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by Herman Melville

Inspired by Melville's own experiences on the high seas, this classic adventure tale pits two sailors against an island of cannibals After six months of relentless battering by the turbulent South Pacific, the whaling ship known as the Dolly is beginning to resemble a swollen and cracking prison. For Tommo, it's been six months of little to eat but stale biscuits, six months of steady abuse and derision from his shipmates, six months with nothing to distract him from the daily drudgery of life aboard the boat. All that time and not even a hint of land--it's enough to drive anyone mad. Thousands of miles from home, the Dolly finally chances upon a remote island, and Tommo and fellow sailor Toby resolve to strike out on their own. Intrigue and excitement ensue when they discover their new haven to be inhabited by a tribe of cannibals! This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Key to the Qigong Meditation State: Rujing and Still Qigong

by Zhongxian Wu Tianjun Liu

Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state. Dr Liu shows how the mastery of Rujing is a fundamental skill vital to the practice of Qigong, and presents a new type of Qigong exercise which takes the achievement of Rujing as its primary goal. His scientific approach to meditation is a breakthrough in this area and will be of interest to practitioners of Qigong and related practices at any level, in addition to anyone with an academic interest in meditation.

Kampo: A Clinical Guide to Theory and Practice, Second Edition

by Nigel Dawes Keisetsu Otsuka Gretchen De Soriano Dan Bensky

Kampo, a traditional Japanese medical system derived from Classical Chinese Medicine and comprising unique diagnostic methods, herbal formulas and therapeutic approaches, is made accessible to English-speaking practitioners through this definitive translation of Dr Keisetsu Otsuka's classic work. This clinical handbook summarizes diagnostic theory and methodology then leads onto a section including 80 principal formulas followed by a therapeutic section organised according to allopathic definitions of disease. It follows a systems approach in internal medicine beginning with respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, moving through a comprehensive analysis of all the body systems. Essential clinical information on how differential diagnosis and formula selection is achieved is outlined within the Kampo tradition. A comprehensive index of 120 major herbal formulas and 180 individual herbal ingredients is included, as is the translators' original Glossary of terms designed to clarify concepts of health and disease unique to Kampo and Japanese culture. The translators have taken care to retain Dr Otsuka's own thoughts and opinions on how to study Kampo, as well as demonstrative case studies from his own files, making this a direct source of his wisdom and teachings. Also including an overview of Kampo in the current age and guidance on integrating it into modern practice, this is an essential resource for anyone practicing or studying in this tradition.

Collaboration and Assistance in Music Therapy Practice: Roles, Relationships, Challenges

by Trygve Aasgaard Tone Leinebo Tessa Watson Sarah Hadley Ruth Melhuish Rebecca O'Connor Pornpan Kaenampornpan Motoko Hayata Ming-Hung Hsu Mary-Clare Fearn Lyn Weekes Jorg Fachner John Strange Helen Odell-Miller Hannah Munro Gro Trondalen Eleanor Richards Catherine Warner Anthi Agrotou

Relating the innovative ways in which assistants and collaborators can become an integral part of a course of music therapy, this book explores how the involvement of a diverse range of individuals, such as family members, learning support assistants, caregivers and medical staff, can contribute to successful sessions. Illustrated by clinical examples, the book will help music therapists and students to make the most of opportunities to collaborate with individuals other than the client who may be present during therapy sessions. The book also takes into account the challenges that can arise in music therapy collaboration, and explores the relationships that can develop between music therapists, clients and collaborators.

Frameworks for Practice in Educational Psychology, Second Edition: A Textbook for Trainees and Practitioners

by Tommy Mackay Susan Dean Stephen Joseph Sandra Dunsmuir Patsy Wagner Norah Frederickson Michael E. Harker Lisa Marks Woolfson John Gameson Jeremy Monsen Jane Leadbetter James Boyle Ioan Rees Gillian Rhydderch Geoff Lindsay Fraser Lauchlan Bob Burden Barbara Kelly Andrew Richards

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive textbook presents a rich overview of approaches to educational psychology, through an in-depth exploration of both existing and emerging practice frameworks. Covering established techniques such as the Monsen et al. Problem-Solving Framework and the Constructionist Model of Informed and Reasoned Action, the book sets out new material on innovative methods and approaches such as Implementation Science and a Problem-Solving - Solution Focussed integrated model for service delivery. Accessible summaries are accompanied by perceptive assessments of how these frameworks meet modern needs for accountable, transparent and effective practice. Providing a definitive, up-to-date view of educational psychology, the book explains the complex, integrated methodology necessary to succeed in the field today. Thoughtful and clear, this textbook will be an invaluable resource for all practicing educational psychologists, students, trainers and educators.

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, Second Edition

by Colby Pearce

Concise and easy-to-understand, this book provides an introduction to what attachment means and how to recognise attachment disorder in children. Colby Pearce explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. The book explores the mind-set of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their complex tendencies and behaviours. It goes on to offer a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies that can be used with children affected by an attachment disorder. This second edition has been updated to include the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Reactive Attachment Disorder and an increased number of illustrative case vignettes. This is a perfect introduction to the subject for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.

The School of Wellbeing: 12 Extraordinary Projects Promoting Children and Young People's Mental Health and Happiness

by Suzy Greaves Rebecca Root Professor Tanya Byron Nicky Cox Kate Griggs Jenny Hulme Jane Powell Jane Asher Gok Wan Asad Ahmad

As rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders are on the up among young people, how can schools provide appropriate information and support for the young people in their classrooms? How can they bridge the gap between what they know matters - the impact of these issues on learning and life-long health - and the mounting day-to-day priorities and pressures of school life? This book provides unique insight into 12 projects that are helping to answer these questions and supporting teachers to make mental health and emotional wellbeing a key player in the school day. With a mix of longer-term initiatives and simple strategies that schools can put in place immediately, it explores mentoring and mindfulness, social action and sport, Lego play and poetry, the power of parents and the role of PSHE. It describes how these projects work practically and shares the impact they are having, increasing resilience and raising the aspirations and emotional wellbeing of the whole school community. As well as showcasing ideas that are making a difference, the book meets with the education leaders and charities behind the initiatives (including Place2Be, Step up to Serve, Kidscape, Mosaic, Diversity Role Models, Beat, Achievement for All and others) who offer advice and signpost useful information to support readers in getting these ideas off the ground in their schools. This book is a source of inspiration for headteachers, senior leadership teams, pastoral care teams, school counsellors and psychologists.

Spiritual Care in Common Terms: How Chaplains Can Effectively Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in Medical Records

by James H. Gunn Gordon J. Hilsman

Encouraging a broad, compassionate, humanistic approach to spirituality, this book shows how patients' spiritual needs can be communicated well within interdisciplinary teams, leading to better patient wellbeing. This book describes the art of charting patients' spiritual perspectives in an open way that will help physicians and nurses to better direct medical care. It includes practical information on how to distil spiritual needs into pragmatic language, helping to demystify spiritual experience. Drawing on his extensive practical experience, the author also suggests key points to emphasise that will enrich chart notes for medical records, including brief, relative narratives, trusting one's own impressions, reflecting holistically on the patient's life, patient attitudes towards treatment and recovery, and describing families' opinions on the health care situation of their loved one. The book shows healthcare professionals of all disciplines how to engage in a shared responsibility for the spiritual care of their patients.

Psychological First Aid for People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse: A Step-by-Step Programme

by Valerie Sinason Simone Ebbers-Mennink Martine Spijker-van Vuren Aafke Scharloo

People with intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse, and offering them psychological support at the earliest possible moment greatly increases their ability to cope with the event and return to daily life. This book provides a complete, structured, evidence-based programme for providing this help to survivors of sexual abuse with developmental disabilities, both adults and children. Step-by-step session plans, as well as comprehensive background information and downloadable worksheets, provide the means by which to offer effective help to clients and recover their feelings of safety and trust. Sessions are also included for helping parents and caregivers to cope with their own reactions and emotions on the discovery of the abuse. Each session is adaptable for the needs of people with severe, moderate and mild intellectual disabilities in order to provide exceptional care to every individual who needs it.

101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

by Dawn D'Amico

Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice. This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

A Parents' ABC of the Autism Spectrum

by Stephen Heydt

Covering everything from Anxiety to Fragile-X Syndrome, Stephen Heydt provides an alphabetical categorisation of the possible issues a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter. Written by an experienced clinical psychologist, this book offers information for parents whose children have been diagnosed with ASD, and is presented in an easy-to-use A to Z format. In a return to core understandings of ASD, the author translates difficult behavioural issues into practical information and strategies. Designed for parents and carers in a methodical order, A Parent's ABC of the Autism Spectrum will help explain the challenges of living with childhood ASD.

Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention

by David Marno

The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche thought that philosophy could learn a valuable lesson from prayer, which teaches us how to attend, wait, and be open for what might happen next. Death Be Not Proud explores the precedents of Malebranche's advice by reading John Donne's poetic prayers in the context of what David Marno calls the "art of holy attention." If, in Malebranche's view, attention is a hidden bond between religion and philosophy, devotional poetry is the area where this bond becomes visible. Marno shows that in works like "Death be not proud," Donne's most triumphant poem about the resurrection, the goal is to allow the poem's speaker to experience a given doctrine as his own thought, as an idea occurring to him. But while the thought must feel like an unexpected event for the speaker, the poem itself is a careful preparation for it. And the key to this preparation is attention, the only state in which the speaker can perceive the doctrine as a cognitive gift. Along the way, Marno illuminates why attention is required in Christian devotion in the first place and uncovers a tradition of battling distraction that spans from ascetic thinkers and Church Fathers to Catholic spiritual exercises and Protestant prayer manuals.

The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

by Laura Kaplan

An extraordinary history by one of its members, this is the first account of Jane's evolution, the conflicts within the group, and the impact its work had both on the women it helped and the members themselves. This book stands as a compelling testament to a woman's most essential freedom--control over her own body--and to the power of women helping women.

The Lords of the Wild

by Joseph A. Altsheler

A classic coming-of-age novel set in the midst of the French and Indian War In the wilderness of the Northeast, Robert Lennox's life is staked on how well he can evade the fierce Tandakora and his persistent warriors. Attuned to every sound and movement in the forest, he follows birds and hides his tracks in bubbling brooks en route to joining up with his friends Tayoga, an Onondaga warrior, and David Willet, a skilled hunter. Two forces compete in Robert's mind: a deep reverence for the beauty of the natural world, and an entrenched unease over ever-lurking danger. First published in 1919, The Lords of the Wild is a heralded entry in Joseph A. Altsheler's French and Indian War Series, which follows the exploits of young Robert Lennox and his friends as they are embroiled in one of the most tumultuous conflicts of American colonial history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness

by Barton Goldsmith Marlena Hunter

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies, and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances. Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are also chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights on how to deal with shyness for those with social anxiety or those who are on the Autism spectrum. Each chapter also contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion. 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will show you how to: Feel more comfortable at parties, meetings, and group gatheringsNavigate your way through awkward situationsDeal positively with the fear of rejectionCommunicate more effectively at work and in your daily lifeHandle arguments and other emotional situationsDeal effectively with difficult people If you feel your shyness has held you back and prevented you from living fully, 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will give you the tools you need to change your life, once and for all.

Blood Crimes

by Fred Rosen

Raised as Jehovah's Witnesses, the Freeman Brothers rebel as teenagers and become Neo-Nazi Skinheads. Brutally murdering their father, mother, and younger brother, they take flight across America, police from four states in hot pursuit. Eventually captured, during trial, Fred Rosen uncovers evidence that one of the brothers is not as culpable as authorities claimed.

Body Dump

by Fred Rosen

In the late 1990s in Poughkeepsie, NY, the bodies of prostitutes were piling up. Lt. Bill Siegrist knew a serial killer was preying on the women. Determined to stop any further killing, Siegrist followed a trail that led him to Kendall Francois, a middle school monitor with the nickname Stinky, because of his slovenly hygiene. When Francois was finally arrested for his crimes, police found seven bodies in the attic and crawl space of his house, with one woman still missing.

Deacon of Death

by Fred Rosen

By day, Sam Smithers was a deacon of his church in Tampa, Florida. But by night, he was a serial killer, who picked up prostitutes and brutally murdered them. This is the story of one man's twisted, double life.

Flesh Collectors

by Fred Rosen

Jeremiah Rodgers and Jonathan Lawrence met in Florida's hospital for the criminally insane. Released, they went back to Lawrence's hometown of Milton, Florida, where they soon murdered Justin Livingston, Lawrence's mentally challenged cousin. The horror peaked when they brutally raped and shot 18-year-old Jennifer Robinson and then decided to cannibalize her body.

Gang Mom

by Fred Rosen

Aaron Iturra was just eighteen years old when he was found dead in his bedroom in Eugene, Oregon. Soon, the quiet community would be rocked and shocked by who was behind the killing: Mary Louise Thompson also known as Gang Mom. An anti-gang activist, she was a modern day deadly Fagin, running her own gang of juveniles who preyed on the unsuspecting city.

Lobster Boy

by Fred Rosen

Lobster Boy recounts the disturbing story behind the sensational life and murder of Grady Stiles, Jr., the legendary carnival "freak." His wife, Teresa, and family revealed years of physical and emotional abuse that made her arrange for her husband's murder. Rosen mixes in short vignettes about Stiles's equally unfortunate acquaintances, including The World's Only Living Half Girl, Midget Man, the Electrified Girl and the Human Blockhead. During Teresa Stiles's dramatic murder trial, Rosen becomes a character in his own book, risking his life in pursuit of the truth.

Needle Work

by Fred Rosen

Carol Giles was cheating on her diabetic husband, Jessie, with Tim Collier. When Carol's friend Nancy Billiter wound up dead--she had been bound, sexually violated and injected with a lethal dose of battery acid and heroin--detectives in Michigan traced the murder back to the murderous duo, who had a second secret: they had given Carol's husband a deadly shot of heroin instead of insulin.

Assessing Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers, Second Edition: Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity

by Kim Golding Julie Selwyn Jon Baylin Joanne Alper David Howe Dan Hughes Ben Gurney-Smith Ailsa Edwards

Assessing prospective adoptive parents, foster carers, kinship carers and special guardians is an extremely complex task, and one that happens within a pressurized time frame. Currently, assessments draw substantially on interviews, which can generate a lot of information but little analysis to enable professionals to establish a meaningful understanding of parenting capacity. Children with histories of trauma, loss and hurt need to join families in which parents exhibit the ability to be good at relationships, are able to manage their own stress and bond with the child in their care. Now fully updated and expanded to cover the assessment of kinship carers and special guardians, this book combines the latest findings from neuroscience with research on what makes good assessments and provides guidance and tools for making thorough, analytical and effective assessments. With contributions from leading experts including Dan Hughes, Jonathan Baylin, Kim Golding and Julie Selwyn, it will provide you with the information you need to ensure the best possible chance of placement success.

The Mad Chopper

by Fred Rosen

The man who answered the door was naked and covered with blood. His name was Larry Singleton and police in Tampa, Florida, soon discovered he had brutally murdered prostitute Roxanne Hayes and much worse. He was the mad chopper, who years before had cut off the arms off fifteen-year-old Mary Vincent outside Modesto, California. Mary survived and testified against him at his trial for killing Hayes.

Gold!

by Fred Rosen

A riveting true account of gold rush fever in mid-nineteenth-century America, rich with the thrilling exploits of daring fortune seekers and dangerous outlaws America was never the same after January 24, 1848. It was on that day that a carpenter named James Marshall discovered a tiny nugget of gold while building a sawmill at Sutter's Fort, just east of Sacramento, California. Marshall's find ignited a fever the nation had never known before, drawing people from all over the country to the West Coast with high hopes of getting rich quick. Over the next six years, three hundred thousand prospectors raced to the California gold fields to make their fortunes, leaving their lands and families behind in order to chase a dream of easy wealth, but all too often encountering a reality of lawlessness, disease, cruelty, and death. A former columnist for the New York Times, author Fred Rosen takes readers back to the seminal moment when the American dream exploded. Chock full of fascinating details, unforgettable characters, and shocking real-life events, the captivating true story of the California gold rush brings an era of unparalleled change to breathtaking life. Rosen's enthralling history of the gold rush of 1848 demonstrates how this golden ideal was supplanted by a culture of selfishness and greed that endures in America to this very day.

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