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Your Body is Awesome
Coming soon!
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.

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

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Your Body is Brilliant
Coming soon!
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.

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

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Sleep Better with Natural Therapies
New!
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

Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation
New!
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

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

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: Books for Professional Practice, Shamanism

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

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: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Medical Qigong, Taiji Quan, 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

Subject: Yoga

Spiritism and Mental Health
Spiritism and Mental Health
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: £22.95/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-135-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Subjects: Practical Theology, Spiritual Development

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

Subject: Movement and Fitness

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: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Books for Professional Practice

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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