Clara Penati's Resources

EMDR Resources

Butterfly Hugs - A simple gournding technique for when a child is dysregulated.


Some General Strategies (PDF) to further strengthen your parent-child relationship and to deepen your child’s ability to emotionally regulate.

Managing Big Emotions (PDF) Discusses ways to manage your child’s, natural and understandable, displays of big emotions. It is important to allow children to express and feel their emotions, so they can learn how to sit with uncomfortable emotions. It is also important for us to understand that when a child is really upset, or dysregulated, they can’t process information as well as when they are regulated. For more information regarding how the brain works when in an emotional state, please see the video Flipping Your Lid:" A Scientific Explanation (Dan Siegel).


  • Whole-Brain Child (Dan Seigel)
  • Listening to My Body (Gabi Garcia) - A book that helps kids understand what their body sensations are telling them about their emotions.
  • Listening to My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion (Gabi Garcia) - A book about self-comapssion.
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