Intergenerational conflict brings with it significant challenges, conflict can be especially complex in refugee and migrant communities, where old and young people alike have to negotiate the ways of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ countries. Sometimes, these challenges can lead to seemingly intractable and irresolvable differences. This publication introduces a new collective narrative methodology, the Kite of Life, which was developed during a project in St James Town, Canada’s most densely populated community. Also described here are nine key principles which can help to build intergenerational alliances.
Helping traumatised children develop a narrative about their life and the lives of people closest to them, is key to their understanding and acceptance of who they are and their past experiences. The Child's Own Story is an introduction to life story work and how this effective tool can be used to help children and young people recover from abuse and make sense of a disrupted upbringing in multiple homes or families. Explaining the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, the authors use these as a context to... More info
49 Ways to Write Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to improving your confidence and general well-being through writing. Written by a leading creative-writing trainer and life coach, this book is a compendium of tools, techniques and activities which you can draw on to help you take control of your emotions, relationships and personal goals, and find a greater sense of self. The book is structured into 49 different and complementary approaches to using writing in creative and transformational ways for enhancing well-being. The information and exercises will help you... More info
Since the 1990s clinical psychologist Dr Timothy Sharp has been helping people to become happier. As the founder of The Happiness Institute in Australia and consultant to numerous large organisations, as well as hundreds of individual clients and families, Dr Sharp has developed a range of simple but effective plans designed to increase happiness levels. In this updated edition of The Happiness Handbook Dr Sharp introduces his latest and most powerful happiness tool: the CHOOSE Model. This distinctive new approach incorporates findings from the last few decades of positive psychology research... More info