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Aromatherapy vs MRSA
Aromatherapy vs MRSA
Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug
Maggie Tisserand

Addressing the challenge of serious infection, especially MRSA, in hospitals, in the community, and in animals, Maggie Tisserand focuses on the scientifically proven effects of antibacterial essential oils, and their usefulness in managing infection, including the 'superbug'. She profiles the key essential oils - tea tree, manuka and thyme - covering everything from habitat, chemistry and commercial uses to the latest scientific research that proves their effectiveness against bacterial infection, and how they should be used. She also includes information about other methods that have been shown to help with the management of acute infection, including allicin from garlic, silver, manuka honey and phage therapy.

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-237-9, Demy, 192pp

Subject: Aromatherapy




The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition
The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition
Leo Rutherford

Based on Shamanic principles and the philosophy that laughter and play are basic human needs that feed the soul and unleash natural creativity, the tried, tested and proven activities in this book can be used with all ages. They are helpfully split into different sections, covering everything from warm-up games to verbal improvisation games, theatre games and warm-downs. Drawing on decades of experience in this substantially revised and expanded new edition, the author shares the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in his work as a group leader and participant, and includes tips throughout on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group.

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, Demy, 168pp

Subjects: Professional development, Qualification, CPD and training , Professional development and multidisciplinary, Self-help and general interest




Eight Movements to Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form
Eight Movements to 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.

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

Subject: Medical qigong




The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique
Wang Fengming

Traditionally shrouded in mystery and taught only to the closest students, the secrets of Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style are revealed in this book.
Master Wang Fengming, a 19th generation practitioner of Chen Style Taijiquan, provides detailed information about the famous internal fighting techniques and reveals inside knowledge essential to the remarkable results achieved by the Chinese masters. Training material is clearly presented with detailed photographs, and groundwork exercises, such as silk-reeling and qigong forms, are also included. The book features:
- Effective ways of cultivating Taiji inner Gong
- Ingenious and varied catch-hold and counter catch-hold techniques
- 13 vigorous Taiji techniques
- Agile leg work
- Unique Spiral Gong
- Rarely revealed Vital Point Striking
- 7 styles of push-hand and attack-defense
- 20 kinds of Taiji Jin
This comprehensive book is a major contribution to the literature on push-hands techniques in the West.

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Subject: Martial arts




The Essence Practitioner
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:

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

Subject: Complementary health




Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine
Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine
The Single Idea in the Mind of the Yellow Emperor
Richard Bertschinger

In this core text, Richard Bertschinger presents a commentary and translation of the key writings for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine in the 21st century from the ancient and definitive set of books on Chinese medicine, the Huangdi Neijing or 'the Yellow Emperor's Medical Classic'.

December 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-162-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis




Getting Better at Getting People Better
Getting Better at Getting People Better
Creating Successful Therapeutic Relationships
Noah Karrasch

What is it that really gets people better? With practical information on how to support clients' healing processes, this book helps practitioners across a wide range of physical and medical therapies, as well as psychotherapists, to improve their practice and get better at what they do.

October 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-239-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subjects: Counselling and psychotherapy, Professional development and multidisciplinary, Yoga and bodywork




A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
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:

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




The Key to the Qigong Meditation State
The Key to the Qigong Meditation State
Rujing and Still Qigong
Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.
Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state.

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-232-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Medical qigong, Qigong , Spiritual development and adventure




Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD
Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD
Putting life first and pain second
Karen Rodham

With the help of this compact guide, anyone suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (also known as RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) will better understand their condition and cope with the reality of living with it.

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Subject: Self-help and general interest




The Mouse's House
The Mouse's House
Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime
Susan Quayle
Foreword by Barbara Scott
Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon

Mouse finds a new house and calls upon her woodland friends to help her to make it a cosy home, but will it be ready in time for winter?
Combining reflexology with delightfully engaging rhymes and illustrations, this book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for giving basic reflexology to a child during a bedtime (or anytime) story.

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-247-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Subject: Books for children




On Being a Five Element Acupuncturist
On Being a Five Element Acupuncturist
Nora Franglen

What does it mean to 'be' an acupuncturist? How does a highly experienced acupuncturist view her practice, her patients, and the world in general?
Based on her widely-read blog about the wholeness of life as a Five Element practitioner, Nora Franglen's breadth of interest shows how the curiosity and life experiences of the individual lie at the heart of what makes a true acupuncturist, over and beyond the necessary knowledge and expertise in the technicalities of practice. From her penchant for coffee shops to reflections on challenges she has experienced in the clinic, Nora illustrates how the Five Elements influence, illuminate and, ultimately, enrich all aspects of her life, and vice versa.

January 2015, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-236-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 304pp

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Spiritual development and adventure




The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies
The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies
The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses
Clare G. Harvey

This comprehensive encyclopedia brings together flower essences gathered from all corners of the globe, from Hawaii and the Himalayas to America and the Australian Bush.
It explains what flower remedies are, how they work and how to choose the right remedies for your clients' needs. The properties of 33 families of flower essences and the benefits of over 2,000 remedies, combinations, mists and creams are described. An easy-to-use ailment chart pinpoints remedies for a wide range of physical and psychological conditions, from stress to hormonal imbalance and from allergy to depression. The author provides instructions for prescribing, preparing and using flower remedies alongside illustrative patient case studies.

October 2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-173-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 584pp

Subject: Complementary health




Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging
Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging
Stephen Rath
With Marcia 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.

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

Subjects: Dementia , Qigong




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

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.

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




Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan
A Manual for Working with Mind, Emotion, and Internal Energy
Serge Augier
Translated by Isis Augier

The teaching and practices of the ancient Daoist tradition of Da Xuan have been kept secret for generations. In this ground-breaking book, Serge Augier, the current inheritor of the Da Xuan system, presents this unique approach to Daoism and reveals the basic principles and theory behind the practice of Da Xuan.

February 2015, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-260-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Religious studies and spiritual development , Medical qigong




Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)
Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)
Lisa Spillane

Even during a sunny, fun-filled day of biking and playing on the beach, Lisa and Ted have times when they feel annoyed and impatient. Bingo, their dog, tells us about how they use special tricks to feel happy again. And, he surprises them with a special trick of his own!

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-200-3, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Subjects: Anger, anxiety and self-esteem, Books for children , Qigong




Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps
Using Functional Medicine to Calm Your Mind and Body with Drug-Free Techniques
Sandra Scheinbaum

This step-by-step guide to preventing panic attacks provides simple strategies for stopping a panic attack on the spot and overcoming them in the long-term. Sharing her personal and professional experience of panic and anxiety disorders, clinical psychologist Sandra Scheinbaum presents tried-and-tested methods, including new cutting-edge approaches based on functional medicine.

February 2015, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-246-1, Demy, 160pp

Subject: Self-help and general interest




Yoga Girls' Club
Do Yoga, Make Art, Be You
Tiffani Bryant

Yoga Girls' Club is a non-judgemental and fun environment for self-exploration where girls and young women can feel empowered to manage the changes, challenges and social pressures of teen life with confidence and self-awareness.

February 2015, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-259-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Subjects: Art therapy, Anger, anxiety and self-esteem, Counselling, Books for children , Yoga and bodywork




Yogic Cooking
Yogic Cooking
Nutritious vegetarian food
Garuda Hellas

Yogic cooking is nutritious, easy to digest and free of toxins, allowing you to improve your health, keep your body strong and facilitate spiritual revolution. The aim of yoga is to cultivate a physical, mental and psychic balance so that higher states of being can be experienced. This can be achieved through a balanced vegetarian diet that includes all the essential vitamins and minerals.

October 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-249-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Subjects: Nutrition, integrative and Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga and bodywork







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