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Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions
John Wilks and Isobel Knight

The Bowen technique resets and repairs the body, restoring balance to relieve pain and improve energy. This book shows how it can be particularly effective at alleviating conditions that are renowned for being difficult to treat, as well as at enhancing performance in dance and other sports.

August 2014, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-167-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Subject: Bowen Technique

Children at Their Best
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Children at Their Best
Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children. It can not only explain patterns of behaviour in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.

April 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Subjects: Education, Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Parenting, Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle

Sleep Better with Natural Therapies
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Sleep Better with Natural Therapies
A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Moving Sleep Cycles and Preventing Jet Lag
Peter Smith

Combining a wide range of drug-free therapeutic approaches, this book is a step-by-step guide to Peter Smith's unique, 100% natural sleep solution. It:
· Explains how sleep 'works' and the physical and psychological causes of insomnia.
· Offers practical advice about how to practice good sleep behaviours and switch on relaxation responses within the nervous system, including the revolutionary concept of 'virtual darkness'.
· Gives tips on getting the right dietary supplements for a good night's sleep and creating the right sleeping environment.
· Advises 'night owls' 'early birds' and 'free runners' about how to reset problematic sleep cycles.
· Provides guidelines for preventing jetlag.

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-182-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 272pp

Subject: Mental Health

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD
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Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD
A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan
Janet Brindley

Practising regular breathing exercises helps to develop healthy breathing patterns, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

This is a short, practical guide to using new therapeutic breathing exercises which focus on techniques to reduce breathlessness and control coughing to help you to get the most out of every breath. The exercises are simple, easy to follow, and designed to work alongside usual medical care. No special equipment is necessary, you can practise in your own home at your own pace, and this illustrated guide contains all the information you need to get started.

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Self Help

Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation
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Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation
How children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) can use yoga relaxation to help deal with stress, grief, bullying and lack of confidence
Michael Chissick
Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

Frog, Dog, Flamingo and Dragon are all very upset – Frog has too many chores to do, Dog has writer's block, Flamingo is being bullied at school and Dragon's granddad has just died. Ladybird listens to their worries and comes up with a plan that will help them all – let's learn Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation!

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-146-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 48pp

Subject: Yoga

Principles of NLP
Principles of NLP
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) teaches how to model excellence to achieve excellence in everything you do. This introductory guide explains the principles of NLP and how to use these principles in your life – personally, spiritually and professionally.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-161-7, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 176pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, NLP

The Mystery of Pain
The Mystery of Pain
Douglas Nelson

Why does scratching an itch feel so good? Why is pain from a mosquito bite preferable to the same pain from an unidentified source?

Douglas Nelson provides the reader with a comprehensive, practical and highly accessible guide to the scientific understanding of pain. The book explores the different types of pain, providing clear explanations of the processes involved within the body. It examines key issues such as diagnosis and measurement of pain, the placebo effect and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and takes an in depth look at causes and treatment for chronic pain. The book is full of practical advice and small changes one can make to improve the effectiveness of pain treatment.

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-152-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Work, Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu, Medicine

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Hypermobility Syndrome
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Hypermobility Syndrome
Working with the Chronic Complex Patient
Isobel Knight
With a contribution from Professor Howard Bird, Dr. Alan J. Hakim, Rosemary Keer, Dr Andrew Lucas, Dr Jane Simmonds and John Wilks

The complex effects of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Type 3, Hypermobility), or EDSIII, on a patient's physical and mental wellbeing are extremely challenging for everyone involved, requiring a multidisciplinary care team and enormous dedication from the patient.

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-080-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 360pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Medicine, Books for Professional Practice

Principles of Bach Flower Remedies
Principles of Bach Flower Remedies
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Stefan Ball

Bach flower remedies are natural medicines derived from flowers that have the power to bring balance back into our lives. This concise introduction is designed to help you start using the remedies for yourself.
 
The book covers the nature and history of Dr Bach's famous system, with many case histories and examples to illustrate how it works. A complete list of remedies is included, along with useful information about how they are made, and a full description of the emotional states that they can help. There are also clear instructions describing how to select and take remedies as well as information on finding a good practitioner.
 
This practical and accessible guide is ideal for anyone interested in using Bach remedies. Students and practitioners will also find it to be a useful reference, and a perfect introduction to recommend to clients.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-142-6, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 136pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Bach Flower

Regrowing Hair Naturally
Regrowing Hair Naturally
Effective Remedies and Natural Treatments for Men and Women with Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Androgenetica, Telogen Effluvium and Other Hair Loss Problems
Vera Peiffer

Hair loss affects people of all ages and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Whatever the cause of hair loss, there are natural remedies and therapies that can help the body detoxify and rebalance itself and enable healthy hair to grow again.

2013, Paperback: £14.07 + VAT = £14.98/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-139-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Hypnosis, Self Help

Principles of Hypnotherapy
Principles of Hypnotherapy
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Vera Peiffer

This introductory guide gives a definitive introduction to hypnotherapy. It explains what hypnotherapy is, how it works, what its origins are, what to expect when you go for a treatment and how to find a reputable hypnotherapist. It also looks in detail at how hypnotherapy can be used to address difficult memories and help with mental and emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias and confidence problems, and unwanted habits such as smoking.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-126-6, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 136pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Hypnosis

Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue
Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue
Lucie Montpetit

Many factors of twenty first century life are impacting negatively on our quality of sleep and self-restorative functions. The pressure for increased productivity, less than ideal diet, constant technological changes, environmental pollution and unrealistic self expectations mean that a growing number of people are suffering from debilitating and persistent fatigue.

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-101-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Movement and Fitness

Frog's Breathtaking Speech
Frog's Breathtaking Speech
How Children (and Frogs) Can Use Yoga Breathing to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension
Michael Chissick
Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it! He asks his friends for help and they teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these breathing techniques calm his nerves before the big speech?

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-091-7, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 48pp

Subject: Yoga

Make Yourself Better
Make Yourself Better
A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Body's Wellbeing through Ancient Medicine
Philip Weeks

Applying his deep understanding of holistic medical traditions from both East and West, Philip Weeks guides the reader through the process of restoring the body's wellbeing using a simple combination of natural techniques, diet and herbal medicines. He explores five key interconnected areas through which wellbeing can be attained - nourishment; detoxification; lifestyle; activation; and mind, emotions and spirit - based on his analogy of the wheel of health.

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-012-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Naturopathic Medicine, Detox, Nutrition

Chi for Children
Chi for Children
A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community
Betty Sutherland

Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children.

2011, Paperback: £30.43 + VAT = £34.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-055-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Subjects: Taiji Quan, Qigong

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