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The Four Dignities

The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down

Cain Carroll

Based on the author's long experience of Yogic and Daoist traditions, this book explores the embodiment of spiritual practice in the most basic functions of daily life. The author shows how to bring the consciousness to bear on the body in lying, sitting, standing and walking, with transformational consequences. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ayurveda, chi kung, emotions, energy work, movement, qigong, spirituality, tai chi, yoga

Coming soon! Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

The Theory, Research and Practice of Preventing and Addressing the Occupational Hazards of the Profession

Alfred J. Malinowski

Dr. Alfred J. Malinowski explores the importance of self-care in the field of psychotherapy in this authoritative book. He examines the role of the therapist, how the nature of the profession can lead to decreased psychological well-being, and discusses self-care strategies and techniques to help practitioners maintain psychological health. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-992-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, arts therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, employment, ethics, health care, mental health, mindfulness, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Coming soon! Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Evidence for Practice

Carla Martins

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-487-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, health care, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, nursing, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, yoga

Coming soon! Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self

Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self

Techniques for Coaches and Therapists

Annabelle Nelson

This book explains how visualizing archetypes in therapeutic practice can focus the client's attention, making space for spiritual insights and allowing distracting emotions to dissipate. Combining psychology and spirituality, it contains case studies and practical exercises to lead the client to improved emotional health and spiritual awareness. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-220-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, Daoism, folklore and myth, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking, transitions, yin-yang

Coming soon! Daoist Meditation

Daoist Meditation

The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen

Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng
Foreword by Eva Wong

This translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic Chinese text on meditation, is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and commentary. Master Cherng explains the text in a way that can be fully understood by the Western reader and explains how to practice the Purification of the Heart method of meditation. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Daoism, meditation, qigong, spirituality, Taoism

Coming soon! Chasing the Phantom

Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Eduard Fischer

For twenty-five years Eduard Fischer returned to the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, enthralled by the unique culture of this ancient Buddhist kingdom, and seeking to catch just a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. This is the tale of that quest, but also an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-172-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: anthropology, autobiography, Buddhism, folklore and myth, memoirs, paranormal psychology, prana, psychology, spirituality, yoga

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

New! Ethics in Art Therapy

Ethics in Art Therapy

Challenging Topics for a Complex Modality

Lisa R. Furman

Due to the complicated nature of using art in clinical practice, art therapists are often confronted with ethical considerations unique to their field. This book explores challenging dilemmas in the ethical practice of art therapy, such as displaying client art, religious and sexual issues, and the digital dissemination of confidential materials. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-938-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, child protection, communication, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, reference, relationships, sexuality, spirituality, supervision

New! Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Crossing Cultures and Abilities

Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad and Jennie Kristel

With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-916-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 424pp

Keywords: adults, aesthetics, art therapy, attachment, children, creative therapies, disability, education, expressive therapies, families, mental health, palliative care, psychology, race, relationships, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Autism and Spirituality

Autism and Spirituality

Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

Olga Bogdashina

Spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research as well as first-hand experiences of people with ASD, Olga Bogdashina shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-285-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, pastoral care, practical theology, psychology, religious education, spirituality, theology

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

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

A Transpersonal Approach

Jill Hayes

This unique book provides a clear rationale for transpersonal work in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP). Full of case studies, it provides clear frameworks for applying transpersonal theories to DMP, proving how the promotion of a fluid relationship between imagination and movement can bring the mover back into contact with the soul and spirit. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-308-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, energy work, expressive therapies, mental health, movement, play, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking, trauma

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

The Golden Stories of Sesame

Jenny Pearson, Mary Smail and Pat Watts
Illustrated by Camilla Jessel

This treasure trove of 56 timeless Sesame stories can be adapted and applied to the needs of a broad range of different client groups and the style of individual therapists. Complete with introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions, it will be an invaluable source of inspiration for therapists and students. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-030-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, folklore and myth, movement, play, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking

Meditation for Aspies

Meditation for Aspies

Everyday Techniques to Help People with Asperger Syndrome Take Control and Improve their Lives

Ulrike Domenika Bolls
Translated by Rowan Sewell

This useful introduction to meditation for people with Asperger syndrome offers practical guidance on different types of meditation and discusses the many benefits for mind, body and emotions. Effective for curbing anxiety and improving self-awareness, the book shows that meditation can be a powerful everyday technique for personal development. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-386-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, high functioning autism, mantras, mental health, mindfulness, movement, self esteem, sensory issues, spirituality, yoga

Principles of Reiki

Principles of Reiki

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Kajsa Krishni Boräng

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing system based on channelling spiritual energy through the hands. This concise introduction covers the history and spiritual principles of Reiki, how it is taught and practiced and what to expect from treatment. It explains how Reiki can be used in healing in everyday life and how to find a Reiki teacher. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-138-9, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 128pp

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, energy work, massage, pain management, spirituality

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