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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
Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

A Practice Guide
4th edition

Faith Gibson

Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-151-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
Set for Success

Set for Success

Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organisational Skills

Josie Santomauro and Margaret-Anne Carter
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests. Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater for all learning styles. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-058-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

Colby Pearce

This book provides a succinct, accessible and clear guide on how to promote resilience in children and achieve positive developmental outcomes for them. The author covers three key factors that affect resiliency: vulnerability to stress and anxiety, attachment relationships, and access to basic needs. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-118-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
Vital Healing

Vital Healing

Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of India, Tibet and the Middle East - Middle Asia

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD with Donald McCown and Mones Abu-Asab, PhD (Unani), Hakima Amri, PhD (Unani), Kevin Ergil, MA, MS, LAc (Tibet), Howard Hall, PsyD, PhD (Sufi), Hari Sharma, MD (Maharishi Ayurveda), Kenneth G. Zysk, Dphil, PhD (Ayurveda & Siddha)

Dr. Marc S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy, "prana" in the Indian practice of Ayurveda, is the unifying concept that underpins all of the traditional medicines of Middle Asia. He also draws parallels to mainstream Western medicine, and demonstrates how these therapies fit within the context of their own cultures and ours. more »

2011, Hardback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-045-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
2013, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-156-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-192-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp
Rising Above Bullying

Rising Above Bullying

From Despair to Recovery

Carrie Herbert and Rosemary Hayes
Illustrated by Roxana de Rond

This book tells the stories of eight children who have experienced extreme bullying and then found their way to recovery at a Red Balloon Learner Centre - a place for children to continue their education and recover their feelings of self-worth. Their stories highlight common issues behind bullying such as weight, sexuality, race and religion. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-123-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
101 Things to Do on the Street

101 Things to Do on the Street

Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11-19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-187-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

An Altered Perspective

Barbara Quinn and Anthony Malone

This book sets out what it means for a child to be diagnosed with ASD, PDD (NOS), autism or Asperger Syndrome, and where parents should go from there. It describes the signs and symptoms, how a child fits the diagnostic terminology and what the diagnostic procedures involve. Associated disorders, treatments, and educational approaches are reviewed. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-827-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson

Alcohol misuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue for people aged 55 and over. This practical guide explores the factors that differentiate older drinkers, and introduces an innovative person-centred model that will help counsellors and other healthcare professionals to them the help and support they need. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-117-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Creativity and Taoism

Creativity and Taoism

A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

Chung-yuan Chang

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-050-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 272pp
From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp
Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Current Knowledge, Issues and Approaches

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Bernadette Wilkinson

This book is a comprehensive guide to good practice for those working with risk, covering a wide variety of social care settings. The contributors discuss a range of key issues relating to risk including positive risk-taking, collaborating with victims and practitioners in the design of assessment tools, resilience to risk, and defensibility. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-059-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Hearing the Person with Dementia

Hearing the Person with Dementia

Person-Centred Approaches to Communication for Families and Caregivers

Bernie McCarthy

This book clearly explains what happens to communication as dementia progresses. Advocating a person-centred approach to dementia care, the author describes methods of verbal and non-verbal communication, techniques for communicating with people who cannot speak or move easily, and strategies for communicating more effectively. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-186-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

A Practical Guide for Professionals

Yvonne Yates

This resource offers an essential insight into the emotional well-being of adolescents and a detailed overview of the Human Givens approach. The book provides useful assessment tools and practical interventions, all supported by photocopiable materials that include question sheets for the client and record charts for the practitioner. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-170-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

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