In any given year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental illness—and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill.” We hear about worst-case scenarios, but in many—maybe even most—cases, there is much room for hope. These frank, often intimate stories reflect the writers’ struggles to overcome—both as professionals and as individuals, as current therapists and as former patients—the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders. These dramatic narratives communicate clearly the rewards of helping patients move forward with their lives, often through a combination of medication, talk therapy, and common sense. Collectively, these true stories highlight the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argue for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.
Is it really ever too late to be happy? That’s what young attorney Alex Harris finds herself asking while married to her bartender wife, Beth. For several years, Alex has resigned herself to a mediocre relationship, feeling doomed by the marriage vows she’s already taken. But everything changes when she walks into a small café one afternoon and meets Michelle Masters. As their friendship flourishes, Alex’s marriage crumbles around her, and she’s forced to question the only life she’s ever known. Will those vows be enough to keep her, no matter the consequences? Or will she finally take a chance at happily ever after?
Marketing Professional Services is a uniquely focused, incisive and practical introduction to new business planning, marketing and selling skills for those in the professional services sector. It is for professionals who have to sell to professionals. Professionals of all types, from accountants and consultants to surveyors and solicitors who have trained in a specific technical skill will understand the power of good clear marketing practice reading this book. If you have to sell yourself and your service to clients this book shows you: * The importance of winning new business in an increasingly competitive, deregulated market * How to plan for winning new business including a full script for cold calls * The techniques, skills and resources required in order to achieve your goals focusing on the three P's of Preparation, Prospection and Persistence Individual chapters provide you with a basic grounding in separate sales and marketing issues - from prospecting and cold canvassing to direct marketing and public relations. The book includes sample interactive conversations and provides a constant source of reference for the professional sales person. It is based on long experience of training in this sector and is a short, practical and appropriate introduction to the key concepts.
A woman's struggle to leave the past behind, and find true happiness. Rosie Goodwin, the bestselling author of Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, and ebook No. 1 bestseller No One's Girl, writes a moving saga of love, hope and ultimate fulfilment. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp. 'Sincerity, warmth and the all too rare skills of a storyteller shine through Rosie Goodwin's writing' - Gilda O'Neill Life has been cruel to Grace Collins. Orphaned as a child, she is raised by her severely religious aunt, Emily. Starved of love, she falls for the first man who shows her affection, Barry Swan. And when Grace falls pregnant, Emily disowns her. Barry and Grace marry and, for a while, she knows happiness. Barry adores her and is a wonderful father, but Grace feels that something is missing. When Barry indulges her passion for ballroom dancing, the gap seems to be filled - until she meets Philip Golding. He sweeps Grace off her feet, showing her what she believes is a better way of life. But as he draws her into a web of deceit, she discovers that all that glitters is not gold... What readers are saying about Dancing Till Midnight: 'After reading a number of Rosie Goodwin's novels I have come to expect 4 things. 1. Rosie's novels are page turners. You WILL be fighting sleep in order to read another chapter. 2. Good twists that are unexpected and usually kept to the end. 3. The characters are well rounded, real and you really do care about them. Even the 'bad guys' become so wicked and evil that you're wanting to take justice into your own hands! You're so keen to see them get what they deserve. 4. A damn good story.' 'This contains all of Goodwin's trademarks: a gripping story, a fair few twists and turns, and characters that you really care about. Here is a writer who puts their heart and soul into every single word. Dancing Till Midnight is one of those books that will have you reading "just one more chapter", even though you know you should turn off the light. You have been warned!'
This text looks at theoretical issues in the context of their clinical applications. The gap between theoretical and applied understanding in Marriage and Family Therapy is bridged by several features unique to this text. The text is enriched with graphic representations of key theoretical constructs as well as several tables. The book utilizes clinical examples throughout the chapters to help illustrate how theoretical constructs work in practice.
Eight days after the summer solstice, a man's corpse is discovered on the grounds of Stonehenge, strange symbols carved into the flesh. Amid a media frenzy, the case falls to Wiltshire policewoman Meg Redfern, who in turn appeals to young Cambridge historian Gideon Chase, an expert on ancient British archaeology. Their investigation threatens to expose a secret society - an ancient international legion devoted for thousands of years to Stonehenge. With a charismatic and ruthless new leader at the helm, the cult is now performing ritual human sacrifices in a terrifying bid to unlock the secret of the stones. Packed with codes, symbology, relentless suspense, and fascinating detail about the history of one of the world's most iconic, beloved, and mysterious places, The Stonehenge Legacy is a blockbuster thriller to rival the best of Dan Brown, Chris Kuzneski, and Raymond Khoury.
Provides an insight into working with a client who is a survivor of child sexual abuse. Using fictitious dialogue, text illustrates the person-centered approach and relates it to how memories can surface, and the impact this can have on the client and counselor. Emphasizes the counselor's use of supervision and the relationship with the client.
"A fab read!" -Closer They drive each other crazy. And they both have something to hide. But we all have our secrets. It's just that some are bigger than others ... Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments-and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is blank, and she's a bit of an enigma. But there's something about her-even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks like she's here to stay ... "Intimate and involving ... romance bubbles." -Metro "Secrets will make you smile, sigh, and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places." -Sunday Express "Another surefire hit for Freya!" -Heat
Chris seems to have everythinga loving, supportive family, a beautiful fiance and a job in the military. Little do they know about the real nature of his dangerous work as an Al-Qaeda Hunter. They only knew that he was in the army and involved in some type of government affair. In his latest assignment, Chris is sent to Saudi Arabia then a mission in Afghanistan. He must attend school, at the same time track down Al-Zereh, codenamed Youria dangerous man who trains Al-Qaeda troops near Chahar Borjak. Will the Al-Qaeda Hunter succeed in capturing his prey? Or will the hunter become the hunted? Read and find out as the exciting events unfold in Douglas Nixs gripping novel.
Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past? After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds. As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancé Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love? When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.
Soon to be a major film directed by Coky Giedroyc and starring Ladybird's Beanie Feldstein as Johanna Morrigan and Game of Thrones's Alfie Allen as John Kite My name’s Johanna Morrigan. I’m fourteen, and I’ve just decided to kill myself. I don’t really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn’t exactly go to plan... A Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback, from the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman.
The new edition of Relational Psychotherapy offers a theory that’s immediately applicable to everyday practice, from opening sessions through intensive engagement to termination. In clear, engaging prose, the new edition makes explicit the ethical framework implied in the first edition, addresses the major concepts basic to relational practice, and elucidates the lessons learned since the first edition's publication. It’s the ideal guide for beginning practitioners but will also be useful to experienced practitioners and to clients interested in the therapy process.
THE QUEEN OF FEEL-GOOD FICTION! 'Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold' Heat Four of Milly's bestselling seasonal titles - A Spring Affair, A Summer Fling, An Autumn Crush, A Winter Flame - in one exclusive ebook edition, with an introduction from Milly on the inspiration behind the novels.
THE QUEEN OF FEEL-GOOD FICTION! 'Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold' Heat When five women become friends, it's one for all, and all for one! A heartwarming and hilarious novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe and The Queen of Wishful Thinking. When dynamic, power-dressing Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work. But none of them could have predicted the fierce bond of friendship that her leadership would inspire ... Anna, 39, is reeling from the loss of her fiancé, who ran off with a much younger woman. Her pride in tatters, these days Anna finds it difficult to leave the house. So when a handsome, mysterious stranger takes an interest in her, she's not sure whether she can learn to trust again? Then there's Grace, in her fifties, trapped in a loveless marriage with a man she married because, unable to have children of her own, she fell in love with his motherless brood. Grace worries that Dawn is about to make the same mistake: orphaned as a child, engaged to love-rat Calum, is Dawn more interested in the security that comes with his tight-knit, boisterous family? When a sexy, footloose rock singer catches her eye, will Dawn have the courage to follow her heart? At 28, Raychel is the youngest member of their little gang. And with a loving husband, Ben, and a cosy little nest for two, she would seem to be the happiest. But what dark secrets are lurking behind this perfect facade, that make sweet, pretty Raychel so guarded and unwilling to open up?
Maintain the Marshmallow Principle-with this follow-up to the international bestseller! Everyone's favorite stumbling striver returns in another simple and telling parable from acclaimed motivational expert Joachim de Posada. Arthur has been practicing the principles of success, but after he accepts a lucrative new job, he finds himself reverting to his old gobbling habits. Perfect for anyone in transition, this book explains how to apply the principles of success to changing circumstances. In our go-go culture, "wait" has become the most offensive of four-letter words, but patience is not the same as self-sacrifice, and holding out for something you really want is far more satisfying than settling for whatever is available. Don't Gobble the Marshmallow...Ever! teaches the importance of lifelong non-nibbling-and promises sweet rewards.
Life has not been kind to Jessa Carter, but it takes a particularly nasty turn when her beloved art teacher turns up dead. Jessa thinks she knows who did it, but she will have to find proof. Proof becomes even more important when she has to save herself from the effects of a mysterious poison. This fourth book in the CSC series combines information about forensic toxicology with heart-pounding suspense.
Kate Williams, Esq., has just started her own criminal defense law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, when Katherine Paar aka Tangerine, a new client, walks in and proposes a lucrative deal to bring Kate on as her attorney. Things get complicated and events unfold quickly when the body of Tangerines ex-lawyer is discovered and Tangerine disappears. Kate, aided by MJ, her tattooed, pierced, and fashion-challenged paralegal and Sam, her sometimes cross-dressing investigator, along with a cast of characters straight out of a John Waters movie, try to unravel the bizarre mystery and save Tangerines life. The action is fast and fantastically funny, and Ms. Bartness proves once again that you can laugh at death.