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The Essence Practitioner
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The Essence Practitioner
Choosing and using flower and other essences
Sue Lilly

This practical handbook covers everything you need to know to use flower and other essences effectively with clients.

Sue Lilly explains what is happening energetically when essences are at work and draws on her wealth of essence knowledge to provide guidelines for:

· Assessing - techniques for testing clients
· Choosing - how to select appropriate essences for a range of conditions
· Using - new and innovative applications of essences
· Creating - different methods of creating essences and guidelines for selling them
· Expanding knowledge - how essences can be linked to chakras, meridians and subtle bodies and how this knowledge can enhance practice

This comprehensive guide is ideal for any student starting out or any practitioner wanting to explore new ways of using essences.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-250-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Complementary health

Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form
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Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Sequences 3
Zhang Guangde

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises regulate the body, breathing and mind to improve quality of life. This new volume from Professor Zhang Guangde focuses on increasing mobility and flexibility, strengthening the spine and rebuilding strength after illness.

The author offers detailed guidance on the sequence of 8 movements, each designed to relax the body, improving the flow of blood and energy to strengthen a specific bone or muscle group. An accompanying DVD featuring Professor Zhang Guangde, acknowledged as one of the greatest creators and teachers of qigong health exercises, shows how to carry them out effectively and safely. The movements will be especially beneficial for people suffering from neck, shoulder, lower back and spine problems and will help to promote physical self-confidence and achieve higher levels of physical and mental agility.

This book will be useful to practitioners and students of health qigong, and the clear instructions make this book accessible to beginners interested in restoring their health and flexibility.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-252-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Subject: Medical qigong

A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
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A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
Bending without Breaking (2nd edition)
2nd edition
Isobel Knight
Foreword by Dr. Alan J. Hakim

Covering everything from recognising symptoms and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis, this complete guide to living with and managing Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type - formerly known as Type III) has been revised and fully-updated in this accessible new edition. The author, who has the condition, looks at how it affects children and adolescents and explores pain management, pregnancy, physical and psychological aspects, and how it widely affects dancers and other performance artists. New material includes:

• changes in terminology
• information on how osteopathy and nutrition can help
• psychological approaches beyond CBT
• how to deal with professionals
• what to expect from support groups and rehabilitation programmes

This new edition will be a must for anybody who suffers, or suspects they might be suffering from, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type) and provides everything needed to enjoy a fulfilling life with this complex condition. It will also be of interest to their families and friends, and professionals working with Hypermobility Type EDS.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-231-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subjects: Self-help and general interest, Yoga and bodywork

Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging
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Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging
Stephen Rath

Qigong is the centuries-old practice of moving vital energy (Qi) through the channels of the body, known as meridians, to achieve vitality and health. Research has shown that Qigong practice can support cognitive functioning, as well as emotional and physical wellbeing, in people with dementia.

Guided by the teachings of Grandmaster Hong Liu, Stephen Rath presents a set of accessible Qigong exercises and breathing techniques adapted specifically for older people who may be frail or have limited mobility, and to address specific symptoms associated with dementia. These include exercises for the hands and feet, exercises for releasing emotions through the Five Animal Sounds, seated exercises, and facial exercises. The exercises are presented with clear explanatory illustrations, and accompanying online videos of seniors practicing Qigong support both individual and group instruction. The final part of the book describes the Chinese understanding of nutrition as an essential underpinning of good health into old age, and provides health-giving food and drink recipes for people with dementia based on these principles. There is also a helpful chapter on practicing Qigong to protect against caregiver burnout.

This will be an invaluable book for care professionals, nurses, activity coordinators, and physical therapists, as well as people with dementia and their families.

January 2015, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-253-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Subjects: Dementia , Qigong

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Qigong Through the Seasons
How to Stay Healthy All Year with Qigong, Meditation, Diet and Herbs
Ronald H. Davis

Within the holistic framework of the Daoist way, Ronald H. Davis provides a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the principles and practice of actively living in harmony with the seasonal energetic changes throughout the year.

The program focuses on the importance of Qigong, meditation, and diet to support good mental and physical health. The author includes clear explanations of the theory underlying this approach to a healthy life, including the Five Phases of Change (Five Elements) of Chinese Medicine, the body's Qi system of channels and reservoirs, and the concept of chronobiology. For each season he provides a Qigong specific for the season, meditations, herbal information, and dietary recommendations with simple recipes to support the functions of the organ in focus in that season.

This accessible program of Qigong for the seasons will be of interest to anyone seeking a healthy life, students of Qigong at any level, and the seasonal emphasis makes this an excellent quick reference for Qigong teachers.

January 2015, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-238-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Subjects: Medical qigong, Qigong , Self-help and general interest




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