Soteria Network Titles

This page includes titles of interest to those within the Soteria Network.    You may also be interested in our range of titles published by ‘The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis’  which are all sold at 20% off the retail price and can be found here: ISPS book series

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    Heavy Light: A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing

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    Partly a tribute to those who looked after Horatio, from family and friends to strangers and professionals, and partly an investigation into how we understand and treat acute crises of mental health, Heavy Light’s beauty, power and compassion illuminate a fundamental part of human experience. It asks urgent questions about mental health that affect each and every one of us.


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    A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs: The truth about how they work and how to come off them

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    In an era when more people are taking psychiatric drugs than ever before, Joanna Moncrieff’s explosive book challenges the claims for their mythical powers.


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    He Died Waiting: Learning the lessons – a bereaved mother’s view of mental health services

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    Caroline’s eldest son, Tim, had bipolar disorder. The mental health services he encountered were chaotic, inaccessible, and unsafe. Tim never seemed to be the right kind of ill to get the help he needed. Like many other people with mental illness, he joined an endless waiting list. He died waiting for an appointment.


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    A Straight Talking Introduction To The Power Threat Meaning Framework: An Alternative To Psychiatric Diagnosis

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    The PTMF offers all of us the tools to create new, hopeful narratives about the reasons for our distress that are not based on psychiatric diagnosis and to find ways forward as individuals, families, social groups and whole societies.


    Soteria: Through Madness to Deliverance

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    This is the story of a special time, space, and place where young people diagnosed as “schizophrenic” found a social environment where they were related to, listened to, and understood during their altered states of consciousness.


    The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self

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    This workbook is a step-by-step guide to CFT, in which the chapters build your understanding of yourself, the skills that give rise to a compassionate mind, and ways to work with whatever difficulties you’re struggling with in life. The exercises, prompts and case stories in this book provide an understandable and practical way to develop compassion.


    Art Therapy for Psychosis

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    Art Therapy for Psychosis presents innovative theoretical and clinical approaches to psychosis that have developed in the work of expert clinicians from around the world. It draws on insights that have emerged from decades of clinical practice to explain why and how specialised forms of art therapy constitute a particularly appropriate psychotherapeutic approach to psychosis.  


    The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

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    The Body Keeps the Score sheds new light on the routes away from trauma – which lie in the regulation and syncing of body and mind, using sport, drama, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other routes to equilibrium.


    Lifesaving Poems

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    Inspired by a remark of Seamus Heaney, Lifesaving Poems began life as notebook, then a blog. How many poems, Heaney wondered, was it possible to recall responding to, over a lifetime? Was it ten, he asked, twenty, fifty, a hundred, or more?

    Lifesaving Poems is a way of trying to answer that question.


    Innovations in Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis: Working with the Hard to Reach

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    Innovations in Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis positions psychological formulation as a key organising principle for the delivery of care within multidisciplinary teams. The interventions described all have the common theme of supporting recovery and achieving goals that are of primary importance to the service user which targets interventions on broader obstacles to recovery.


    Mend The Gap: A transformative journey from deep despair to spiritual awakening

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    When you’ve read Katie’s story and her amazing insights, you will: • Understand the messages contained in your emotions • Find out what lies beneath your fears • Discover how you have access to everything your soul desires • Realise that your dream life is not out of reach • Gain the confidence to live as your authentic self.

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    A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis

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    Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis? This book will help you to decide. A revolution is underway in mental health.


    Psychiatry in Context: Experience, Meaning & Communities

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    This book examines the central role of contexts in understanding psychosis and distress. The contexts in which we all exist, historical, cultural, social, political, economic and interpersonal, shape and give meaning to our lives for good or for bad.


    Cracked: Why psychiatry is doing more harm than good

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    Controversial, powerful and shocking indictment of the pseudo-science at the heart of modern psychiatry.

     


    Young People Hearing Voices: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do

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    Young People Hearing Voices is a unique, innovative book providing support and practical solutions for the experience of hearing voices.


    Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis (2nd Edition)

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    This title is co-edited by Jacqui Dillon. It brings together thirty-seven contributors from ten countries and a wide range of scientific disciplines. It provides an evidence-based, optimistic antidote to the pessimism of biological psychiatry. Models of Madness will be essential reading for all involved in mental health, including service users, family members, service managers, policy makers, nurses, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychoanalysts, social workers, occupational therapists, art therapists.


    Madness Contested, power and practice

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    Jacqui Dillon co-wrote a chapter in this book entitled ‘Recovery, Discovery and Revolution: The work of intervoice and the hearing voices movement’.  The book as a whole contests how both society and Mental Health Services conceptualise and respond to madness.


    Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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    Anatomy of an Epidemic challenges readers to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix “chemical imbalances” in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled—and dismayed—to discover what was reported in the scientific journals.


    A Straight-Talking Introduction to the Causes of Mental Health Problems

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    A pocket sized, good value series of succinct, thought provoking introductions ideal for students in all mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, carers and indeed everyone with an interest in mental health.


    A Straight Talking Introduction to Being a Mental Health Service User

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    Few of us would want to be a user of psychiatric services. It is a status associated with fear, stigma, isolation and disadvantage. This book takes a closer look at the realities for people and how to deal with them


    Psychology In The Real World: Community- Based Groupwork

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    “Psychology in the Real World” describes groups, courses and projects that psychologist Guy Holmes has been involved in over the past decade.


    The Compassionate Mind

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    Professor Paul Gilbert explores how our minds have developed to be highly sensitive and quick to react to perceived threats and how this fast-acting threat-response system can be a source of anxiety, depression and aggression.


    Living with Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery

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    This book is a groundbreaking development in modern mental health because it recognises the importance of the first hand experience and argues that hearing voices is not a sign of madness but a reaction to serious problems in life.


    A Straight-talking Introduction to Children’s Mental Health Problem

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