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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

Keywords: dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, race, social care, spirituality, theology

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

Keywords: disability, older people, practical theology, social work, spirituality, theology

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Edited by Albert Jewell

This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-167-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

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

The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

Daniel Reid
Photographs by Chris Janzen

This book explores Chinese tea in its manifold varieties, its long and colorful historical development in China, and its refinement as a mainstay of Chinese culture. Daniel Reid describes the principles that lie at the heart of tea culture in China, the potent medicinal properties of Chinese tea, and how to cultivate Cha Dao in daily life. more »

2011, Hardback: / $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-086-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, qigong, spirituality, Taoism, tea

Art Therapy in Asia

Art Therapy in Asia

To the Bone or Wrapped in Silk

Edited by Debra Kalmanowitz, Jordan S. Potash and Siu Mei Chan

This edited book documents how the field of art therapy is taking shape as both a profession and a discipline across Asia. It explores how art therapists in the East are assimilating Western models and adapting them to create unique and inspirational new approaches that both East and West can learn from. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-210-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 390pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, art therapy, arts therapies, Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, Daoism, five elements, health care, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, Taoism, traditional Chinese medicine

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

Diana Coholic

This book offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. It is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-001-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, depression, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, looked after children, mental health, nursing, play, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, social care, social work, spirituality, tai chi, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

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

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, spirituality, theology

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

Autism and the Edges of the Known World

Autism and the Edges of the Known World

Sensitivities, Language and Constructed Reality

Olga Bogdashina

Bogdashina explores theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-042-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, paranormal psychology, psychology, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, spirituality

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

Keywords: practical theology, spirituality, theology

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

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

Keywords: bible stories, child psychiatry, child psychology, education, parenting, spirituality, theology

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

Keywords: child psychology, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation

Master Zhongxian Wu

Never before written about in the West, this advanced form of Qigong from one of China's esoteric traditions offers great cumulative benefits from regular daily practice. Master Wu describes the practice in detail, provides the mantra, visualization, and mudra for each movement as well as explaining the therapeutic benefits of the practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-056-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

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

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