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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  

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

Volume 1 Theory, research and practice from the behavioural sciences

Michael Cavanagh, Anthony Grant, Travis Kemp, editors

Coaching in its many forms has emerged as an exciting and important branch of positive psychology. This book is a collection of 15 peer-reviewed chapters by leading writer-practitioners that places the practice of coaching in the context of up-to-the-minute theory and research. The book presents key presentations from the First Evidence-Based Coaching Conference, which took place in July 2003 at the University of Sydney, Australia. The aim of the conference was to provide an academically grounded forum that would foster the development of a broad, evidence-based knowledge foundation and facilitate an intelligent, open and informed dialogue between coaches. The last 10 years have seen a rapid increase in interest in life coaching and in executive and workplace coaching. In the workplace, coaching is beginning to move from being the latest management fad to a mainstream component of organisation development and talent management. This growing popularity of coaching as a human and organisational change methodology carries with it enormous opportunities and challenges for those who deliver coaching services and coach training. The term 'evidenced-based coaching' was coined by staff of the Coaching Psychology Unit of the University of Sydney to describe executive, personal and life coaching that goes beyond adaptations of the popular self-help or personal development genre, is purposefully grounded in the behavioural and social sciences and is unequivocally based on up-to-date scientific knowledge. An excellent resource and guide for best practice, this book is essential reading for coaches, psychologists, managers and human resources specialists who wish to extend their theoretical and practical understanding of coaching in its various forms.

21x14cm  390 pages  $35.00  

Executive Coaching

The Essential guide for mental health professionals

Len Sperry

Executive coaching continues to increase in popularity among mental health professionals who are seeking alternatives to managed care practice. This ultimate insider's guide to the unique experiences, pressures, needs, and goals of executives can help you to apply your training and skills to an area that is ripe with opportunity for qualified professionals.

15x24cm  204 pages  $67.00  

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  

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  

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