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 of art therapy and its associated techniques. This book is an excellent resource for established art therapists and students of the discipline looking for examples and ideas to build into their work with clients.
Bereaved Mother’s Heart includes reflective notes that provide practical suggestions for using the book in workshops and groups to create soulful conversations and activities about trauma and loss.
From a trusted therapist and mindfulness expert, this book blends psychological savvy with powerful tools for attaining a more balanced life. Many people still associate "mindfulness" with exotic images like a hermit on a mountaintop. Of course, the reality is more down-to-earth: You can cultivate mindfulness - and reap its proven benefits - while driving to work, showering, talking to a loved one, or washing the dishes. Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. A wealth of quizzes and exercises help readers understand and master time-tested... More info
Flight as a metaphor for love's transcendence over grief takes a new form in this comic piece of magical realism. In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Contest barker Mr. Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder, and even Mr. Mint, the headmaster, is not quite himself and watching it all is Lizzie, missing her mam and looking after... More info
'So your grandchild has Asperger Syndrome (AS)? You might have noticed that some of his behaviour is a bit different to most kids that he becomes stressed when faced with change and he doesn't cope well with criticism or failure. ‘This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the grandparent of a child diagnosed with AS. Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, "Your Special Grandchild" is varied and engaging, and addresses questions or concerns that grandparents might have, such as: 'What are the... More info