Building Strong Families Pack
$364.95 inc GST $331.77 ex GST
Every family has strengths, and every family faces challenges. When you are under stress—the car breaks down, you or your partner lose a job, your child’s behaviour is difficult, or even when the family is experiencing a positive change, such as moving into a new home—sometimes it takes a little extra help to get through the day.
Protective factors are the strengths and resources that families draw on when life gets difficult. Building on these strengths is a proven way to keep the family strong and enhance child well-being.
The Building Strong Families Pack includes:
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook – Research-based, and parent-tested, the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook will help parents:
- Use games and exercises to increase laughter and play, while decreasing tantrums and fights.
- Teach your brain new skills so you don’t get upset so often and can calm down faster.
- Practice discipline strategies that teach kids self-management and emotional intelligence.
- Strengthen your bond with your child so they want to cooperate.
- Discover simple mindfulness and meditation exercises to find peace in a busy home.
Visiting Feelings – Do you have a feeling that’s visiting today? Can you open your door and invite it to play? Visiting Feelings encourages children to treat their feelings like guests — welcome them in, get to know them, and perhaps learn why they are visiting. Through this purposeful and mindful exploration, Visiting Feelings harnesses a young child’s innate capacity to fully experience the present moment and invites children to sense, explore, and befriend all of their feelings with acceptance and equanimity. A Note to Parents provides more information about emotional awareness and mindfulness, plus practical advice and activities for introducing mindfulness into daily family routine.
Strong Couples – Drawing on illustrated case examples throughout, Murray demonstrates the value of couples counselling for all by providing an adaptive structure to be applied across diverse contexts and circumstances. With chapters focused on areas of self and relational awareness, genuine engagement, vulnerability and responsiveness, sharing responsibility, and valuing one another, this book will help counsellors guide couple discoveries and new relationship experiences. Each chapter is fully integrated with therapeutic techniques to realize this process.
Handbook of Family Therapy – Integrative, research-based, multi-systemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options.
Family Blob Cards 2e – The second edition of these bestselling cards continues to provide a tool for exploring difficult emotions. Depicting various different family scenarios, the cards provide an opportunity for individuals of any age to discuss all aspects of family life and the situations that arise from it. Now with updated illustrations, the cards can be used with individuals or groups of various sizes. Each family scenario is colour coded with 6-9 cards telling a short story, which provides a springboard for individuals to unpick their feelings about family life. Over 50 suggestions for use are detailed in the accompanying activity cards; including ways of using individual cards to facilitate discussion, identifying the positive and negative feelings of the Blobs shown on the cards, as well as combining cards to show more complex situations.
Yes I Can Family Talk – Everyone enjoys connecting with other people. However, many of us have difficulty initiating and sustaining conversations. Sometimes we don’t know what to talk about, or aren’t sure what to say about a topic were discussing. Yes I Can Family Talk is a fun way to have a conversation and to get to know the other participants. It is suitable for families, classrooms, counsellors, and therapists. The cards can be used as a competitive game where each player attempts to accumulate the most chips, or non-competitively and participants respond to the cards without earning chips.
- Suitable for families, classrooms, counselors, & therapists
- Connect with family members and grow closer
- Great conversation starters, and a fun way to enhance communication skills
- Developed by a child psychologist