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  • All Birds Have Anxiety

    All Birds Have Anxiety

    by Kathy Hoopmann

    Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows, and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colourful images and astute explanations to explore with gentle humour what it means to live with anxiety day-to-day, and how to begin to deal with it. Following the style of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, wonderful colour photographs express the complex and difficult...

  • Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave

    Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave

    by Selina Byrne

    At last—a set of 50 cards with lots of simple, practical, creative, fun activities for children who experience worry or anxiety from time to time—and that is every child! These cards are based on solution-focussed, strengths-based techniques used for many years by experienced consulting psychologist, Selina Byrne M.A.P.S, to help children with worry and anxiety, and to build their wellbeing and resilience. For most people, flashes of worry, nervousness or apprehension happen every now and then. Such experiences serve us very well—they are part of a healthy warning system that develops...

  • 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...

  • Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice

    Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice

    by David Colley and Paul Cooper

    As of 2016 the Department for Education (DfE) want to ensure all trainee teachers have an understanding of emotional development and attachment, and so this book presents the key concepts that are essential for training in this area to ensure all teachers are up to date. Attachment issues and mental health have a huge impact on pupils' performance and so an understanding of young people's emotional development is crucial for any teacher. Increasing teachers understanding and skills around emotional development can prevent many long term mental health difficulties in our...

  • Being the Best Me Series: Dream On! A book about possibilities

    Being the Best Me Series: Dream On! A book about possibilities

    by Cheri J. Meiners

    Imagination and motivation are key to young children’s happiness and health. Thinking about dreams and goals can help children cope with challenges when they arise and view life through a hopeful lens. With this encouraging book, nurture children’s imaginations and help them enjoy taking responsibility for their choices and goals. A section for adults includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about goal setting at home, at school, and in childcare. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first...

  • Being the Best Me Series: Grow Strong! A book about healthy habits

    Being the Best Me Series: Grow Strong! A book about healthy habits

    by Cheri J. Meiners

    Establishing patterns of a healthy diet, exercise, and sleep helps children stay physically active, make friends, learn well, and enjoy emotional health—all of which lead to greater happiness. Children’s health and confidence can increase as they become more aware of their own unique bodies and abilities, and as they incorporate the self-care principles presented in this warm and encouraging book. A section for adults includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about being healthy at home, at school, and in childcare. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the...

  • Cake & I Scream!: …being bossy isn’t sweet

    Cake & I Scream!: …being bossy isn’t sweet

    by Michael Genhart

    Cake's best friend Ice Cream is really cool. He can lick everyone at dodgeball. Together, Cake and Ice Cream love having fun and going to parties! But when Ice Cream wants something, he wants it right now. And if he doesn't get his way, he has a meltdown. His bossy behaviour starts to give everyone a brain freeze. Eventually Ice Cream has an important realization…and becomes his sweet, soft self again! Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators with more information about bossy behaviour, and strategies to help. *Author Bio:* *Michael...

  • Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools: A whole school approach

    Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools: A whole school approach

    by Howard, Burton, Levermore & Ba

    The mental health and emotional wellbeing of children is fantastically important. It has a huge impact on learning and development and more and more, there is recognition of the importance of mental health for everyone. Despite this, many school staff feel overwhelmed and lack confidence when it comes to dealing with these issues in their classrooms. This new text is written for all those working in primary schools. It supports schools to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing, to work on preventative strategies...

  • Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    by Roy McIvor

    When Roy McIvor was a small boy, his people were taken from their mission home in Cape Bedford and exiled to Woorabinda Aboriginal Reserve more than 1500 kilometres away. Their lives were torn apart as they witnessed the death of more than a third of their people at Woorabinda and the internment of their beloved German missionary “Muni”. The removal of the Guugu Yimirthirrr people from Cape Bedford during World War II is a shameful yet seldom-told chapter in the history of Australia which remains unexplained to this day. Roy...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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