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  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common anxiety problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with anxiety by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with anxiety, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • 101 Solution-focused Questions for Help with Depression

    101 Solution-focused Questions for Help with Depression

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common depression problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with depression by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with depression, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

    Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

    by Vicky Barber

    Game playing is a highly effective way of engaging children and has long been acknowledged as an important psychological intervention. Vicky Barber has compiled this book of games to help children to confront personal problems and issues in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration and cooperation within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. By the time the game is ready to be played,...

  • Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis

    Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis

    by Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks

    "Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen." This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families. Inspired by their relationships with families in crisis, the authors began to rethink the traditional foster care models and developed an innovative practice that afforded birth parents the opportunity to reside, under...

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