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The Mysterious Power of Xingyi Quan

The Mysterious Power of Xingyi Quan

A Complete Guide to History, Weapons and Fighting Skills

C S Tang

This in-depth, fully-illustrated guide covers the history and traditions of this Chinese martial art, describing its movements, and their effects. It contains a full teaching guide to this potent fighting system and its underlying principles, including the Twelve Animal Forms, linking forms, two person sets, basic skills and weapons training. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-140-2, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 352pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Chinese martial arts, Chinese philosophy, five elements, Xing Yi Quan

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

2nd edition

Michael Mandelstam

The safeguarding of vulnerable adults continues to increase in importance. Now in its second edition, this book sets this complex area of work within an extensive legal framework, providing many useful pointers for practitioners and students. It comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies. more »

2013, Paperback: £40.00/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-300-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 672pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, carers, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, law, mental health, older people, residential care, social care, social work, social work law

Vital Healing and Celestial Healing Set

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD

In Vital Healing, Dr Marc. S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy is the unifying concept that underpins and connects the medical traditions of Middle Asia. Describing the origins, health strategies, diagnostic approaches, and modern-day uses of each tradition, he draws parallels to, and finds correlations with, mainstream Western concepts - and demonstrates how all these... more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-158-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 480pp

Keywords: ayurveda, complementary medicine, mantras, Middle Asia, Panchakarma, prana, pulse diagnosis, Siddha medicine, Sufi medicine, tantra, Tibetan medicine, Unani medicine

What Is It Like to Be Me?

What Is It Like to Be Me?

A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

Alenka Klemenc
Illustrated by Urša Rožic

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces at school. With comprehensive sections for parents and professionals, the book helps increase awareness and understanding of AS. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-375-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 96pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Visual Guide

Patricia O'Brien Towle

This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. Each chapter focuses on a different area of development and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of core autism behaviors. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-329-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, disability, early intervention, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, reference, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

A Good Man in China

A Good Man in China

Confucius Institute

This textbook with accompanying DVD presents a new and innovative approach to Chinese language teaching based on the moving Chinese film, Guo Mingyi. The resource consists of eight lessons each with corresponding film extracts, covering the language aspects of the curriculum while also providing important cultural insights. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99 + VAT = £17.99
ISBN: 978-1-84819-114-3, 260 x 200mm (portrait), 128pp

Keyword: Chinese culture

Good Practice in Promoting Recovery and Healing for Abused Adults

Good Practice in Promoting Recovery and Healing for Abused Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in Recovery and Healing from Abuse: Adult Survivors is an extensive guide that gives insight on how to be creative in helping adult victims of abuse through the recovery and healing processes. The book features chapters written by practitioners and researchers involved in the different sectors of working with abuse. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-372-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, older people, residential care, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supported living, trauma

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

Pocket Handbook of Body Reflex Zones Illustrated in Color

Pocket Handbook of Body Reflex Zones Illustrated in Color

Guo Changqing Guoyan and Zhaiwei Liu Naigang

Covering everything from cranial, facial and auricular reflex zones to hand, feet, wrist and ankle points, this book provides practical information on the locations and indications of the reflex zones. Extensively illustrated with photographs that clearly display the reflex points, it helps readers to learn and remember the basic applications. more »

2013, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-119-8, 144 x 104mm (portrait), 160pp

Keywords: Chinese medicine, meridians, reflexology

Pocket Handbook of Particularly Effective Acupoints for Common Conditions Illustrated in Color

Pocket Handbook of Particularly Effective Acupoints for Common Conditions Illustrated in Color

Guo Changqing Guoyan and Zhaiwei Liu Naigang

This book is a practical guide to the key acupuncture points that are effective for the treatment of common conditions. With full color illustrations, it offers practical information on the locations and indications of the points and how they should be needled or otherwise treated, presenting the names of the points in both English and Chinese. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-120-4, 144 x 104mm (portrait), 272pp

Keywords: acupuncture, meridians

Principles of Bach Flower Remedies

Principles of Bach Flower Remedies

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Stefan Ball

Bach flower remedies are natural medicines that have the power to bring balance back into our lives. This concise introduction covers the nature and history of Dr Bach's famous system, a complete list of remedies, instructions on how to select and take them and guidance on finding a practitioner. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-142-6, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 136pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, complementary therapies, emotions, flower remedies, health care, mental health

Principles of Kinesiology

Principles of Kinesiology

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Maggie La Tourelle
With Anthea Courtenay

Kinesiology is a system of natural health care that combines muscle testing with the principles of Chinese medicine to assess energy and body function. This introductory guide explains how kinesiology works, how to find a practitioner and how it is usefully applied with other therapies, as well as how self-help techniques can be applied. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-149-5, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 200pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, energy work, health care, kinesiology, meridians

Principles of Reflexology

Principles of Reflexology

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Nicola Hall

This introductory guide covers the history and theory behind reflexology as well as the principles of practice. The book includes an outline of how treatment works and how it is given, a guide to the reflex areas, effective reflexology treatments and case studies, reflexology as a preventative therapy and how to find a reliable reflexologist. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-137-2, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 144pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, health care, massage, pain management, reflexology

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

A Practical Guide

Miriam Silver

An informal introduction to attachment and what it means for understanding and helping children who have experienced trauma, neglect or abuse. Doodles featuring throughout the book bring the ideas to life - ideal for parents or professionals caring for fostered, adopted and looked after children. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-314-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

Principles of Reiki

Principles of Reiki

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Kajsa Krishni Boräng

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing system based on channelling spiritual energy through the hands. This concise introduction covers the history and spiritual principles of Reiki, how it is taught and practiced and what to expect from treatment. It explains how Reiki can be used in healing in everyday life and how to find a Reiki teacher. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-138-9, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 128pp

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, energy work, massage, pain management, spirituality

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