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Counseling & psychotherapy

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

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Counseling & psychotherapy, Education, JKP news

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


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


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

New and bestselling books on dementia and elder care 2013

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


Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War

Musicians from the Band of the Adjutant General's Corps. Photo: Robert Piwko

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


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


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

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Counseling & psychotherapy

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,


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


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


What do you say to someone who is bereaved? JKP author Judy Carole Kauffmann advises

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In every Bereavement and Loss workshop that I have facilitated over the years, regardless of the role of the participant, the question of universal interest seems to be  ‘what do we say when we don’t know what to say?’ Everyone it seems is afraid of saying the wrong thing, and the more tragic the loss the greater


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


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