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.
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Framework for Professional Practice Children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at high risk of co-morbid emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems that may further reduce their functional abilities. For the clinicians who support them and their families, meeting the needs of children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health problems is challenging. In this book, clinicians who work with young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health problems will find a comprehensive framework... More info
*Risking Being Alive* is a collection of ideas, experiments and readings which introduce psychological tools that can be used to increase the sharpness with which you see and relate to the world. Used properly they will enable you to enrich your life and become master of your fate. *Regarded as one of the best books ever written on Gestalt Therapy*, the reader is challenged to face his responsibilities in a practical and pro-active manner. Too many books today are too idealistic in their approach to life but certainly this... More info
Wellness is the mantra for a healthier, happier and calmer life. Startlingly simple but deeply powerful, Dr Craig Hassed's manual for a healthier, happier and calmer life shows that wellness, not illness, is the essence of managing health. By bringing together the best of evidence-based, holistic medicine in a program that we can put into practice in our daily lives, Dr Hassed shows that the face of new medicine is our own. The biggest challenge facing healthcare in this century isn't in the discovery of new science or... More info