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Mar
25

Mindfulness Activity #7

Good morning. For those of you in facilities, hope these mindfulness activities are helping and save you a little planning. For those of you struggling to help others face to face or virtually, hope they give some calm and focus. Today’s practice involves waking oneself up to provide energy. Without the normal obligations that often […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Mar
24

Online Pedagogy – Moving Counselor Education Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic with William Snow

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. William Snow on the nuts and bolts of moving counselor education online, the benefits and downsides of teaching online, and best-practices for educators and students. PresenterAbout Will: Dr. William Snow received his B.A and M.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and Ph.D. from the University of [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Mar
24

Mindfulness Activity #6

Todays mindfulness involves sitting in a comfortable position and just listening to this brief clip of music. You may watch the scenes or simply play the music. Breathe in deeply and exhale fully as you listen. This is a relaxing practice… Following your practice, try today to see your experience through “fresh eyes” like a […]

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Mar
24

Internet-based Therapy and Telepsychology Guidelines

In this time of quarantine around the world, many mental health professionals are finding themselves facing the need to offer services online. Here are a few guidelines for psychology, social work, and counseling that provide some direction. Psychology Guidance The American Psychological Association (APA) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) have provided the following guidelines […]

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Mar
23

Mindfulness Activity #5

Good Morning, Woke this morning to snow. Never know what to expect these days. Being effective means doing what works whether that course of action was in your plans or not. Folks who once made designer bathing suits are now making masks. What does effectiveness look like in your life right now? It might mean […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Mar
22

Mindfulness Activity #4

A mindful life is at least two things. First, it is balanced. There is a natural balance in nature between growth and rest, light and dark, etc.. The second characteristic of a mindful life is that it is intentional. What that means is that we strive to practice so that our life may be connected, […]

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Mar
21

Mindfulness Activity #3

Good Morning. If you are following these mindfulness prompts daily, yesterday you practiced connecting with your body through a body scan. Today, you are invited to continue to connect with your body with mindful exercise. For this activity, your task is to exercise briskly for at least twenty to thirty minutes. Noting your present level […]

By Amber Watkins | Mindfulness Activity
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Mar
20

8 Tips for Online Learning

And just like that (snap!) the world has shifted and many are now scrambling to take their work online, school online, everything online. For those who are new to online learning, here are a few study tips that will help ease the transition. #1: Set daily goals for studying Ask yourself what you hope to […]

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Mar
20

Is cross-examination an effective means to educate jurors on valid and reliable evidence?

Judges, attorneys, and jurors were largely insensitive to variations in scientific quality. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human Behavior | 2019, […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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Mar
20

Mindfulness Activity #2

Good Morning, Many people have been sharing with me that they have been waking up tense. Have you ever woken to find your jaws clenched? Or have you found your hands tight or your muscles stiff? Sometimes, even when we are coping well with stressful events, our body carries that stress for us. It’s important […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Mar
19

Anxiety Management Techniques

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health developed tips for community members. Please feel free to share and distribute widely. COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time Let’s start with the assumption that everyone capable of understanding current events is living in a state somewhere between “kind of stressed” and “extremely anxious.” That’s natural. Infectious disease […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Mar
19

Mindfulness Activity #1

Dr. Michele Galietta, the instructor for several of our courses–including our Certification in DBT–is writing daily mindfulness activities for one of the organizations she works with and we thought it would be nice to share these here as well for others who might need a little stress-relief during this time 🙂 You can look for […]

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