Idyll Arbor

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Idyll Arbor, Inc. is both a publishing house and a consulting firm. Our consultants, editors and authors are some of the best in their fields. We are known throughout North America as a company which carries practical products — books, audio tapes, video tapes, testing tools, posters, games and consultation — that the professional can use in his/her everyday practice. We can do this because we are practitioners who still work with patients as well as being product developers. We try out our products before we offer them to you. In addition to providing quality materials, Idyll Arbor also provides consultation services for activities, therapy departments and facility management.

Idyll Arbor, Inc. is unique because our practitioners talk with other practitioners across the country on a regular basis. We hear about trends in Joint Commission, CARF, NCQA and HCFA surveys as they are happening. Professionals know that they can contact our professional staff and ask about programs, products and techniques which have worked for other therapists across the United States and Canada. We hope this web site will help your practice. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions for making our site more useful for you.

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The Solution: A Blueprint for Change and Happiness
Pre-release—available July 1, 2015. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: English. Published by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / parent & adult child
The Solution offers effective information distilled from years of research and proven results. Dr. Matta writes about clinical modalities and four specific laws, including the Law of Attraction, which pertain to the pursuit of happiness. These laws produce quick, long-lasting results. An easy-to-read format inspires readers to take charge of their lives and implement permanent change.
Expressive Writing: Words that Heal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,160. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement
“Write about what keeps you awake at night.” This book will help you overcome your worst traumas and emotional upheavals. You’ll resolve issues, improve your health, and build resilience. Based on nearly 30 years of scientific research, the book's clear explanations of the writing process show you how and when expressive writing can improve your health by dealing with your issues through writing.
Cultural Competence in Recreation Therapy: Working with African Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Hmong Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Rican Americans
Price: $30.40 USD. Words: 57,050. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
This book addresses cultural diversity in the recreation therapy curriculum and recreational therapy practice. It includes how to understand these cultural nuances, suggestions for improving understanding of cultural diversity, rationales and suggestions for improving skills and competencies, and specific racial or cultural/ethnic groups and important information about each group.
Formal Steps in Measurement Construction: Chapter 16 of Measurement for Leisure Services and Leisure Studies
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
Process required for developing valid, reliable, and useful assessments for leisure services and leisure studies.
Behavioral Health Protocols and Treatment Plans for Recreational Therapy, Second Edition
Price: $45.00 USD. Words: 40,910. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / Group
Behavioral Health Protocols and Treatment Plans for Recreational Therapy gives professionals and students efficacy-based protocols for behavioral health settings. The book’s guidelines also demonstrate how to develop your own protocols and treatment plans. The book has three sections to assist in creating unique and individualized recreational therapy services.
Science for Seniors
Price: $22.40 USD. Words: 54,950. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Science for Seniors shows activity leaders how to provide stimulating science activities that provide both entertainment and enlightenment, as part of a life-long learning process. Contains basic science information and hands-on programs that activity directors or therapists can use with seniors of all intellectual and physical abilities.
When Food is Family
Price: $18.00 USD. Words: 56,710. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders
There are many eating disorder books based solely on cognitive-behavioral theories and treatment methods. When Food is Family details how early childhood relationships play a significant role in the development of an eating disorder. Nature may stack the deck, but nurture plays the hand. This book is based on the framework of Attachment Theory.
Barrier-Free Theatre: Including Everyone in Theatre Arts — in Schools, Recreation, and Arts Programs — Regardless of (Dis)Ability
Price: $25.20 USD. Words: 168,220. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Theatre arts can “level the playing field” and empower participants of all ages. Dramatic interaction creates relationships that last long after a performance is over. Written for drama teachers, recreation leaders, special educators, therapists, and other group leaders.
Mind on the Run: A Bipolar Chronicle
Price: $14.40 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Mind on the Run chronicles a family tragedy — the life and death of Scott C. Baker. It's a story of a family's efforts to help Scott through five major, prolonged bipolar manic episodes. It's the story of a suicide that proper treatment would have prevented.
Diet Myths BUSTED: Food Facts, Not Nutrition Fiction
Price: $14.50 USD. Words: 86,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Diet cooking
Every day we are bombarded with information and misinformation about our diets that we don't know what to think. More and more “quick fixes” are introduced, often contradicting what was said just a year or two ago. In this book Ann Rosenstein offers the best available information. She is not suggesting a particular diet or kind of exercise. She’s simply giving you the information you need.
Reflections along the Way
Price: $12.80 USD. Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Bocchieri is an expert in the field of substance abuse and addiction. In this book he uses his unique ability of explaining complex psychological, philosophical, and spiritual concepts in clear, concise, and easy-to-understand language to describe how a person can succeed in his or her recovery. This is a more personal follow-up to his first book, Things That Work.
Things That Work: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recovery by One Who Knows
Price: $12.80 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
This book is for the alcoholic who is beginning to come to terms with his problem. It contains no generalities behind which you can hide, no Pollyanna solutions that will let you believe that you can sidestep the tough times ahead. Instead, you will have the principles that worked for me in spite of any predisposition for, inclination toward, and background of alcoholism I might have had.
The wRECking Yard of Games and Activities
Price: $19.20 USD. Words: 42,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports for physically disabled, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
This is the wRECking Yard — the place where activities and games (productive RECreation) help people put lives together. Alanna Jones has crafted 104 activities for groups of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults that help you teach them teamwork, self-esteem, self-discovery, leisure education, communication, anger management, and fitness.
Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function
Price: $19.20 USD. Words: 31,680. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function provides therapists and activity professionals with 48 interesting and innovative art activities for populations with different cognitive levels and physical abilities. The projects involve the use of several different media including: collage, paint, and drawing.
Your Complete Guide to Total Hip Replacements: Before, During, and After Surgery
Price: $9.60 USD. Words: 32,090. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
If you or someone you know is thinking about a hip replacement, this book will get you through the process from finding a doctor through rehabilitation. It has 12 checklists to prepare for surgery and keep track of your recovery including: * comparing doctors and hospitals * finding the appropriate care after surgery * checking on insurance * preparing the home * marking progress during recovery
Inclusive Outdoor Recreation for Persons with Disabilities: Protocols and Activities
Price: $28.00 USD. Words: 34,410. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports for physically disabled
Inclusive Outdoor Recreation for People with Disabilities shows how to create a program that is accessible to all participants regardless of physical or mental capabilities. Topics covered include: - Procedures for adapting activities - Leading adapted activities - Evaluating barriers to participation - Information on common disabling conditions
Female Sex Offenders: What Therapists, Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services Need to Know
Price: $28.00 USD. Words: 90,470. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual behavior, Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse
Each year, hundreds of thousands of youth are not protected, not believed, and not treated for trauma associated with abuse from female sex offenders. Through her detailed analysis of the currently available literature and her own research, Dr. Hislop describes what is known about female sex offenders: identification of abusers, number of abusers and victims, methods of abuse, etc.
Living Through Personal Crisis
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 67,550. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Psychology » Depression
This book is about the small and large losses that happen to people, experiences that plunge them into a state of adjustment. It guides those moving through the mourning process and those who are struggling with depression and other symptoms of distress as they start to realize that they are grieving their loss. It is also for the families and friends of those who have suffered a loss.
The Enduring Human Spirit: Thought-Provoking Stories on Caring for Our Elders
Price: $12.80 USD. Words: 73,930. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Charles Tindell writes about the lives of real people. He then asks us to ponder thought-provoking questions about the meaning of these lives (and the meaning of our own lives as we grow older). We have many questions to answer: How do we deal with our parents’ aging and our own aging? What keeps a person’s spirit alive and growing?
Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones: A Lifeline to New Connections
Price: $15.20 USD. Words: 96,000. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Traumatic brain injury causes damage to the connections in many parts of the brain besides the focal point of the injury. It’s not enough to heal medically. Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones has extensive information about what happens in the brain when it is injured, and goes on to describe the medical care required during the initial stages of recovery.
Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors: A Lifeline to New Connections
Price: $15.20 USD. Words: 104,060. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Traumatic brain injury causes damage to the connections in many parts of the brain besides the focal point of the injury. It’s not enough to heal medically. Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors discusses medical care and goes beyond to help the survivor heal spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, and vocationally through traditional and complementary medicine and nutrition.
Activities for the Elderly, Volume 2: Working with Residents with Significant Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
Price: $24.00 USD. Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
A collection of 86 practical activities for residents who are very impaired because of dementia or other severe disabilities. Just as with Activities for the Elderly, Volume 1, this book provides the therapist with instructions and helpful hints, as well as the therapeutic benefits for each activity.
Quality Assurance for Activity Programs
Price: $9.60 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
Today, more than ever, you are required to use a quality assurance program as a key part of your job. But how do you make one work for you? This book gives you the information you need to develop and run a meaningful quality assurance program that will pass standards. The material presented is down to earth and practical.
Writing for Wellness: A Prescription for Healing
Price: $14.40 USD. Words: 89,350. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Writing for Wellness provides a new and focused writing program for cancer patients, their family members, caregivers, and medical staff. It includes information about the author’s own battle with cancer, Healing Words from more than 60 contributors, and instructions for the reader to write his or her own healing words in the It's Your Turn section.


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