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Open Leaves Books

Counselling and Mental Health

  counselling therapy books

Open Leaves Books has a reputation throughout Australia as the premier bookseller in the areas of counselling and mental health.

With over 30 years experience in these areas, our titles range broadly across
five subject areas:

Please take the time to browse through our wonderful collection of counselling
and mental health books!

Add Open Leaves to your favourites.


The bookshop is open for business and you may visit us by making an appointment. We will then give you the address at The Gap. We are open on a weekend as well - Saturday morning is a popular time to visit. Please telephone 33005279 or email open.leaves@bigpond.com

Edna Reinhardt is the publisher of a range of cards and CDs that we sell. In April she is conducting a 3-Day Workshop for adults entitled Creative Yoga with Kids and Teens. It's a workshop suitable for school teachers, occupational therapists and other health professionals working with children and teenagers. The dates are April 11-13 at the Over the Moon Yoga and Dance Studios in Castlemaine, Victoria. Contact Edna at overthemoondance@bigpond.com or visit her website www.yogaeducationresources.com.au



Dr Christine Courtois and Dr Julian Ford are presenting a two-day training workshop entitled Into the Whirlwind: Clinical and Scientific Innovations in the Treatment of Complex Trauma. The training is being held in Melbourne on May 27 & 28. We will be selling their books and many more other great titles on both days of the workshop. Check our CONFERENCES page for details. The authors are profiled on the CATALOGUES page of our website.


In its sixth year, Positive Schools Voices for Wellbeing supports wellbeing and mental health in all Australian primary and secondary schools and colleges. This year the conference examines the relationship between mental health, creativity and technology as powerful voices for building engagement, motivation, sustained wellbeing and flourishing school communities. The first conference is in Brisbane on May 22 and 23. Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales follow in late May and June. We will be displaying books at all venues except Western Australia. Check the program on their website: www.positiveschools.com.au


The Ant Patrol Children's Stories, a set of six stories created by Brisbane practitioners Dr Deberea Sherlock and Aisling Mulvihill. The stories, aimed at children aged 6 to 11 years, are constructed around key developmental issues: impulse and attention control; social awareness and perspective taking; and skills of self-calming and coping. Each book is priced at $25.00 or may be bought as a set of six, priced at $110.00. See the CATALOGUES page for more details. The books will be shown at workshops and seminars around the country in the next few weeks.

The Pathways to Resilience Trust is a charitable organization established in August 2007 with the specific aim of promoting resilience in children, adolescents and families and to assist in the prevention of anxiety, depression and youth suicide. This is facilitated through the implementation of world-renowned resilience programs in Australian schools and communities of low socio-economic status; culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; indigenous heritage; and from regional and remote areas, including those affected by drought or natural disasters.

Pathways to Resilience provides online, on-demand facilitator training in the FRIENDS FOR LIFE suite of programs, along with webinars on Mindfulness for Educators, Looking Beyond Behaviour and Neuroscience for Educators. The facilitators are an experienced early childhood specialist and lecturer, and an outdoor/secondary teacher, both of whom bring a wealth of practical experience to their training. They are currently co-facilitating these programs with teachers in Logan in Queensland.

If you would like further information on Pathways to Resilience programs, please contact Kathleen Keighron: community@pathwaystoresilience.org or mobile 0447 032 339.

Open Leaves Books provides the books for the Fun Friends Program. Check the Children and Adolescents catalogue.




For more new titles go to New Book Releases.

The Open Leaves website is updated daily.










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