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New Harbinger

ACT for Psychosis Recovery

Emma K. O'Donoghue, Eric M.J. Morris, Joseph E. Oliver, Louise C. Johns
Authors:
Emma K. O'Donoghue, Eric M.J. Morris, Joseph E. Oliver, Louise C. Johns

ACT for Psychosis Recovery is the first book to provide a breakthrough, evidence-based, step-by-step approach for group work with clients suffering from psychosis. As evidenced in a study by Patricia A. Bach and Steven C. Hayes, patients with psychotic symptoms who received acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in addition to treatment as usual showed half the rate of rehospitalization as those who did not. With this important guide, you'll learn how a patient's recovery can be both supported and sustained by promoting acceptance, mindfulness, and values-driven action.The journey of personal recovery from psychosis is immensely challenging. Patients often struggle with paranoia, auditory hallucinations, difficulties with motivation, poor concentration and memory, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, families and loved ones may have trouble understanding psychosis, and stigmatizing attitudes can limit opportunity and create alienation for patients.True recovery from psychosis means empowering patients to take charge of their lives. Rather than focusing on pathology, ACT teaches patients how to stay grounded in the present moment, disengage from their symptoms, and pursue personally meaningful lives based on their values.In this groundbreaking book, you will learn how to facilitate ACT groups based on a central metaphor (Passengers on the Bus), so that mindfulness and values-based action are introduced in a way that is engaging and memorable. You will also find tips and strategies to help clients identify valued directions, teach clients how to respond flexibly to psychotic symptoms, thoughts, and emotions that have been barriers to living a valued life, and lead workshops that promote compassion and connection among participants.You'll also find tried and tested techniques for engaging people in groups, particularly those traditionally seen as "hard to reach"-people who may be wary of mental health services or experience paranoia. And finally, you'll gain skills for engaging participants from various ethnic backgrounds.Finding purpose and identity beyond mental illness is an important step in a patient's journey toward recovery. Using the breakthrough approach in this book, you can help clients gain the insight needed to achieve lasting well-being.

Robinson

Overcoming Traumatic Stress, 2nd Edition

Claudia Herbert
Authors:
Claudia Herbert

HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular MedicinePractical help for managing the after-effects of traumaTraumatic life experiences can lead to persistent change. Those affected may become numb and shut off from those around them and grief, guilt or shame may constantly weigh them down. Memories of horrifying scenes may intrude unexpectedly during waking hours. Sleep may be disturbed by vivid, unpleasant dreams. Sudden mood swings, emotional overwhelm, impaired concentration, dissociation or feelings of constant alert make living difficult.Traumatic stress responses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD), are caused by our mind and body's attempts to cope with experiences of extreme danger. They can affect and overwhelm anyone and are not a sign of personal weakness. Written by an expert trauma therapist, this accessible self-help manual takes those affected by specific traumatic events on a journey of recovery and healing, based on the latest psychological research and advances in trauma therapy.This fully revised and updated edition includes:Clear explanations of the symptoms of trauma and how to recognize themGuidance on seeking specialist psychological helpA step-by-step recovery programme, based on a positive growth approach Practical advice, tested exercises and useful summary check points Effective, integrative trauma healing techniques for body, mind and soul Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Robinson

An Introduction to Coping with Eating Problems, 2nd Edition

Gillian Todd
Authors:
Gillian Todd
New Harbinger

The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens

Marci G. Fox, Leslie Sokol
Authors:
Marci G. Fox, Leslie Sokol

Self-confidence shapes the way you see the world. When you have healthy self-esteem, it helps you move through life and boosts your resilience against stress. On the other hand, negative thinking has negative consequences: low self-esteem and self-doubt can hold you and back and lead to self-sabotage, along with an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behaviors.With The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens, two leaders in the field of CBT present the wisdom and guidance of Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens in a fun workbook format. Filled with easy CBT-based activities and tips, this book will help you recognize, rethink, and replace self-doubt, enabling you to transform your negative self-image into a more positive, accurate reflection so you have the confidence to pursue your dreams and find success.How you think affects how you feel and what you do. Now, with this proven-effective skills-based workbook, you'll be ready to eliminate self-doubt and build sustainable, unshakeable self-confidence and lasting self-esteem.

New Harbinger

ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors

Jason A. Nieuwsma
Authors:
Jason A. Nieuwsma

If you are a clergy leader or pastoral counselor, people struggling with difficult situations or life traumas frequently turn to you for guidance. And while you're passionate about helping, you may be unprepared for counseling people with certain mental health challenges. On the other hand, if you are a psychotherapist, you may need guidance in supporting your client's religious belief system in therapy. In either case, this book presents a powerful road map to help you provide the best care.In this book, you'll find a complete overview of ACT, as well as strategies for integrating ACT and issues related to spirituality. You'll also learn how the core processes of ACT-such as commitment to change and values-based living- can be seamlessly tied into spiritual and religious counseling, no matter your faith or therapeutic background.By teaching you how to fuse conceptual psychological and spiritual principles, this book will provide you with the tools needed to enhance your counseling skill set.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

AARP Meditations for Caregivers

Barry J. Jacobs, Julia L. Mayer
Authors:
Barry J. Jacobs, Julia L. Mayer

Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author's personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment.The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical caregiving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.

Piatkus

Into the Heart of Mindfulness

Ed Halliwell
Authors:
Ed Halliwell

Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress. Eventually he stumbled on meditation and Buddhism, and discovered a path that was different from the other medical, psychological and spiritual cures he had tried. That path was mindfulness and the deeper he went into the practice the more it transformed his life, easing his depression and helping him see each moment as precious. A one-time editor for FHM magazine, Ed's life has changed radically - he now teaches mindfulness to others.In this book, Ed explores how mindfulness can help us see and transform our unhelpful biases and habits, enable us to live more at peace with stress and uncertainty, cultivate cheerfulness and compassion, and help us to find our life's calling - if we are willing to journey to the heart of the practice. Offering his own experiences as inspiration, Ed emphasises that mindfulness training is a lifelong path and complete way of being rather than just a short course or quick fix. With practical advice and refreshing candour, he explores how working with the realities of our minds, bodies and day-to-day existence - rather than striving for positive results - can, paradoxically, help us rediscover a richly nourishing, deeply-textured life.

Piatkus

Working With Spirit Guides

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White

Do we all have guides? Who are they, and what do they do? In WORKING WITH SPIRIT GUIDES, bestselling author Ruth White explains all you need to know about these special beings: What their purpose in our lives is; how to identify and communicate with them; and what to expect from them.Ruth tells her own amazing story and those of others, and includes easy-to-follow exercises for activating your sensitivity and intuition and helping you on the path to inner wisdom. You will discover how to: * recognise and communicate with your guid* increase your awareness through meditation* ask the right questions and receive the right answers* work with your dreams and intuition* guard against false guidance* find your sense of purpose and follow your destiny.

Piatkus

The Ripple Effect

Anne Jones
Authors:
Anne Jones

The Ripple Effect is based on simple principles for a fulfilling and empowering life. As we take responsibility for ourselves, improve our self-esteem, heal our emotions and release our anxieties, we become happier with ourselves and our world. And as we achieve this happiness and peace of mind for oursevles, we find it positively affects those around us. Using easy-to-follow teachniques, popular healer Anne Jones teaches you how to awaken your sense of your own value and worth and how to find inner harmony.You will learn how to:* Turn your dreams into reality * Rediscover the spiritual truths that still hold good and translate them to meet your own needs * Find a balance between the demands of family and work * Get back to basics and rediscover the beauty of 'truth' - and how to use it in your everyday life

Piatkus

Working With Guides And Angels

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White

In Working with Guides and Angels, Ruth White highlights the areas in which our guiding angels can help us. She says that we can call on our guides and angels to help us to widen our viewpoints, and experience the joy, laughter and celebration that surrounds us. She explains that guides and angels are beings of light who are eager to connect with us and support all of us on our individual journeys. In this accessible and practical book Ruth explains the purpose of guides and angels in our lives, how we can learn to communicate with them and what to expect. She also includes simple exercises to help us to make contact. Throughout, Ruth draws on her personal experience with angels and provides information on her well-known discarnate guide, Gildas.

Piatkus

Growing Your Inner Light

Lara Owen
Authors:
Lara Owen

A comprehensive guide for creating a daily spiritual practice, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT offers tangible advice on developing a unique spiritual path that fits exactly who you are, what you need as a spiritual being, and how you want to live. Author Lara Owen shows how a personalised practice can open the doors to living fullly with integrity, feeling connected with the surrounding world, and to finding meaning and peace.GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT gives readers the freedom to integrate from different traditions - and develop new ones - in order to create their own spiritual tradition. Owen explains how practices from global religions can be combined with contemporary wisdom to create an authentic experience for readers yearning for a sense of inner peace. With a direct experience of spiritual meaning and connection, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT is a groundbreaking, transformative journey through thirteen phases of your growth, including: developing intuition; creating sacred spaces and altars; understanding your dreams; exploring the importance of retreats, meditation, and rituals.

Piatkus

Working With Your Chakras

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White
Piatkus

The Self-Healing Handbook

Jack Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo
Piatkus

Hypnodiet

Susan Hepburn
Authors:
Susan Hepburn

Lose weight and feel fabulous with this book and CD from celebrity hypnotherapist Susan Hepburn.HYPNODIET is not a diet. It is a mind-body revolution: a way to change the way you eat, forever. Susan Hepburn's approach works because it removes the guilt and stress of yo-yo dieting. Hypnosis provides a simple yet radical way to lose inches, but more importantly it is a way to gain control of your eating habits and build a healthy relationship with food. With HYPNODIET you put away the scales. There is no calorie counting, no forbidden foods, no faddy menus or deprivation. Instead, using simple hypnotherapy exercises, you will learn to reprogramme your mind. You will quickly start to enjoy food and make healthy choices, reaching and maintaining your target weight without hunger, guilt or stress. The concept of 'mindfulness' is central - it's a highly effective psychological tool which will revolutionise the way you eat. Key elements of the book include learning how to put yourself in a state of deep relaxation: guided meditations and visualisations (on accompanying CD) to enable you to 'delete' the negative emotional associations you have with food and replace these with positive ones; inspiring case studies; hints and tips.

Piatkus

The Spiritual Healing Handbook

Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo

THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK is the ideal companion to Jack Angelo's bestselling instructional book Your Healing Power. Drawing on their healing work and teaching experiences, Jack and Jan Angelo provide much-needed, step-by-step advice and guidance on the spiritual aspect of healing. * Explains the basics of spiritual healing * Provides step-by-step exercises to help you to develop more powerful and rewarding healing techniques * Gives guidance on how breathing, meditation, the etheric body, chakras, intuition and psychic awareness will help you channel healing energies * Includes advice on self-healing and working as a healer.Based on the extensive experience of two highly regarded healers and teachers, THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK will help you to achieve a new level of insight and understanding.

Robinson

Overcoming Stress

Lee Brosan, Gillian Todd
Authors:
Lee Brosan, Gillian Todd

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.'An excellent book filled with practical tips for understanding and managing stress.' Professor David M. Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of OxfordMost of us know what it is like to feel stressed - so much so, in fact, that we take it for granted that we are going to feel stressed and assume that there's not much to be done about it. Too much stress can disrupt our lives almost without our realizing it. However there is a tried and tested approach to coping using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In this easy-to-use self-help guide the authors help you to recognize what happens when under stress and how to change how you think, feel and act so that you learn to retain a balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively too.· Provides a complete CBT self-help course with case studies and step-by-step explanations· Shows how to permanently improve your overall quality of life by changing the ways you respond to stressOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Piatkus

Working With Your Soul

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White

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