This photocopiable activity book helps teens and tweens who are feeling voiceless, ineffective or fearful in response to events at a world, community or individual level. It incorporates exercises using art and craft, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other movement based activities. This book offers dozens of suggestions, interventions, and activities for ways that tweens and teens can care for their physical and mental health, including managing life's stressors, how to recognize 'red flags' in a relationship, and listening to their body's intuition more often. Ideal for mental health counsellors, social workers, program coordinators, and other providers working with this age group, it can also be used by parents.
Bonnie Thomas LCSW is a school-based clinician, providing individual and family therapy to children aged 3 - 12. She has also worked in the Juvenile Corrections System and coordinated a mentoring programme for young girls living in public housing.
Bonnie Thomas is unparalleled in her ability to create therapeutic books for young people. In her newest book, Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens, she speaks directly to teens and tweens in ways that communicate respect and assumption of competence, giving them the tools they need to navigate this difficult transition period in their lives. There are so many beautifully creative choices that this could easily be the only book that you need to turn to when seeking activities in the areas of Self Care, Coping, and Creative Expression for this age group. This book is a gift to therapists, teachers, and parents but most especially for teens and tweens themselves.
What are attachment difficulties? How do they affect children? How can you help? This book provides clear and concise answers to these important questions - and more. Much more than just a simple introduction to the subject of attachment, the book is also full of advice and practical ideas you can try. It tackles some challenging questions, such as 'what is the difference between trauma and attachment?', and explains how having an understanding of attachment is only part of the overall picture when it comes to caring for traumatized children.... More info
This engaging book offers an overview of the history and theory of brief therapy from its beginnings in the research of Gregory Bateson through the seminal therapy of Milton Erickson and John Weakland to contemporary theorists and practitioners such as Steve de Shazer. Beyond this comprehensive history, the authors also give us a carefully drawn map of practice in this fast-changing field, useful for both novices and seasoned professionals. The authors concentrate on ways of working with clients that are common to all brief therapies, including framing, pattern, paradoxical, metaphorical,... More info
Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides an accessible introduction to mindfulness, and explains how simple mindfulness practices and psychological concepts can... More info