• Forty-Hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
    Forty-Hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
    School leadership has become very challenging over the last few years. Good people hang in there because they know what they do matters. But the personal cost is high - it's time to do things differently!
    The Forty Hour Principal will ...
    - challenge the way you lead your school
    - expose the truth about why you do some of the stuff you really shouldn't
    share ways to make this crazy, all-consuming job we do better - better for the kids you serve, and better for you
    We don't have all the answers, but we do have years of principalship experience and have collaborated with dozens of educators to bring this collection of provocations and thoughts to life.
    It's organised into bite-sized chapters that are easy to absorb and written by current practitioners.

    "You've written in an easy style that is enjoyable to read while also being totally relevant to our work." - Mark Creba, Principal
    "Makes you think about your practice and the time you spend in your job each week; I really liked the text on impact versus hours." - Dave Robinson, Principal

    ISBN: 9780995129214
    Publication date: 26/08/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Armstrong, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Mindful Teacher, Mindful School Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning
    Mindful Teacher, Mindful School Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning
    "This is a book clearly written by an educator who knows mindfulness in schools from the inside. The strongest evidence for this is that Hawkins never gets carried away. He recognises that mindfulness is not a panacea, that to implement it successfully in schools is a slow and steady process, and that above all it must begin with the teachers themselves. But Hawkins also recognises how transformative mindfulness can be, having experienced it so profoundly himself as an educator in many different contexts. His anecdotes give it plenty of colour (my favourite is 'Billy and the Mosquito'), whilst the practical guidance - Chapter 7 on implementation for example - makes it of tremendous practical value. " - Richard Burnett, Co-founder and Director, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

    Former school teacher turned mindfulness consultant Kevin Hawkins truly understands the joys of teaching and the desire to make a real difference in the lives of students, as well as the challenges and risks of burnout that most teachers experience on a daily basis.

    With this guide to mindful practice, teachers new and experienced can learn how to use mindfulness in their own professional and personal lives as well as how to incorporate it in their teaching to support student wellbeing.
    Combining theory with practice and illustrated with real life stories, this guide will show readers: * what mindfulness is * the research and scientific evidence behind it * how changing the way you approach situations can transform the way you feel * how to manage stress, and look after yourself * how teaching mindfully can help your students * what mindfulness can do for the culture in your school

    Packed full of DIY exercises, activities to use in the classroom and links to resources and further reading, this inspiring book will support experienced and new teachers to maintain a healthy work-life balance and thrive as a teaching professional.

    FOR EVEN MORE FROM KEVIN: Take a look at A Little Guide to Mindfulness - a free ebook we created with Kevin for teachers and trainees. And don't miss out on his two must-read blogs How Well Are We? An Education System Under Stress and Exam time...take a breath! Effective Affective Skills in Action

    ISBN: 9781526402868
    Publication date: 08/07/2017
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Hawkins, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.99
  • Mindfulness for Health A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing
    Mindfulness for Health A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing
    WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day.
    It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

    ISBN: 9780749959241
    Publication date: 05/09/2013
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Burch, Vidyamala and Penman, Danny
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Out of the Woods
    Out of the Woods
    Out of the Woods is a book to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety. It is the author's own story told entirely through 700 beautifully hand drawn watercolor illustrations. It is an immensely practical guide for sufferers, their loved ones, and professionals working in the area too. The book's graphic memoir format blends a compelling personal story with the latest medical research - ideal for people who are in the depths of depression and struggling to read and take on board information. The book doesn't pretend there is a quick way out of these illnesses and instead encourages people to make small steps to slowly build their own lasting recoveries. This is an inspiring story that will give vital information and hope to many people.

    ISBN: 9780473390068
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Williams, Brent
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Perform Under Pressure
    Perform Under Pressure
    Radically change the way you think about pressure

    'Whatever it is you want to improve in your own life, this book will help you do it. I can't recommend it highly enough.' - Former All Black captain, Richie McCaw

    Everyone has experienced that sense of being overwhelmed when the world closes in on us. Perform Under Pressure will not only help you survive but thrive in situations that up until now have been holding you back.

    Dr Ceri Evans targets those moments when you are most stressed and uncomfortable. His Red-Blue mind model - developed over 25 years and used by world-class performers - converts his clinical insights into a simple approach that will help you gain control, when you need it most.

    From elite athletes to weekend amateurs, entrepreneurs to business leaders, parents to students: if you want to be better at what you do, pressure is unavoidable. This book will help you feel comfortable being uncomfortable, overcome mental obstacles and unlock your untapped potential.

    About the author: Ceri Evans is a consultant psychiatrist from New Zealand specialising in how the brain works under pressure. He is perhaps best-known for his work with the All Blacks at the 2011 and 2015 world cups. This is the first time his method for success under pressure has been published.

    ISBN: 9781775541387
    Publication date: 22/07/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Evans, Ceri
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Quiet the Mind
    Quiet the Mind
    Modern society has made sitting still a near impossible task with its constant mantra of being connected. Our brains never get a break and the result can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and, if left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do - nothing! Matthew Johnstone's new book, a follow-up to his bestselling Black Dog series, is a simple, accessible, step-by-step guide on how to meditate. Stripping back the mystical concepts that often put meditation in the too-hard basket for many of us, Johnstone's book utilises his trademark stunning illustrations to make meditation as easy as sitting down and focusing on the breath. This beautiful guide will help you find the space and peace for a relaxing meditation practice every day.

    ISBN: 9781742610733
    Publication date: 01/03/2012
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Johnstone, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Resilience at Work
    Resilience at Work
    The world of work is in a constant state of flux. Resilience at Work: Practical Tools for Career Success is an essential guide to maintaining resilience in this ever-changing environment, whether you are working in a turbulent field, navigating the job market or simply trying to realise your career ambitions.


    Based on the author's own experience of working under extreme circumstances in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand and enhanced by collaboration with leading resilience experts from around the world, this book is packed with stories, resources and personal coaching to support you to:








    learn about the importance of emotional honesty as a foundation for true resilience
    explore how your levels of self-care influence your ability to re-energise and stay strong
    consider how having the right sort of connections play a part in your ability to flourish
    reflect on how you have been learning (and changing) along your journey to resilience





    This is an invaluable resource for organisations looking to support employees by giving them the tools for self-managed resilience at work. It is also ideal for career coaches, counsellors and other professionals who are working with clients facing their own crisis of resilience, whether they are starting out or well-advanced on their career journey.


    Kathryn Jackson's unique coaching style enables readers to truly personalise the approach they choose to take, using the stories, the frameworks and the research to create a unique voyage towards building Resilience at Work.

    ISBN: 9781138305120
    Publication date: 07/08/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Jackson, Kathryn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Stressless
    Stressless
    Experiencing stress is a normal part of being human, but in our increasingly complex and fast-paced world, our stress levels can interfere with our enjoyment of life, including through anxiety, lack of energy, sleeplessness, muscle tension and irritation.

    What many might not know is that in large doses, ongoing stress is considered to be a contributing factor to instances of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

    In StressLess, clinical psychologist Dr Michael Player and bestselling author-illustrator Matthew Johnstone use their own experience to help you recognise stress in your day-to-day life and apply techniques to manage symptoms.

    You will learn how to: Recognise the thinking patterns that lead to stress, Disentangle yourself from stressful activities, Relax using breathing, stretching, meditation and mindfulness, Do more with your time, Problem solve, and Nurture relationships.

    Fully illustrated, easy to follow and based on the latest medical science, StressLess is your go-to guide to identify and reduce your own stress and help others do the same.

    ISBN: 9781760554224
    Publication date: 26/03/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Johnstone, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
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