Trauma-informed and embodied approaches to body dysmorphic disorder
Covering a range of embodied, trauma-informed approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, mindfulness and yogic practices, this guide addresses the impact of trauma and shame in the development of body dysmorphic disorder. The chapters are written by professionals in the field and experts-by-lived-experience and feature practical exercises and activities designed for use in therapy.
What my bones know
A searing memoir of reckoning and healing by acclaimed journalist Stephanie Foo, investigating the little-understood science behind complex PTSD and how it has shaped her life. Every cell in my body is filled with the code of generations of trauma, of death, of birth, of migration, of history that I cannot understand. . . . I want to have words for what my bones know. Ultimately, she discovers that you don't move on from trauma - but you can learn to move with it. Powerful, enlightening and hopeful, What My Bones Know is a brave narrative that reckons with the hold of the past over the present, the mind over the body - and examines one woman's ability to reclaim agency from her trauma.
Dilemmas and decision making in dementia care
This book is invaluable to nurses and all health and social care practitioners working with people living with dementia in a variety of contexts. It presents a series of true-to-life case studies tackling the ethical and practical dilemmas of dementia care and how to use theoretical approaches to come to potential solutions. The content is relevant and aims to be of considerable interest to students and non-registered practitioners, as well as recently qualified and more experienced nurses. The reader is encouraged to explore evidence-based approaches to practice, based on the professional reasoning and experience of the practitioner and the emotional psychological and practical needs of the person living with dementia. Key themes running through case studies are effective communication, person-centred practice, social citizenship, strengths-based approaches and relationship-focused support, as well as organisational culture
Building and improving health literacy in the ‘new normal’ of health care : frameworks and actions
Research shows that low health literacy (HL) is linked to poorer mental and physical health, increased health inequalities and less cost-effective health care systems. HL results in Europe indicate that almost 50% of the respondents in eight member states of the European Union displayed limited HL. Reasons for this range from demographic to socioeconomic, health-related and economic relationships that need to be explored to understand why policymakers and health care managers should care about health literacy. Building and Improving Health Literacy in the 'New Normal' of Health Care explores how health literacy is assessed and measured, both systematically in scientific studies as well as "ad hoc" by medical professionals. The latter shapes how medical staff interacts with patients and therefore is a crucial aspect of patients' understanding. Exemplary data of health literacy results are explained, with a focus on where to obtain health information and how it is communicated, leading on to a discussion exploring how innovations can remedy these potential problems.
Mentalizing in psychotherapy : a guide for practitioners
How can therapists help clients reflect more deeply on their own--and other people's--thoughts and emotions? How can the therapeutic relationship be leveraged effectively to create change? This concise book guides therapists of any orientation to incorporate innovative mentalization-based strategies into assessment and intervention. Complex ideas are clearly explained and illustrated with extensive session transcripts. Ways to help clients with dysregulated emotions and behavior are highlighted. Compelling topics include the role of mentalization difficulties in personality disorders, special concerns in working with adolescents, and how clinicians can improve their own mentalizing skills
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