindfulness techniques into your practice, and watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm — often in only one session!

Join Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady,” will demonstrate and explain numerous cores through advanced mindfulness skills. Through clinical examples, she will guide you on how and when to apply techniques to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Gain personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients.

Step-by-stepDebra Burdick will guide you through the brain changing mindfulness techniques, so you can:

  • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain
  • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice
  • Empower clients to attain the benefits of Mindfulness by incorporating it in their daily lives

Don't wait to discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients. Get started today!
Watch this video for mindfulness techniques from Debra Burdick.



Authors:
MITCH R ABBLETT, PH.D., CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D., DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC, DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Strategies + Mindfulness Skills Workbook + Growing Mindful Card Deck

[+] [-] Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

Most Comprehensive Mindfulness Skills Workbook Available

Like no other resource, Mindfulness Skills Workbook combines the latest research and best practices -- all in a simple guide to successfully teach mindfulness to your clients.

This comprehensive workbook provides the theory behind each tool, a step-by-step process to implement, and expert guidance on processing client results.

Features:
  • Experiential exercises you can integrate into practice
  • Highly effective collection of mindfulness tools
  • Special section to guide understanding of neurobiology behind mindfulness
  • Dozens of reproducible activities, exercises, techniques and tools
  • New meditations
  • Steps for increasing client use at home
  • Basic through advanced mindfulness skills
  • Skills for specific disorders
  • Journal prompts
  • Unique templates to monitor progress

Improve Treatment Outcomes:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Bipolar
  • Panic
  • Pain
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Chronic Medical and Mental Illness

Debra talks about her new book:



[+] [-] Growing Mindful Card Deck

Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!



[+] [-] 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques


to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice


Integrate Mindfulness techniques into your practice, and watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm — often in only one session!

Join Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady,” will demonstrate and explain numerous cores through advanced mindfulness skills. Through clinical examples, she will guide you on how and when to apply techniques to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Gain personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients.

Step-by-stepDebra Burdick will guide you through the brain changing mindfulness techniques, so you can:

  • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain
  • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice
  • Empower clients to attain the benefits of Mindfulness by incorporating it in their daily lives

Don't wait to discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients. Get started today!
Watch this video for mindfulness techniques from Debra Burdick.



Authors:
MITCH R ABBLETT, PH.D., CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D., DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques


to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice


Integrate Mindfulness techniques into your practice, and watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm — often in only one session!

Join Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady,” will demonstrate and explain numerous cores through advanced mindfulness skills. Through clinical examples, she will guide you on how and when to apply techniques to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Gain personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients.

Step-by-stepDebra Burdick will guide you through the brain changing mindfulness techniques, so you can:

  • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain
  • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice
  • Empower clients to attain the benefits of Mindfulness by incorporating it in their daily lives

Don't wait to discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients. Get started today!
Watch this video for mindfulness techniques from Debra Burdick.

Author:
DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

101 Mindful Moments and The Mindfulness Toolbox Kit

[+] [-] The Mindfulness Toolbox

Congratulations to Donald Altman and The Mindfulness Toolbox on winning two gold medals at the 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for design and content in categories Psychology and Body, Mind and Spirit!
A Complete Guide to Mindfulness Tools for Clinicians

At last, an authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope.

Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts—such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client’s strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain—this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.

View video from the author:



[+] [-] 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

Did you ever wish you knew the secret to bouncing back from life's toughest roadblocks, wounds, and obstacles? According to psychotherapist, international mindfulness teacher, and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman, there is no secret. There is simply the skill of applying mindfulness to whatever new problem knocks on your door each day. It works because mindfulness rewires your brain and dramatically changes your relationship to the problem.

The 101 mindfulness 'tools' in this book will give you newfound hope, optimism, and strength. These are simple, yet powerful mindfulness practices that you can apply in just a minute or two -- whether you're facing something extremely annoying or seemingly insurmountable. Those you know may think you've found a secret elixir to wash away your problems. But you'll know the secret is just retraining your brain with 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience.

Watch Donald's interview on KATU TV:



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Author:
DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC

101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day
Did you ever wish you knew the secret to bouncing back from life's toughest roadblocks, wounds, and obstacles? According to psychotherapist, international mindfulness teacher, and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman, there is no secret. There is simply the skill of applying mindfulness to whatever new problem knocks on your door each day. It works because mindfulness rewires your brain and dramatically changes your relationship to the problem.

The 101 mindfulness 'tools' in this book will give you newfound hope, optimism, and strength. These are simple, yet powerful mindfulness practices that you can apply in just a minute or two -- whether you're facing something extremely annoying or seemingly insurmountable. Those you know may think you've found a secret elixir to wash away your problems. But you'll know the secret is just retraining your brain with 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience.

Watch Donald's interview on KATU TV:
Author:
DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC

101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward

"This is an imminently practical workbook that shows a variety of invaluable techniques to get centered, calm and organized. An effective and enjoyable guide to help you feel in charge of yourself."
~ Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.


This is the workbook that all mental health professionals wish they had at the beginning of their careers. Containing over 100 approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook pulls together a wide array of treatments into one concise resource. Equally useful in both group and individual settings, these interventions will provide hope and healing for the client, as well as expand and solidify the professional's expertise.

Tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities:
  • Art Therapy
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • EFT
  • EMDR
  • Energy Psychology
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodrama
  • Sensorimotor Psychology
  • Somatic Experiencing and Movement Therapies

**Do you treat patients suffering from PTSD, eating disorders, sexual trauma or self injury? The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help! Check out our blog to learn more.

BONUS: Book includes a link to all reproducible worksheets! Print and use with clients right away!!

Author:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

103 Group Activities and TIPS (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies)

Fill your therapeutic toolbox with innovative, experiential exercises to enhance any group!

Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of “The Therapeutic Toolbox: 103 Group Activities and T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies)” from more than 30 years of clinical experience coupled with her passion for “hands-on” mental wellness education.

These straightforward and universally relevant “how to” exercises are smartly spiral bound so you can easily make copies for your clients. All the TIPS are geared to helping participants take a proactive approach – and experience change, not just talk about it.

Within the T.I.P.S. approach, each of the 103 activities, handouts or strategies is broken down even further – into T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation and Processing). This unique approach makes every TIP easy to understand and put to practice.

You will find blueprints for group success in icebreakers, role plays, mindfulness, stress resiliency, communication skills, imagery, personal growth, group cohesiveness and skill building.
Author:
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox

127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox is Judy Belmont's third Tips and Tools book in PESI's bestselling series that has offered thousands of clinicians practical "hands on" strategies to help clients reach therapeutic goals.

Judy Belmont's newest Tips and Tools addresses today's evolving needs, using techniques from CBT, DBT and positive psychology to help their clients and their practice. All reproducible worksheets and handouts will quickly become a clinician's best friend! Something for everyone, and packaged in a creative and enjoyable way!
Author:
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS

Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

Ready-to-use tools include:
  • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
  • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
  • Communication skills-building activities
  • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
  • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
  • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
  • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

Judy demonstrates one of the many tips included in this exciting workbook:

Author:
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 103 Group Activities and TIPS

[+] [-] 103 Group Activities and TIPS (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies)

Fill your therapeutic toolbox with innovative, experiential exercises to enhance any group!

Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of “The Therapeutic Toolbox: 103 Group Activities and T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies)” from more than 30 years of clinical experience coupled with her passion for “hands-on” mental wellness education.

These straightforward and universally relevant “how to” exercises are smartly spiral bound so you can easily make copies for your clients. All the TIPS are geared to helping participants take a proactive approach – and experience change, not just talk about it.

Within the T.I.P.S. approach, each of the 103 activities, handouts or strategies is broken down even further – into T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation and Processing). This unique approach makes every TIP easy to understand and put to practice.

You will find blueprints for group success in icebreakers, role plays, mindfulness, stress resiliency, communication skills, imagery, personal growth, group cohesiveness and skill building.



[+] [-] 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS

Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

Ready-to-use tools include:

  • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
  • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
  • Communication skills-building activities
  • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
  • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
  • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
  • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

Judy demonstrates one of the many tips included in this exciting workbook:



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Author:
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox

[+] [-] 127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox

127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox is Judy Belmont's third Tips and Tools book in PESI's bestselling series that has offered thousands of clinicians practical "hands on" strategies to help clients reach therapeutic goals.

Judy Belmont's newest Tips and Tools addresses today's evolving needs, using techniques from CBT, DBT and positive psychology to help their clients and their practice. All reproducible worksheets and handouts will quickly become a clinician's best friend! Something for everyone, and packaged in a creative and enjoyable way!



[+] [-] 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS

Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

Ready-to-use tools include:

  • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
  • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
  • Communication skills-building activities
  • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
  • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
  • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
  • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

Judy demonstrates one of the many tips included in this exciting workbook:



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Author:
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 86 TIPS for the Therapeutic Toolbox

[+] [-] 86 TIPS for the Therapeutic Toolbox (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies)

86 T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies) for the Therapeutic Toolbox features dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more. The topics covered are perfect for individual clients or in group therapy settings. Within the T.I.P.S. approach, each of the 86 activities, handouts or strategies is broken down even further – into T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation and Processing). This unique approach makes every TIP easy to understand and put to practice.

Among the T.I.P.S. topics:
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Anger Diary
  • Stress Resiliency
  • Communication Skills
  • Self-Discovery
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Assertiveness
  • Behavioral Change
  • Emotional Healing

Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of practical strategies from more than 30 years of clinical experience coupled with her passion for “hands-on” mental wellness education.



[+] [-] 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS

Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

Ready-to-use tools include:

  • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
  • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
  • Communication skills-building activities
  • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
  • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
  • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
  • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

Judy demonstrates one of the many tips included in this exciting workbook:



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Author:
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

2012 Brief Therapy Conference: Clinical Demonstrations

DEMO 1: INCREASING IMPACT IN EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychotherapy is a symbolic drama of change, the imperative of which is: "by living this experience you will be different."

OBJECTIVES
  • List three essentials of experiential therapy
  • Given a patient with a behavior problem, create an experiential treatment plan to elicit change
DEMO 2: GENERATIVE TRANCE AND TRANSFORMATION

This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.

OBJECTIVES
  • Describe how symptoms can become solutions under conditions of generative trance
  • Explain how a generative trance unfolds from the client's unique processes and idiosyncratic values
DEMO 3: CREATING CONSCIOUSNESS WITH ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT GENE EXPRESSION AND BRAIN PLASTICITY

The new Neuroscience of utilizing Implicit Processing Heuristics in facilitating the 4-stage creative process in the construction and creative reconstruction of fear, stress and post traumatic memories and symptoms during brief psychotherapy will be demonstrated with the entire audience, as well as a volunteer.

OBJECTIVES
  • Demonstrate the 4-stage creative process in brief psychotherapy
  • Demonstrate the utilization of Implicit Processing Heuristics in psychotherapy
DEMO 4: THE ART OF MAKING SMALL CHANGES IN BRIEF THERAPY

It is often easier for clients to make small rather than dramatic changes.  This demonstration will show how to help people make the smallest change to make a significant difference in moving out of their problems and suffering.  This method can be especially useful for clients who are reluctant to or resistant to change.

OBJECTIVES
  • Utilize the small changes method of change with a client
  • Demonstrate creating cooperation with challenging clients
DEMO 5: SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Somatic Experiencing - a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma.  Levine addresses the issues at the heart of trauma and attachment; the upcoming DSM-5 Diagnoses and Disorders and the most effective and promising treatment modalities available to clinicians today.

OBJECTIVES
  • Describe somatic psychotherapy for treating traumatic disorders: specifically Levine's own Somatic Experiencing
  • Apply somatic techniques to calm the body and amygdala as preliminary work for processing traumatic memories
DEMO 6: HYPNOSIS AS A MEANS OF PROMOTING EMPOWERMENT

Contrary to the popular mythology about hypnosis, clinical hypnosis enhances personal mastery by promoting greater self-awareness, increasing access to personal resources, and amplifying of a sense of personal agency in actively choosing growth-oriented responses.  How hypnosis can help empower people will be highlighted in this clinical demonstration.

OBJECTIVES
  • Demonstrate how hypnosis can highlight specific resources relevant to self-help strategies
  • Illustrate how metaphors can be applied in hypnosis as a vehicle of stimulating therapeutic associations
Authors:
JEFFREY ZEIG, PH.D., STEPHEN GILLIGAN, PH.D., ERNEST ROSSI, PH.D., BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT, PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D., MICHAEL YAPKO, PH.D.

2013 Networker Symposium

For more than three decades, the Networker Symposium has been celebrated as something much more than a professional conference. Nowhere else will you find a gathering with more range and excitement, with more chances to meet other kindred spirits who understand the daily challenges of your work—people who get the same jokes and grouse about the same gripes, who are seeking the answers to the same questions, who, somehow, seem to belong to the same tribe. So welcome to the 2013 Networker Symposium recording, psychotherapy’s most enlivening tribal gathering.

At this year’s Symposium, The Therapist’s Craft: Healing Connection in a Digital World, we’ll explore the latest advances in identifying the pivotal skills that set the master practitioners in our field apart from the rest of us and—perhaps even more important—provide a clear road map of how we can get there ourselves.
Authors:
K. ANDERS ERICSSON, RONALD D SIEGEL, PSY.D., DAVID BURNS, M.D, DON MEICHENBAUM, PH.D., TARA BRACH, PH.D., DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD, GARY SMALL, M.D., SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D., WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D., KATHRYN RHEEM, ED.D.

2014 Networker Symposium Conference

[+] [-] Advances in Trauma Treatment Today

This Forum will offer fresh perspectives on how our basic understanding of trauma has developed since PTSD first became accepted as official diagnosis 30 years ago. Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

  • What Really Works in Trauma Therapy: Searching for Commonalities among the Acronym Therapies:Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
  • Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?: Recovering Our Systemic View of Trauma: Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
  • Treating Multiply Traumatized Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to an Overlooked Treatment Population:John Briere, PhD
  • Addictions and Trauma:Addictions as both the Problem . . . and the Solution:Janina Fisher, PhD



[+] [-] Couples Therapy: Advances and Challenges in Couples Therapy Today

In this Forum, each participant will respond to the question “What’s the most important new idea or discovery shaping your practice with couples today?” Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

  • What I’ve Learned from My Treatment Failures: David Schnarch, Ph.D.
  • Relationships 2.0: Pat Love, Ed.D.
  • Practicing Zero Negativity:Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. & Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • Relational Reckoning:Terry Real, LICSW



[+] [-] Harnessing the Power of Emotion: A Step-by-Step Approach with Susan Johnson, Ed.D.

Since advances in neuroscience and attachment theory have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, it’s ironic that therapists are so often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings.

This workshop will guide you through the process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation. Through exercises and viewing sessions of Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll develop skills to use in therapy.



[+] [-] Brainspotting: Processing Trauma without Talking About It

Symptoms of unprocessed trauma–including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety–are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But Brainspotting, a brain-based method of clearing trauma blockage, without their having to talk about it, nurtures clients’ capacity for natural self-healing. You will learn Brainspotting techniques through observation, a demonstration, and participating in a practicum.



[+] [-] Future View: Charting Psychotherapy’s New Horizon with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Barbara Fredrickson Ph.D.

Features three addresses on critical questions shaping psychotherapy’s future. You’ll get a high energy snapshot of the latest developments in three critical frontiers of psychotherapy–trauma treatment, love research, and brain science–in back-to-back, 20-minute presentations from leaders in the field. Dive into workshops with any one of these presenters, getting not only the buzz of brief talks and varied perspectives, but also the spontaneity and robust learning that comes with continued conversation.

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.: The Frontiers of Trauma Treatment
In this Future View Address, van der Kolk will explore the most recent treatment advances in using yoga and somatic practices to help trauma survivors transform their disconnected relationship with their bodies and learn to feel safe, powerful, and effective.
One of the world’s leading experts on trauma, Bessel van der Kolk has pioneered the study of an eclectic group of body-mind approaches—including yoga, mindfulness, EMDR, neurofeedback, sensorimotor therapy, martial arts, and theater—to help trauma survivors live fully in the present, rather than stay trapped in the past.

A past president of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, he’s the author of Psychological Trauma, the first integrative text on trauma, and editor of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society. His latest book, The Body Keeps the Score.

Barbara Frederickson, Ph.D.: What if Everything You Know about Love Is Wrong?
In this Future View Address, Fredrickson will discuss the implications of her findings about love as well as practical, straightforward ways for bringing these insights into psychotherapy.
University of North Carolina psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson is a leader in researching the impact of positive emotion in transforming our mind, body, and ability to bounce back from hard times. Her national bestseller Positivity documented the evidence showing how positive emotions enhance creativity, inventiveness, and big-picture perceptual focus.

Her new book, Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, challenges our limiting notions of love as defined by romance and marriage. The premise of her book is that even the most fleeting everyday moments of positive emotion set off a chain reaction of biological events that can have a critical impact on our overall emotional and physical health.

Daniel Siegel, M.D.: Brainstorm: Lessons Adults Can Learn from the Teenage Brain
In this Future View Address, Siegel will challenge many of the myths commonly held about the teenage brain and highlight how understanding it can make all of us more creative and self-aware.
Over the past two decades, Daniel Siegel has devoted himself to making the complexities of neuroscience mainstream in the therapy community, creating the synergistic discipline of interpersonal neurobiology, and weaving together into one system the interlocking influences of brain science, childhood development, attachment theory, traditional spiritual practices, and psychology.

His influential books—including The Developing Mind, The Whole Brain Child, Parenting from the Inside Out, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Mindsight, and Brainstorm—show how understanding the complex interactions of mind, body, relationship, and social structures can illuminate everything from childrearing and education to our capacities to tackle the global issues that challenge our very survival.



[+] [-] When Talk Isn’t Enough: Embodied Awareness in the Consulting Room with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

After being traumatized, the body keeps pumping out stress hormones that make people feel frazzled, agitated, or shut down. Talk therapy alone doesn’t reset the limbic system, the part of the brain that creates a sense of fear and helplessness. In this workshop, you’ll learn how traumatic imprints can be addressed using techniques drawn from yoga, theater, and somatic therapy.



[+] [-] What is This Thing Called Love? The Neuroscience of Positive Emotion with Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.

We tend to think of love as an emotion felt only in particular relationships with specific individuals. But radical new research now reveals that love is something more immediate that can even be shared with a stranger you’ve just met. In this workshop, you’ll explore the implications of this new understanding of love for clinical practice.



Authors:
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW, DON MEICHENBAUM, PH.D., JOHN BRIERE, PH.D., JANINA FISHER, PH.D., PAT LOVE, ED.D., HARVILLE HENDRIX, PH.D., TERRENCE REAL, LICSW, HELEN LAKELLY HUNT, PH.D., DAVID SCHNARCH, PH.D., SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D., MARLENE BEST, PH.D., PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D., DAVID GRAND, PH.D., BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D., DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D., BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PH.D.

2015 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

The Colors of Tomorrow
Envision the Future of Your Practice
With all the challenges and uncertainties in our profession, the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium is the one source of skill training, intellectual stimulation, support, and inspiration you can rely on. Each year, it offers conversation and creativity among people who “get” what you face from day to day. Not only is the Symposium the best educational bonanza in the field, but it’s guaranteed to leave you feeling connected, fortified, and well prepared to look into the future and see what “the colors of tomorrow” are for you.

Expand Your Sense of Possibilities - Embrace the Colors of Tomorrow
The Symposium not only charts the field’s latest advances, but it creates a deeply personal, face-to-face learning community of colleagues, teachers, and role models dedicated to showing you how you can become more of the therapist you wish to be. This year’s program features one of the most celebrated assemblages of featured speakers ever to be included in a single Symposium.
Authors:
JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D., BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D., JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D., JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D., DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D., DAVID GRAND, PH.D., DIANE ACKERMAN, PHD, RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PHD, ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PH.D., TAMMY NELSON, PHD

2016 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium: From Attachment to Creativity

[+] [-] The Ethical Dilemmas No One Talks About: Clarifying Boundaries in 21st-Century Practice

The ethical rules for therapists used to be straightforward and unambiguous: no gifts, no dual relationships, no out-of-session contact, and of course, no sex. But the ease of digital connection and the shift in our profession’s norms have introduced new questions about professional boundaries many of us are unprepared for. How exactly do we manage relationships through email, texting, Facebook, and social media? Should we Google clients before our first session? How do we deal with rating sites like Healthgrades?



[+] [-] Mastering the Anxiety Game: Teaching Clients to Welcome Their Fears

Therapists are supposed to make clients safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, there’s growing evidence that the quickest, most effective approach involves instructing them to ramp up their fears while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients shift their relationship with their fears and override the responses that perpetuate them.



[+] [-] Energy Psychology and Brainspotting under the Microscope: The New Era of Brain-Based Psychotherapy

Recent years have seen a cascade of innovative psychotherapies claiming to routinely achieve dramatic breakthroughs without relying on many of the fundamental features of traditional talk therapy. Using videos of clinical sessions, this workshop will focus on two of the most influential of these approaches, Emotional Freedom Technique and Brainspotting, exploring how the practical clinical procedures used by each model trigger the neurobiological changes that can result in rapid therapeutic improvement. Moderating the discussion will be noted neuroscientist Stephen Porges, developer of the Polyvagal Theory.



[+] [-] Defining Moments in Couples Therapy: Neuroscience in the Consulting Room

Understanding the neurobiology of the brain not only explains how change happens, it also translates into more effective psychotherapy. In this dynamic demonstration-workshop, Sue Johnson, EdD and James Coan PhD offer a dialogue demonstrating the relevance of neuroscience to the process of repairing couples relationships. Together the presenters will review recorded couples therapy sessions to explore how neurobiological insights can inform and help shape a therapist’s moment-by-moment decision-making.



[+] [-] Brain-Based Coaching for Creativity: How to Bring More of Your Hidden Potential to Life

The essence of creative self-expression is connecting with bodily-held emotional experience. That’s why actors and singers call their bodies their instrument. Discover how to use Brainspotting’s eye-focus-based technique to provide a powerful process for going deep into the subcortical brain to maximize your own creativity, whether through performing, writing, acting, drawing, music, or anything else. Over the course of the workshop, you will:
  • Witness demonstrations using Brainspotting to coach an actor and singer to find the “character spot” to bring fuller life to their performance
  • Practice using Brainspotting to heighten your ability to bring new focus and more vivid sense memory to your chosen form of creative self-expression
  • Learn how to integrate Brainspotting into a range of personal and professional activities



[+] [-] Working the Edge in Healing Trauma: Can Therapy Sometimes Be Too Safe?

While most therapists are sensitive to the hazards of retraumatizing clients by pushing them too far, too fast, what about the dangers of playing it too safe? When is too much risk avoidance a disservice to clients and an indication of the therapist’s overprotectiveness getting in the way of growth? In this workshop, we’ll look closely at how to understand clients’ threat threshold and establish an optimal pace in trauma recovery, drawing fully on their resilience and capacity for self-healing. Through video clips and demonstration, you will learn how to:
  • Use resourcing and other methods to set up corrective experiences with clients learning how to handle increasing arousal and discomfort
  • Recognize your own tendency to be overprotective and rescue vulnerable clients
  • Invite and empower clients to face manageable challenges and find ways to test their own limits



[+] [-] The Challenge of Treating Complex PTSD: What to Do When Things Get Messy and Uncomfortable

When working with trauma cases do you often see clients go into flight, fight, and/or freeze? Do they yell at you, insult you, or leave the session? Are there times you find yourself angry at your clients or just downright don’t like them? Do you recognize your own flight, fight, and/or freeze response? Welcome to the messy, often confusing world of trauma treatment. In this workshop, you’ll explore practical in-session techniques as well as a framework to help you recognize what’s happening when things heat up and get intense.
  • Focus on how to assess the client’s motivation, stage of change, and preferred mode of learning and how to build a therapeutic collaboration around it
  • Explore the importance of therapist transparency and how to empower clients by making the therapy process as safe and explicit as possible
  • Learn how to explore intra-family violence or include additional family members in your sessions



[+] [-] Energy Psychology Enters the Mainstream: A Power Tool for Your Practice

Now that the body of peer-reviewed scientific research has lent credibility to the emerging field of Energy Psychology, skeptical therapists have increasingly incorporated tapping protocols into their usual methods to boost their effectiveness. This workshop will demonstrate how to use a variation of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the most popular form of energy psychology, based on tapping selected acupuncture points while target scenes are mentally activated. You will learn:
  • A basic tapping routine you can use with clients and apply in your own life
  • How to use EFT with PTSD, anxiety issues, relationship conflict, and other difficult conditions
  • How to integrate EFT with your current methods to regulate emotional over-arousal and escalating patterns of reactivity while creating greater personal empowerment



[+] [-] Addictive Behavior as the Problem

It’s no secret that many therapists consider the field of addictions treatment to be dangerous foreign territory with its own special language and methods. But increasingly, therapists and substance abuse professionals alike have begun to recognize the connection between addictive behavior and traumatic life experience. In this workshop we’ll present an approach to addictive behavior that:
  • Focuses on the interactive relationship between the underlying trauma symptoms and the impulse to “use” to regulate unbearable feelings and sensations
  • Provides a meaning-making component that lessens shame and offers inspiration to live a “life beyond trauma”
  • Integrates Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques that teach clients how to regulate their nervous systems, decrease anxiety, tolerate sadness and loneliness, and ground themselves both physically and emotionally
  • Engages the client’s right brain through drawing, diagramming, movement and gesture, as well as utilizing traditional cognitive interventions



[+] [-] Attachment and the Dance of Sex: Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy

Until relatively recently, the very notion that concepts like romantic love and the longing for emotional closeness had any scientific basis raised eyebrows among the academic research establishment. Susan Johnson, the developer of Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), has not only been a clinical pioneer in demonstrating how to bring an immediate experience of deep intimacy into troubled relationships, but has brought the rigor of empirical science to bear in establishing EFT’s effectiveness. As both a clinician and researcher, she’s established that it’s not an oxymoron to speak of the “science of love.”

In her keynote, Susan will show how attachment science offers a new understanding of sexuality and how the emotional sanctuary of committed relationships can help partners discover their distinctive sexual signature and lead to optimal lovemaking.



[+] [-] How Hard Times Can Open the Heart: Deepening Your Brain’s Natural Powers for Healing

With his bestselling books Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, and Just One Thing, psychologist Rick Hanson has become the foremost explicator of the brain’s “negativity bias,” our evolutionary tendency as vulnerable mammals to be more or less continually on the lookout for danger, ready to fight or flee, and more likely to remember bad experiences than good. Integrating his background in neuroscience, contemplative practices, and positive psychology, he’s also become one of our foremost clinical innovators, focused on how to help clients have greater access to their inner resources and enhance their capacity for deep pleasure and savoring the moment.

In his keynote address, Rick will focus on how our deepening understanding of neuroscience can enable us, even in times of great stress, to tap into five natural capacities of the brain that, rather than constricting us into fight, flight or freeze, can open possibilities for living fuller, more aware lives.



Authors:
DAVID GRAND, PH.D., DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD, MARY JO BARRETT, MSW, LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD, DAVID FEINSTEIN, PH.D., SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D., RICK HANSON, PH.D., JANINA FISHER, PH.D., REID WILSON, PH.D., STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D., JAMES COAN, PHD

2017 Child Development Online Conference

Authors:
LYNNE KENNEY, PSYD, BARBARA NEIMAN, OTR, MARTHA TEATER, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, JENNIFER COHEN HARPER, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, TIMOTHY P. KOWALSKI, M.A., CCC-SLP, TERESA GARLAND, MOT, OTR/L, KIMBERLY MORROW, LCSW, LEE-ANNE GRAY, PSY.D.

25 Custom Treatment Techniques for Anxious and Depressed Clients

  • Identify and treat the 7 types of anxious and depressed clients
  • Help your clients find balance and make lifestyle changes
  • Motivate the low energy and depressed client
  • Custom treatment methods for every type of client

Anxiety and depression are the most common of exhibiting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client---which they often do. Caught in a mix of symptoms that affect their ability to respond to treatment, different clients require different approaches. Join national speaker and author, Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, as she identifies seven types of anxious and depressed clients and delivers over 25 custom treatment techniques you can use immediately.

Based on her extensive clinical experience and solid foundation in research, Dr. Wehrenberg will give you the tools to:

  • Motivate the Low Energy Client
  • Redirect the mental energy of the Hopeless Ruminator
  • Calm the Panicky Depressive
  • Introduce choice with the Worried and Exhausted
  • Break the routines of the Quiet Avoider
  • Teach balance to the High Energy and Depressed client
  • Challenge the beliefs of the Highly Anxious

Clinicians will learn the hallmarks of these variations of comorbid anxiety and depression and will be able to apply treatment approaches that really work to resolve them.
Author:
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.

30 Brain-Based Strategies & Whole-Brain Child Workbook Bundle

[+] [-] The Whole-Brain Child Workbook

Dan and Tina talk about their workbook:

A Personalized Workbook to Help You Deepen, Reflect On, and Apply Whole-Brain Principles

Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson speak to audiences all over the world about their immensely popular best-sellers, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. The message Dan and Tina continually receive from their audiences, whether live or virtual, is that people are hungry for the opportunity to take the Whole-Brain ideas and go deeper with them.
Thanks to this new workbook, they now can.

The Whole-Brain Child Workbook has a unique, interactive approach that allows readers not only to think more deeply about how the ideas fit their own parenting approach, but also develop specific and practical ways to implement the concepts -- and bring them to life for themselves and for their children.

  • Dozens of clear, practical and age-specific exercises and activities.
  • Applications for clinicians, parents, educators, grandparents and care-givers!



[+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions

Bridging the Gap between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

In this recording, best-selling author Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses how to increase the effectiveness of your treatment by working with parents to reduce the backwards steps taken when a child leaves the therapy office or classroom.

Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children handle their emotions and make better decisions-even in high-stress moments. You will learn how to accurately assess a child’s temperament and the key questions to provide a great understanding of family dynamics and parenting styles. Walk away from this recording with the tools to improve outcomes by working more effectively with the entire family as part of the process.



[+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children in the Classroom Improve Emotional, Academic & Social Skills for Back to School

Briidging the Gap Between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School
In this recording, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses the challenges she most frequently addresses with parents, students, educators, and professionals when it comes to kids in the classroom. At school, many children have emotional, academic, and social hurdles to overcome. This DVD will discuss how to create new associations with learning and the school environment, and how to help kids build skills and become resilient.

Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children transition back to school, be confident students, and have a successful academic year. Attendees will be exposed to the most important and frequent perspectives and strategies Dr. Bryson teaches parents, educators, and mental health professionals in her office as a pediatric and adolescent psychologist, and as the School Counselor at St. Mark's School in Altadena, California.



[+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children Overcome Anxiety and Promote Resilience

In this ninety-minute recording, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline) discusses the primary ways she brings the brain into her work with the children, adolescents, and parents who visit her office each week. Focusing on both the latest research and clinical application, Dr. Bryson will explain how she helps her young clients better understand themselves and their own brains, thus helping them overcome anxiety and develop resilience within themselves.

Using stories and case examples, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically-grounded strategies that can help psychotherapists better understand the brains of the kids they work with, and communicate that understanding to parents and the children themselves so that kids can feel less anxious and more in control of their bodies and emotions.

10 Brain-Based Approaches for Children

  • Connection between body, brain, and emotions, and what produces feelings of nervousness and fear.
  • Learn to recognize anxiety and other negative emotions as messages sent by the body and brain.
  • Use strategies and effective responses that “work for your brain and body.”
  • Understand neural plasticity and how kids can affect their brains by understanding and responding to their anxiety.
  • Describe the brain as an association machine, by understanding mental and neural associations, kids can more effectively respond to what they’re feeling.
  • Help kids understand that the brain’s job is to get a need met, and recognize their anxiety as a signal that the brain needs some sort of shift.
  • Demonstrate how nervous system arousal works, and how resilience is about remaining in the optimal window for wellbeing and happiness.
  • Show how discipline and learning are guided by nervous system arousal, and how we determine at what point anxiety impairs this process.
  • Introduce kids to the role mindfulness plays in addressing fear and anxiety.
  • Teach tools of the mind and tools of the body, which allow children to overcome anxiety and build skills that help them control their anxious emotions and make good and healthy
  • decisions.



Authors:
TINA PAYNE BRYSON, PH.D., DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
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