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Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life

Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life

Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)

Graham Horwood

In this book Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. He highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-001-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

The Way of the Pathfinder

Ron Rubio

The mind/body exercises in this book help young people with AS improve balance, coordination and sensory awareness, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With photographs to show how exercises are done, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an individual moves, thinks of him or herself, and relates to others. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-875-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp
Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Edited by Amelia Oldfield and Claire Flower

The contributors describe their approaches to family work with different client groups. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-581-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today

Reminiscence in Dementia Care: A Guide to Good Practice

Pam Schweitzer and Errollyn Bruce

This practical guide is designed to give those who care for people with dementia a clear sense of how reminiscence can be used to greatly improve their quality of life. The book explores how reminiscence can contribute to person-centred dementia care and contains detailed descriptions of activities that can be used in a variety of care settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-649-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
Speaking about the Unspeakable

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Edited by Dennis McCarthy

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-879-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Who's Who of the Brain

Who's Who of the Brain

A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They do

Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock and Bryan Lask
Illustrated by Linn Iril Hjelseth

This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. The authors shows what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-470-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Breaking Free from OCD

Breaking Free from OCD

A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner
Illustrated by Lisa Jo Robinson

This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-574-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

Anthony Harbour

This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-576-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp
The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Edited by Nigel Hartley and Malcolm Payne

Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-591-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Kinship Care

Kinship Care

Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements

Elaine Farmer and Sue Moyers

This book compares formal kinship care to traditional foster placements. The authors explore whether children placed with family and friends fare better or worse than other foster children, what services are provided and needed, and how kin care is experienced by carers, children and social workers. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-631-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Making Sense of Sex

Making Sense of Sex

A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Sarah Attwood
Illustrated by Jonathon Powell

This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-374-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Merope Pavlides

This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills and improve quality of life. Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions. She emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and monitoring progress. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-867-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
The Art of Helping Others

The Art of Helping Others

Being Around, Being There, Being Wise

Heather Smith and Mark Smith

When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-638-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Autism and its Medical Management

Autism and its Medical Management

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Michael G. Chez MD

The book explains the medical aspects of autism and how parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs. more »

2008, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-834-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-817-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
Dasha's Journal

Dasha's Journal

A Cat Reflects on Life, Catness and Autism

T.O. Daria

Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-586-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

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