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Driven To Distraction at Work: How To Focus and Be More Productive

Edward Hallowell, M.D.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Dr. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past

Peter Levine, PhD

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristen Neff, PhD

Here Are Just A Few Psychotherapy Intervention Techniques You’ll Discover Inside Our Summaries

Driven to Distraction at Work: How To Focus and Be More Productive by Edward Hallowell, M.D.

  • The 5 basic plan strategy to decrease attention sucking habits and supercharge productivity
  • How to stop being a “worry-holic” using solution-focused tips
  • The biggest issue with playing-the-hero and trying to win everyone’s approval

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Dr. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

  • The best defense against feeling guilty and going after everything we want out of life
  • The 4 steps in building shame resilience to protect ourselves and others
  • Why we are scared of being vulnerable and how to turn this into an advantage

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past by Peter Levine, PhD

  • How to deal with trauma as a victim, family, friend or mental health professional
  • Why you must first focus on calming your client before processing trauma
  • The SIBAM model, a short-cut to using in sessions and helping trauma victims gain control

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff, PhD

  • Why self-compassion can flip the script from negative thoughts to boosting self-esteem
  • The simplest way of increasing compassion just by answering a few questions
  • Steal this 1 role-playing strategy to show your clients how to wipe away self-criticism


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