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Spirituality and Ageing

Edited by Albert Jewell
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Spirituality and Ageing presents the experience of ageing as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and affirmation of life. The contributors are religious and spiritual leaders and ethical thinkers from a range of different backgrounds. They define 'spirituality' as the fulfilment of the universal human need for purpose, values and relationships.

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Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

Return to the Silence

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope.

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Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Of Falling Sparrows

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences.

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Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Rediscovering a 'Forgotten' Dimension

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this thoughtful book, Swinton explores the connections between mental health or illness and spirituality and draws on these to provide practical guidance for people working in mental health. He analyses a range of models of care provision that will enable carers to increase their awareness of aspects of spirituality in their caring strategies.

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Spirituality and Art Therapy

Living the Connection

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations.

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Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Integrating the Spiritual Dimension into Therapeutic Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Schreurs presents a range of therapeutic situations, analogies and case-studies in which spiritual concerns may arise, and explores them from spiritual and psychological perspectives, showing how they connect and differ. This engaging book is essential reading for all therapists who feel out of their depth when patients raise spiritual concerns.

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Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided.

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Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking.

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Sand, Water, Silence - The Embodiment of Spirit

Explorations in Matter and Psyche

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Sandplay therapy, which combines the physical actions of play with observation and understanding through the use of symbolism, can be a useful method of treating emotional damage. This book focuses on the theoretical aspects of sandplay therapy, presenting Dora M. Kalff's ideas and drawing out the significance of Kalffian sandplay for therapists.

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Spirituality and Social Care

Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice.

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Spirit and Psyche

A New Paradigm for Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the expanding literature on spirituality as an important dimension of psychology, and explains the relationship between psychological treatment and spiritual healing. The author examines ideas from religious traditions, and considers their implications for psychotherapy and personal growth.

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Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers

By Ray Anderson; Foreword by John Swinton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author explores spirituality in the context of the individual and of society, and discusses how those practicing pastoral or health care can deal with the issues raised outside of any religious ideas or practice. Anderson shows how professionals can help people move towards a more positive state in the face of pain, distress and illness.

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A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

More than Body, Brain and Breath

Foreword by Albert Jewell
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia.

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Children's Perspectives on Believing and Belonging

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

Based on interviews with 100 pupils, this book explores children's religious identity and experiences in their own words. It provides valuable insights for educators and other professionals.

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The Spirit of the Child

Revised Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development.

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Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

A Resource for the Multi-Professional Health Care Team

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Gillian White draws on her experiences and proposes that multi-professional health care teams should talk about spirituality in challenging but safe environments to develop shared understanding of it, and to increase their confidence about integrating spiritual care into their daily practise.

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Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

An Interactive Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This new edition of an established introductory guide to spirituality and health care practice draws extensively on case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice. It encourages the exploration, through reflective activities, of what spirituality means, both to patients and to the healthcare professionals caring for them.

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Medicine of the Person

Faith, Science and Values in Health Care Provision

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Informed by the principle of 'medicine of the person', the contributors argue for a medical practice which takes account of spirituality, ethics and theology in keeping with the ideas and beliefs of Paul Tournier, an influential Swiss GP whose thinking has had a substantial impact on routine patient care relevant to national health services.

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The Challenge of Practical Theology

Selected Essays

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Pattison draws on experience from his work in many settings - including community service volunteering, working as a psychiatric hospital chaplain, NHS management and lecturing on pastoral studies - to promote a personal, practical, political and popular approach to theology, which stresses the importance of responsibility and contemporaneity.

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Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation.

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