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Chasing Ideas

Chasing Ideas

The Fun of Freeing Your Child's Imagination

Christine Durham

The author shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers and helps parents and teachers discover the joys of discussing ideas with children. She shows parents of children aged 3 - 15 how to encourage them to explore ideas, think, make decisions and communicate effectively and to develop these important life skills to take into adulthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-460-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, education, families, giftedness, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, storymaking

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

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-251-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, domestic abuse, dramatherapy, education, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, relationships, school phobia, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, storymaking, trauma, violence, youthwork

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

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Sue Jennings
Illustrated by Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-014-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, dramatherapy, early intervention, emotions, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, self esteem, storymaking

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

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

Coming soon! Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Kim S. Golding

Imaginative and practical, this guide reveals the therapeutic potential of using stories in counselling with traumatized children aged 4-16. It includes sample stories and advice on adapting them, as well as invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-540-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, educational psychology, fostering, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, storymaking, 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

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

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