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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

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

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

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

The Creation of Imaginary Worlds

The Creation of Imaginary Worlds

The Role of Art, Magic and Dreams in Child Development

Claire Golomb

Alongside everyday reality, the young child develops a rich imaginary world of child art, make-believe play, imaginary friends, fairy tales and magic. This book charts the imaginative development of children, conveying the importance of art-making in childhood years, and highlighting the potential that imaginative behaviors hold for development. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-852-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 184pp

Keywords: art therapy, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, parenting, pastoral care, play therapy, spirituality, storymaking

Creativity and Taoism

Creativity and Taoism

A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

Chung-yuan Chang

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-050-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 272pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Daoism, spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

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

Unseen Worlds

Unseen Worlds

Looking Through the Lens of Childhood

Kate Adams

The book explores children's experiences of creative play, fairies, angels, imaginary friends, dreams, seeing deceased relatives alongside the more frightening realms of nightmares and the unexplained. It breaks new ground by giving voice to children of various ages to express how they encounter these worlds and why they often keep them a secret. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-051-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, education, pastoral care, spirituality

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

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

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

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

Faith and Fertility

Faith and Fertility

Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau

Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible style, outlining each faith's history, core beliefs and values. more »

2009, Paperback: £21.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-535-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, practical theology, religious education, spirituality

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

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

Speaking of Dying

Speaking of Dying

A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Louis Heyse-Moore

Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist, he covers difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers. This hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-678-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

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