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The Crisis Book

—The Crisis Book

The Crisis Book

The Crisis Book has been incubating as an idea for over 20 years… and has, at last, materialised into this cracking book from LID Publishing.

It features 70 short chapters on topics which constitute or account for the many stress or crisis issues we may all experience throughout life. From sections covering from ‘Moods & Emotions’ and ‘Life Events’ to ‘Work/Life Skills’ and ‘Personal Life Management’ there’s something for everyone.

Each chapter presents an overview, then jumps in with a checklist of key tips, guidance and advice to give you some options about how to deal with or cope better with tough life situations.

As before, fellow scribes, Andrew Kinder and Professor Sir Cary Cooper chipped in their words of wisdom.

The Crisis Book launches in the UK in early March 2017, and in the US in late April 2017.

Trauma book

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

It seems that every book Rick writes, takes two years!

This detailed text is no exception. As with the previous ‘Employee Well-being Support’ book, the International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support was commissioned and published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, and aided by stalwart fellow-scribes, Andrew Kinder & Professor Sir Cary Cooper.

 ’It was a fascinating project, canvassing views and opinions from academics and practitioners from all over the world, including from the USA, Canada, Israel, Australia, Holland, Germany, China, India, Belgium and the UK. From response to 9/11, the London Bombings and the Asian Tsunami, the book provides an informed insight into what can be done in response to traumatic or critical incidents’.

The book is available at http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470974133.html

 

 

BBC writers room

Success with BBC Writersroom

Rick submitted his feature script ‘Moral Compass’ and was delighted to have passed through the tough vetting stages to the final point at which the script was read by senior readers at the BBC Writersroom.

OK, so it didn’t get any further, but beating several thousand other scripts felt a massive achievement in itself.

 

 

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Shortlisted for Channel 4′s ‘Coming Up’ 2015/2016

Rick’s feature film script ‘Milked of Human Kindness’ was short-listed for the Channel 4′s ‘Coming Up’ programme; a scheme that potentially offered the ‘winner’ a commission to write a 90 minute drama, made by Touchpaper TV, and transmitted on Channel 4.

The writing was tough. But travelling from Aberdeen to the London production company to pitch the script on crutches after tearing left knee medical meniscus was about as tough as it gets.

Ths script didn’t win but it was an amazing experience. And thanks to Flybe ground crew in Aberdeen and London City for your help!

 

Employee Wellbeing Support

Employee Well-being Support: A Workplace Resource

Some two years in the editing by Rick, aided by Andrew Kinder and Professor Sir Cary Cooper, this is a compendium of thoughts, views, guidance and perspectives on ‘employee well-being’ written by experts from around the country and across the corporate spectrum.

A ‘must-read’ for those in Human Resources, Occupational Health, Health & Safety, People Development, Well-being & Welfare.

Available at http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470059001.html

 

Experiences of Person-Centred Counselling Training

—Experiences of Person-Centred Counselling Training

Experiences of Person-Centred Counselling Training: A Compendium of Case Studies to Assist Prospective Applicants

From the Publisher’s website…

This book could be described as a rough guide to person-centred counselling training. A book borne out of personal experience in more ways than one, this volume started life as an idea in a person-centred training group. Laura Buchanan and Rick Hughes then set about collecting hundreds of personal accounts of person-centred training from all over the UK.

The book covers all the topics that prospective trainees could wish to know about from funding and course applications through to what happens when you finish the course. It is a compendium of unsentimental testimony from dozens of trainees with some contributions from trainers to complete the picture. Aimed at anyone contemplating embarking on person-centred counselling training, the book may also be of help to those considering trainings in other counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches. An excellent preparation for counsellor training, Experiences of Person-Centred Counselling Training will help prospective applicants ask themselves some key, perhaps painful, questions before starting the course application stage. Deliberately priced to suit the pockets of hard-pressed prospective trainees, it is packed with personal experience and useful information.

Available at http://www.pccs-books.co.uk/products/experiences-of-person-centred-counselling-training-a-compendium-of-case-stu/