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Helping Children Navigate Domestic Violence with Children's Author Ann Dix

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Helping Children Navigate Domestic Violence with Children's Author Ann Dix

  Ann Dix is a freelance dramatherapist, supervisor, writer and trainer. She has worked with children, schools and families for over 30 years. Ann has developed a programme for children who have experienced domestic abuse, based around her book, Little Mouse Finds a Safe Place (2012) published by Worth Publishing. Ann has published several papers and is currently Deputy Editor of the Dramatherapy Journal. She is co-editor of Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools: Enabling Creativity, Sociability, Communication and Learning (2012) published by Routledge. Ann, welcome to our Author Q&A and I am really excited to did a little...

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The Mortality Shot with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton

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The Mortality Shot with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton

         .                          Julia Lee Barclay-Morton, PhD is an award-winning writer/director, whose writing has been produced and published internationally; her first book, a hybrid collection, THE MORTALITY SHOT is out now with Liquid Cat Books and is the reason for this blog post, for each literary piece within the collection is a meditation on grief and loss, which I found incredibly cathartic and as a result had to pin down Julia's thoughts, reflections and wisdom when it came to these themes and why she wrote about them...

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An Enchanting Mindfulness Book for Children with Neha Swaminathan

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An Enchanting Mindfulness Book for Children with Neha Swaminathan

Neha Swaminathan is an author, certified breath coach and the co-founder of Flip and Flow', an emotional well-being brand that creates and delivers easy-to-implement mindfulness tools for its clients.  When I first met Neha and she introduced me to Flip and Flow's mindful meditation and mantra book for kids aptly titled " "Once Upon A Breath....In A Magical Forest", I was stunned by its creativity, design and ability to engage children into a delightful series of short breathing exercises, meditations and affirmations. I had to get the low-down on how her and her co-founder Tina managed to design something so versatile and therapeutically unique for...

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The Best Books of 2022 So Far….

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The Best Books of 2022 So Far….

Halfway through 2022, here are the bestselling books of the year so far across a variety of genres from Literary Fiction, True Crime, Business Books to Memoir and Romance. We'll be adding to this list for the final 40 books we loved this year so watch this space. Any others that should be here? Feel free to comment below. Best Literature and Fiction Books of 2022 so far… The Candy House (Literary Fiction) by Jennifer Egan Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan manages to dazzle us again with this deeply thoughtful novel about the meaning of memory and the search for privacy...

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Meet Talya Bruck - The Founder of Savanna Therapeutic Stories

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Meet Talya Bruck - The Founder of Savanna Therapeutic Stories

When Talya and I connected, I could not be more excited to share her stories and her journey. Focused entirely on creating a therapeutic reading experience for children during lockdown, the literature felt aligned with Book Therapy's goals and values and I had to dig deeper! Talya Bruck is a Dramatherapist, Creative Arts Supervisor and Systemic Practitioner who works in a CAMHS service in the UK. She also has a private supervision practice and works for OurTime helping to run Kidstime workshops. She has over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families. She trained initially as...

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