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  • ACT Questions and Answers

    ACT Questions and Answers

    by Russ Harris

    Renowned ACT expert Russ Harris presents easy-to-read Q&A sessions to uncover the most common ways clients and practitioners get stuck when using ACT, how to get unstuck, and how to transform that “stuckness” into powerful personal growth. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for a number of mental health issues - from depression to addiction - that focuses on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change. It also provides innovative tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting psychological flexibility and profound behavioural change. However, there...

  • Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

    Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

    by Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

    This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun and engaging activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. A comprehensive collection of varied and enjoyable activities, this practical book also contains useful tips to ensure that sessions run smoothly. All the activities are tried and tested by experienced practitioners and include a key advising the...

  • Activities for Older People in Care Homes: A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

    Activities for Older People in Care Homes: A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

    by Sarah Crockett

    When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how...

  • Anxiety Relief for Kids On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance

    Anxiety Relief for Kids On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance

    by Bridget Flynn Walker

    If you have a child with anxiety, you need quick, in-the-moment solutions you can easily use now to help your child face their fears and worries. Written by a psychologist and expert in childhood anxiety, this easy-to-use guide offers proven-effective cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and exposure skills you can use at home, in social settings, or anywhere anxiety takes hold. Anxiety Relief for Kids provides quick solutions based in evidence-based CBT and exposure therapy--two of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. You'll find a background and explanation of the...

  • Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

    Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

    by Bridie Gallagher

    An accessible, easy to use anxiety survival guide for young people becoming adults aged 18-25. Co-authored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers simple strategies and exercises to reduce anxious feelings. Includes chapters on studying, moving out, interview strategies, OCD and panic attacks. *Contents:* *Part One:* Why adulthood can make us anxious 1: What's so hard about being an adult? 2: Dealing with all the stuff you can't possibly know *Part Two: *The challenges of adulthood: A how-to guide...

  • At My Best: Good Question Cards

    At My Best: Good Question Cards

    by Work Positive

    48 great questions, to help you appreciate and build on what’s good. This beautifully designed set of 48 questions can be used in a multitude of ways including personal reflection, one-to-one discussion and group work. They're an ideal resource if you want to help people appreciate and build on the good things in their lives - their strengths, their successes and the positive people and circumstances around them. *In the box:* 48 question cards, arranged into 6 question families 3 blank cards, for you to add your own questions...

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