Dr Margot Sunderland an author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health. Main titles are as follows:

The Emotion Cards are 48 emotive and artistic images designed to help people to review their emotions and their relationships in a meaningful and often transformative way. The cards are designed to capture the deeper truth of how people experience their life, offering poignant descriptions for what someone may be feeling. This beautiful resource is also a perfect supplement to Draw on Your Emotions, Margot Sunderland¹s bestselling book. The second edition of Draw on Your Emotions contains a new section that explains how to get the most out of combining the activities in the book with these cards to encourage meaningful conversations and take…
Draw on Your Emotions is a bestselling resource for therapists and educators to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions, using images as a starting point. It is designed to help individuals begin to explore their emotions by completing the easy picture exercises, encourage people to rehearse other ways of functioning by trying out alternatives safely on paper, and create clarity and new perspectives as a step towards positive action. Offering a broad range of exercises which can be adapted for any ability or age from middle childhood onwards, this unique book explores a range of emotions surrounding a person¹s important life…
The latest book by Dr Margot Sunderland, offers a wealth of tools and techniques to empower practitioners and parents to connect to children and teenagers through conversation, in life changing ways. Packed with creative possibilities, and illustrated with numerous ‘conversations’, this book can be returned to again and again whilst helping children and teenagers work through any painful life issue, past or present. The book also contains photocopiable worksheets. A ‘must-buy’ for any adult who want the conversations they have with children and teenagers to genuinely help, and to matter. More information from Worth Publishing Ltd: http://www.worthpublishing.com Order from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or…
The incredible effects of Love, Nurture and Play on your child's development  (original title – The Science of Parenting) This is the first practical parenting book to give you the facts, not the fiction on the best way to bring up your child, essential for any parent. Based on over 700 scientific studies into children’s development, award-winning author and child psychotherapist Dr. Margot Sunderland explains how to develop your child’s potential to the full.
This manual contains a series of structured, easy to do picture exercises to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions in everyday life. Providing a series of photocopiable illustrations, the book is a source of effective readymade material.
This book is designed for professionals to help children, teenagers and adults alike to explore, communicate and learn more about themselves in light of their relationships and so to improve their quality of life by improving their relationship life. Many children, teenagers and adults never sit down to reflect on their relationships. As a result, they can endlessly repeat destructive relationship patterns, pick people who are bad for them, stay in deadening relationships, or destroy the lovely relationships they do have.
Helping Teenagers to Talk about their Feelings. This book aims to empower people to have thoughtful, reflective conversations with teenagers about their life experiences. The book is full of tools and techniques for what to say and how to be when talking to teenagers, underpinned by the latest research, psychology and neuroscience in adolescent development.  
(Edited by Margot Sunderland) This book is a vital resource for all professionals and parents who seek to reach and help teenagers who struggle with anger, anxiety and low self-esteem. It contains vital theory and practice, tools, techniques and case studies from eminent contributors with extensive hands-on experience of working with troubled teenagers.
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Dr Margot Sunderland (Award-winning Author and Expert in Child Development, Child Psychology, Child Psychotherapy and Parenting).

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WHAT CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE IN ORDER TO LIVE IT WELL (Mental Health Programmes in Schools and Psycho-education) 

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