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Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions

John Wilks and Isobel Knight

This book shows how the Bowen technique can be used to treat different conditions including lower back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel, hayfever, asthma, diabetes (type 2), migraines, stress and tension disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, as well as in palliative care and performance enhancement in sport and dance. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-167-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, children, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, dance, depression, energy work, health care, massage, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, pain management, palliative care, Parkinson's disease, trauma

Coming soon! Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants

Baylissa Frederick

A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-534-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, seizures, suicide, trauma

New! Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Marion Stanton
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Sophie invites readers to learn about cerebral palsy from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like use a wheelchair and communicate with assistive technology. She talks about different forms of cerebral palsy and explains that living with the condition can sometimes be difficult but there are many ways she can be supported. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-464-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: carers, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, disability, education, health care, inclusive classroom, movement, occupational therapy, PSHE, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld

With voiceover instructions and onscreen demonstrations, this DVD guides the viewer through two 40-minute chair yoga routines, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental wellbeing. This versatile form of yoga is specially designed for those with limited mobility through age, illness, injury or physical disability. more »

2013, DVD: £9.16 + VAT = £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-184-6, 83 minutes

Keywords: adults, bodywork, cerebral palsy, complementary therapies, disability, energy work, health care, massage, movement, occupational therapy, older people, yoga

New! Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Janet Brindley

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Edited by Wendy L. Magee

There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-273-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adults, augmentative communication, autism, brain injury, children, communication, health care, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Brian Draper

In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of dementia. Covering everything from assessment and diagnosis to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support for families and other caregivers, ethical and legal... more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-374-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work

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

Vital Face

Vital Face

Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty

Leena Kiviluoma

This is a fully-illustrated guide to stretching and massage techniques to relax the facial, neck and shoulder muscles. The exercises address health issues such as teeth clenching and grinding, pain in the face, jaw, head or neck, and can improve the effects of Bell's Palsy. They also help reduce facial lines and leave the skin healthy and glowing. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-166-2, 230 x 186mm, 192pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, health care, massage, migraine, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, older people, pain management

The Mystery of Pain

The Mystery of Pain

Douglas Nelson

Working on the principle that the more you understand about pain, the more power you have to influence it; this book presents a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the scientific research into pain. It covers everything from the physical and psychological processes to the different types of pain and key issues such as social support. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-152-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, depression, emotions, energy work, health care, massage, mental health, migraine, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

Don't Forget to Breathe

Sandra Scheinbaum

A guide to overcoming panic attacks through lifestyle change and mind-body relaxation, this book promotes breathing techniques as the foundation to controlling anxiety. Including step-by-step exercises and motivational scripts, it is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals that helps provide additional support to clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-887-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: anxiety, autism, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, diet, functional medicine, health care, mental health, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, special education, trauma, yoga

Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue

Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue

Lucie Montpetit

The book addresses all the factors affecting our energy levels, from diet and environment, to breathing and the internal workings of our bodies. The author explains the body-mind balance from the perspective of an occupational therapist, combining easy ways to measure energy levels with concrete suggestions of how to modify habits and lifestyles. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-101-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, biomedical intervention, complementary therapies, depression, diet, disability, energy work, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, migraine, nutrition, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues, traditional Chinese medicine

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton

A great starting point for parents and professionals when they first encounter cerebral palsy, this book provides essential information on causes, types, symptoms and treatments as well as practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication and diet. This positive handbook will help readers more fully understand cerebral palsy. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-060-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, augmentative communication, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, complementary therapies, constipation, diet, disability, early intervention, families, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Cynthia W. Quarta

This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

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