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3 positive psychology exercises

Download 3 Free Positive Psychology Exercises (PDF)

Enhance wellbeing with these free, science-based exercises that draw on the latest insights from positive psychology.

Counseling courses

25 Best Counseling Courses, Degrees, and Online Programs

Decisions, decisions! Navigating the waters to become a counselor can be murky. Deciding which counseling course to take is like sailing a ship in the [...]

Mindfulness in therapy

Mindfulness in Counseling: 8 Best Techniques & Interventions

In the last few decades, there has been a growing interest in mindfulness among health care professionals. The importance of mindfulness in the healing process [...]

Learned hopefulness

How Learned Hopefulness Can Change Your Client’s Life

Hope is something we cling to when uncertainty looms or things begin to go wrong – unclear results from a scan, a call saying our [...]

Strength-based Therapy

How to Perform Strengths-Based Therapy and Counseling

Our strengths make up our wealth in life. We can hide them away, remaining fearful, or use and develop them to the benefit of ourselves [...]

Expressive arts therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy: 15 Creative Activities and Techniques

Expressive arts therapy is a multimodal holistic health intervention that mobilizes creative expression in the service of healing both mind and body. It is especially [...]

Readiness for change

How to Assess and Improve Readiness for Change

Clients seeking professional help from a counselor or therapist are often aware they need to change yet may not be ready to begin their journey. [...]

Inner child healing

Inner Child Healing: 35 Practical Tools for Growing Beyond Your Past

Many clients enter therapy because they have relationship patterns that they are tired of repeating (Jackman, 2020). They may arrive at the first session asking, [...]

Pillars of Profitable Practice

[NEW EBOOK] The 7 Pillars of a Profitable Practice

As a coach or therapist, the ability to support and guide others is probably second nature. But building a successful and sustainable career out of [...]

Systematic desensitization

Systematic Desensitization Steps: 13 Techniques & Worksheets

Systematic desensitization is used to treat extreme aversions through a combination of graded exposure and relaxation. It is an evidence-based behavioral intervention that is focused [...]

Stress relief meditation

14 Ways Meditation Can Help You Relieve Stress (+ 3 Scripts)

Feeling stressed? Take a few moments to focus on your breath rising and falling while sitting comfortably with a straight back in a quiet place. [...]