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Creative therapists: How to be your own boss

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Arts therapies, JKP news

In this extract from The Art of Business, author Emery Hurst Mikel takes a step-by-step look at the process of marketing yourself as a self-employed creative therapist, giving top hints and tips based on her own wealth of experience with this flexible way of working. Read the extract here  


Celebrating the stories of Sesame

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Arts therapies
Singing 'The Little Green Frog', led by Frankie Armstrong (standing), Jenny Pearson beside her.

JKP was delighted to attend the launch of Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairy-tale: The Golden Stories of Sesame by Jenny Pearson, Mary Smail and Pat Watts at Central School of Speech and Drama in North London on Saturday 15th June. The launch was crowded with the authors’ colleagues, former students, friends and family, all keen


Entering into the realm of imagination – an extract from Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

Posted on June 24th, 2013 in Arts therapies, JKP news

Jenny Pearson, co-author of ‘Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale’, explains how this extract, from one of the chapters written by the late Pat Watts, expertly guides the reader through the process of preparing groups to enter into the realms of imagination, ready to begin a myth enactment. “The myths and fairytales in this book are


The comfort of music at the end of life – an extract from Musical Encounters with Dying

Posted on June 24th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Social work & social care

While teaching piano to an adult student, an unexpected diagnosis led Islene Runningdeer to explore how music could provide a deep sense of comfort and support at the end of life. Read more about the story here This extract is taken from Musical Encounters with Dying, in which Islene Runningdeer shares many moving and inspirational


What is it like to be a Life Story Work Consultant? From JKP authors Katie Wrench and Lesley Naylor.

Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted cover

Katie Wrench and Lesley Naylor, authors of the new Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted, give their fascinating insight into a day in the life of a life story work consultant.  A Day in the Life… Katie: 8.30 Arrive at work and try to catch up with emails. Reply to a birth mother who has


Try out these free activities from ‘Activities for Older People in Care Homes’

Activities for Older People in Care Homes cover

Next month sees the release of JKP’s Activities for Older People in Care Homes from Sarah Crockett, the 2010 winner of  the National Association of Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) Activity Award. Here you can get a sneak preview of the book by clicking the link below to download some free activity ideas,


With eating disorders and action therapy, slow is the way to go

Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods

JKP author Karen Carnabucci, a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy, discusses pacing of eating disorders and actions therapies workshops and training sessions for clients—With eating disorders and action therapy, slow is the way to go. Karen is the co-author of Healing Eating Disorders with


New Post from JKP author Linda Ciotola—Learn to Love Your Body Through Yoga


JKP author Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Fitness and Yoga Instructor shares her experience and expertise from a recent 90 minute workshop—Learn to Love Your Body Through Yoga. Linda is co-Author, with Karen Carnabucci, of Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods—Beyond the Silence and the Fury. In


Reminiscence in Dementia Care – An Extract from ‘Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today’.

'Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today' cover image

This week is Dementia Awareness Week in the UK, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share an extract from one of our classic books on using reminiscence to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This excerpt has been taken from the book Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today  by Pam Schweitzer and


Marian Liebmann awarded an OBE

Posted on March 15th, 2013 in Arts therapies
Marian Liebmann

JKP are thrilled to share the news that in January this year Marian Liebmann was awarded an OBE for services to Social Justice through Art Therapy and Mediation. On receiving the news Marian says she was very surprised, “A colleague had mentioned it to me but it was so long ago I hadn’t given it


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