Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors

Lisa discusses her workbook “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors,” and how mental health clinicians can use it to offer clients ways to communicate the pain they experience, and short circuit the overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Learn about methods that you can use to help clients genuinely feel self-soothed and comforted.

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The Power of De-Pathologizing Clients’ Struggles

As a clinician and educator, it has long been my passion to promote the idea of a strengths-based approach to treating clients.  Rather than focusing on what’s “wrong” with them and attempting to fit them into a neat diagnostic package, I am far more interested in what’s “right” about them.  How did they survive? How...

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Increasing Self-Compassion

Do you have clients that speak negatively about themselves? Learn about external resources that you can suggest to help your clients discover kinder ways to think about oneself and speak with self-compassion.

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It Makes Sense Given Where You’ve Come From

Why it makes sense that trauma survivors engage in destructive behaviors after they’ve experienced their trauma. And how depathalogizing and normalizing their behaviors can help.

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Working With Clients’ Dissociation

Is dissociation an issue for some of your clients? Do they tend to zone out during sessions? Watch this video to discover why this might happen, and learn ways that you can help them to, instead, be grounded and present during therapy.

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The Cycle of Self-Harm

Learn about a template for psycho-education and intervention that helps clients organically let go of their self-destructive behaviors..

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Challenging The ‘Borderline’ Diagnosis

Why “Borderline Personality Disorder” is a death sentence in the mental health community.  Please keep an open mind as you watch this video to learn why.

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The Shattered Vase: Transforming Trauma

Help your clients to understand that they can move forward from trauma to a new beautiful and meaningful way of living, even after they’ve been traumatized.

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Be Afraid and Do It Anyway

Discover how to help your clients understand that their fear is not connected to a current reality. It’s connected to the past, and the capacity in their present life can help them to weather through that fear.

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Healing Without an Abuser’s Apology

Lisa explains how it is possible for someone who has endured a trauma to heal and move forward in life, even if the abuser doesn’t take responsibility and apologize.

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