Essential Mind-Body Practices to Ground & Rebound 

 Practitioners' Daily Self-Care Guide

How This Guide Can Transform the Way You Live & Work

This global health crisis is seriously challenging each and every one of us.  

As clinicians, we are charged not only with helping our clients with the challenges for which they originally sought therapy, but also supporting them through the existential threats we all face -  the anxiety, the (personal and collective) grief, worry, stress of all varieties, lack of control, and even coping with the virus itself.  

If there ever were a time for clinician self-caring and energy protection, it's now. We need to preserve our ability to be fully present but also to protect our biological, emotional, and cognitive boundaries so that we don't find ourselves overwhelmed and unable to help. 

This self-care guide, co-developed with Thomas Richardson -  licensed acupuncturist, meditation teacher, certified Medical Qi-Gong practitioner, and a scholar of Eastern healing arts - is designed to help the helper on a deep energetic level. 

The guide was created well before the pandemic, but it certainly applies to times like these. In fact, it's perfect for right now.

  • Increase your vitality and presence. Decrease your nervous system overwhelm. Protect your own precious energy. 


  • Integrate these practices seamlessly throughout your work day (as well as before and after your clinical work). 


  • Use some of these practices during a therapy session to maintain your centered and presence. 


  • Cultivate a deeper presence within yourself, and between you and your clients. 

What's Inside This Guide

  • The Guide is a PDF/audio companion of 12 easy-to-use mind-body practices to boost vitality and reduce overwhelm. You can start using the guide today!
  • Also included are 3 interpersonal boundary protection energy tools to help you be in the presence of difficult emotions and beliefs during clinical encounters. This could ultimately help reduce risk of Compassion/ Empathy Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization.
  • The practices are derived from the healing traditions of acupressure, breathwork, yoga, and qigong.
  • This guide also offers "time of day" suggestions for when certain mind-body practices might be utilized for optimal benefit.

This guide was co-developed with Thomas Richardson.


Thomas is a licensed acupuncturist, certified Medical Qi-Gong practitioner, and a scholar of Eastern healing arts. 

How to Get the Most Out of This Program

Disclaimer (Please read before using this program) 

Introduction with Dr. Matt Hersh

Introduction to Essential Mind-Body Practices

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Essential Mind-Body Practices to Ground & Rebound: Practitioners' Daily Self-Care Guide by Matt Hersh with Thomas Richardson Essential Mind-Body Practices Introduction
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Audio Interview with Thomas Richardson

  • Mind-body practices are described in-depth. 
  • Thomas offers strategies for optimal effectiveness. 

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Essential Mind-Body Practices to Ground & Rebound: Practitioners' Daily Self-Care Guide by Matt Hersh with Thomas Richardson Essential Mind-Body Practices Interview with Thomas Richardson
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Please read disclaimer (found above) before using the practices in this guide.

Self-Care Guide (PDF)

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Please read disclaimer (found above) before using the practices in this guide.