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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Anger is like armour

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Anger is like armour

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are...

  • Blob Cards: Behaviour

    Blob Cards: Behaviour

    by Pip Wilson

    Blobs are delightful characters (without gender or age) that help facilitate and stimulate meaningful discussions about difficult issues or situations. Individuals or groups can start discussions by identifying themselves, or others, with an individual or group of blobs whose actions or feelings represent their own. Behaviour is always in the news. Sometimes we praise people for their endeavour, their heroism and their love. Generally we complain about people for their laziness, arrogance, pettiness and bad behaviour. The media are full of it and our daily conversation is filled with what...

  • Dr. Seuss: My Many Colored Days

    Dr. Seuss: My Many Colored Days

    by Dr Seuss

    Dr Seuss wrote this text in 1973, inspired by the panoramic view of the ocean from his study. He stated in a letter that it “needed a great colour artist who would not dominated by me and who would bring a new pattern of thinking to my words”. After his death in 1991 his widow brought it to the attention of his editor who commissioned the remarkable paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. It was published posthumously in 1996 by Alfred A. Knopf. This rhyming story is...

  • I am Love: A book about Compassion

    I am Love: A book about Compassion

    by Susan Verde

    Celebrate kindness, compassion, self-care, and love in all its forms in this instant New York Times bestseller! Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. Letting our hearts lead the way can help move us closer to a better world. From the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, and I Am One comes a celebration of love in all its forms. Grounded in mindfulness and wellness, I Am Love asks readers to look inward...

  • Note to Self

    Note to Self

    by Innovative Resources

    Many of us surround ourselves with sticky notes, scraps of paper, or lists of things we want to remind ourselves to do on a day-to-day basis. Note to Self is a set of 24 stunning cards created by local author, Gena McLean, and designed by Castlemaine artist, Robyn Spicer. It reminds us that we have control over our thoughts and actions; that we have choices; that our lives can be rich with meaning when we feel connected and fulfilled. Note to Self is steeped in...

  • Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach Second Edition

    Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach Second Edition

    by John Henden

    The book looks at secondary suicide prevention (treatment for those thinking about suicide or who are actively suicidal) and is very practically focused. The first chapter reviews the prevention literature and discusses the healthier nation targets. The second chapter outlines solution focused brief therapy and presents the evidence base for this approach. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on risk assessment, management and medication. Chapter 5 presents an in-depth case study and the final chapter presents five shorter case studies. The appendices contain examples of exercises that can be given to clients.  *Contents:* ...

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