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Managing Stress with Qigong

Managing Stress with Qigong

Gordon Faulkner

Extensively trialled with Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, and designed specifically to fit around a busy lifestyle, the Qigong program set out in this book will help to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and restore energy. This practical book will help anyone who is prone to stress, regardless of their level of ability or experience of Qigong. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-035-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, chi kung, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, mental health, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine

Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Malcolm Johnson

This insider account provides much-needed information about a subject of increasing interest: people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) working in management positions. Johnson provides useful examples and guidance on adapting to the workplace and coping with the pressures and demands of professional roles. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-199-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, employment, occupational therapy

Mandala Symbolism and Techniques

Mandala Symbolism and Techniques

Innovative Approaches for Professionals

Susan I. Buchalter

This book outlines practical exercises for using mandala creation with a variety of client groups, to elicit discussion about issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships and goals. Mandala design is presented in a variety of ways, allowing the therapist the flexibility to gear sessions towards clients' specific needs and capabilities. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-889-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, art therapy, bipolar disorder, creative therapies, creativity, depression, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem

Manual Handling in Health and Social Care

Manual Handling in Health and Social Care

An A-Z of Law and Practice

Michael Mandelstam

This book presents an accessible overview of manual handling legislation, legal case law, national guidance, policy and practice. A stand-alone overview of manual handling law and practice is followed by more in-depth material, in A-Z format and fully cross-referenced, which allows the reader to look up issues for quick access to more information. more »

2002, Paperback: £24.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-041-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, disability law

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, autism, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, intellectual disabilities, messy play, parenting, play, play therapy, relationships, social care, teenagers, trauma

Marching to a Different Tune

Marching to a Different Tune

Diary About an ADHD Boy

Jacky Fletcher

This book gives an essential new perspective to the understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - it describes this complex set of behaviours from the inside. It complements and deepens the clinical presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, at a time when this diagnosis is being applied to more and more children. more »

1999, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-810-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: ADHD, children, memoirs, occupational therapy

Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

Linda Gast and Anne Patmore

This is an accessible guide to diversity issues in health and social care. It considers the concept of diversity and how people differ, provides a model for understanding discrimination, and discusses cross-cultural communication, including the impact and use of language. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-224-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, disability, ethnicity, race, sexuality, social care, social skills, social work

New! Mastering Communication in Social Work

Mastering Communication in Social Work

From Understanding to Doing

Linda Gast and Martin Bailey

Communication skills are fundamental to effective social work practice. Accessible and easy-to-read, this book explores how communication works, the factors that influence how effectively we attend to and convey information, and how we can improve our communication. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-444-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: communication, social care, social work

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Jane Wonnacott

This book is an accessible guide to the essential skills of social work supervision. It covers the development of the supervisor–supervisee relationship, the assessment and management of risk, understanding and managing poor performance, and support for the supervisors themselves. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-177-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, relationships, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Mastering Social Work Values and Ethics

Mastering Social Work Values and Ethics

Farrukh Akhtar

This key text examines ethical concerns arising at different stages of professional development in social work and offers guidelines to overcoming them. Practice pointers equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to move beyond professional codes and work to a broader set of values. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-274-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: social care, social work

New! Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

Fiona Mainstone

How do you balance the needs of children, adults and their families when carrying out social work assessments? With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult problems and children's safety, this practical guide will help social workers generate high quality assessments that consider the well-being of both adults and children. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-240-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: social care, social work

A Matter of Security

A Matter of Security

The Application of Attachment Theory to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Edited by Friedemann Pfäfflin and Gwen Adshead

It explores the psychodynamic theory of attachment and how it can be used to offer new ways of thinking when working with mental disorders in offenders. Discusses the development of personality in terms of interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, which is essential to understand both interpersonal violence and abnormal development. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-177-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy

New! Mawangdui Daoyin Shu

Mawangdui Daoyin Shu

Qigong from the Mawangdui Silk Paintings

Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

A powerful but easily learnt series of health qigong exercises based on images on ancient silk paintings excavated in China. The book provides instruction on the movements, and includes a brief account of the origins and guidance for practice. It also includes an audio CD and DVD which provide full resources for learning and practising the form. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-193-8, 222 x 155mm, 96pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese history, Chinese medicine, energy work, health care, movement, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine

Mediation in Context

Mediation in Context

Edited by Marian Liebmann

Drawing on their own experiences as mediators, the contributors to this book discuss the benefits and drawbacks of mediation and use case studies to illustrate how mediation works in practice. This book provides a comprehensive overview of mediation as well as containing useful information and advice for anyone involved in mediation. more »

2000, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-618-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: divorce, offenders, restorative justice, social work

Mediation Skills and Strategies

Mediation Skills and Strategies

A Practical Guide

Tony Whatling

A concise text that offers a straightforward, comprehensive collection of mediator skills and strategies. Combines hands on advice, theory and practical examples for novice and experienced mediators. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-299-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: advocacy, communication, disability, disability law, divorce, families, health care, law, probation, reference, relationships, restorative justice, social care, social work

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