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  • 8 Keys to Stress Management

    8 Keys to Stress Management

    by Elizabeth Scott & B.Rothschild

    *Forward by Babette Rothschild* Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern. According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness. Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distils information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and stressors, practicing long-term resilience habits, and...

  • A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work

    A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work

    by Lorraine Muller

    Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality. Most people of European background are not aware that they see the world through the lens of the Western tradition, but for Indigenous people, it can seem like a foreign language. Indigenous ways of thinking and working are grounded in many thousands of years of oral tradition, and continue among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people today. Lorraine Muller shows that understanding traditional holistic approaches to social...

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Volume 376

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Volume 376

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live about 10 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. Since 2006, the ‘closing the gap’ campaign has been pursued in collaboration between government and health, welfare and rights agencies to try and close the health and life expectancy gap within a generation. The health disadvantages experienced by Indigenous Australians are shaped by history and the broader social and economic conditions in which they live; progress has been slow and mixed. This book evaluates the progress made towards closing the gap. How can Indigenous outcomes be...

  • Art Therapy and Health Care

    Art Therapy and Health Care

    by Cathy A. Malchiodi

    Demonstrating the benefits of creative expression for patients living with acute or chronic illness, this volume provides a complete, practical introduction to medical art therapy. It presents evidence-based strategies for helping people of all ages—from young children to older adults—cope with physical and cognitive symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life. Detailed case material and approximately 100 drawings and other artwork illustrate ways to work with individuals and groups with specific health conditions and challenges, as well as their family members. Contributors are experienced art therapists who combine essential...

  • Coping with Grief and Loss: Issues in Society - Volume 319

    Coping with Grief and Loss: Issues in Society - Volume 319

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    At various points in our lives we will all experience loss and grief – such as the death of a loved one, a divorce or family breakdown. This book focuses on how to identify the various stages of bereavement and suggests ways of coping with a range of experiences involving loss. What coping strategies can we use to deal with the emotional and practical challenges of losing someone close to us? In what ways can we support others who are bereaved? Coping with Grief and Loss is full...

  • Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason

    Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason

    by Caroline Myss

    We all face times when we need to be healed - some traumatic experience or grave disappointment overwhelms us, burying the pain deep inside, where it is hidden for days, months, even years. In Defy Gravity, bestselling author *Caroline Myss *challenges the conventional approach to healing, which maintains that we can always find reasons for why things happen as they do.  The truth is, we can't, and now it's time to explore a model for healing that leads us into deeper and more effective truths.  Drawing from her years as...

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