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Archive for October 2010

Announcing the new JKP Complete Catalogue: Autumn/Winter 2010-2011!

JKP Complete Catalogue - Autumn / Winter 2010 - 2011

We are pleased to announce that our new Complete Catalogue is now available!  Inside you’ll find new and forthcoming titles on our full range of topics. Click to browse the JKP Complete Catalogue – Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Information on How to Order


‘Creative Care and the Capacity to Play’ – An excerpt from The Creative Arts in Dementia Care, by Jill Hayes with Sarah Povey

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

“In working in dementia care we need often to let ourselves become foolish, unconventional, stop making sense. I have been thrilled to meet staff who at the drop of a hat will dress up, play the guitar, sing uproariously…or who have the capacity to sit quietly with someone without an agenda. It is this joy of the crazy and the still, this lightness of being, which is refreshing and life-promoting in the work that we do. We can play with balloons, blow bubbles, doodle, improvise. We don’t have to make a finished product. By creatively and somatically being with a person we can instil a sense of safety, of physical and emotional security.”


Creative ways to get young people talking about positive relationships – An Interview with Vanessa Rogers

Posted on October 6th, 2010 in Education, Social work & social care
Vanessa Rogers

Vanessa Rogers is a nationally acclaimed youth work consultant in the UK and has written a number of popular resource books for JKP aimed at those working with young people. Here she answers some questions about her latest book, Let’s Talk Relationships: Activities for Exploring Love, Sex, Friendship and Family with Young People. Tell us


Singing Dragon attends the 7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine in The Hague


This past weekend, Singing Dragon attended the 7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine in The Hague, Netherlands. The theme of this unique and important congress was “The Clinical Practice and Scientific Research of Chinese Medicine”, with a focus on the topics of andrology, the treatment of infertility, anti-aging, and research and development in Traditional Chinese


‘Exhaling Beauty’ – JKP authors host a special evening to celebrate females on the autism spectrum

L-to-R: Shana Nichols, Liane Holliday Willey and Rudy Simone

Several months ago, JKP authors Shana Nichols, Rudy Simone and me – Liane Holliday Willey - decided it would be lovely to host a special evening for females on the autism spectrum to meet and greet, relax and refresh, and most importantly, celebrate the loveliness of life, despite the tangled wires too many of us have


JKP author Charlotte Thompson on Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Photo: JKP author Dr. Charlotte Thompson

Grandparents’ Day in the UK on Sunday, October third, should be a day to toast all grandparents who help with their grandchildren. But the grandparents who care for a child with special needs, either part or full-time, should have very special commendations. It takes great caring and love to cope with the many problems of


Singing Dragon author Gordon Faulkner on Managing Stress with Qigong

Gordon Faulkner - standing stress prevention Qigong excercise

In this interview, Gordon Faulkner – Principal Instructor at the Chanquanshu School of Daoist Arts in Scotland – answers some questions about his new book, Managing Stress with Qigong. How did this book come about? The first input to lead to the book was at International Daoyin Qigong Symposium in Portugal in 2005 when European


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