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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Anger is Like Armour

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Anger is Like Armour

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are...

  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Your Mind is Like a Garden

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Your Mind is Like a Garden

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are...

  • A Dog's Life Wisdoms - 21 Life Wisdoms from a Dog Called Jess

    A Dog's Life Wisdoms - 21 Life Wisdoms from a Dog Called Jess

    by Maggie Dent

    In the chaos of everyday life, it is easy to forget the simple things that can help us to breathe more easily, love more enthusiastically and live more joyfully. Author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent knows sometimes we find our greatest teachers where we least expect them — in this case perhaps quietly curled up on the couch beside us, or chomping on a large bone in the back yard. A Dogs Life Wisdoms is a humorous, insightful and poignant look at living a meaningful life through the...

  • A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Feelings and Sentence Completion Cards

    A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Feelings and Sentence Completion Cards

    by Karen Treisman

    The perfect tool to add to any 'therapeutic treasure box', this set of 68 cards provide a way to help open conversations and structure discussions with children and adolescents aged 6+. The treasure deck offers a fun, non-threatening way to help to build understanding and forge relationships. It also provides a safe, playful way for children to articulate and make sense of their feelings, thoughts, experiences and beliefs. The deck comes with two different types of card - the 'feelings cards' and the 'sentence-completion cards' - which can be used...

  • All About Me: A Step-by-Step Guide to Telling Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum about their Diagnosis

    All About Me: A Step-by-Step Guide to Telling Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum about their Diagnosis

    by Andrew Miller

    Based on direct work with over 250 individual children, Andrew Miller wrote this book in order to provide parents and professionals with information, tools and guidance to help introduce children to autism in the absence of specialist support. This in-depth guide describes the practicalities of disclosure, including when to tell, who should do it and what they need to know beforehand with strategies to tailor your approach as every child's experience will be different. Step-by-step instructions detail how to deliver the programme and produce with a child a personalised booklet...

  • Art Therapy in Private Practice: Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts

    Art Therapy in Private Practice: Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts

    by James West

    As perspectives on private art therapy practice evolve, this book provides an overview of the range of approaches, clinical settings, ethical issues and professional considerations when working outside of the formal structures of publically-funded services. An essential guide for art therapy students and experienced practitioners moving into private practice, it considers the impact of a private context on theory, practice and research. The book features contributions from art therapists with extensive experience in both private practice and public services and gives practical advice on potential difficulties, such as managing relationships with fee-paying...

  • Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need: Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

    Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need: Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

    by Diana Coholic

    Art-based activities can develop resilience and self-esteem, enabling children in need to cope better with ongoing stress and loss. Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. Holistic arts activities facilitate a spiritually sensitive approach. Mindfulness-based exercises underpin the approach, and include guided meditations in which a group imagines that they are clouds, or draw feelings and emotions while listening to music, to encourage awareness...

  • ASD and Me Picture Book: A Visual Guide to Understanding Challenges and Strengths for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    ASD and Me Picture Book: A Visual Guide to Understanding Challenges and Strengths for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    by Joel Shaul

    Children with ASDs often find it difficult to identify the things they find difficult and, more importantly, to recognize the things they are good at. This colourful book provides simple self-exploration tools to help children identify their strengths and begin to tackle the things they find harder. The book explores a range of common difficulties, including communication, emotional and sensory regulation, and executive functioning, encouraging children to explore their personal challenges and abilities in an engaging and positive way. Illustrated with hundreds of cartoon-style graphics and containing a wealth of...

  • ASD Feel Better Book: A Visual Guide to Help Brain and Body for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    ASD Feel Better Book: A Visual Guide to Help Brain and Body for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    by Joel Shaul

    The ASD Feel Better Book is designed to help children on the autism spectrum develop insight into what can upset them and make them feel bad and then increase their awareness of how to make themselves feel good again. With visual maps and icons, the book proceeds through various components of the body and mind to isolate many of the things that can go wrong and explores how children can try to set them right. Designed to be read with an adult, there are problem-solving exercises and skills...

  • Bundle of Stickers

    Bundle of Stickers

    by Innovative Resources

    Here's a versatile resource for creating fun, encouraging others and building conversation! This bundle of 'seriously optimistic' stickers contains sticker sheets from eight of our best loved resources. Use the stickers at workshops, conferences, in the classroom and for therapeutic activities. They're great for sticking on workbooks, journals, fridge doors, lunch boxes, name tags, mirrors, letters and cards ... and a thousand other places you haven't even thought of yet! Invite participants at a workshop to select a sticker as a reminder of their learning Use the stickers...

  • Colouring Country. An Australian Dreamtime Colouring Book

    Colouring Country. An Australian Dreamtime Colouring Book

    by Ros Moriarty

    An all-ages colouring-in book based on Australian Indigenous artworks from the Balarinji Art & Design Archive. Colouring Country is an art therapy book with a difference. It features 42 full-colour reproductions of superb Indigenous Australian artworks, each with a colouring template and a description of its story and cultural context from the Dreamtime. The rhythm and motifs of Aboriginal artworks illustrate life in balance with the majesty of nature. They represent the joyful visual language of the world's oldest continuing culture. The works in Colouring Country are from the Balarinji Art...

  • Counselling Skills: A Practical Guide For Counsellors And Helping Professionals

    Counselling Skills: A Practical Guide For Counsellors And Helping Professionals

    by John & Julia McLeod

    This bestselling book is designed to help counselling trainees acquire and develop the skills and techniques needed to have therapeutic impact with their clients. It also provides those in the helping professions with an easy-to-follow model of 'embedded counselling' that provides tools and strategies for offering counselling relationships within a diversity of work settings. The new edition is thoroughly revised and features nine new chapters, addressing such topics as: an A-Z of practical counselling skills, dealing with difficult relationships, issues caused by cultural diversity or life transitions, and issues in loss...

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