Singing Dragon
Authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.


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


Your Body is Awesome
New!
Your Body is Awesome
Body Respect for Children
Sigrun Danielsdottir
Illustrated by Björk Bjarkadóttir

Bodies do all sorts of amazing things, like move around, grow bigger and heal themselves. Bodies also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and we need to take care of them so that they stay healthy and strong. If we listen to our bodies they tell us exactly what they need.

2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-228-7, 240 x 240mm, 36pp

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


Your Body is Brilliant
New!
Your Body is Brilliant
Body Respect for Children
Sigrun Danielsdottir
Illustrated by Björk Bjarkadóttir

Bodies do all sorts of amazing things, like move around, grow bigger and heal themselves. Bodies also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and we need to take care of them so that they stay healthy and strong. If we listen to our bodies they tell us exactly what they need.

2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-221-8, 240 x 240mm, 36pp

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


Sleep Better with Natural Therapies
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

Subjects: Complementary health, Self-help and general interest


Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation
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

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


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: Professional development and multidisciplinary, Self-help and general interest, Yoga and bodywork


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: Professional development and multidisciplinary, Yoga and bodywork


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

Subject: Self-help and general interest


Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice
Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice
An Introduction
Christa Mackinnon

Increasing numbers of professionals in the fields of psychology and therapy are seeking to incorporate elements of spirituality into their therapeutic oeuvre, addressing not only mental and emotional issues, but also the soul.

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-081-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subjects: Counselling and psychotherapy, Complementary health


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

Subject: Self-help and general interest


Seated Taiji and Qigong
Seated Taiji and Qigong
Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit
Cynthia W. Quarta

Practising Taiji and Qigong is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a great way to stay healthy. Now caring professionals can help those with limited mobility to experience the benefits of Taiji and Qigong with this easy-to-follow guide.

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Subjects: Older people and care homes , Medical qigong, Martial arts , Qigong


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

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


Spiritism and Mental Health
Spiritism and Mental Health
Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil
Edited by Emma Bragdon PhD

Practiced in community centers and psychiatric hospitals throughout Brazil, Spiritist therapies are gaining increasing recognition internationally for their ability to complement conventional medicine. This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, theory, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in the English language.

2011, Hardback: £69.99/ $105.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-059-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp
2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-135-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Subjects: Psychiatry , Religious studies and spiritual development , Complementary health, Professional development and multidisciplinary


A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome
A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome
Bending without Breaking
Isobel Knight

People with Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS), including Ehlers-Danlos type Hypermobility Syndrome, have a larger range of joint movement than is typical, which can cause pain and fatigue despite an outward appearance of good health. This book is the complete guide to living with and managing HMS, and ultimately enjoying a fulfilling life.

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-068-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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


How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice
How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice
A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors
Laurel Alexander

Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their range of services.

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-063-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Subjects: Counselling and psychotherapy, Professional development and multidisciplinary

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