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Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

The Arts and Human Suffering

Stephen K. Levine

Stephen K. Levine's book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-512-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Exploring the Self through Photography

Exploring the Self through Photography

Activities for Use in Group Work

Claire Craig

Claire Craig explores how professionals working with groups can use photography to promote self-exploration and positive change. She explains how the technique works, who it can help, and how to set up and run a group. Each chapter revolves around a key theme, such as communication, reflection, relationship-building and self-esteem. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-666-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Theory and Practice

Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson

This book combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-031-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Susan I. Buchalter

This book is filled with innovative suggestions that are easily implemented: from brief warm-ups to stretch the imagination, and collage and mask creations to assist the expression of mood, to guidance on combining modalities such as art, metaphors and movement, mindfulness exercises, and using computer programs to enhance art therapy projects. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-806-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Play for Sick Children

Play for Sick Children

Play Specialists in Hospitals and Beyond

Catherine Hubbuck

Play for Sick Children offers a unique insight into the crucial work of the play specialist. It examines the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families, and highlights the importance of receiving quality play opportunities to counter these negative effects. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-654-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Creative Coping Skills for Children

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Bonnie Thomas

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-921-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp
Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Nicole Martin

The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behaviour. Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-807-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Breath in Action

Breath in Action

The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice

Edited by Jane Boston and Rena Cook

Breath in Action looks at the significance of breath to human life - not just the simple fact that if we stop breathing, we die, but also the more subtle ways in which our breath interacts with our voice and our being. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters also offer clearly laid out breathing exercises and techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-942-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp
Meditation and Movement

Meditation and Movement

Structured Therapeutic Activity Sessions

G. Rosser

This book is an accessible series of structured relaxation and self-awareness sessions to help strengthen students' self-control, resilience and respect. This course of structured sessions is suitable for children, teens and youths, and especially beneficial for pupils with disabilities, special educational needs, self-esteem or behavioural issues. more »

2009, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-018-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp
The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

Songs of the Self

Diane Austin

This book demonstrates the enormous possibilities for personal change and growth using a new, voice-based model of psychotherapy where the sounds of the voice are expressed, listened to and interpreted in order to access unconscious aspects of the self and retrieve memories, images and feelings from the past. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.50/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-878-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Play as Therapy

Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Edited by Karen Stagnitti and Rodney Cooper

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Transforming Tales

Transforming Tales

How Stories Can Change People

Rob Parkinson

This book reveals the true impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system. It contains over 90 short stories, and allows readers to understand the patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and how truths are often encapsulated in stories. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-974-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp
Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Robin Rio

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Art Therapy Exercises

Art Therapy Exercises

Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination

Liesl Silverstone

This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-695-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by examples of each exercise to provoke ideas and inspiration. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-892-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

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