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  • 8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise

    8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise

    by Christina Hibbert

    Inspiring strategies from a wellness expert for keeping fit, relieving stress, and strengthening emotional well-being. We all know that exercise is good for physical health, but recently, a wealth of data has proven that exercise also contributes to overall mental well-being. Routine exercise alleviates stress and anxiety, moderates depression, relieves chronic pain, and improves self-esteem. In this inspiring book, Christina Hibbert, a clinical psychologist and expert on women's mental health, grief, and self-esteem, explains the connections between exercise and mental well-being and offers readers step-by-step strategies for sticking to fitness goals,...

  • A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless: How to Find Your Brave

    A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless: How to Find Your Brave

    by Suzie Lavington

    *The Ultimate Self-Care Book For Teenage Girls* Face up to the world with confidence and higher self-esteem Growing up has become faster, more furious and the pressures more intense. Anxiety and panic have reached epidemic proportions. A third of teenage girls will suffer from depression. Factor in a rise in self-harm and eating disorders and the mental health stats become alarming. It’s time to equip young women with the means to fight back. A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless unlocks self-esteem, confidence, wellbeing, resilience and offers an antidote to an overwhelming...

  • Challenging Stress, Burnout and Rust-Out: Finding Balance in Busy Lives

    Challenging Stress, Burnout and Rust-Out: Finding Balance in Busy Lives

    by Teena J. Clouston

    A balanced lifestyle enhances health, happiness and wellbeing. With practical techniques and strategies, this book explores how this balance can be found and how stress and anxiety, which are linked to being overworked and over busy, may be alleviated. It begins by examining the state of work-life imbalance in our everyday lives and discussing real life examples from a group of professionals working in health and social care. Their stories and experiences illustrate the problems caused by our modern, work-driven society and resonate with how many of us are...

  • No Body's Perfect: A helper's guide to promoting positive body image in children and young people

    No Body's Perfect: A helper's guide to promoting positive body image in children and young people

    by Vivienne Lewis

    Body image doesn't discriminate gender or age. Yet its importance to our health, both mental and physical, is vital. A negative body image in childhood can lead to a lifetime of struggle and self-doubt. In today's image-conscious world, it is important that we help children and youngsters feel better about their bodies. No Body's Perfect is designed to do just that. Written for teachers, counsellors, parents, and carers it promotes positive body image and good mental health using easy to implement evidence-based strategies. It is appropriate for use with children...

  • Reducing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout: A Trauma-Sensitive Workbook

    Reducing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout: A Trauma-Sensitive Workbook

    by William Steele

    This workbook addresses the vital questions helpers, responders, and organizations have about self-care and its relationship to resilience and sustained effectiveness in the midst of daily exposure to trauma victims and or situations. Packed with activities, worksheets, and interactive learning tools, the text provides neuro-based and trauma-sensitive recommendations for improving the ways clinicians care for themselves. Each ‘session’ helps clinicians identify their personal self-care needs and arrive at an effective self-care plan that promotes resilience in the face of daily exposure to trauma-inducing situations and reduces the effects of compassion fatigue and...

  • Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress

    Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress

    by Brian C. Miller

    *Skills for Sustaining a Career in the Helping Professions* Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress presents a model for supporting emotional well-being in workers who are exposed to the effects of secondary trauma. The book provides helping professionals with a portfolio of skills that supports emotion regulation and recovery from secondary trauma exposure and also that enhances the experience of the helping encounter. Each chapter presents evidence-informed skills that allow readers to regulate distressing emotions and to foster increased empathy for those suffering from trauma. Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress goes beyond the usual...

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