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  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

    by Richard Bennett

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques offers a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of the central features of the philosophy, theory, and practical application of ACT. It explains and demonstrates the range of acceptance, mindfulness, and behaviour change strategies that can be used in the service of helping people increase their psychological flexibility and wellbeing. Divided into three main parts, the book covers the ‘Head, Hands, and Heart’ of the approach, moving from the basics of behavioural psychology, via the key principles of Relational Frame Theory and the...

  • Anger the Ancient Warrior

    Anger the Ancient Warrior

    by Sarah Trueman

    A Story and Workbook with CBT Activities to Master Your Anger Anger is a strong emotion, which can feel overwhelming. Anger the Ancient Warrior shows children how to master their anger and stop it causing unnecessary pain. This story and workbook with CBT activities helps children aged 8-12 to understand their anger and teaches them how to live comfortably with it. *Author Bio:* Sarah Trueman and Sara Godoli. Illustrated by Dorian Cottereau. *Review:* “This book is really great because it helps you understand anger and in a fun way!” - Coco, aged 9  “Exploring...

  • Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

    Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

    by Bridie Gallagher

    An accessible, easy to use anxiety survival guide for young people becoming adults aged 18-25. Co-authored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers simple strategies and exercises to reduce anxious feelings. Includes chapters on studying, moving out, interview strategies, OCD and panic attacks. *Contents:* *Part One:* Why adulthood can make us anxious 1: What's so hard about being an adult? 2: Dealing with all the stuff you can't possibly know *Part Two: *The challenges of adulthood: A how-to guide...

  • Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy: An Intervention for Children and Adolescents after Trauma

    Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy: An Intervention for Children and Adolescents after Trauma

    by Cathi Spooner

    Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy presents an essential roadmap for therapists working with traumatized youth. Exploring trauma and attachment through a neurobiological focus, the book lays out a flexible framework for practitioners treating young clients within the context of their family relationships. Chapters demonstrate how techniques of play and expressive therapy can be integrated into work with different developmental stages, while providing the tools needed to fully incorporate the family into the healing process. The book also provides clinical examples and guidance on the ethical decision-making needed to effectively implement attachment work...

  • Becoming a Solution Detective A Strengths-Based Guide to Brief Therapy

    Becoming a Solution Detective A Strengths-Based Guide to Brief Therapy

    by John Sharry

    If you are interested in making your practice solution-focused quickly and effectively, look no further than this text. The authors, co-founders of the Brief Therapy Group, demystify the process of psychotherapy, making the concept of solution-based therapy accessible and relevant for newcomers to the field and for professionals seeking to apply SFBT principles in their own practices. The book’s hands-on approach allows practitioners to adopt the authors' simple, self-teaching style and apply it to their work with clients. Practical information is included on: the differences between the solution-based...

  • Big Book of LGBTQ+ Activities: Teaching Children about Gender Identity, Sexuality, Relationships and Different Families

    Big Book of LGBTQ+ Activities: Teaching Children about Gender Identity, Sexuality, Relationships and Different Families

    by Amie Taylor

    Illustrated fairytales teaching children age 6 - 9 about gender identity and relationships. This engaging workbook will support inclusive learning environments in schools and the fun activities help children connect with and explore the ideas raised in each story. With 5 fun tales featuring merpeople, a rainbow wedding and a back-to-front horse, this captivating guide to LGBTQ+ identities takes you on a journey through Clear Sky Castle to promote inclusion for children aged 6 to 9. The interactive stories and games - including drawing, sculpting, word searches and quizzes -...

  • Bipolar Bear: A Resource to Talk About Mental Health

    Bipolar Bear: A Resource to Talk About Mental Health

    by Victoria Remmel

    Sometimes Bipolar Bear finds himself at the bright North Pole or the dreary South Pole. Using tools he finds either on his own or with the help of his family, he is able to make his way back to his home. Cut out the sunglasses and the flashlight in the back to get involved, and if you flip through the pages quickly, you just may find a nice surprise! *Author Bio:* *Victoria Remmel* is the author of family-friendly short stories and comics. She has lived a life of daring...

  • Blob Cards: Emotions

    Blob Cards: Emotions

    by Pip Wilson

    Now with brand new illustrations, the second edition of these bestselling cards continues to provide a tool to consider and discuss a multitude of positive and negative emotions. The cards cover the entire range of emotions identified within Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions, and a Blob Plutchik wheel is provided to show how the emotions relate to each other. Blobs are a way to discuss issues in a deep, meaningful way and yet they can be understood by adults and children alike. The groups of Blobs on these cards are...

  • Blob Cards: Families

    Blob Cards: Families

    by Pip Wilson

    The second edition of these bestselling cards continues to provide a tool for exploring difficult emotions. Depicting various different family scenarios, the cards provide an opportunity for individuals of any age to discuss all aspects of family life and the situations that arise from it. Now with updated illustrations, the cards can be used with individuals or groups of various sizes. Each family scenario is colour coded with 6-9 cards telling a short story, which provides a springboard for individuals to unpick their feelings about family life. Over 50 suggestions...

  • Blob Cards: Feelings

    Blob Cards: Feelings

    by Pip Wilson

    Now with all new illustrations, the second edition of these bestselling cards continues to provide a tool to initiate discussion and reflection around feelings. The cards span a whole range of emotions- angry, happy, depressed, excited, confused- and can be used to get people talking about feelings in a fun and non-judgemental way. Blobs are a way to discuss issues in a deep, meaningful way and yet they can be understood by adults and children alike. People of all ages can relate to these appealing Blob characters; even young...

  • CALM Mindfulness Flash Cards for Children

    CALM Mindfulness Flash Cards for Children

    by Wynne Kinder

    Mindfulness is a big word for a simple idea - to pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time. The perfect introduction to mindfulness, this box of 40 cards teaches children how to be mindful by focusing their thoughts and noticing the world around them using fun activities. Children can choose what they need and select an appropriate activity, be it reflective, one that will improve focus, or a calming exercise. Each robust card is a complete activity and children can work through all of the exercises,...

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Attachment, Development and Intervention

    Child Abuse and Neglect Attachment, Development and Intervention

    by David Howe

    This clear and compelling textbook provides a complete survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. It starts by describing the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour, and goes on looking at abuse, neglect, and compound cases of abuse and neglect, backing it all up with empirical research evidence and vivid case material. In its final section, it provides a comprehensive review of attachment-based interventions. Written by an extremely respected and successful author, this book, anchored in research...

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