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Alphabet of the human heart

The A to Zen of Life

Matthew Johnstone, James Kerr

A handbook for the happy, and a bible for the broken-hearted, this book is an enchanting and enriching journey through the upside and the downside of what it means to be human - our hope and our fears, our strengths and our weaknesses, our highs and our lows.

17x17cm  $20.00  

Breaking Murphy's Law

How Optimists Get What They Want from Life - And Pessimists Can Too

Suzanne Segerstrome

According to psychologist Suzanne Segerstrom, rose-colored glasses may look silly, but they're actually quite practical. In this book she surveys the scientific data on optimism (including her own award-winning research) to reveal that it's not what you believe about the future that matters, but what you do about it. While pessimists debate whether their goals are attainable, optimists are out there trying to achieve them. Without insisting that readers learn to "think positive,the book teaches practical ways to appropriate the habits and skills that optimists use to get what they want from life.

22x15cm  232 pages  $29.95  

Brief coaching for lasting solutions

Insoo Kim Berg & Peter Szabo

A solution-focused approach to coaching from a leader in the field. Successful coaching is about finding solutions and optimizing a client's life. Insoo Kim Berg, one of the founders of solution-focused psychotherapy, shows how to achieve these goals by applying this unique approach to coaching. All coaches, as well as therapists, will benefit from these techniques for creating effective and transformative conversations.

15x21cm  241 pages  $42.95  

Counselling for Toads

A psychological adventure

Robert de Board

"Toad," the famous character in Kenneth Grahame's "Wind in the Willows," is in a very depressed state. "Now look here Toad, this can go on no longer, ' he ]Badger( said sternly. "There is only one thing left. You must have Counselling!" Robert de Board's engaging account of Toad's experience in counseling will capture the imagination of the growing readership of those interested in counseling theory and practice. The ten chapters of the book are played as the ten sessions which help Toad to self-analysis and personal development. In portraying Heron as a counselor employing the theories of Transactional Analysis in therapy, the author demonstrates how theory is used in practice.

13x20cm  160 pages  $38.00  

Evidence-Based Coaching

Putting Best Practices to Work for Your Clients

Dianne Stober, ed

Recognizing the special character of coaching-that the coaching process is non-medical, collaborative, and highly contextual-the authors lay out an evidence-based coaching model that allows practitioners to integrate their own expertise and the needs of their individual clients with the best current knowledge. This gives coaches the ability to better understand and optimize their own coaching interventions, while not having to conform to a single, rigidly defined practice standard.

390 pages  $37.40  

Laws of Lifetime Growth

Always make your future bigger than your past

Dan Sullivan & Catherine Nomura

Through vivid real-life stories, the authors illustrate each of the ten laws and show how with just a slight shift of thinking - regardless of your age, income, or position - you can put them into action in your own life.

13x18cm  127 pages  $19.95  

Life Coaching

A cognitive-behavioural approach

Michael Neenan & Windy Dryden

The way we think profoundly influences the way we feel, so learning to think differently can enable us to feel and act differently.Derived from the methods of cognitive behaviour therapy, this book shows how to tackle self-defeating thinking and replace it with a problem-solving outlook. Giving clear and helpful advice on dealing with troublesome emotions, overcoming procrastination, becoming assertive, tackling poor time management, persisting at problem solving, handling criticism constructively and taking risks, this book will be invaluable to all those who are interested in becoming more personally effective in their everyday lives.

15x20cm  224 pages  $38.00  

Life Coaching Handbook

Everything you need to be an effective life coach

Curly Martin

The Life Coaching Handbook is the essential guide for life coaches, and a key sourcebook for NLP practitioners, human resources managers, training professionals, counsellors and the curious.

16x23cm  330 pages  $55.95  

Life Coaching: a Manual

for helping professionals

Dave Ellis

This book is specifically designed for therapists, counselors and other helping professionals who are looking to add life coaching techniques to their portfolio of skills. Dave Ellis has produced a step-by-step practical guide to turning your helping skills into a profitable life coaching business. Life coaching is not therapy, but many of the qualities that therapists possess, and the techniques they use, naturally lend themselves to a life coaching approach. Because Ellis advocates a more directive approach than most authors of life coaching books, this book will naturally appeal to therapists and counselors used to conducting therapeutic interventions.

16x23cm  218 pages  $63.00  

LIFE: a guide

What to expect in each seven-year stage

Andrew Fuller

This book will help you make the most of your life. It shows us that there are pivotal moments in our lives that are, in fact, opportunities. If we can grasp them, they can help us build a great life.

220 pages  $26.95  


The Communication Skills Book

Matthew McKay, Martha Davis & Patrick Fanning

Effective communication is essential to career success, stable family life, and personal happiness. Since its publication in 1983, Messages has become a proven standard in the field of books on communication skills, showing readers how to improve relationships and personal effectiveness by mastering the art of public speaking, body language, assertiveness, negotiating, and more.

15x23cm  310 pages  $39.95  

Mood Management

A Cognitive-Behavioral Skills-Building Program for Adolescents; Skills Workbook

Langelier, Carol A

Mood Management" is a skills-building program designed to help adolescents learn to effectively manage difficult emotions such as anger, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. On the basis of cognitive behavioral counseling theory. It stresses the importance of practicing the skills introduced in each unit of the Skills Workbook to achieve and maintain emotional wellness. Skills Workbook is primarily written from the perspective of a classroom guidance or group-counseling program, clinicians can easily adapt the information in the Skills Workbook to facilitate individual therapy. The workbook contains transparency, which provides visual references to help the adolescent.

29x23cm  152 pages  $75.00  

Mood Management Leader's Manual

A Cognitive-Behavioral Skills-Building Program for Adolescents (Leader's Guide

Carol Langelier

Author and licensed psychologist Carol Langelier has developed a program that guides adolescents through this difficult developmental stage. The Mood Management: A Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Building Program for Adolescents, and its accompanying participant's "Skills Workbook" teach adolescents how to deal with their emotions by understanding what triggers the thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and physical responses that create conflict. Through a comprehensive seven-step program, this process demonstrates how to resolve self-conflict and create and maintain behavior change

27x22cm  100 pages  $98.00  

One Who Is Not Busy

Connecting with Work in a Deeply Satisfying Way

Darlene Cohen

Seeks to rejuvenate the weary professional, busy parent, and harried student by offering a path on which to walk away from exhausted frustration toward a holistic approach to time management. A must read for the busy person who rarely seems to have time to relax.

20x14cm  126 pages  $28.00  

Sport Psychologist Handbook

A guide for sport-specific performance enhancement

Joaquin Dosil

This practical manual introduces a new concept in applied sport psychology, that is, the need to create specialists in each sporting discipline. It is an indispensable guide for practising sport psychologists and postgraduate students of sport psychology, and will also be of interest to coaches and managers of athletes.


Strengths Approach

A Strengths-based resource for Sharing Power and Creating Change

Wayne McCashen

This comprehensive and insightful book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as 'strengths-based practice'. It encapsulates the ground-breaking work that has been done to develop and articulate this approach at St Luke's anglicare, one of australia's leading community service organizations. Pivotal to the strengths approach is the principle of equal partnership between people - 'power-with'. This dynamic principle acknowledges that people are the experts on their lives and the rightful drivers of their own change processes. Also fundamental is the understanding that everyone has strengths and that mobilising these strengths is the key to finding creative and sustainable solutions.

17x24cm  194 pages  $44.50  

Total Life Coaching

A compendium of resources

Patrick Williams & Lloyd J. Thomas

LIFE COACHING has burst on the scene both as an adjunct to psychotherapy and as an alternative to it. With the myriad of coaching styles and programs available, it can be difficult to focus on any particular strategy. Here leading coach trainer Pat Williams presents 60 essential skills and techniques that can be applied to a variety of life coaching situations.

21x26cm  350 pages  $57.95  

Transforming Tales

How Stories Can Change People

Rob Parkinson

The power of story in our lives is far from adequately understood in contemporary culture. Equally the therapeutic power of storytelling, how it can quite literally entrance and even heal, has been ignored until recently. This book reveals the true of impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system.

Written by an experienced professional storyteller, this book contains over 90 short stories, from traditional fables to fascinating modern yarns, and allows readers to understand the hidden patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and learn how truths are often encapsulated in myths, jokes and fairy stories.The author focuses on the therapeutic value of stories and how they can instigate real change in people's lives. The book also reveals everything you need to know to create vibrant, memorable, original stories and short metaphors for yourself.

This extraordinary journey into imagination and understanding will be an illuminating read for those professionally concerned with psychological and personal change and anyone who wants to learn more about the power and significance of stories.

23x15cm  336 pages  $38.95  

What Do You Really Want?:

How to Set a Goal & Go for It! a Guide for Teens

Beverly Bachel

Research shows that effective goal setters have less stress, concentrate better, and are more satisfied with their lives. For teens, goal setting is linked to improved school performance, motivation, and self-esteem. This step-by-step guide to goal setting helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, cope with roadblocks, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate their successes, and more.

22x15cm  152 pages  $19.95