Mental & Behavioral Health

Effective Mind-Body Hacks for Helping Students with Anxiety

May 13, 2022 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Speaker: Matt Hersh, Ph.D., DCEP

Webinar Description
Anxiety is one of the most common struggles that students face. Fortunately, educators and school-based clinicians are well-poised to help students make the most of their learning without the undue burden of anxiety and worry. This webinar offers some of the most effective strategies to help students to know their own habits of mind and body, regulate themselves for greater calm and balance, and gain more mastery over their school day. Educators and clinicians will also have an opportunity to explore self-care strategies that help to ground and balance amid the daily challenges of school-based work. 

About the Speaker
Matt Hersh, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Boston area. Matt incorporates mindfulness, self-compassion, and Energy Psychology into his anxiety treatment for teens and adults. He is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and is a diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Matt is the founder of The Thriving Therapist, an online resource for mental health practitioners’ self-care support and burnout prevention. Matt can be found at, on Facebook @thrivingthrpst, and on Twitter @DrMattHersh.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Slides available here.

Membership Information
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PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

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Matt Hersh, Ph.D., DCEP

Matt Hersh, Ph.D., DCEP

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