When coping with serious illness, invasive medical procedures, drug treatments, and, in some cases, terminal illness, art expression is a powerful method for dealing with physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. It can also help relieve the stress of the hospital experience, which many patients find frightening and isolating, separating them from the comforts of home, family and friends.
This resource comprises a collection of accessible, flexible, tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. Featuring individual and group activities of varying difficulty, including card making, painting to music, meditation, and body mapping, it also includes real-life anecdotes that bring the techniques to life. "The Expressive Arts Activity Book" is full of fun, easy, creative ideas for workers in hospitals, clinics, schools, hospices, spiritual and religious settings, and in private practice.
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Since its first publication in 2000, this best-selling text has been an invaluable resource for thousands of social workers preparing for life in practice. Written by an influential academic-practitioner, it is widely regarded as the leading book in its field. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to include sections on theoretical, factual and practice knowledge. Key features include: 4 new chapters that integrate theory and practice in a Knowledge and Skills Framework or `map? of professional practice 80 social work skills and interventions 12 appendices describing a range... More info
My happy life and My heart is laughing are the first two books about Dani, her dad and best friend Ella. They offer a wonderful insight into the day-to-day life of a young girl as she begins to find her way in the world. In Rose Lagercrantz’s latest story, When I am happiest it begins with the second-to-last day of school. Dani is so happy that she begins to write a book all about how happy she is. However, suddenly Dani’s world is turned upside down when her... More info