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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Anger is Like Armour

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Anger is Like Armour

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are...

  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Your Mind is Like a Garden

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Your Mind is Like a Garden

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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