The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal

Creative Activities to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety and Other Big Feelings

Author: Pooky Knightsmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785921391

Category: Art therapy for children

Page: 208

View: 8994

Full of creative activities, this journal and colouring book aims to help young people aged 8-14 manage difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions such as anger and anxiety. It includes space to write and draw, colouring pages, inspirational quotes and poems, and provides a host of healthy coping strategies.
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Tell Me about When Moms and Dads Go to Jail

Author: Judi Goozh,Sue Jeweler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450842X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4721

"This book will help you understand what is happening to your mom or dad who goes to jail..." Ideal for use with children aged 6-11, this is an invaluable resource for supporting the wellbeing of children whose parent is incarcerated. It explains what jail is like and why some people have to go there, while reassuring children that their parent loves them, is safe, and is working hard to come home again. Included are activities to help children manage their feelings, tips for parents and professionals on how best to support them, and a list of resources for additional help and information.
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Tell Me about When Moms and Dads Come Home from Jail

Author: Judi Goozh,Sue Jeweler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508438

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1658

"Is it easy to come home after being in jail?" Ideal for use with children aged 6-11, this is a vital resource for supporting the wellbeing of children whose parent is coming home after spending time in prison. Using plain language and photographs, it reassures children and guides them through adjusting to their parent's homecoming. It explains which feelings the child and both parents might experience and the different challenges that everyone in the family might face, while suggesting ways to build new bonds with the parent. Included are activities to help children manage their feelings, tips for parents and professionals on how best to support them, and a list of resources for additional help and information.
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Wreck This Journal

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0399162704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4150

Special limited duct tape cover edition of the internationally bestselling phenomenon with over 7 million copies sold! Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck--to create a journal as unique as you are For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book--or destroy them. Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art- and journal-making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process. To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!
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The Art of Healing Trauma Coloring Book

Therapeutic Coloring Pages and Exercises for Stress, Anxiety, and Ptsd

Author: Heidi Hanson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981183470


Page: 56

View: 2675

Slow down, tune into yourself and relax while you color 20 beautiful coloring pages centered around the theme of recovering from challenging past experiences. Each of the first 13 illustrations in this adult coloring book is accompanied by a mindfulness activity or somatic therapy exercise that teaches you how to be more present with your body and self-regulate your own nervous system. These body awareness activities are not just useful for healing from trauma; they can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. The last seven illustrations are accompanied by messages that address various deeper aspects of the healing process. These seven pages of poetry and written word were created to be short meditations to sink into while coloring. The act of coloring itself is also quite therapeutic: When you engage in the creativity of choosing different colors, the rhythmic repeated actions of filling shapes with color, and deep mental concentration of coloring, your body calms down and you become more centered, making coloring a great way to practice self-care. Illustrated and written by artist Heidi Hanson, creator of Tools for Self Healing and The Art of Healing Trauma Blog.
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The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal With Anxiety & Worry: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Lisa M. Schab


ISBN: 145876270X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

View: 8556

This professional edition includes both the Instant Help book and a companion CD that offers the complete book and printable worksheets for your clients. About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges. This workbook both gives anxious teens insight into their problems and offers practical guidance for overcoming them.
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The Mindfulness Companion

Guided Colouring to Bring Calm to Your Day

Author: Dr. Sarah Jane Arnold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782435815


Page: 128

View: 1208

Transform your day with the activities and guided colouring in this journal. Learn more about what mindfulness is - and how to do it - while also enjoying the focussed calm it can bring to your life.Each of the stunning patterns that fill this book is accompanied by a gentle exercise in mindfulness, created by Chartered Counselling Psychologist and mindfulness practitioner Dr Sarah Jane Arnold. There is also space to write your thoughts and feelings, along with inspirational quotes that work together to help harness your creativity and promote your well-being
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Eating Disorders Pocketbook

Author: Pooky Knightsmith

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 589

Eating disorders are not 'just a teenage fad'; they are a serious mental health disorder that can affect people of any age, race or gender. Statistically speaking, one student in each of your classes is at risk. But how should you respond when a pupil confides in you about their eating disorder? And how can school staff support young people trying to overcome this type of illness? Concentrating on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, this Pocketbook explains what an eating disorder is and what life is like for sufferers. It identifies risk factors and warning signs, outlines ways to encourage pupils to talk about their disorder, and looks at strategies for helping them. The final section of the book details a whole school approach to supporting recovery.
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Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing

Author: Pooky Knightsmith

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503231

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6300

Poetry can prove a great way into difficult conversations in therapeutic, classroom or family settings. This book is a clear and practical guide to the use of poetry as a therapeutic tool to help explore issues surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing. The first part of the book provides guidance on different methods of using poetry to open up discussion. The second part consists of a collection of over 100 poems written by the author, on topics such as bullying, anxiety, bereavement, depression and eating disorders, with a range of therapeutic activities that can be used alongside each poem. The third part focuses on ways to support and encourage clients to write their own poetry and includes 50 poem writing prompts and examples. A complete resource for anyone considering using poetry to explore difficult issues, and a creative way of exploring important mental health issues in PSHE lessons, this book will be of interest to youth, school and adult counsellors, therapists, psychologists, pastoral care teams, PSHE co-ordinators and life coaches, as well as parents.
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Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools

A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support

Author: Pooky Knightsmith

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500313

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9724

Self-harm and eating disorders are present in almost every school and they frequently co-occur. This book provides the vital guidance that school staff need to spot early warning signs, understand triggers and support the students in their care effectively. This very practical guide helps educational professionals to gain a better understanding of self-harm and eating disorders by dispelling the myths and misconceptions that surround these behaviours. The book provides advice on whole-school policies and procedures as well as day-to-day strategies to implement in lessons, at mealtimes and in one-on-one sessions. It explains how to respond to disclosures, make referrals and work alongside parents to assist in the road to recovery.
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The OCD Coloring Book

Author: Tammy LaBrake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998359700


Page: N.A

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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance

Author: Matthew McKay,Jeffrey C. Wood,Jeffrey Brantley


ISBN: 1458768619

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 437

View: 6771

By a distinguished team of authors, this workbook offers readers unprecedented access to the core skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), formerly available only through complicated professional books and a small handful of topical workbooks. These straightforward, step-by-step exercises will bring DBT core skills to thousands who need it....
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Thank Goodness for Bob

Author: Matthew Morgan

Publisher: Egmont UK Limited

ISBN: 9781405282970

Category: Anxiety in children

Page: 32

View: 5666

Max is a child who worries. A lot. He worries about being bitten by spiders, abducted by aliens, or sometimes just that people don't like him enough. Soon it feels like his worries might take over the world! Thank goodness for Bob the dog, who shows Max that the best way to deal with worries is to share them with a friend. Told with sensitivity and a sense of fun, this relatable story encourages empathy and illustrates the importance of talking about worries. Stress and anxiety amongst children is a growing problem and this warm-hearted picture book provides a much-needed aid to help parents calm their children's worries. Much like Benji Davies' Grandad's Island, this story tackles a sensitive issue with a lightness of touch, allowing parents to approach a difficult topic through the comfort of a fun story. Gabriel Alborozo's illustrations brilliantly capture family life and his appealing artwork injects some gentle humour into situations that will be familiar to many families. A modern take on Virginia Ironside and Frank Rodgers' The Huge Bag of Worries, Carol McLeod and Katherine Martin's Fill a Bucket and Amanda McCardie's A Book of Feelings, this is the perfect calming bedtime read for children ages 3 years and up. Praise for Gabriel Alborozo's The Colour Thief - 'With minimal text, simple drawings and an explosion of colours, this is an absolutely delightful book to share' - Irish Examiner
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Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Author: Nick Luxmoore

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500003

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 1844

How do you listen effectively when you're already late for a meeting? How do you respond to a girl who's so angry that she's threatening to hit someone? Or to a boy who feels like giving up altogether? How do you listen, not only to students, but also to parents and to colleagues? Whatever your role in school, listening will be at the heart of what you do. Your school will be measured, in part, by the quality of its daily relationships and those relationships will depend on how confidently people are able to listen to each other. This book answers all the difficult questions about how to listen, what to say, confidentiality and more. Helping with particular issues such as bullying, relationship difficulties, depression and self-harm is also covered. With over 35 years' experience in a variety of school roles, Nick Luxmoore offers practical, realistic answers, advice and guidance. This book will be essential reading for teachers and non-teachers alike.
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Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544935314

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6941

From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)
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This Is Your Brain on Music

The Science of a Human Obsession

Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218914

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9397

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.
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Not Today, Celeste!

A Dog's Tale about Her Human's Depression

Author: Liza Stevens

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502472

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7081

Celeste thinks she is the happiest dog in the world. But when she notices something different about her human, Rupert, she wonders if things will ever be the same again. Charmingly illustrated, this heart-warming story for children aged 3+ reflects some of the feelings and experiences that a child whose parent or carer has depression may face. When it comes to periods of low mood in a parent or carer, children can often feel that they are to blame, or even that the parent doesn't love them anymore. The story provides reassurance by explaining what depression is and how it is possible to find help. With a comprehensive guide for parents and professionals written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith that provides advice on discussing the topic with children, this is a truly valuable resource that will be of interest to social workers, child and school counsellors, psychologists, parents and foster parents.
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All Birds Have Anxiety

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4313

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 best-selling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, wonderful colour photographs express the complex and difficult ideas related to anxiety disorder in an easy-to-understand way. This simple yet profound book validates the deeper everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an empathic understanding of the many symptoms associated with anxiety, and offers compassionate suggestions for change. The combination of understanding and gentle humour make this the ideal introduction to anxiety disorder for those diagnosed with this condition, their family and friends and those generally interested in understanding anxiety.
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