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New and bestselling books on music therapy

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Arts therapies, JKP news
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Our latest catalogue of new and bestselling books on Music Therapy is now available to view online, including new titles ‘Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings’ by Wendy Magee, ‘Musical Encounters with Dying’ by Islene Runningdeer, and ‘Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies’ by Laury Rappaport. You can simply click on any title or cover

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How well do you know yourself?

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We make assumptions about ourselves all the time, but how much do we really know? As Gillie Bolton says in the opening chapter of her new book The Writer’s Key, ‘The simple action of putting words on a page can begin to help us find out what we think, believe and know’. This exercise taken

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Sign up to request your free copy of our new brochure of new and bestselling books on Music Therapy

Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Healing Arts, JKP news
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JKP’s latest catalogue of books on Music Therapy is now available. It is full of information on new and bestselling titles for music therapists working in a variety of settings with a whole range of clients including those with mental health issues, dementia, special needs, developmental and learning disabilities, and for working with both groups

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Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War

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JKP author Julie Sutton was invited to speak at the Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War conference held in London’s Mansion House at the end of June. In this interview, she describes her experiences of working in the areas of trauma and conflict after the Bosnian war and the many diverse and

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The magic of puppetry in dementia care

Posted on July 19th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Dementia, Social work & social care
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In this post Karrie Marshall, author of Puppetry in Dementia Care, describes using the power of puppetry to engage with emotions that go beyond words and memory, and how she was met with a tentative response on first suggesting the idea in adult care work. When I first started talking about joyfulness in relation to

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Healing with body, movement and soul – a Q&A with Jill Hayes

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Counseling & psychotherapy
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In this Q&A Jill Hayes, author of ‘Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy’, explains why a transpersonal approach to Dance Movement Psychotherapy is so effective and shares her memories of a client whose work with soul and spirit allowed her to recover from addiction.    How do you write about the connection between body,

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Creative therapists: How to be your own boss

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

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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

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

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

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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
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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

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