How do we stay strong and resilient in a world where the obsession with image and lifestyle has reached fever pitch? Never have young women been under so much pressure. We're bombarded with unrealistic images of perfection - and it's taking a major toll on our physical and emotional wellbeing. We're supposed to be working out, eating clean, deliriously happy and successful, with the perfect relationship, career and body. No wonder so many of us are experiencing a wide range of mental health problems. Emma Woolf offers positive strategies and tools for coping with modern life, eating well and feeling great, dealing with setbacks and heartbreak and hanging on to your self-esteem and mojo at all costs. Whatever challenges you might be facing, you'll find Wellbeing inspiring, practical and relatable. Topics include social media, clean eating, healthy sleep, nutrition and exercise, tackling depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
How do we stay strong and resilient in a world where the obsession with image and lifestyle has reached fever pitch? Never have young women been under so much pressure. We're bombarded with unrealistic images of perfection - and it's taking a major toll on our physical and emotional wellbeing. We're supposed to be working out, eating clean, deliriously happy and successful, with the perfect relationship, career and body. No wonder so many of us are experiencing a wide range of mental health problems. Emma Woolf offers positive strategies and tools for coping with modern life, eating well and feeling great, dealing with setbacks and heartbreak and hanging on to your self-esteem and mojo at all costs. She covers topics including social media, clean eating, healthy sleep, nutrition and exercise, tackling depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Whatever challenges you might be facing, you'll find Wellbeing inspiring, practical and relatable.
FOODS TO HELP AND HEAL ARTHRITIS - EAT BETTER, FEEL BETTER Hundreds of thousands of people with arthritis have been helped by the Margaret Hills Clinic and by Margaret's bestselling book, Treating Arthritis: The Drug-free Way. This companion title, completely updated with all-new recipes, offers a full range of nutritional resources to bring about an improvement for anyone struggling with pain and mobility. Embracing the simple principles that make this drug-free protocol so effective, this book offers hundreds of recipes and dietary plans, as well as an overview of why diet is so important for managing arthritis. It caters for vegetarians and vegans, and has recommendations for those managing auto-immune conditions such as coeliac disease, or food allergies. There are clean, contemporary and delicious meals for every season, as well as such essentials as smoothies, juices, bone broth and healthful bread recipes. With an emphasis on fresh, raw, local ingredients, the recipes in this book complement the Treating Arthritis programme to offer gentle, natural and manageable steps to reduce pain and improve mobility.
One of the biggest challenges for the parent of any autistic child is how best to support and guide them through the situations in life which might cause them greater stress, anxiety and worry than if they were neurotypical. Dr Luke Beardon has put together an optimistic, upbeat and readable guide that will be essential reading for any parent to an autistic child, whether they are of preschool age or teenagers. Emphasising that autism is not behaviour, but at the same time acknowledging that there are risks of increased anxiety specific to autism, this practical book gives insight into the nature of the anxiety experienced by autistic people, as well as covering every likely situation in which your child might feel anxious or worried. It will help you to prepare your child for school, to monitor their anxiety around school, and also to be informed about the educational choices available to your child. It will give you support to help make breaktimes less stressful for them and how to help them navigate things like eating at school and out of the house. Educationally, this book will take you and your child right up to the point of taking exams and leaving school; socially and emotionally it will cover all the challenges from bullying, friendships, relationships, puberty and sex education. It will give suggestions for alternatives in the scenarios that might cause anxiety or confusion in your child; it will also give a full understanding of your child's sensory responses and such behaviours as masking, or echopraxia. As the parent of an autistic child, you may find their path to adulthood different to the one you had expected to take, but as this book makes clear, autism should be celebrated and affirmed. Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children helps you to do just that, with practical strategies that will help happiness, not anxiety, remain the over-riding emotion that colours your child's memories of their early years.
Written in a typically practical and straightforward style, this popular book shows how to develop a truly positive outlook. These ten steps outline skills to help people to take control, be flexible, accept reality, develop self-acceptance, accept change and improve relationships. Steps may be followed in order, or taken individually as required. The book has been updated in line with current therapeutic thinking, with particular emphasis on the concepts of resilience and mindfulness.
Fully updated in a new, contemporary edition - the bestselling guide to cider vinegar, and its role in reducing pain and improving mobility. Hundreds of thousands of people with arthritis have been helped by the Margaret Hills Clinic and by Margaret's bestselling book, Treating Arthritis: The Drug-free Way. Cider vinegar is a cornerstone of the treatment protocol, and this companion title has been completely updated with all-new recipes featuring this amazing natural product, in addition to suggesting a wide variety of other uses, all of which can help to reduce arthritic pain and joint stiffness. Embracing the simple principles that make this drug-free protocol so effective, this book will help you to make cider vinegar a regular part of your daily diet, and offer insight into just why it is so effective. In addition to reducing inflammation and improving mobility, cider vinegar can aid with weight loss - it can also replace many of the chemically-derived products in your home, or in your personal care routine, making your environment a healthier and potentially much less toxic one. The very many recipes in this book all feature the wonder ingredient that is cider vinegar, and they all cater for vegetarians and vegans. There are recommendations for those managing auto-immune conditions such as coeliac disease, or food allergies, and the emphasis throughout is on fresh, raw, local ingredients. Cider Vinegar complements Margaret Hills' renowned Treating Arthritis programme to offer gentle, natural and manageable steps to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? Is your child or teenager showing worrying signs or symptoms? Are you waiting for a CAMHS referral, or professional treatment for your child? Helping Your Child with Worry and Anxiety is written by a team of mental health care professionals who have decades of experience working with children and young people. If your child is showing signs of anxiety or any related mental health condition, if you're thinking about consulting a professional or even on the waiting list to see one, this book will have plenty of practical strategies to support both them and you. It covers everything from spotting symptoms to managing things at home - and how/when to seek further help if you think it might be necessary. It offers advice and insight into almost every possible anxiety-related condition your child might experience, including: * Worry * Fears and phobias * Worries about eating and eating disorders * Anxiety and self-harm * Separation and social anxiety * Obsessive/compulsive behaviours There are plenty of suggestions for how to help manage your own physical and mental health during challenging times, too. Most importantly, you can feel confident and safe as you support your child, as the advice in this book comes directly from experts with a speciality in each area, who have first-hand experience of working with children and young people in the healthcare system.
An easy-to-read introduction to autism for parents of a newly diagnosed child to know where to start. This book is specifically for those who know little or nothing about autism and Asperger syndrome until their child is diagnosed. Written by a renowned expert in the field, Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Children gently but honestly explores the issues of being a parent to a child with autism. It analyses what autism actually is, as opposed to the myths and misconceptions about it, and what it might mean to the child, parent, and wider family. Topics include: Diagnosis? Autism theory, myths and alternative perspectives Sensory issues Conversations with your child - the 'autistic voice' How to handle your child's anxiety Happy autistic children Education The strengths of autism FAQs Dr Luke Beardon says, 'Welcome to the world of autism - and an intriguing, beguiling, frustrating, and remarkable world it is! Irrespective of what you might have been told, or what preconceptions anyone might have, I hope this book will help you understand your child's unique value and importance in the world.'
'A brilliant book about how we identify the often-charming people who only spread misery.' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 BMA MEDICAL AWARDS 2020: HIGHLY COMMENDED Some people are so stressful, they can actually make us ill. Gameplayers, bullies, users and abusers - all pose a risk to our health and welfare if we don't take action. This book presents the tools we need to deal with the toxic people in our lives who drain our energy. It explains how to make healthy relationship choices, set proper boundaries and recognize the red flags that should alert us to avoid certain people. Whether you are struggling with a narcissistic partner, or dealing with a bullying boss or a sociopathic colleague, there is practical advice that will help you not only to protect your mental wellbeing but also to thrive. You will understand the nature of the toxic workplace - how to avoid it and if necessary survive within it. If you're surrounded by the takers of this world, read this book and gain the freedom to make your own choices and live your own life.
The COVID-19 pandemic was a forceful reminder that education plays an important role in delivering not just academic learning, but also in supporting physical and emotional well-being. Balancing traditional “book learning” with broader social and personal development means new roles for schools and education more generally.
The world is getting harder for young people, and for the people who care about them: parents, teachers, school counsellors and concerned relatives. Generation Next is an organisation that gathers experts in several fields to provide information for professionals - now that expertise is gathered in this volume for everyone else. Each chapter contains easily accessible information, along with more detail and resources for those who wish to find out more. In this comprehensive volume there will be the latest information on many topics, including: Helping young people get help for mental health problems Bullying Anxiety Depression Understanding self-harm Child sexual abuse Alcohol and Drugs and how to communicate with young people about them Teens, Parties and Alcohol: A practical guide to keeping them safe Eating Disorders Body Image Resilience and Positive Psychology Understanding the Teenage Brain Online Time Management
Health and Wellbeing in Childhood provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to these topics in reference to early childhood.
Promote positive body image, build self-esteem and tackle body confidence issues in young children with this practical guide. Over a quarter of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged 3-5 years old. This book explains how body image develops, highlights the warning signs of body dissatisfaction in children and provides guidance for early years practitioners on how to safeguard positive body image by building self-esteem and resilience. It also provides practical guidance and ideas for supporting healthy habits in children and creating bias-free settings.
There is growing interest internationally in the contributions which the creative arts can make to wellbeing and health in both healthcare and community settings. A timely addition to the field, the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is the first work of its kind to discuss the role the creative arts have in addressing some of the most pressing public health challenges faced today. Providing an evidence-base and recommendations for a wide audience, this is an essential resource for anyone involved with this increasingly important component of public health practice. The textbook offers key insights for developing new creative arts-based approaches to health and wellbeing, and shows how these can augment established practices within a variety of social settings. Theoretically grounded and with a strong evidence base, this book brings together contributions from both practitioners and researches to provide a comprehensive account of the field. Using international examples, the textbook elucidates the various approaches that have successfully led to improvements in public health, whilst case studies in healthcare practices evaluate the impact of arts-based initiatives in a multitude of international settings, life-course stages, and social milieus. The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is a comprehensive resource that will be essential to anyone with an interest in this increasingly important component of public health practice.
"Boniwell and Ryan provide an excellent synopsis of the current state of wellbeing literature focusing on evidence-based studies and how these link into contemporary public policy. This underpins the work that Boniwell and Ryan have done to ensure that the 'hands-on' methodology outlined throughout the text is underscored by science that highlights the importance of each exercise. Students are encouraged by this design to take a long term view of their development.Boniwell and Ryan's text is a significant contribution to the growing area of Wellbeing and Positive Education literature. Its teacher friendly format and engaging exercises will stimulate many classroom discussions." Dr Mathew A White, Director, Wellbeing & Positive Education, St Peter's College, Australia and Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia "This book is a much welcomed addition to the field of student well-being. The authors have captured the science and practice of positive psychology and have brought together an array of evidence-based practices and exercises that will allow teachers to explicitly incorporate well-being into their curriculum and pastoral care. The 6 areas of well-being are scientifically validated and the book provides excellent resources and teaching tips. The comprehensive list of classroom activities will positively impact upon the well-being of secondary students. This book is an asset to any teacher who believes in 'whole-student' learning." Lea Waters, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia "This book does exactly as promised by the title. Providing practical, exciting, creative, and stimulating lesson plans for students, on the subject of well-being and, indeed, life skills, informed by the best available evidence from Positive Psychology. The lessons are comprehensive, excellently presented for teachers, all supported by clear explanations of the research evidence and concepts, and have the benefit of active student engagement and participation. This book provides a flexible and accessible source book of wonderful ideas and activities. Given the importance of student well-being, and their emotional, social and personal development, as well as their basic happiness, this book would be valuable for every Secondary School and Academy." Professor Irvine S. Gersch, University of East London, UK "Ilona Boniwell and Lucy Ryan’s book is exactly what teachers require. "It fits with the teachers' needs in terms of how and what to teach when positive education is a concern.The different aspects of their program are detailed in 36 lessons, with theoretical background and practical tips, the "Lesson Plan" and "How to" parts, which are very useful. This structure is very convenient. This is not only a book but also a very interesting tool designed for each teacher in charge of pupils aged from 11 to 14." Dr Charles Martin-Krumm, University Western Brittany, France "A very useful compendium of PSHE-type activities" Guy Claxton, University of Winchester, UK This book offers practitioners working with 11 to 14 year olds a highly practical education resource for running personal well-being lessons, backed up by scientific research from the field of positive psychology. The book is divided into six subject headings, with six lessons offered per subject area. This will allow you to run a programme with between 6 to 36 lessons. The six core concepts within positive psychology for youngpeople are: Positive Self, Positive Body, Positive Emotions, Positive Mindsets, Positive Direction and Positive Relationships. The authorsensure that the lessons are easy to understand, to lead and to manage by ensuring each lesson contains: A suggested 60 minute outline lesson planThe main body or the 'how-to' of running the lessonSuggested homework where appropriateAcademic references and resourcesThis is a must-have resource for PSHE teachers, SEAL co-ordinators, educational psychologists and youth and community workers looking to deliver a personal well-being curriculum.
We are not born hating our bodies. Make sure your kids never do. No parent wants their child to grow up with anything less than wholehearted confidence in themselves. Sadly research shows that children as young as five are saying they need to 'go on a diet' and over half of 11 to 16-year-olds regularly worry about the way they look. Campaigner and mum-of-two-girls Molly Forbes is here to help. In Body Happy Kids, Molly draws on her own experience and a range of experts to provide parents with a much-needed antidote to the confusing health advice that bombards us every day. This reassuring and practical guide covers everything you need to help your child to care for their body with kindness, including how to approach good nutrition (without falling for diet culture), how to see the reality behind beauty ideals and how social media can be used to support body confidence rather than destroy it. With Molly's help, you can arm yourself with the insight and tools to raise resilient children who love the skin they're in.
This book presents a detailed and updated review of the widespread changes that take place during adolescence, adopting a preventive perspective that reflects physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. It addresses a broad range of aspects, including: the preventive programs and their systemic effects; the role of environment in influencing the healthy behaviors of adolescents and young adults; the use of e-Health technology in health and behavioral interventions for adolescents; and the clinical and prognostic implications of primordial prevention in healthy adolescents. All of these elements are subsequently reviewed using a multidimensional approach, in order to offer extensive information on the complex changes that characterize adolescents’ physiological, psychological, and neurobiological development. In addition, the book depicts the preventive strategies currently used in various social settings (school, family, sport club, health policies) aimed not only at reducing lifestyle risk behaviors, but also at improving resilience, happiness, social involvement, self-esteem, and sociability. This update is essential in the light of the fact that, to date, prevention has mainly been directed towards adolescents with physical or mental disorders rather than their healthy peers. As such, the book offers a valuable tool for pediatricians, child and adolescents psychiatrists, and for all professionals involved in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
This clear and easy-to-use workbook provides clinicians, clients, and those interested in self-improvement with a practical guide to understanding and improving body image through the latest research findings and clinical tools. The key components of positive body image, such as embodiment, body appreciation, self-care, intuitive eating, social comparison, and body talk, are all covered, with reliable assessments and guidelines for applications accompanying each topic. An array of assignments are also included for clients and readers to complete based on their values, needs and interests to provide positive body image. Clinicians will appreciate the practical treatment planning sections (including talking points for sessions, goals and objectives) to assist in clinical interventions. Additionally, a specific chapter is devoted to how clinicians can prepare themselves both professionally and personally for body image work.
The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the philosophical, conceptual and managerial issues in the field of health tourism with contributions from more than 30 expert academics and practitioners from around the world. Terms that are used frequently when defining health tourism, such as wellbeing, wellness, holistic, medical and spiritual, are analysed and explored, as is the role that health and health tourism play in quality-of-life enhancement, wellbeing, life satisfaction and happiness. An overview is provided of health tourism facilities such as thermal waters, spas, retreats and wellness hotels and the various challenges inherent in managing these profitably and sustainably. Typologies are given not only of subsectors of health tourism and related activities but also of destinations, such as natural landscapes, historic townscapes or individual resources or attractions around which whole infrastructures have been developed. Attention is paid to some of the lifestyle changes that are taking place in societies which influence consumer behaviour, motivations and demand for health tourism, including government policies, regulations and ethical considerations. This significant volume offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text is international in focus, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study and will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in health tourism.