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  • 49 Ways to Write Yourself Well: The Science and Wisdom of Writing and Journaling

    49 Ways to Write Yourself Well: The Science and Wisdom of Writing and Journaling

    by Jackee Holder

    49 Ways to Write Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to improving your confidence and general well-being through writing. Written by a leading creative-writing trainer and life coach, this book is a compendium of tools, techniques and activities which you can draw on to help you take control of your emotions, relationships and personal goals, and find a greater sense of self. The book is structured into 49 different and complementary approaches to using writing in creative and transformational ways for enhancing well-being. The information and exercises will help you...

  • Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    This book shares stories of creative inventions by Aboriginal narrative therapists and community workers, including the ‘Shame Mat’, the ‘Language Tree of Life’, ‘Conversations with Lateral Violence’, and ‘Narrative community gatherings’. These significant innovations are expanding the field of narrative practice, not only in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, but also across cultures and internationally. Significantly, this book also illustrates how narrative practices are being used by Aboriginal communities to decolonise identity stories, to move beyond mental health labels, and to step out of missionary rules and closets of shame. In...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change 2ed

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change 2ed

    by Steven Hayes

    Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques—written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, self-awareness, values,...

  • Baby On Board

    Baby On Board

    by Kes Gray

    A reissue of Kes Gray's picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in the book get bigger, reflecting increase of time and size,...

  • Can I Tell You a Secret?

    Can I Tell You a Secret?

    by Anna Kang

    A charming interactive tale about being brave and sharing your worries Pssst! Monty the frog has a secret. Promise not to tell? He can't swim! And he's terrified of water! What is he going to do? Luckily, when he's persuaded to tell his parents, they are very understanding. In fact, his dad has a secret of his own... The simple text from Anna Kang and bold illustrations from the New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about sharing your worries and facing your fears.  

  • CD: Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    CD: Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    by Christiane Kerr

    This is a superb high quality children's meditation CD by leading yoga teacher, and Montessori teacher Christiane Kerr. A mother of two, Christiane runs relaxation and yoga courses for children. Her work has been featured in the national press and on TV and is now available This 1-hour CD comprising of 8 short meditations is designed to help kids sleep more soundly and feel more confident and secure in their home and school life. Drawing upon her vast experience of working with children Christiane skilfully guides children to the...

  • Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability: Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability

    Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability: Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability

    by Penny Morgan

    Child Protection and Parents with Learning Disability provides the practical knowledge that professionals need in order to understand common intellectual disabilities and how they might affect parenting capability. It presents clear guidance on how to carry out effective assessments and explains how interventions might differ when working with parents who have a learning disability. It covers a broad spectrum of disabilities, including borderline conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book also explores a number of emotional and mental health issues that can occur alongside learning disabilities, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression,...

  • Coping with Separation and Divorce: Issues in Society - Volume 411

    Coping with Separation and Divorce: Issues in Society - Volume 411

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Intimate relationships change over the years. It may be easy to think that ending a difficult long-term partnership will solve all your problems, however separation and divorce can bring up a number of challenges and is rarely a straightforward process or experience emotionally, especially if there are children and teenagers involved. Is it possible to do separation with co-operation? What happens for kids when their parents separate? This book explores the common causes of relationship breakdown, and explains the practical and legal processes of divorce, including going to court and...

  • Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

    Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

    by Debra S Jacobs & Dion E Betts

    Does your child struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world? This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also...

  • Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum - Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice

    Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum - Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice

    by Marilyn J. Monteiro

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* The autism spectrum presents a range of communication, social, and sensory differences that are challenging for clinicians to address. Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum provides a guide to conceptualizing those differences and ways to discuss them with clients and their families. Readers are provided with narrative examples illustrating the application of key concepts introduced in the text. These case examples address issues that range across the life cycle, from families with young children...

  • Focused: ADHD & ADD Parenting Strategies for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

    Focused: ADHD & ADD Parenting Strategies for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

    by Blythe Grossberg

    Written by an expert with over 15 years’ experience in helping children with ADHD maximise their potential, Focused offers essential information to empower parents and provide immediate assistance. Learn to uncover your child’s considerable strengths and work around their obstacles with concrete, actionable strategies that improve executive functions, support emotional development and promote positive behaviour. *Focused will empower readers through:* A concise overview of attention deficit disorder in children and their different treatment options. Over 40 parenting strategies targeting common ADHD challenges like hyperactivity and inattention. Modification tips for adapting strategies to...

  • Giraffes Can't Dance

    Giraffes Can't Dance

    by Giles Andreae

    Giraffes Can't Dance is a bestselling phenomenon with over 20 million copies sold worldwide. Gerald was a tall giraffe Whose neck was long and slim, But his knees were awfully bandy And his legs were rather thin Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ...or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years! *Resources* Colouring In Sheet Word Search  

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