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Counseling & psychotherapy

Helping people through the holidays.

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In this blog post, John Wilson, bereavement counsellor and author of Supporting People through Loss and Grief, shares some thoughts on how grieving people can cope with the difficult holiday season, and how those around can try to help and support them.   This Christmas will be Sophie’s first since her husband David* died in early

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Incorporating creativity in supervision

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Anna Chesner, co-author of Creative Supervision Across Modalities, explains why using creativity in supervision sessions can benefit both the supervisor and supervisee, and gives her top tips for any therapist or helping professional new to using this approach. Why is the use of creativity so effective in supervision sessions? Creativity helps to link right brain

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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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Celebrating the launch of School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Counseling & psychotherapy, Education, JKP news
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Nick Luxmoore shares some pictures and stories from the launch event for his new book ‘School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff’, and gives us an insight into why it is so important for counsellors to immerse themselves fully in school life. Can you explain a little bit about what first prompted you to

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Enhancing working relationships – an extract from ‘Mindful Co-working’

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In this extract from Mindful Co-working, author and training consultant Clark Baim explains how leadership teams can introduce mindful co-working practices to their organisations through leading by example, and outlines perhaps one of the most important five principles of mindful co-working; mindful co-workers help each other to develop and improve.  Here we see how successful co-workers

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Request your copy of our latest brochure of new and bestselling books on Dementia and Elder Care

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Our latest catalogue of books on Dementia and Elder Care is now available. With full information on our new and bestselling dementia titles, our dementia catalogue is a tremendous resource not only for those working with people affected by dementia, but also for family members, friends and carers. Including practical books for professionals, manuals on

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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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Helping children manage their stress, anxiety and anger

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Kate Collins-Donnelly, author of Starving the Stress Gremlin, Starving the Anxiety Gremlin and Starving the Anger Gremlin, has specially produced these free progress evaluation sheets to get children thinking about what they have learnt about managing their emotions. There is an evaluation sheet for each workbook – a great way for children to reflect on

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

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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

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