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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

Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin

Dance - Process - Form

Gabriele Wittmann, Ursula Schorn and Ronit Land
Foreword by Anna Halprin and Rudolf zur Lippe

Anna Halprin is a world-famous theatre artist and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. This book explores her personal growth as a dancer and choreographer and the development of her therapeutic and pedagogical approach. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-472-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Arts therapies

The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

The Autism Discussion Page green book covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-995-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Subject: Children

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

The Autism Discussion Page blue book focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social, and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-994-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Subject: Children

The Autism Fitness Handbook

The Autism Fitness Handbook

An Exercise Program to Boost Body Image, Motor Skills, Posture and Confidence in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder

David S. Geslak
Foreword by Stephen M. Shore

Designed to address specific areas of difficulty for children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the 46 exercises in this comprehensive program are proven to improve body image, motor coordination, posture, muscular and cardiovascular fitness. The boost to confidence,... more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-998-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Subjects: Children, Teenagers and young adults

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives... more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 72pp

Subjects: Disability, Education

The Compassionate Practitioner

The Compassionate Practitioner

How to create a successful and rewarding practice

Jane Wood

Focusing on the importance of relationship-building, this handbook explains how to turn new clients into regulars and make your practice flourish.
If you can create trust, loyalty and a sense of safety in new clients, they are more likely to commit to the further appointments needed to... more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-222-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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

Daoist Meditation

Daoist Meditation

The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen

Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng
Foreword by Eva Wong

Master Cherng's translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic text on meditation by Si Ma Cheng Zhen, is accompanied by his extensive explanatory commentary, unique in its ability to make this complex text accessible to the Western reader. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, Royal, 336pp

Subject: Martial artists and the general reader

Empowering Therapeutic Practice

Empowering Therapeutic Practice

Integrating Psychodrama into other Therapies

Edited by Paul Holmes, Mark Farrall and Kate Kirk

This book explores the exciting areas of overlap between psychodrama and other therapeutic schools and presents opportunities for their creative interaction and integration.
Psychodramatists, to varying degrees, integrate the ideas and philosophies of other forms of psychotherapy into their... more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-458-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subjects: Arts therapies, Counselling, psychiatry and psychology

Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Nick Luxmoore

How do you listen effectively when you're already late for a meeting? How do you respond to a girl who's so angry that she's threatening to hit someone? Or to a boy who feels like giving up altogether? How do you listen, not only to students, but also to parents and to colleagues? more »

2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-565-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Subject: Education

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

The Four Dragons

The Four Dragons

Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Damo Mitchell
Foreword by Dr Ole Saether

Within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin, Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the Dragon Dao Yin exercises, a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine and lead pathogenic energies out of the body. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

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

Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture

Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture

An Integrated Approach

Nick Dalton-Brewer

This practical book provides need-to-know information vital for acupuncturists to treat patients with fertility problems.
Nick Dalton-Brewer details the causes of fertility issues, including the impact of lifestyle and diet, and explains the scientific basis for the different methods of... more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-218-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subject: Medical and complementary health practitioners

The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

A Therapeutic Approach to Help Children and Young People Build Resilience and Deal with Conflict

Nina Wroe and Penny McFarlane

This is a programme to train young people how to be therapeutic mentors to younger children, with mentoring workshop outlines and creative, therapeutic activities to use.
Peer mentoring is mutually beneficial: being a mentor can help young people in conflict situations who may not engage... more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-500-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Subject: Education

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

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents

Edited by Sue X. Ming and Beth A. Pletcher

This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's... more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-971-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Subject: Children

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Cynthia Kim

Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-757-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Autism and related conditions, Adults

A Place in My Heart

A Place in My Heart

Mary Grossnickle

Who are my birthparents? Is it okay to think about them? Can I care about all of my parents at once?
A Place in My Heart tells the simple story of Charlie, a chipmunk adopted by a family of squirrels, who starts to wonder about his birthparents. At first he is scared that this might upset... more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-771-4, 260 x 208, 36pp

Subject: Adoption, fostering and parenting

Pretending to be Normal

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Liane Holliday Willey
Foreword by Tony Attwood

Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting... more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-755-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subject: Adults

Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

The Theory, Research, and Practice of Preventing and Addressing the Occupational Hazards of the Profession

Alfred J. Malinowski

Dr. Alfred J. Malinowski's book provides a comprehensive resource on self-care for those working in the field of psychotherapy.
Beginning with an exploration of the role and duties of the mental health practitioner, Dr. Malinowski describes how the demands of practice can lead therapists to... more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-992-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Counselling, psychiatry and psychology

Shorts

Shorts

Stories about Alcohol, Asperger Syndrome, and God

Tessie Regan

Tessie Regan's collection of short stories, poems and quirky illustrations reveal the world as seen through the haze of alcohol addiction, the eccentricity of Asperger's and the ups and downs of an unconventional spiritual journey. Her honest and witty observations tell of moments of elation,... more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-761-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Subject: Adults

Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Help children to understand and manage their anger with this fun and imaginative workbook.
The Anger Gremlin is a naughty creature and his favourite food is your anger! The more anger you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the angrier and angrier you feel! How can you stop this?... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-493-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

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

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Help children to understand and manage their anxiety with this engaging and imaginative workbook.
The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel!... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-492-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

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

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Theory and Compassionate Practice

Edited by Sue Read
Foreword by Owen Barr

Exploring contemporary theory and practice surrounding loss and bereavement for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), this book brings together international contributors with a range of academic, professional and personal experience. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-369-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Subject: Disability

Tackling Selective Mutism

Tackling Selective Mutism

A Guide for Professionals and Parents

Edited by Benita Rae Smith and Alice Sluckin
Foreword by Jean Gross CBE

Bringing together the latest research and understanding on selective mutism, this edited book gives essential information on the various treatment and therapy options. Experts in the fields of speech and language therapy, psychology, music therapy education and communication offer a wide range... more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-393-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 312pp

Subject: Disability

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran

Part of the JKP Essentials series

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a useful introduction to the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Written by two FASD experts, it describes how alcohol can harm the foetus and disrupt development, and... more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-394-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Subjects: Adoption, fostering and parenting, Disability, Social work, social care, health and criminal justice

Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

Philip Wylie
Foreword by Luke Beardon and Sara Heath

As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis... more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-433-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Subject: Adults

XinYi WuXing

XinYi WuXing

Dai Family Internal Martial Arts - Part I

Master Zhongxian Wu

In this DVD series, 7th generation lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu explores key practices of legendary DaiShiXinYiQuan – the Dai Family XinYi Internal Alchemy and Martial Arts system. Each DVD is an essential resource for practitioners of all levels who want to deepen their practice,... more »

2014, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-224-9, DVD - standard, 55 minutes

Subject: 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