Collaboration and group cohesion are vital to any healthy enterprise. In collaborative environments, good ideas can come from everywhere. Today's thoughtful leaders support interpersonal experiences that ensure clear speaking, open-minded listening, and well-grounded decision making. Reintroducing our most ancient social process, the circle, welcomes everyone to equal participation. Here, two international leaders of circle as a modern methodology offer a comprehensive guide to this foundational human interaction.
The Circle Way lays out the basics of circle conversation based on the authors' nearly two decades of experience implementing circle practice in organizations. Through illustrative stories that show the circle in action and delve into its deepest aspects, Baldwin and Linnea provide detailed instructions for getting started, setting intention, and resolving conflicts. Their work illuminates the profound impact of circle on people who participate in it.
Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea are the cofounders of PeerSpirit, Inc., an educational company that teaches circle practice. Baldwin is the author of five preceding books, including Calling the Circle and Storycatcher. Linnea is the author of Deep Water Passage and Keepers of the Trees.
Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents is a sourcebook of practical approaches to working with children and adolescents that synthesizes research from leading trauma specialists and translates it into easy-to-implement techniques. The approaches laid out address the sensory and somatic experiences of trauma within structured formats that meet the "best practices" criteria for trauma informed care: safety, self-regulation, trauma integration, healthy relationships, and healthy environments. Each chapter contains short excerpts, case examples, and commentary relevant to the chapter topic from recognized leaders in the field of trauma intervention with children and... More info
Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-colour cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behaviour in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners and the essentials of etiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but its serious stuff: Manners for kids are major... More info
Following on from the bestselling Mood Cards, psychotherapist Andrea Harrn releases her latest title, The Mood Book. Psychology doesn’t have to be complicated. Featuring 100n moods, emotions, feelings, states of mind and quirks of personality, as well as some mood disorders, this book offers an accessible way to help you understand yourself, and also challenges your thinking so you can move forward in a positive way. With clear, straightforward advice on identifying signs and symptoms, how particular moods and emotions manifest, and support and guidance on how to deal with them,... More info