This practical guidebook helps children to retain and focus their own imaging skills and to put them to creative use in addressing the challenges that face them today. Both entertaining and informative, this book is simple and easy to use, helps with childhood problems like nightmares and difficult relationships, helps to increase concentration and ability to handle stress, is suitable for family use and also group work. Recommended by Shakti Gawain (author of the best-selling Creative Visualization), and translated into nine languages.
In this engaging guide, Matthew Selekman presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and their families overcome a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges. Vivid case material illustrates how to engage clients rapidly and implement interventions that elicit their strengths. Integrating concepts and tools from a variety of therapeutic traditions, Selekman describes creative applications of interviewing, family art and play, postmodern and narrative techniques, and positive psychology. He highlights ways to promote spontaneity, fun, and new possibilities—especially with clients who feel stuck in longstanding difficulties and entrenched patterns of interaction. The book updates and refines the approach originally presented in Selekman's acclaimed Solution-Focused Therapy with Children.
Author: Adrian Faupel,Elizabeth Herrick,Peter M. Sharp
Do you work with angry children? Are you wondering why young people don’t listen when they are angry? Are you exhausted from trying to understand angry behaviour? Anger Management is a practical guide that will help you to stay calm in the face of angry outbursts from children and young people. Written by chartered psychologists with extensive experience in the field, this helpful book will: increase your understanding of anger offer you a range of practical management interventions help you to manage your own behaviours to build more effective relationships reduce the stress experienced by staff and parents who lack confidence in the face of aggressive behaviour. With stress and anger levels amongst young people at an all time high, this second edition of Anger Management is particularly timely. It reflects the significant developments in the field of neuro-psychology and our understanding of the physiology of emotions. It also identifies the significant changes in legislation and guidance that have taken place in education and health and social care over the last decade and explores the implications of these changes for practitioners. Containing information, explanations and practical advice that will enable you to cope with angry behaviour in the best way possible, as well as a range of helpful photocopiable resources, this book will prove invaluable to teachers as well as parents, carers, psychologists, social workers and health care workers.
Creative Visualization and Meditation Exercises to Enrich Your Life
Author: Shakti Gawain
Pubpsher: New World Library
First published in 1991 and based on the transcripts of four of Shakti Gawain's audiocassettes, this new edition includes all the original meditations as well as those from more recent works that focus on intuition and prosperity. These meditations can be used to help readers and practitioners tap into creativity; discover their inner child; connect with their inner guide; explore the male and female within; and much more. This new edition is nearly twice as long as the previous one, with twice as many meditations; it also includes a new introduction by the author.
Reconnect with your parenting intuition and the innate wisdom it provides with simple, practical steps. Reduce stress and overwhelm, and improve your confidence and relationships. Parents today are inundated with information and expert advice, often contradictory and invariably overwhelming. This results in anxiety, insecurity and stressed parenting that inevitably drives wedges between parents and children instead of the much-needed connection. This book offers swift, practical and to-the-point information to help you reconnect with your innate wisdom, giving you the confidence to trust your own parenting intuition. · Learn what gets in the way of connecting to your intuition and how to eliminate it · Discover the key - and underused - ingredient to your own parenting blueprint · Learn the three levels of influence you have on your child and how (and why) to align them · Discover the one simple tool to managing your stress - so easy your child can do it too · Learn how to give unspoken support and how to practice true listening The practical everyday applications this book offers will reduce your anxiety and help you to connect and be fully present with your child, improving relationships for you both.
Creative Arts and Play Therapy, eds Malchiodi and Crenshaw
Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi
Pubpsher: Guilford Publications
A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision. New to This Edition: *Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy. *Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions. *The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten with new case material on the Sandy Hook school shooting. This e-book edition features 65 full-color illustrations. (Illustrations will appear in black and white on black-and-white e-readers).
A guide to raising "Indigo" children discusses what makes their personalities so different; gives instruction on how to successfuly nurture, manage, and discipline them; and provides information on forums and support groups for parents.