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Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Virginia S. Cowen

Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. This book is the perfect resource to find a therapy - or combination of therapies - to suit the individual needs of each child. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-049-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, children, energy work, health care, massage, occupational therapy, parenting, tuina

What Makes a Good Nurse

What Makes a Good Nurse

Why the Virtues are Important for Nurses

Derek Sellman

Derek Sellman sets the case for re-establishing the primacy of the virtues that underpin the practice of nursing in order to address the question: what makes a good nurse? He provides those in the caring professions with an explanation of why and how nurses should strive to cultivate these virtues, as well as the implications of this for practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-932-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

Needling Techniques for Acupuncturists

Needling Techniques for Acupuncturists

Basic Principles and Techniques

Editor in Chief: Professor Chang Xiaorong

This introduction to the key principles of needling techniques for acupuncturists serves as a core learning tool for beginners, and a handy reference for later use. The book covers everything from the basics of good practice in care of filiform needles, through methods of insertion, to manipulation and the arrival of Qi. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.08 + VAT = £15.00/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-057-3, Demy, 80pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese medicine

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

Tuina/ Massage Manipulations

Tuina/ Massage Manipulations

Basic Principles and Techniques

Editor in Chief: Li Jiangshan

Tuina, also known as Chinese massage, is one of the cornerstones of Chinese medicine. This comprehensive introduction is written with the needs of the student and beginning practitioner in mind, and covers all the basic principles of the manipulation techniques required to practise Tuina. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.08 + VAT = £15.00/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-058-0, Demy, 112pp

Keywords: acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine

The Choices Game

The Choices Game

Staying Safe in Social Situations

Christopher McMaster

This fun game teaches young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. Choice Cards invite players to imagine themselves in a scenario and choose how they would respond in that situation. The outcome is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game! more »

2011, Board Game: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-189-7, Game

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, bullying, counselling, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Essential Tai Ji

Essential Tai Ji

Chungliang Al Huang

Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji - and its relationships with nature, space and time - alongside stunning, inspirational photography by Si Chi Ko. The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity, as Master Huang teaches how to unify mind and body, achieving a healthier and more fulfilling state of being. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-053-5, 235 x 178mm, 80pp

Keywords: chi kung, Daoism, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Illustrated Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis Using Massage Therapy

Illustrated Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis Using Massage Therapy

Tang Xuezhang and Yu Tianyuan

The authors explain the nature of Cervical Spondylosis and associated symptoms. They clearly outline every stage of the treatment process, giving easy-to-follow techniques and guidance on how to perform massage therapy treatments. Written for practitioners of Chinese medicine and massage therapy, the book will be an invaluable basic resource. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-062-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: cervical spondylosis, massage, meridians, pain management, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina

Illustrated Treatment for Migraine using Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina Massage

Illustrated Treatment for Migraine using Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina Massage

Cui Chengbin and Xing Xiaomin

Migraine is a condition that Western medicine finds notoriously difficult to treat, and acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina massage can all be effective methods of bringing about relief. This clear and comprehensive guide will enable practitioners to carry out treatment and significantly ease symptoms and suffering. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-061-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: acupuncture, massage, migraine, moxibustion, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-175-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: advocacy, augmentative communication, careers, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, education, educational training, emotions, employment, ethnicity, exposure anxiety, health care, reference, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Aspies on Mental Health

Aspies on Mental Health

Speaking for Ourselves

Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton

Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, depression, high functioning autism, mental health, psychiatry, psychology

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, child development, children, Down's syndrome, education, music therapy, occupational therapy, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karra M. Barber

This workbook provides strategies to help those with ASD engage with people at home, school, work, and in the community. Using a restaurant menu as a template, it guides readers through each step of a conversation, and encourages students to think through their responses and consider the consequences of what they say and how others might react. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-861-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, social work

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