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  • The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

    The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

    by Bessel Van Der Kolk

    A world expert presents a sympathetic exploration of the causes of trauma and the new treatments making it possible for sufferers to reclaim their lives What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? Here, Dr Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress. Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, The Body...

  • 100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

    100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

    by Johanne Hanko

    Games and activities are a great way for children with special needs to learn important skills. This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, teaching assistants, parents and carers on how to use lively and engaging play ideas to foster learning and development. Targeting key skills including listening, self-awareness, movement, creative thinking and relaxation, each game has been developed with the capabilities of children with special needs in mind. The appropriate age group is clearly identified, and possible variations for different abilities are provided. All of the instructions...

  • 1001 Solution-Focused Questions

    1001 Solution-Focused Questions

    by Fredrike Bannink

    An invaluable resource for conducting successful solution-focused therapy. Drawing on nearly 30 years of clinical practice, Bannink compiles solution-focused questions and protocols that are formulated to elicit the client's expertise on the issue(s) that brought him or her to therapy. Categorized for general use and for use with specific types of clients-such as children, couples, and families, and those who have suffered trauma or who might benefit from medication-the questions demonstrate how the precise use of language is an important tool in solution-focused interviewing. Exercises and homework suggestions invite self-reflection and experimentation...

  • 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    by Tara Delaney

    Learning through play, one of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger s, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger s,...

  • 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...

  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common anxiety problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with anxiety by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with anxiety, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Depression

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Depression

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common depression problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with depression by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with depression, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for survivors of traumatic experiences. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with trauma by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with trauma, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • 101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work 2ed

    101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work 2ed

    by Vanessa Rogers

    101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as offending behaviour, gender stereotypes, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise...

  • 12 Annoying Monsters - Self-Talk for Kids with Anxiety

    12 Annoying Monsters - Self-Talk for Kids with Anxiety

    by Dawn Meredith

    So, you’re a bit anxious sometimes. Or perhaps a lot. That’s OK! You are not alone. Lots and lots of people feel anxious at times. Read on! This book will explain: What anxiety actually is Why it’s a natural thing your body does to protect you How you can learn to switch it off when it gets overpowering - Wouldn’t that be awesome? You don’t have to be afraid of anxiety. You can control it. Let’s begin with what happens inside your body. It all starts...

  • 121 Strategies for Bully Proofing Your School

    121 Strategies for Bully Proofing Your School

    by Youthlight

    Based on the best practices of top principals, teachers, guidance counsellors and resource officers this offers a complete array of quick and practical solutions to what many experts call our nation's worst school problem today-bullying. Using the suggestions hints and advice in this book will immediately create a No-More-Bullying climate in your classroom no matter what grade level and in your cafeteria, school and community. It teaches all educators, related professionals, parents and students how to quickly spot the red flags of bully potential and to recognize the various types...

  • 30 Days 30 Ways to Overcome Anxiety: from Australia's bestselling anxiety expert

    30 Days 30 Ways to Overcome Anxiety: from Australia's bestselling anxiety expert

    by Bev Aisbett

    From Australia's bestselling anxiety expert, Bev Aisbett, comes a proven and practical workbook to help people manage their anxiety, with simple daily strategies for work and for home. A clear, practical day-by-day workbook, written by experienced counsellor and bestselling author of the classic national bestseller about anxiety, Living with IT, Bev Aisbett, to help people control their anxiety. Based on many of the exercises Bev has been teaching and writing about for the past twenty years, the book provides clear, simple daily building blocks to help people manage their anxiety and...

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