December 16, 2014

New CDs and books on wellbeing

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on

Wellbeing in later life : your guide to programs and activities
NSW Ministry of Health
This resource includes a range of the latest tools, links and information available to aid recovery for older people with mental health problems and maintain wellness, and to support their families and carers. It also details professional development opportunities for community, hospital and residential services. Its focus is on those resources that are specifically concerned with older people’s mental health and wellbeing and those resources that are generally accessible on a statewide basis.

Life is short ... wear your party pants : ten simple truths that lead to an amazing life [CD]
Loretta LaRoche gives you the tools you need to not only reduce feelings of tension, but also to bring joy, passion, and gusto into your life. Her techniques are a brilliant blend of old-world common sense and the most contemporary research in brain chemistry, psychology, and mind-body studies. Loretta gives you dozens of proven techniques for recognizing the ten simple truths that will lead you to an intense, happy, successful life: resilience, living in the moment, optimism, acceptance, humour, creativity, moderation, responsibility, meaning, and connection.

A meditation to help with anger & forgiveness [CD]
Designed to promote feelings of acceptance and forgiveness of self and others; motivate and heal; reduce anger and blame; evoke compassion and empathy; encourage feelings of safety and support; offer a preview of the emotional liberation that comes with forgiveness. With affirmations.

Emotional intelligence 2.0 [CD]
Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills - self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management - to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

Pilates : a beginner's guide
Pilates is one of the fastest growing fitness techniques, and one of the few that has considerable medical support. Through pilates you can improve your stamina, co-ordination, balance, breathing and concentration as well as improving your ability to relax - essential for beating the stress that is an ever-present factor in today's world. Pliates - A Beginner's Guide looks at the history and development of Pilates and how the techniques work to improve the function of your body. Each exercise is explained in an easy to follow step-by-step format, with each step photographically illustrated Principles of pilates - Preparation - Exercises.

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