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  • 8 Keys to Stress Management

    8 Keys to Stress Management

    by Elizabeth Scott & B.Rothschild

    *Forward by Babette Rothschild,* Publish date - March 2013 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...

  • 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...

  • Bereaved Mother's Heart

    Bereaved Mother's Heart

    by Carla van Laar

    Visually stunning, confronting and uplifting, Bereaved Mother’s Heart follows the psychological and emotional journey of Carla van Laar after the death of her three-year-old son, Vaughn. Taking the form of a visual and written journal, this unique publication presents Carla’s exploration of her own grief. It is saturated with honesty and a depth of feeling that will give many readers new understandings of maternal bereavement. While this book may resonate with women who have lost a child of their own, Bereaved Mother’s Heart also showcases the power and healing potential...

  • Body Buddhaful Journal: A Girl's Guide to Holistic Health and Happiness

    Body Buddhaful Journal: A Girl's Guide to Holistic Health and Happiness

    by Michelle Merrifield

    Look within and discover yourself on a deeper level through the pages of this journal. Boo-duh-fuhl; adjective. A reference used to describe someone or something that embodies a Buddha like nature and beautiful attributes inside and out. The simple act of writing is therapeutic in nature; it helps us become clear and honest with ourselves. So begin writing in Body Buddhaful today and discover how incredibly beautiful you truly are.  *Contents:* Author’ note Contents Manifesto How to use me Goal setting Be still and breathe Eat with love Week One ...

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