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Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

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Like many of us, Covid-19 has certainly challenged me to dive deep into the daunting and largely unfamiliar territory of online therapeutic work within my community. I had always convinced myself – and anybody else who was curious enough to enquire – that I preferred to work face to face with people, because I appreciated […]

Are you running away from Covid-19 isolation?

Are you running away from Covid-19 isolation?

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Yesterday I was listening to a podcast where Elizabeth Gilbert, well-known speaker and best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, City of Girls and Big Magic shared some thoughts around her own experience of living in Covid-19 isolation in the USA. She spoke to so many facets of this unexpected journey we are all negotiating together, […]

Supporting our community through Covid-19

Supporting our community through Covid-19

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Yesterday I was on a webinar with a group of community workers and counsellors who were sharing their experiences around the unique and unexpected challenges Covid-19 was bringing to their work within their communities.  One of the common themes we identified is that, despite the collective “sameness” of our experiences as a nation, we all […]

Caring for ourselves as practitioners during the Covid-19 change

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In recent supervision sessions and conversations with my peers and colleagues, there has been much discussion around the unique challenges that we as community health workers are facing in this time of change and uncertainty. Some of these tricky situations are familiar to those of us who have already worked from home or in multiple […]

How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference To A Story

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Many of us remember the old game of “Telephone,” where the sharing of a statement begets some very funny changes to it. The person at the start of the telephone chain whispers, a statement such as, “I like being outside and playing at the park” into the ear of the person next to him. That […]

6 Tips For Supporting Your Family After Loss

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At SKATTLE we see lots of families going through life changing experiences, including families affected by loss. Here is a short list of ideas that can be helpful to remember when you or someone you know is trying to support family after loss… Everyone Responds Differently You might feel concerned that someone you care about […]