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Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Poetry and Story Therapy

Poetry and Story Therapy

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

Geri Giebel Chavis

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing activities that emerge from this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-832-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-842-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Sue Jennings
Illustrated by Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play'
- exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-014-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
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
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
Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach explains how children's stories and narratives, whether they are about real or imagined events, can be interpreted as indicators of their experiences, their ideas, and a dimension of who they are. She uses examples of children's stories from her clinical experience. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-588-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Paula Crimmens

This practical resource book for professionals covers the broad spectrum of students attending special needs schools. Paula Crimmens places therapeutic storymaking within the context of drama therapy and offers practical advice on how to structure and set up sessions to be compatible with special needs learning environments. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-291-5, royal, 208pp
Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills across the Primary Curriculum

Jennifer M Fox Eades

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-304-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Edited by Fiona Sampson

This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-136-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Take Just One Star - How Impoverished Children Heal Through Stories

Molly Salans

Molly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children who have depression, ADHD and behavioral problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence. Describing her therapy sessions as they happened, = Salans puts the children in the context of their lives and recounts her sessions. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-745-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Eileen H. Jones

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-004-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Storymaking and Creative Groupwork with Older People

Storymaking and Creative Groupwork with Older People

Paula Crimmens

Paula Crimmens shows that working with older people can be made exciting and stimulating by using storymaking as a basis. Echoing the oral tradition of mankind, the book shows how to use a variety of traditional stories - including myths, folk tales and fairy stories - to work creatively with older people, particularly in groups. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-440-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Reflections on Therapeutic Storymaking

Reflections on Therapeutic Storymaking

The Use of Stories in Groups

Alida Gersie

With a strong emphasis on working in group settings, this book develops both the theory and practice of storymaking, enlivened by many examples from various cultures in which Gersie has worked. The author reflects on the dynamics of the storytelling process and explores the common experiences and attitudes which emerge in story work. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-272-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach extends her acclaimed earlier published work to explore further the therapeutic value of story-making with children. Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-362-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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