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  • Beyond PTSD Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma

    Beyond PTSD Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma

    by American Psychiatric Associati

    Impulsivity, poor judgment, moodiness, risky behaviour. "You don't understand." "I don't care." "Whatever, bro." Engaging and working with teenagers is tough. Typically, we attribute this to the storms of adolescence. But what if some of the particularly problematic behaviours we see in teens -- self-destructive behaviours, academic issues, substance abuse, reluctance to engage in therapy or treatment -- point to unspoken trauma? Teens nationwide struggle with traumatic stress related to poverty, abuse, neglect, bullying, traumatic loss, and interpersonal or community violence. But youth are also generally reluctant to disclose or...

  • Body Language Decoder. 50 Cards To Reveal What They're Really Thinking

    Body Language Decoder. 50 Cards To Reveal What They're Really Thinking

    by Martin Brooks

    Learning to decode nonverbal communication can be a great tool to help us understand other people's thoughts and feelings, and it can help us make ourselves better understood too. Whether it's friends, family or lovers, colleagues or strangers, there is a wealth of meaning in the body language of those around us and most of us aren't even aware it exists - Body Language Decoder can help you tap into it. Being able to gauge more easily what a client or colleague is truly thinking or your partner is truly feeling...

  • Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the hidden causes of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders in adolescents and teens

    Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the hidden causes of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders in adolescents and teens

    by Dr Kenneth Bock

    From renowned integrative family physician Dr Kenneth Bock, a groundbreaking approach to understanding and treating mental health among adolescents and teens. Over the past decade, the number of 12- to 17-year-olds suffering from mental health disorders has more than doubled. While adolescents and teens are notorious for mood swings and rebellion, parents today are navigating new terrain as their children are increasingly at risk of struggling with a mental health issue. But the question remains: What is causing this epidemic of illness? In Brain Inflamed, acclaimed integrative doctor Dr Kenneth Bock...

  • CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Anxiety

    CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Anxiety

    by Jennifer Guest

    Using the principles of CBT, these 150 information pages and worksheets help adults to understand and manage symptoms of anxiety. The activities follow the framework of a typical CBT course: how it works, looking at the nature of the anxiety, linking thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology cycles, exploring different levels of thinking and beliefs, and identifying goals and future planning. Suitable for adults in individual or group work, this is an excellent resource to use as a standalone resource or in conjunction with professional therapy to deal with anxiety. *Author Bio:* *Jennifer...

  • CBT Doodling for Kids: 50 Illustrated Handouts to Help Build Confidence and Emotional Resilience in Children Aged 6-11

    CBT Doodling for Kids: 50 Illustrated Handouts to Help Build Confidence and Emotional Resilience in Children Aged 6-11

    by Tanja Sharpe

    Using creative therapy techniques developed through years of working with young children, this activity book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with children aged 6-11. Unique drawing exercises develop confidence, encourage self-awareness and help open up conversations where children are struggling to verbalise their thoughts or emotions. In this interactive book, 50 illustrated, entertaining characters help children explore and process their emotions - such as Stomper who loves to dance, or the Balloon Brothers who lift away sad feelings. These tried and tested communication tools are particularly helpful...

  • Coercive Control

    Coercive Control

    by Charlotte Barlow

    This book offers a critical appreciation of the nature and impact of coercive control in interpersonal relationships. It examines what this concept means, who is impacted by the behaviours it captures, and how academics, policymakers, and policy advocates have responded to the increasing recognition of the deleterious effects that coercive control has on especially women’s lives. The book discusses the historical emergence of this concept, who its main proponents have been, and how its effects have been understood. It considers the role of coercive control in making sense of women’s...

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