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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

Keywords: arts therapies, dramatherapy, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

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

Keywords: counselling, dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, social work

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

Practical Person-Centred Approaches and Ideas

Jill Hayes
With Sarah Povey

This book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing their therapeutic benefits and giving examples of how they can be used. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-056-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, carers, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred

New! End of Life Care

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Nigel Hartley

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-133-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, creative therapies, creativity, death, dementia, dramatherapy, music therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Edited by Lois Carey

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-386-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, trauma

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

A Music Therapist's Guide to Pediatrics

Kathy Irvine Lorenzato

This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-819-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, counselling, health care, mental illness, music therapy, psychoanalysis, social work

Forensic Music Therapy

Forensic Music Therapy

A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

Edited by Stella Compton Dickinson, Helen Odell-Miller and John Adlam

This book demonstrates diverse approaches from music therapy teams working in secure settings. Case studies provide evidence for the use of music therapy with a variety of client groups including adult and adolescent offenders, men and women with personality disorders and mental illnesses in low, medium and high secure treatment settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-252-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, challenging behaviour, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental illness, music therapy, occupational therapy, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, supervision, teenagers, violence

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

A Step-by-Step Resource

Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Munro
Illustrated by Aisling Nolan

This resource has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory food and drink to tips for involving parents in the group and sourcing sensory materials. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-966-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, music therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

Grief and Powerlessness

Helping People Regain Control of their Lives

Ruth Bright

In this practical book on why and how people grieve, the author addresses the experience of bereavement and loss in a wide range of contexts, including: death and dying; ageing; disability; illness and AIDS; and cultural loss. It presents ideas for practical solutions and discusses strategies to help clients regain control of their lives. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-386-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, grief, music therapy, palliative care, psychiatry, trauma

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

David Aldridge

Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, spirituality

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation

Performing Health

Edited by David Aldridge

The authors show that where neuro-degenerative disease restricts movement, communication and thought processes and impairs the sense of self, music therapy is an effective intervention in neurological rehabilitation, successfully restoring the performance of identity within which clients can recognise themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-302-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, dementia, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, music therapy, palliative care, social work

Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation

Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation

A Clinician's Manual

Felicity Baker and Jeanette Tamplin
With a contribution from Jeanette Kennelly

Felicity Baker and Jeanette Tamplin combine research findings with their own clinical experience and present step-by-step instructions and guidelines on how to implement music therapy techniques for a range of therapeutic needs. Photographs clearly illustrate interventions for physical rehabilitation. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $56.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-412-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: brain injury, children, health care, music therapy, special education

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Edited by Amelia Oldfield and Claire Flower

The contributors describe their approaches to family work with different client groups. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-581-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, families, music therapy

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma

International Perspectives

Edited by Julie P. Sutton

Music communicates where words fail, and music therapy has been proven to connect with those who were thought to be unreachable, making it an ideal medium for working with those who have suffered psychological trauma. Music, Music Therapy and Trauma addresses the need for an exploration of current thinking on music and trauma. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-027-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, trauma

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