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The Active Points Test

The Active Points Test

A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies

Stefano Marcelli
Foreword by David Alimi MD and Dr Ioan Dumitrescu

The Active Points Test is a clinical instrument for identifying and selecting the points on the skin that are most effective for treatment. These points may be close to the seat of the disease, for example on the shoulder for periarthritis, or far away, for example on the ear or head for... more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-233-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Medical and complementary health practitioners

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Roots of Modern Practice

Charles Buck
Foreword by Barbara Kirschbaum

Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars... more »

2014, Paperback: £40.00/ $68.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-159-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Subject: Medical and complementary health practitioners

Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug

Maggie Tisserand

Addressing the challenge of serious infection, especially MRSA, in hospitals, in the community, and in animals, Maggie Tisserand focuses on the scientifically proven effects of antibacterial essential oils, and their usefulness in managing infection, including the 'superbug'. She profiles the... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-237-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Subject: Medical and complementary health practitioners

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria
2nd edition

Ashley Stanford
Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey

Happily married to her husband with Asperger Syndrome for 25 years, Ashley Stanford is an expert on how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect a relationship and her bestselling book has helped thousands of couples. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-773-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subject: Adults

An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship

An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship

Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rosalind A. Bergemann
Foreword by Michael John Carley

Entrepreneurship can be an ideal career option for enterprising individuals with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and this detailed guide explains how to tell if being self-employed is right for you and how to go about starting and growing your own business. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-509-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 232pp

Subject: Adults

The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

Leo Rutherford

Based on Shamanic principles and the philosophy that laughter and play are basic human needs that feed the soul and unleash natural creativity, the tried, tested and proven activities in this book can be used with all ages. They are helpfully split into different sections, covering everything... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, Demy, 168pp

Subjects: Arts therapies, Social work, social care, health and criminal justice, Medical and complementary health practitioners, Martial artists and the general reader

But We All Shine On

But We All Shine On

The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

'We orphans are the most important kids in the world.'
Stepping into the past, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon an inspiring journey to track down a group of friends he grew up with at Burbank Children's Home. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-583-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

The Confusing World of Brothers, Sisters and Adoption

The Confusing World of Brothers, Sisters and Adoption

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Siblings

Regina Kupecky

For children who are adopted families can get complicated, and that's very true when it comes to brothers and sisters, or 'siblings'.
Today The Adoption Club are exploring the confusing world of siblings. Some children have half-siblings, adopted siblings, step-siblings. Michael has a birth... more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-764-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Decoding Dating

Decoding Dating

A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

John Miller

The ultimate guide to cracking the social code of dating!
The rules of dating are a conundrum for many men, but for men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who often have difficulty understanding social communication, they can be almost indecipherable. This book methodically... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-780-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 216pp

Subject: Adults

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Caroline Baker

Part of the Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides series

The award-winning PEARL (Positively Enriching and enhancing Residents' Lives) programme was developed to enable care homes to move from providing good fundamental care to excellent person-centred dementia care. Trialled extensively by one of the UK's largest care providers, it has been proven... more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-467-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Subject: Social work, social care, health and criminal justice

Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints

An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Sherrie Eldridge

Meet Lucie - she is a rambunctious, inquisitive, seven-year-old adopted girl! Lucie has lots of questions about everything. When Lucie's pregnant Aunt Grace and Uncle John come to visit, new curiosities bubble into Lucie's mind. What does the baby do in there? Does he eat? That night Lucie... more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-778-3, 260 x 208, 32pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

The Four Dignities

The Four Dignities

The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down

Cain Carroll

Offering a fresh perspective on immediate presence and embodied spiritual practice, The Four Dignities shows how the mindful cultivation of the four essential postures – walking, standing, sitting, and lying down – are the basis for a formal practice to develop greater vitality and... more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subjects: Medical and complementary health practitioners, Martial artists and the general reader

Friends, Bullies and Staying Safe

Friends, Bullies and Staying Safe

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Friendship

Regina Kupecky

Friendship is so complicated! The children of The Adoption Club think they are friends - they go to the same school and belong to The Adoption Club.
But what does it mean? What is the difference between a casual and a close friend? How should you respond to teasing? It's time for The... more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-763-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Getting Better at Getting People Better

Getting Better at Getting People Better

Creating Successful Therapeutic Relationships

Noah Karrasch

What is it that really gets people better? With practical information on how to support clients' healing processes, this book helps practitioners across a wide range of physical and medical therapies, as well as psychotherapists, to improve their practice and get better at what they do. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-239-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subjects: Counselling, psychiatry and psychology, Medical and complementary health practitioners

The Green Zone Conversation Book

The Green Zone Conversation Book

Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

In conversation, children on the autism spectrum often struggle to select topics of interest to others. Many have strong, narrow interests and feel compelled to introduce these subjects when they talk. more »

2014, Hardback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-759-2, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 96pp

Subject: Children

How Do We Feel About Adoption

How Do We Feel About Adoption

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Feelings and Behavior

Regina Kupecky

The children of The Adoption Club have lots of different feelings about adoption.
Michael was scared when he first met this adopted family, and was worried his adoptive family might not keep him. Other children talk about feeling happy, sad and angry, and how feeling can make them behave... more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-765-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 56pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

Implementing Personal Budgets in Provider Organisations

Helen Sanderson and Robin Miller

The Individual Service Funds Handbook is the definitive guide to one of the most innovative forms of personal budget in health and social care.
It gives a clear explanation of what Individual Service Funds (ISFs) are, how to use them effectively and includes all the information you need in... more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-423-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 184pp

Subject: Social work, social care, health and criminal justice

Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and pain second

Karen Rodham

With the help of this compact guide, anyone suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (also known as RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) will better understand their condition and cope with the reality of living with it. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Subject: Martial artists and the general reader

Let's Learn About Adoption

Let's Learn About Adoption

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms

Regina Kupecky

There are many kinds of adoption -- and in this workbook the children of The Adoption Club find out about all of them!
The children of The Adoption Club are all different. There's Mary who was adopted from China by her single mum, Alice, who is still in touch with her birth parents in an... more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-762-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

The Looked After Kid

The Looked After Kid

My Life in a Children’s Home

Paolo Hewitt

Placed in care at a very early age, Paolo Hewitt went to live with a foster family where he endured extreme abuse and humiliation.
Following years of abuse he was sent to Burbank children's home at the age of ten where he met a gang of children. Like him, they were outsiders struggling to... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-588-8, Demy, 256pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Many people say being a parent is the toughest job there is. John DeGarmo, foster and adoptive parent, tells us just how tough it can be, having parented over 40 children. At times he and his wife, Kelly, have cared for up to nine children at a time, many with severe trauma and learning... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's and Carer's Guide

Nicola Lonie

Children and teens with autism can be particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-454-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Subjects: Children, Teenagers and young adults

The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies

The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies

The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses

Clare G. Harvey

This comprehensive encyclopedia brings together flower essences gathered from all corners of the globe, from Hawaii and the Himalayas to America and the Australian Bush.
It explains what flower remedies are, how they work and how to choose the right remedies for your clients' needs. The... more »

2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-173-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 584pp

Subject: Medical and complementary health practitioners

Preparing for Adoption

Preparing for Adoption

Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

Julia Davis

The ideal first book for prospective adopters.
When you decide to adopt a child, you might assume that all the important work begins when the child comes to live with you. In fact the preparation stage before is crucial in ensuring that the adopted child will arrive to a safe and secure... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-456-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature

Caroline Jay
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

'Life is full of changes; they happen all the time. Some changes are harder to cope with than others.'
Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book uses nature to help children understand death, loss and change in a gentle and honest way. Full of creative activities, such as choosing an... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-546-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 84pp

Subjects: Adoption, fostering and parenting, Counselling, psychiatry and psychology, Education

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

A Practical Guide

Joanna Grace

Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autism spectrum disorders... more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-484-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 248pp

Subjects: Children, Disability, Education

Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Standing in My Shoes

Edited by Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson and Sue Ledger
With Daniel Docherty

Drawing extensively on personal experiences, this important volume looks at sexuality and relationships in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, painting a genuine picture of the range of sexualities and relationships people want. more »

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-250-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 230pp

Subject: Disability

Who We Are and Why We are Special

Who We Are and Why We are Special

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Identity

Regina Kupecky

We each have our own unique life story which make us special. When you are adopted you have an extra layer of identity – your birth family. This therapeutic workbook is designed to be used with adopted children aged 5-11, and offers a gentle way to explore this difficult subject. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-766-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Yogic Cooking

Yogic Cooking

Nutritious vegetarian food

Garuda Hellas

Yogic cooking is nutritious, easy to digest and free of toxins, allowing you to improve your health, keep your body strong and facilitate spiritual revolution. The aim of yoga is to cultivate a physical, mental and psychic balance so that higher states of being can be experienced. This can be... more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-249-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Subjects: Medical and complementary health practitioners, Martial artists and the general reader

Zero Balancing

Zero Balancing

Touching the Energy of Bone

John Hamwee
Foreword by Fritz Smith
Illustrated by Gina Michaels

The definitive guide to Zero Balancing brings this increasingly popular therapy to life. It contains a clear description of the anatomy and physiology of energy which leads on to a compelling explanation of how and why this form of bodywork can have such powerful effects. Throughout, there are... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-234-8, 238 x 170mm, 144pp

Subject: Medical and complementary health practitioners