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A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

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  I recently listened to a podcast by Dr Kate Owen, a clinical psychologist on the Gold Coast. She offered some interesting ideas around the ‘contagious nature’ of anxiety and other negative emotions. (Have you ever noticed how flat you feel after looking forward to a meet up with a friend who then ‘dumps’ 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 […]

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

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Family Counselling can often be considered a bit taboo in Australian culture – it’s not something you regularly hear people talking about openly. Like most things that aren’t talked about openly, this tends to breed misunderstanding and confusion around what actually happens in a family counselling session, and what to expect with things like: How many session […]

What are your special skills?

What are your special skills?

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    We all have at least one thing that we can do well, one special skill. Some people have many skills but we all have something that we can contribute to the world. These skills make us who we are and keep us strong when the storm clouds of life loom above us. There […]