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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
Spiritual Care at the End of Life

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

The Chaplain as a 'Hopeful Presence'

Steve Nolan

This book examines the services that chaplains provide to dying patients and the unique relationship that palliative care staff construct with people at the end of life. It explores the nature of hope when faced with the inevitable and develops a theory of spiritual care rooted in relationship that has implications for all healthcare professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-199-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

Albert Jewell

Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-154-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-006-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
A Child Sees God

A Child Sees God

Children Talk About Bible Stories

Rev Dr Howard Worsley

A Child Sees God explores how we can all learn from a child's perspective of the world and shows how a child's eye view of the Bible reveals many ideas about ethics and morality, and provides new ways of understanding these ancient stories. This fresh look at the Bible will be a fascinating read for parents, teachers, and ministers. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-972-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp
Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Taking Refuge in the Buddha

Chris Mitchell

Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development. He takes the reader through key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to resolution of these feelings. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-686-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

Kate Adams, Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley

The authors outline exactly what is understood by contemporary spirituality, and discuss the importance of context in a consideration of spirituality. They explore key issues in understanding children's spirituality under three broad headings: children's voices, children's worlds and children's lives. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.00/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-602-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Children and Spirituality

Children and Spirituality

Searching for Meaning and Connectedness

Brendan Hyde

This book provides ways in which schoolteachers and parents can nurture and foster these particular characteristics of children's spirituality. It also considers two factors, material pursuit and trivialising, which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. It will be of great interest to educators, policy makers, and parents. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-589-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Exploring a Hidden Meaningful Dimension

Peter Madsen Gubi

Gubi argues that philosophically, all counselling can be regarded as prayer, particularly when working at relational depth; that prayer plays an important part in maintaining many mainstream counsellors' well-being and, with considered ethical awareness, prayer can be integrated ethically into counselling when working with people of faith. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-519-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Simon Robinson

The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-498-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Nearing Death Awareness

Nearing Death Awareness

A Guide to the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying

Mary Anne Sanders

This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-857-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
The Challenge of Practical Theology

The Challenge of Practical Theology

Selected Essays

Stephen Pattison

Pattison draws on experience from his work in many settings - including community service volunteering, working as a psychiatric hospital chaplain, NHS management and lecturing on pastoral studies - to promote a personal, practical, political and popular approach to theology, which stresses the importance of responsibility and contemporaneity. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-453-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
Medicine of the Person

Medicine of the Person

Faith, Science and Values in Health Care Provision

Edited by John Cox, Alastair V. Campbell and Bill K. W. M. Fulford

Informed by the principle of 'medicine of the person', the contributors argue for a medical practice which takes account of spirituality, ethics and theology in keeping with the ideas and beliefs of Paul Tournier, an influential Swiss GP whose thinking has had a substantial impact on routine patient care relevant to national health services. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-397-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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