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New! The Writer's Key

The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Gillie Bolton

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, fiction, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

Teya Sepinuck

Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, memoirs, offenders, psychodrama, psychology, resilience, restorative justice, self esteem, sexual abuse, storymaking, theatre, trauma, violence

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

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Exploring Self through Metaphor and Multi-Media

Margaret R. Hunter

The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women struggling with eating disorders. All the exercises, and their benefits, are fully explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-892-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, art therapy, bulimia, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, eating disorders, emotions, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Write Yourself

Write Yourself

Creative Writing and Personal Development

Gillie Bolton

Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-110-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, bereavement, complementary therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, depression, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, palliative care, pastoral care, poetry, practical theology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, self harm, storymaking, trauma

Poetry and Story Therapy

Poetry and Story Therapy

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

Geri Giebel Chavis

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing activities that emerge from this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-832-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, poetry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, storymaking

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-842-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, child development, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, expressive therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, self esteem, social care, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals

Kate Thompson

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-690-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, poetry, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

Biomation

Created by children in conjunction with professional animators, this entertaining film concisely summarises the basics of AS, enabling viewers of all ages to gain a real insight into the condition in less than half an hour. The film looks at life as an Aspie from a variety of different perspectives. more »

2010, DVD: £15.16 + VAT = £18.19/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-134-7, DVD - standard, 30 minutes

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-034-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, education, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mainstream education, pastoral care, play therapy, probation, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

Diana Coholic

This book offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. It is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-001-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, depression, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, looked after children, mental health, nursing, play, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, social care, social work, spirituality, tai chi, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

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