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Autism and Spirituality

Autism and Spirituality

Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

Olga Bogdashina

Spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research as well as first-hand experiences of people with ASD, Olga Bogdashina shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-285-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, pastoral care, practical theology, psychology, religious education, spirituality, theology

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-290-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, carers, counselling, death, dementia, grief, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, social care, spirituality

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

The Chaplain as a 'Hopeful Presence'

Steve Nolan

This book examines the services that chaplains provide to dying patients and the unique relationship that palliative care staff construct with people at the end of life. It explores the nature of hope when faced with the inevitable and develops a theory of spiritual care rooted in relationship that has implications for all healthcare professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-199-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: grief, mental health, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

What Makes a Good Nurse

What Makes a Good Nurse

Why the Virtues are Important for Nurses

Derek Sellman

Derek Sellman sets the case for re-establishing the primacy of the virtues that underpin the practice of nursing in order to address the question: what makes a good nurse? He provides those in the caring professions with an explanation of why and how nurses should strive to cultivate these virtues, as well as the implications of this for practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-932-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-006-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, race, social care, spirituality, theology

Faith and Fertility

Faith and Fertility

Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau

Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible style, outlining each faith's history, core beliefs and values. more »

2009, Paperback: £21.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-535-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, practical theology, religious education, spirituality

A Child Sees God

A Child Sees God

Children Talk About Bible Stories

Rev Dr Howard Worsley

A Child Sees God explores how we can all learn from a child's perspective of the world and shows how a child's eye view of the Bible reveals many ideas about ethics and morality, and provides new ways of understanding these ancient stories. This fresh look at the Bible will be a fascinating read for parents, teachers, and ministers. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-972-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: bible stories, child psychiatry, child psychology, education, parenting, spirituality, theology

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Taking Refuge in the Buddha

Chris Mitchell

Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development. He takes the reader through key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to resolution of these feelings. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-686-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, spirituality, theology

Speaking of Dying

Speaking of Dying

A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Louis Heyse-Moore

Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist, he covers difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers. This hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-678-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

Kate Adams, Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley

The authors outline exactly what is understood by contemporary spirituality, and discuss the importance of context in a consideration of spirituality. They explore key issues in understanding children's spirituality under three broad headings: children's voices, children's worlds and children's lives. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.00/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-602-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, older people, practical theology, social work, spirituality, theology

Children and Spirituality

Children and Spirituality

Searching for Meaning and Connectedness

Brendan Hyde

This book provides ways in which schoolteachers and parents can nurture and foster these particular characteristics of children's spirituality. It also considers two factors, material pursuit and trivialising, which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. It will be of great interest to educators, policy makers, and parents. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-589-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Exploring a Hidden Meaningful Dimension

Peter Madsen Gubi

Gubi argues that philosophically, all counselling can be regarded as prayer, particularly when working at relational depth; that prayer plays an important part in maintaining many mainstream counsellors' well-being and, with considered ethical awareness, prayer can be integrated ethically into counselling when working with people of faith. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-519-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, palliative care, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Jewels for the Journey

Edited by Mary Ellen Coyte, Peter Gilbert and Vicky Nicholls

This book gathers together contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-456-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, spirituality

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