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New! Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Evidence for Practice

Carla Martins

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-487-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, health care, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, nursing, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, yoga

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

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

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

An Introduction

Christa Mackinnon

This book explains how psycho-spiritual indigenous traditions can be adjusted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world views of shamanism are described along with practical guidelines and case studies detailing how to use them within the therapeutic process. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-081-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, energy work, integrative medicine, mental health, paranormal psychology, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, shamanism, spirituality, trauma

Art Therapy in Asia

Art Therapy in Asia

To the Bone or Wrapped in Silk

Edited by Debra Kalmanowitz, Jordan S. Potash and Siu Mei Chan

This edited book documents how the field of art therapy is taking shape as both a profession and a discipline across Asia. It explores how art therapists in the East are assimilating Western models and adapting them to create unique and inspirational new approaches that both East and West can learn from. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-210-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 390pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, art therapy, arts therapies, Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, Daoism, five elements, health care, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, Taoism, traditional Chinese medicine

Ritual Theatre

Ritual Theatre

The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice

Edited by Claire Schrader

This book considers the relevance of ritual theatre in contemporary life and describes how it is being used as a highly cathartic therapeutic process. With contributions from leading experts in the field of dramatherapy, the book brings together a broad spectrum of approaches to ritual theatre as a healing system. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-138-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, mental health, movement, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, theatre

Spiritism and Mental Health

Spiritism and Mental Health

Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Edited by Emma Bragdon PhD

This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in English. Providing important new insights into this rich tradition, this text will be of interest to mental health professionals and alternative and complementary health practitioners. more »

2011, Hardback: £69.99/ $105.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-059-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp
2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-135-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, psychotherapy, spirituality

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Qigong for Children

Lisa Spillane

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day. more »

2011, Hardback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-051-1, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, counselling, education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, qigong, resilience, speech and language therapy, spirituality

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