Since the middle ages, stained glass has been used to create beautiful and elegant works of art, loved and admired around the world. Stained Glass is a collection of stunning patterns inspired by stained-glass designs from medieval art to Art Nouveau.
This is a lovely book filled with a huge range of different stained glass windows. Some are religious, some contain scenes and others include views of nature. One of my favourite aspects of the book is the fact that all of the images are of real stained glass windows and the book contains a key at the back stating where each window can be found.
Colouring-in is not something that only children can enjoy. Adults are rediscovering the pleasure and benefits to be derived from this activity. It’s a wonderful way to let your creative side express itself, and also a highly relaxing process, as your attention is drawn away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life.
Sophie Leblanc is a French illustrator based in Montreal. Her influences include Art Nouveau and Japanese culture. She has worked for many publications, including Elle and Marie-Claire.
Many students and qualified workers in all areas of social work feel apprehension at the prospect of writing a formal report for a court or tribunal. Writing may be a fundamental skill, but it is one that students and practitioners cannot afford to take for granted. Recent reviews (Baby P, Serious Case Review processes) highlighted the need for clear reports, recording and written communication between professionals. This practical and accessible textbook presents the report writing process in a clear and straightforward way. From methods of collecting and presenting evidence, to... More info
This book is written for mental health professionals working with children who have an understanding of child development as well as previous training in hypnotherapy. Harry the Hypno-potamus is a collection of metaphorical stories that deal with a variety of physical and behavioural problems faced by children. Imbedded in each story is a metaphor as well as hypnotherapeutic techniques that can be used as part of a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a host of disorders both physical and emotional. Reading the title story, “Harry the... More info
Mindfulness is considered the heart of Buddhist meditation. But its essence is universal and of deep practical benefit to everyone. Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in our lives, and awakening us to the unique beauty and possibilities of each present moment. He shows us how this simple meditation technique can enable us to be truly in touch with where we already are, so that we can be fully aware at all times. *This book explains*: What 'mindfulness' is How to achieve mindfulness... More info