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Coming soon! 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

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

New! Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers

Delia Silvester
With Susan Frampton

This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-470-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dance, dance and movement therapy, dementia, disability, health care, movement, older people, residential care, social care

New! Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Everyday Mindfulness Practices to Help You Tune in to the Present Moment

Chris Mitchell

Whether due to anxiety or the comfort of routine, people with Asperger's Syndrome often find that they go through life on autopilot. This book provides advice and step-by-step exercises for adopting a mindful way of living to overcome difficulties and become more present in the moment. Exercises include breathing, yoga stretches and meditations. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-434-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, high functioning autism, meditation, mindfulness, movement, self esteem, sensory issues, yoga

New! Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld

With voiceover instructions and onscreen demonstrations, this DVD guides the viewer through two 40-minute chair yoga routines, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental wellbeing. This versatile form of yoga is specially designed for those with limited mobility through age, illness, injury or physical disability. more »

2013, DVD: £9.16 + VAT = £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-184-6, 83 minutes

Keywords: adults, bodywork, cerebral palsy, complementary therapies, disability, energy work, health care, massage, movement, occupational therapy, older people, yoga

New! Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Janet Brindley

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

Meditation for Aspies

Meditation for Aspies

Everyday Techniques to Help People with Asperger Syndrome Take Control and Improve their Lives

Ulrike Domenika Bolls
Translated by Rowan Sewell

This useful introduction to meditation for people with Asperger syndrome offers practical guidance on different types of meditation and discusses the many benefits for mind, body and emotions. Effective for curbing anxiety and improving self-awareness, the book shows that meditation can be a powerful everyday technique for personal development. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-386-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, high functioning autism, mantras, mental health, mindfulness, movement, self esteem, sensory issues, spirituality, yoga

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Cynthia W. Quarta

This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld
Translated by Anne Oppenheimer

This is the complete, step-by-step and fully illustrated guide to chair yoga, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental well-being. It is particularly beneficial for those with limited mobility, including the elderly, individuals rehabilitating after injury or illness and people with physical disabilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-078-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, yoga

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