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  • A Friend Like Mine

    A Friend Like Mine

    by Sam Warne

    A book all about inclusivity for people with disabilities. It’s a story about making friends, and why disability shouldn’t get in the way. A powerful message for kids and adults alike all across the world. “Being different is ok! That's what makes us shine.” Meet Fletcher and his friends! They all have different abilities and a special outlook on life. 'A Friend Like Mine' is a special book that explores the upside of being DIFFERENT. *Author Bio*: *Samantha Warne* is a Disability Support Worker and musician from Perth, Western Australia. Samantha...

  • A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Grounding, Soothing, Coping and Regulating Cards

    A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Grounding, Soothing, Coping and Regulating Cards

    by Karen Treisman

    A treasure trove of coping, regulating, grounding, and soothing activities and techniques for working with children (aged 6+), teens and adults. This pack of 70 cards and explanatory guide offers a playful, nonthreatening way to explore feelings and to form effective coping, regulating, soothing and grounding strategies through a range of games and activities. Designed to work with both the brain and body, these cards address a wide range of common issues including anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep difficulties and emotional dysregulation. To do so, they employ a range of...

  • A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

    A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

    by Sarah Naish

    Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. Providing a model of intervention, The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting gives parents or caregivers an easy to follow process to use when responding to issues with their children. The following A-Z covers 60 common problems parents face, from acting aggressively to difficulties with sleep, with advice on what might trigger these...

  • Aboriginal Dreaming Totems

    Aboriginal Dreaming Totems

    by Mel Brown

    Seek enlightenment and direction through the ancient Dreamtime. Aboriginal Dreaming Totems have been used for thousands of years as a way of seeking advice. The use of totems is not fortune-telling in the sense that you actually see the future – instead, the dreaming totems provide the user with a means of analysing questions and seeking answers about a likely outcome. The future is not fixed and you have the power to change it as you see fit. If you do not like the prediction, then you can choose an...

  • Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

    Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

    by Sarah Hendrickx

    Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide...

  • Affirmation Cards: Daily Tonic

    Affirmation Cards: Daily Tonic

    by Little Affirmations

      A gift box containing 24 invigorating quotations for daily life. A little daily guidance to keep you inspired. Open your heart and let these positive suggestions flow into your world. Keep these cards by your bedside or on your desk and watch your life change for the better. Featuring bright and uplifting contemporary designs these Little Affirmations provide the perfect daily inspiration to keep you centred. Keep this beautiful boxed set close and discover a new quote each day. *Some examples are:* Do just once what others say you...

  • All About Ben: Helping Children with Attachment Issues to Understand Their Feelings

    All About Ben: Helping Children with Attachment Issues to Understand Their Feelings

    by D Markham & A O'Donnell

    'When I am ready, I need you to talk to me and help me understand my feelings...' This reassuring story helps children aged 5+ with attachment issues to understand their feelings, open up to a caring adult and learn how to choose positive behaviours. Ben is made up of lots of different 'parts' - to name a few, he has happy, caring, angry, excited, hugging and yelling parts. Ben explains how all these parts are okay, and that a caring adult can help you to understand and manage...

  • Ammuchi Puchi

    Ammuchi Puchi

    by Sharanya Manivannan

    When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi… Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all? A poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing. Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous poetic prose. *Author Bio:* *Sharanya...

  • Animal-Assisted Interventions for Emotional and Mental Health: Conversations with Pioneers of the Field

    Animal-Assisted Interventions for Emotional and Mental Health: Conversations with Pioneers of the Field

    by Cynthia K. Chandler,

    Animal-Assisted Interventions for Emotional and Mental Health provides a unique opportunity to learn from a variety of leaders in the field. Leading scholar Dr. Cynthia Chandler and colleague Dr. Tiffany Otting present interviews with pioneering experts from the U.S., U.K., Israel, India, and Hong Kong, revealing key beliefs, values, and ideas that are fundamental to animal-assisted interventions. Their words will inspire and guide current and future generations of practitioners, teachers, and researchers. *Contents:* Acknowledgments About the Editors About the Contributors Introduction Part I: U.S. and U.K. 1. Dr. Aubrey...

  • 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...

  • Be A Friend

    Be A Friend

    by Salina Yoon

    A Heart-warming celebration of individuality, imagination and the power of friendship. Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heart-warming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who...

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