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May
21

Surrounded Yet So Alone – Addressing Loneliness through a Relational-Cultural Lens with J.W. Freiberg

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Terry Freiberg on the growth of chronic loneliness in the United States, the use of relational cultural theory in response to loneliness, and the unique features of loneliness during Covid-19. PresenterAbout Terry: J. W. Freiberg holds a PhD from the University of California and a JD [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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May
21

Mindfulness Activity #64

Values-Based Action Good Morning. Today’s practice involves sitting quietly and reading today’s post or listening as someone else reads it. A brief practice follows, but listening is really the goal today. I recently read some very interesting research on mindfulness. All of you who have been reading these mindfulness blasts have probably heard more than […]

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May
20

Mindfulness Activity #63

Breath to Create Positive Energy Good Morning. Have you often noticed that it can be difficult under the current circumstances to begin the day with an optimistic stance? There is so much that is swirling and unknown right now. How long will distancing need to last? When will we have a vaccine? When will it […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
19

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Educators

The American Psychological Association has compiled COVID-19 resources to ensure that the field of psychology is supported during an extraordinary time. The resources developed by APA to address the needs of students and educators have been replicated below, they are being spread widely and we encourage you to do the same 🙂   Resources for […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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May
19

Mindfulness Activity #62

Mindfulness to Escape Unhelpful Patterns One of the things that mindful awareness allows you to do is to track patterns in your life that are unhelpful. We all operate based upon things we are aware of—conscious things, and also to things that are not in our immediate awareness—unconscious things. Many of these unconscious responses come […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
18

Are we meeting the needs of Unaccompanied Minors? What clinicians can do better

Unaccompanied minors emigrating from Latin America carry unique therapeutic needs resulting from their highly vulnerable status. Specialized clinical training and education to these are needed to provide clinicians with the necessary tools to support this distinct population. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Below is [...]
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May
18

Mindfulness Activity #61

Breath While Twisting We have been exploring different variations on breathing while noticing the top of the breath. Today, we add twisting movements. This practice stimulates circulation of blood flow to the limbs. It warms cold , clammy hands—often a sensation associated with anxiety. It prepares you to begin your day. Stand with your feet […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
17

How to Be an A+ Note-taker During a Webinar

If you have a webinar subscription for continuing education or the current health crisis has caused your courses to move to an online format, you’ve probably noticed that remote learning has its benefits and challenges. Even though the content might be the same, the way that you’re receiving and learning this information is a bit […]

By Katie Whittington (Search Influence) | Online Classes
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May
17

Mindfulness Activity #60

Listening Breath For those who have been practicing for the last several days, we have been exploring different variations on breathing while noticing the top of the breath. Today, we add listening to music to your breathing. The idea of this practice is to stay simultaneously connected to more than one thing at the same […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
16

Mindfulness Activity #59

Top of Breath While Walking Good Morning. Today’s practice can be done inside or outside, but if the weather is nice where you are, I encourage doing this practice outside. For the last couple of days, we have been doing different variations of following the top of the breath practice. Hopefully, you practiced Head to […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
15

Love and marriage: Effects of premarital education promotion policies on divorce rates

Premarital education policies do not necessarily reduce divorce rates partly due to poor policy implementation. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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May
15

Mindfulness Activity #58

Head to Toe Mindfulness I realize that many of you who are practicing in hospitals or other facilities may not have a way right now to access the links to videos attached to some of these mindfulness messages. The practice from yesterday (following breath like a wave or riding the crest of the breath) can […]

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