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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Andy Pithouse and Alyson Rees

What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-481-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, chi kung, child protection, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social work

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The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique

Wang Fengming

Available at last in English, this comprehensive training manual teaches the theory and insider practical methods behind Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style. It includes the techniques of point striking, traditionally taught only to those on the inside, and over 400 photographs illustrate the methods throughout. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, neigong, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan

Coming soon! The Four Dignities

The Four Dignities

The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down

Cain Carroll

Based on the author's long experience of Yogic and Daoist traditions, this book explores the embodiment of spiritual practice in the most basic functions of daily life. The author shows how to bring the consciousness to bear on the body in lying, sitting, standing and walking, with transformational consequences. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ayurveda, chi kung, emotions, energy work, movement, qigong, spirituality, tai chi, yoga

Coming soon! The Four Dragons

The Four Dragons

Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Damo Mitchell

Mitchell explains the theory, history of Dao Yin exercises, and their differences from Qi Gong. The Four Dragon Dao Yin exercises are presented in detail, with a discussion of the effects on the practitioner. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese medicine, Daoism, massage, meridians, neigong, Qi, qigong, taiji quan, Taoism, Xing Yi Quan

Coming soon! Body Intelligence Meditation

Body Intelligence Meditation

Finding presence through embodiment

Ged Sumner

An introduction to an innovative form of meditation through deep felt connection with body structure and physiology. The book provides a series of exercises to attain felt sense awareness, helping practitioners tune in to their physical body and reach the meditative states of bliss, energy and trauma resolution. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-174-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: bodywork, chi kung, energy work, massage, meditation, qigong, yoga

New! The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie

The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie

A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation

Dr David Twicken DOM, LAc

Drawing on the classic texts, Dr. Twicken provides a detailed, step-by-step account of the theory and clinical applications of the Divergent Channels. With case studies and instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation, Twicken offers a complete resource to help practitioners understand and use the Divergent Channel system in clinical practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-189-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: acupuncture, chi kung, Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, meditation, meridians, neigong, Qi, qigong, taiji quan, yin-yang

New! XinYi WuDao

XinYi WuDao

Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts

Master Zhongxian Wu

The author reveals the spirit of classical Chinese martial arts through instruction of hitherto secret internal practices from the Dai Family Style XinYi Martial Arts in this ground-breaking book. Exploring the connection between Daoist numerology, internal alchemy and the spirit of martial power, it offers guidance to strengthen inner cultivation. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-206-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese culture, Daoism, movement, Qi, taiji quan, Taoism, Xing Yi Quan

New! 10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

Zhou Qing Jie

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction to Chinese wushu (kung fu), covering all the basics of Chinese martial arts. Fully illustrated and with an accompanying DVD demonstrating a key practice, it is a perfect introduction for beginners and will allow seasoned wushu practitioners to extend their knowledge and practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-213-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 92pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan, yin-yang

New! 10-Minute Primer Qigong

10-Minute Primer Qigong

Zhou Qing Jie

This comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction to Qigong covers all the key information. Perfect for newcomers to the practice, it is fully illustrated in colour and includes a DVD demonstrating an authentic short Qigong form. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-212-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 104pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan, yin-yang

New! 10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

Zhou Qing Jie

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction covering the basics of the famous Shaolin Temple practices. Fully illustrated and with an accompanying instructional DVD, it is the perfect introduction for beginners and will allow seasoned Shaolin quan practitioners to extend their knowledge and practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-214-0, 222 x 155mm, 96pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan, yin-yang

New! 10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

Zhou Qing Jie

Concise and accessible, this fully-illustrated Tai Ji Quan primer covers all the key information and comes with a DVD that demonstrates an authentic short form. It is essential reading for newcomers to the art and also provides tips for practice and cultural insights for more experienced Tai Ji Quan practitioners. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-215-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 132pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese martial arts, Daoism, meridians, movement, neigong, Qi, qigong, shaolin quan, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, yin-yang

New! Da Wu

Da Wu

Health Qigong Da Wu Exercises

Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

Based on the traditional Da Wu qigong recorded in ancient documents, this book guides the reader through the set of joint-relaxing dance-like exercises with step-by-step instructions and photos. The CD and DVD provide verbal instructions, accompanying music, a video demonstration of Da Wu and additional information on its history. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-192-1, 222 x 155mm, 106pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese medicine, health care, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa

Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa

12-Movement Health Qigong for all Ages

Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

An easy-to-learn but very extremely effective 12-movement qigong form taken from over 50 routines of Daoyin health qigong developed by Professor Zhang Guangde. The book provides fully-illustrated instruction on the 12 movements for both standing and seated positions, and an audio CD of verbal instruction and DVD demonstrating the form. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-195-2, 222 x 155mm, 152pp

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

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

New! Shi Er Duan Jin

Shi Er Duan Jin

12-Routine Sitting Exercises

Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

Suitable for all ages and abilities, this set of 12 seated qigong exercises synthesizes the principles of its founding schools and emphasises movements of the neck, shoulders, waist and legs. The book provides fully-illustrated instruction, and features a DVD with full resources for learning the form and a CD providing verbal instruction and music. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-191-4, 222 x 155mm, 106pp

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

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