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Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, poetry, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychosis, psychotherapy, storymaking, therapeutic communities, trauma

Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Spouses, Partners and Parents of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Karen E. Rodman

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-751-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, creative writing as therapy, poetry, relationships

ASPoetry

ASPoetry

Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

Wendy Lawson
Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-418-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, poetry

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Edited by Fiona Sampson

This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-136-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creative writing as therapy, health care, poetry, social care, social work, storymaking

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia

A Practical Guide

John Killick and Claire Craig

This book describes how to develop a creative approach to the day-to-day care of people with dementia, and provides rich and varied ideas for creative activities for use with individuals or groups. The authors explain what creativity has to offer people with dementia, and how a creative approach can help to address the difficulties they face. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-113-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, carers, communication, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, person-centred, poetry

Crystalline Lifetime

Crystalline Lifetime

Fragments of Asperger Syndrome

Luke Jackson

This illustrated collection of Luke Jackson's insightful and often poignant poems offers a glimpse of the emotional and visual sensibilities of people on the autism spectrum in their adolescent years - perhaps the most challenging time for anyone with Asperger Syndrome (AS). more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-443-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, poetry

Go Ask the River

Go Ask the River

Evelyn Eaton

Go Ask the River is the haunting story of the female Chinese poet Hung Tu, tracing her rise from Flower-in-the-Mist to Official Hostess at the court of the governors of the Silk City, and her love affair with the poet Yuan Chen, against the backdrop of the scholars, poets, officials, and warring factions of ninth century China. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-092-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 288pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Daoism, fiction, poetry

New! Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Theory and Practice

Edited by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D
Foreword by Jakusho Kwong-roshi

This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience, with 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives written by pioneers and leaders in their fields. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-909-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, complementary therapies, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, meditation, mindfulness, music therapy, pain management, poetry, psychotherapy, spirituality

Not Just Anything

Not Just Anything

A Collection of Thoughts on Paper

Donna Williams

Donna takes you on a poetic adventure into places past, present and beyond. Often intertwined with the world of autistic experience, her writings divulge with immediacy, a person in the grip of overload and shutdowns, of extreme sensory and emotional highs and passions, of alienation from self, from body and fear of the intensity of emotion. more »

2004, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-228-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, poetry

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

Coming soon! Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Unpack My Heart with Words

Marion Baraitser

Drawing on the author's work with young asylum seekers and refugees, this book explores how literature can be used to help children and young people who have been victims of violence overcome their experiences and regain self-worth. It covers all aspects of implementing the therapy, including the theory behind it and practical advice. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-384-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, health care, pastoral care, poetry, resilience, social work, storymaking, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

The Self on the Page

Theory and Practice of Creative Writing in Personal Development

Edited by Celia Hunt and Fiona Sampson

This book examines the potential of creative writing as a therapeutic tool. Illustrating a wide range of approaches, the contributors provide an introduction to thinking about creative writing in a personal development context with suggestions for further reading, and look at the potential evolution of therapeutic creative writing in the future. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-470-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, poetry, psychotherapy

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

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

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