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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...

  • Aboriginal Healing Oracle Cards

    Aboriginal Healing Oracle Cards

    by Mel Brown

      Aboriginal Healing Oracle is a unique Indigenous healing set of 36 cards divided into three sets of cards: Bush Medicine, Animal Totems and Aboriginal Ancestors. *Bush Medicine* cards identify the reasons for the divination, through the assistance of nature. *Animal Totem* cards provide understanding in relation to the current situation, through the help of Australian native creatures. *Aboriginal Ancestors* provide the Reader with words of affirmation and insight into the future, from the guidance of ancestral lineage.  The Aboriginal Healing Oracle has been created to enable the user...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Discussing Sexual Health: Issues in Society - Volume 386

    Discussing Sexual Health: Issues in Society - Volume 386

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    According to the latest National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health, teenagers claim sex education in schools is inadequate and focuses too much on biology instead of issues such as the emotional challenges of relationships, sexuality diversity, pleasure and consent. This book presents the latest information on sexual and reproductive health for young people, and includes key survey findings and advice on a range of safe sex behaviours relating to teenage relationships, sexual pressures and consent, contraception choices, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The book sensitively explores...

  • Empty Brain - Happy Brain: Thinking is overrated

    Empty Brain - Happy Brain: Thinking is overrated

    by Niels Birbaumer

    Find the happiness of emptiness. Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters have long known, inner emptiness can also be productive and useful. We can reach this state through meditation, concentration, music, or even during sex. In fact, our brain loves emptiness — it makes us happy. Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer investigates the pleasure in emptiness and how we can take advantage...

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy

    by Gill Parkinson

    Epilepsy is neither an illness nor a disease, but rather a tendency of the brain to be triggered to cause a spasm, a seizure or a fit, when neurones malfunction temporarily. Seizures can vary from major attacks which involve the whole brain to very minor, momentary 'absences.' This engaging book provides advice on the most effective teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom to help students with epilepsy. Highly readable, practical and informative, this book will prove invaluable for teachers, trainees, special education coordinators and teaching...

  • Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals

    Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals

    by Suzanne Darley & Wende Heath

    When coping with serious illness, invasive medical procedures, drug treatments, and, in some cases, terminal illness, art expression is a powerful method for dealing with physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. It can also help relieve the stress of the hospital experience, which many patients find frightening and isolating, separating them from the comforts of home, family and friends. This resource comprises a collection of accessible, flexible, tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and...

  • Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children, including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals

    Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children, including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals

    by G Harris & E Shae

    A guide for parents and professionals working with children with autism who have a restricted dietary range. It helps the reader to understand the behaviour and work with it, in order to gradually increase the range of food a child will eat. Informative and accessible, the book helps manage selective eating in all its manifestations. Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a restricted dietary range, and this book provides parents with advice and training on how to deal with this condition and achieve a healthier and more...

  • Help! My Child's in Hospital

    Help! My Child's in Hospital

    by Becky Wauchope

    *No refund on this item - Was $15.95* *Reduced by 15% - Now $13.55* How will you prepare your child if they need surgery? What will you take when you rush them to casualty? How do you cope with a prolonged stay in hospital with your child? You never know when you'll end up in hospital with your child. In a time of uncertainty, stress and possibly trauma, it's so important to be prepared, calm and in control for the sake of your little one. Following her son's 3...

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