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  • 101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    by Dawn D'Amico

    Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require...

  • A Patchwork Life

    A Patchwork Life

    by Innovative Resources

    A Patchwork Life is designed to inspire the conversations, storytelling and creativity of women of all ages. The 40 cards (with stickers included) are rich in narrative and imaginative possibilities, and can be used to reflect on thoughts and feelings, relationships and the stuff that matters.  A Patchwork Life offers the metaphor of a patchwork quilt for exploring identity. Each person's identity is made up of unique memories, experiences, dreams and relationships, all sewn together. As in life, we can choose how we lay out the quilt, add new pieces,...

  • A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder 2nd Edition

    A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder 2nd Edition

    by Colby Pearce

    This book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. It explores the mindset of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their apparently antisocial and defensive tendencies. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder includes case vignettes to illustrate examples, and offers a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested...

  • Can I Tell You About ADHD?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About ADHD?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Susan Yarney

    Meet Ben - a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well...

  • Dealing with Depression: Issues in Society - Volume 392

    Dealing with Depression: Issues in Society - Volume 392

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Are you, or someone you know, experiencing low moods? One in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression is often not recognised and can persist for months or even years if left unaddressed. Depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. Dealing with depression early can help you address problems quickly and avoid symptoms becoming worse. So what are the signs and symptoms of depression? This book examines the myths and explains the facts in relation to the major...

  • Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    by E Pomeroy & R Bradford Garcia

    Featuring an evidence and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, readers are introduced to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review...

  • Indigo Dreaming: Positive Affirmation Cards

    Indigo Dreaming: Positive Affirmation Cards

    by Indigo Kidz Publishing

    This beautifully illustrated set of 52 cards by author Amy Hamilton will teach children to focus on positive ideas, values and feelings to develop a high sense of self-worth, and build confidence. Using these cards is a wonderful way to empower children with positive thoughts to create wonderful life experiences. All of the *Indigo Dreaming Positive Affirmation Cards* have a positive statement that promotes positive thinking about themselves and others. The set also contains three magical golden cards with special messages that will delight children of all ages. Each positive affirmation...

  • JumpStart Cards

    JumpStart Cards

    by Vanessa Spiller

    The JumpStart cards are designed for use with adolescents and adults wanting to JumpStart or fine-tune their helpful thinking and physical habits for optimal wellbeing! The cards are equally suitable for people with more established anxiety, depression, stress and distress symptoms. All cards are based on well-established psychological theories including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology and Mindfulness frameworks. Each of these approaches represents an internationally recognised, evidence based way of improving your mental healthiness! There compact design makes the JumpStart cards discreet and portable enough to carry...

  • Maps of Narrative Practice

    Maps of Narrative Practice

    by Michael White

    Michael White, one of the founders of narrative therapy, is back with his first major publication since the seminal Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, which Norton published in 1990. Maps of Narrative Practice provides brand new practical and accessible accounts of the major areas of narrative practice that White has developed and taught over the years, so that readers may feel confident when utilizing this approach in their practices. The book covers each of the five main areas of narrative practice externalising, re-authoring, re-membering, definitional...

  • Transforming The Intense Child WORKBOOK: An Experiential Guide For Learning & Implementing The Nurtured Heart Approach

    Transforming The Intense Child WORKBOOK: An Experiential Guide For Learning & Implementing The Nurtured Heart Approach

    by Howard Glasser

    This book by best-selling author and child psychotherapist Howard Glasser is about a time-tested, highly effective approach for successful parenting. This approach, also highly effective for educators and therapists, has an evidence base that is building fast. It is being successfully employed in thousands of homes, classrooms, therapy and coaching practices and a growing number of schools and treatment programs across the US and overseas. In learning the Nurtured Heart Approach, you will discover that the intensity that has gone awry in the difficult child is an energy source that...

  • Visiting Feelings

    Visiting Feelings

    by Lauren Rubenstein

    *Do you have a feeling that's visiting today?* *Can you open your door and invite it to play?* Visiting Feelings encourages children to treat their feelings like guests — welcome them in, get to know them, and perhaps learn why they are visiting. Through this purposeful and mindful exploration, Visiting Feelings harnesses a young child's innate capacity to fully experience the present moment and invites children to sense, explore, and befriend all of their feelings with acceptance and equanimity.  A Note to Parents provides more information about emotional awareness and mindfulness,...

  • What to Do When You're Cranky & Blue: A Guide for Kids

    What to Do When You're Cranky & Blue: A Guide for Kids

    by James Crist

    Everyone feels “down” sometimes. Who wouldn’t feel blue if their best friend moved away or if they were being teased or bullied in school? Counsellor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely. Kids learn 10 “Blues Busters” to help shake those unhappy feelings. They also discover lots of ideas they can use to talk about feelings, take care of themselves, boost their self-esteem, make and keep...