Through the dialogues which make up the ten sessions, or chapters of the book, Toad learns how to analyse his own feelings and develop his emotional intelligence.
Author: Robert de Board
'Toad', the famous character in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is in a very depressed state and his good friends Rat, Mole and Badger, are 'worried that he might do something silly'... First they nursed him. Then they encouraged him. Then they told him to pull himself together... Finally, Badger could stand it no longer. That admirable animal, though long on exhortation, was short on patience. 'Now look here Toad, this can go on no longer', he said sternly. 'There is only one thing left. You must have counselling!' Robert de Board's engaging account of Toad's experience of counselling will capture the imagination of the growing readership of people who are interested in counselling and the counselling process. Written as a real continuation of life on the River Bank, Toad and his friends come to life all over again. Heron, the counsellor, uses the language and ideas of transactional analysis as his counselling method. Through the dialogues which make up the ten sessions, or chapters of the book, Toad learns how to analyse his own feelings and develop his emotional intelligence. He meets his 'rebellious child' and his 'adult' along the way, and by the end of the book, as debonair as ever he was, is setting out on a completely new adventure. As readers learn about Toad, so they can learn about themselves and be encouraged to take the path of psychological growth and development. Best-selling author, Robert de Board says: 'Toad's experiences are based on my own experiences of counselling people over a period of twenty years. Counselling for Toads is really an amalgamation of the many counselling sessions I have held and contains a distillation of the truths I have learnt from practice.' Appropriate for anyone approaching counselling for the first time, whether as a student or as a client, or for the professional counsellor looking for something to recommend to the hesitant, Counselling for Toads will appeal to both children and adults of all ages.
TWENTY COUNSELLING FOR TOADS Robert de Board TOAD'S FIRST
MEETING WITH HIS COUNSELLOR It would take too long to narrate all that
happened over the next few days . First Toad was nursed by his friends . Then
Author: Caroline Malone
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Health & Fitness
This reader provides a diverse selection of accounts of interpersonal communication and relationships in the context of health and social care. Most of the contributions are personal narratives by people using or working in care services; the majority are contemporary and many have been written especially for this anthology. The book also includes other kinds of accounts, including attempts to encapsulate in fictional, poetic and visual form something of the nature of encounters in the context of care. There are sections on changing relationships, the way things happen, the physical context of care, difficult encounters, and working together, as well as cross-cutting themes such as power and diversity. Relating Experience is an essential resource for students of social work, nursing, health and social policy, and for all involved in health and social care services, whether as professionals, carers or service users.
One very imaginative presentation of this process is found in Robert de Board's (
1998) book, Counselling for Toads. It is a tale based on Wind in the Willows
where Toad of Toad Hall is told to visit Heron for counselling over his depression.
Author: Dennis Lines
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Social Science
'Dennis Lines shares his deep understanding and illustrates from long practical experience in the field of counselling, bullying and aggression.' - Educational Review Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Carl Parsons Is there a particular type of person who becomes a bully? Why do bullies behave like they do? How can we interpret and understand bullying within relationships? The Bullies attempts to get inside the minds of the bully and victim - the child, the adolescent and the adult - across a wide range of 'closed' situations including the home, school and workplace, prisons and the armed services. By listening to the voices of bullies and victims from all kinds of backgrounds without making judgements, counsellor Dennis Lines provides unique insights into bullying and what makes such domineering and aggressive behaviour so complex. He discusses controversial issues such as genetic predisposition towards abusive behaviour and draws on his counselling knowledge to provide insights on how to understand and treat bullies to change their behaviour. The Bullies offers a unique and illustrated perspective on a widespread phenomenon, and will be essential reading for psychologists, sociologists, counsellors, teachers, social workers, probation officers, students and researchers.
Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure Counselling for Toads: A
Psychological Adventure (Routledge) is a ... the basis for a tale of Toad's
experience of counselling by Heron, at the insistence of his friends, Badger, Ratty
, and Mole.
... mind called Counselling for Toads – which charmingly puts forward
counselling theory in the guise of a Wind in the Willows spoof. As I climbed up the
steps to a London rail platform thinking of this book, the first person I set eyes on
Author: Mr Gary Ansdell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
How Music Helps is not just a book about music therapy. It has the more ambitious aim to promote (from a music therapist's perspective) a better understanding of 'music and change' in our personal and social life. Ansdell's theoretical synthesis links the tradition of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and its recent developments in Community Music Therapy to contemporary music sociology and music studies. This book will be relevant to practitioners, academics and researchers looking for a broad-based theoretical perspective to guide further study and policy in music, well-being, and health.
Entitled Counselling for Toads : a Psychological Adventure , 7 Robert de Board's
book opens with Mole visiting Toad , only to find Toad Hall run down and Toad
himself in a state of abject depression – “ the saddest Toad he had ever seen ' .
Author: Patrick Wright
Publisher: Bbc Publications
Wright explores the many diverse aspects of the river, its art, architecture, history, literature, recreation and industry. He talks to the characters who live and work on or near the river to discover about the English, and the past that shaped them.
But none of this had any effect on Toad... . Finally, Badger could stand it no
longer ... 'There is only one thing left. You must have counselling!' (de Board,
1998, p. 3) Various authors estimate that between 10 and 20 per cent of school-
Author: Carol Hall
How can teachers support children with emotional or social difficulties? Counselling Pupils in Schools is a comprehensive guide to the effective use of counselling in schools. It provides practical guidance for teachers and those responsible for pastoral care on how to develop counselling skills and intervention strategies. The book combines theory and research with practical classroom strategies designed to focus on the social and emotional development of students and their teachers. Topics covered include: * a model for counselling in school * skills and intervening strategies for teachers * cross-cultural and sensitive issues * peer counselling and support * empowering pupils and parents * classroom-based activities The ethics of teacher-student relationships are also discussed and teachers are provided with ideas for collaboration and managing their own stress in order to be more effective in counselling and guidance. This book is relevant to all professionals who work with young people: Teachers, PSHE co-ordinators, SENCos, Education Welfare Officers and Educational Psychologists will find it particularly useful.
How do you know . . . if psychotherapy is a wise option for you ? M . Scott Peck ,
M . D . has a simple answer : “ When you ' re stuck ” The Road Less Traveled &
Beyond GENERAL GUIDELINES : 1 . Take the choice seriously . . . . It may be
Author: Sharon Tobler
Dr. Tobler has drawn upon her professional knowledge of human behavior to analyze the process of hunting a man, and gives tips on how to keep the relationship interesting and satisfying once you have him. She has come up with reminders of what we already know at the gut level . . . as well as new insights. She also points out that in order to live "happily ever after," you need to examine your own life and your own beliefs. For example, you will find that it is necessary for you to love yourself before you can expect a man to love you.
As Kechi Ugboma was leaving the school for the very last time after counselling
with Reverend Mother Labore , she came by a group of fifth and lower sixth form
girls loitering by the gate . Their oafish giggles seemed to rise to a derisive cackle
The following recipe for making a toad of modern psychotherapy . In short , much
of the ointment , used by the early New England colonists mysticism of yesterday
has become the faith and for the treatment of sprains and rheumatism , was ...
In the meantime, Mrs Chynoweth ended, she was writing by this post to Elizabeth counselling gentle treatment for her daughter and suggesting a two ... George
had returned on the Tuesday, and the toads were cleared throughout
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Black Moon is the enthralling fifth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth’s eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza’s brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict. The Black Moon is followed by the sixth book in the Poldark series, The Four Swans.
In time of common contagion , they use to carry about them the powder of a toad ,
and sometimes a living toad or spider shut up in a box ; or else they carry Arsnick
, or some other venomous substance , which draws unto it the contagious air ...
Author: Jan Ehrenwald
Publisher: Jason Aronson
The book explains the conflicting and seemingly paradoxical reports of successful outcomes of psychotherapy made by opposing schools. The author has placed each selection in its historical context and provided, where necessary, summaries of theoretical systems.
At the end of the discourse he invokes yet another principle . “ In time of common
contagion , they used to carry about the powder of a toad . . . which draws unto it
the contagious air which otherwise would infect the party . . . Or else they carry ...
It almost got trapped by a toad , but it escaped . Later on it grew big enough to eat
the toad itself . It was attacked by a wasp which flew down trying to bite it , but it
killed the wasp instead ? His perception of the world as a fearful and hostile ...
It has been reported that , in one part of Ghana , treatment for bed - wetting
involves tying a toad by string to a boy's penis . When the bed becomes wet the toad begins to croak and wakes up the child ! If in spite of everybody's
Nothing – not even his frightened child – found grace in his eyes, but for an
unknown reason he loved frogs and toads. ... reported by Mortimer Ostow in his
book Drugs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy;" the second is from a book by
Author: J.M Masson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
By way of a personal note, I can reveal to the reader that I was led to Sanskrit by an exposure to Indian philosophy while still a child. These early mystical interests gave way in the university to scholarly pursuits and, through reading the works of Franklin Edgerton, Louis Renou and Etienne Lamotte, I was introduced to the scientific study of the· past, to philology and the academic study of an ancient literature. In this period I wrote a number of books on Sanskrit aesthetics, concentrating on the sophisticated Indian notions of suggestion. This work has culminated in a three-volume study of the Dhvanyaloka and the Dhvanyalokalocana, for the Harvard Oriental Series. Eventually I found that I wanted to broaden my concern with India, to learn what was at the universal core of my studies and what could be of interest to everyone. In reading Indian literature, I came across so many bizarre tales and ideas that seemed incomprehensible and removed from the concerns of everyday life that I became troubled. Vedantic ideas of the world as a dream, for example, to which I had been particularly partial, seemed grandiose and megalomanic. I turned away with increasing scepticism from what I felt to be the hysterical outpourings of mystical and religious fanaticism.
Research findings, 'Adaptation of interpersonal psychotherapy to borderline
personality disorder: a comparison of ... The aim of our study is to investigate
whether combined treatment with a modifiedversion of IPT is still superior toADs
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