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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 […]

Max & Co – toys who are more than just comfort objects

Max & Co – toys who are more than just comfort objects

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There are some pretty fancy names floating around that describe the bond that people have with objects such as toys or blankets. ‘Attachment objects’, ‘comfort objects’, and ‘transitional objects’ are some of the terms that have been coined to describe soft favourites like ‘blankies’ and stuffed animals. Pretty scientific, hey? While I’ve been interested to read up on some of […]

(W)rapping up at SKATTLE

(W)rapping up at SKATTLE

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The last couple of weeks here at SKATTLE have seen us wrapping  up some of our off-site programs. We have so enjoyed getting out into school communities during 2014 to work with and learn from young people all over Brisbane. Our main focus in this work is to be able to support children and families […]

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

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When we lose someone that we are close with, it can feel like our whole world has turned on its head. Whether a loved one has passed, a family has broken down, or we’ve been separated from those close to us, it can sometimes feel a hole has been left in our lives. For many […]

Sharing Stories with Others: The Benefits of Group Therapy

Sharing Stories with Others: The Benefits of Group Therapy

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At SKATTLE, a large portion of our work is done with groups. Be it in schools, community organisations, or at SKATTLE house, we love to bring individuals together to share stories. While people can see serious benefits when working one-on-one, we’ve found that our group work brings some unique therapeutic benefits to the table, particularly when […]

Five Hot Tips For Picking A Good Counsellor

Five Hot Tips For Picking A Good Counsellor

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Some recent conversations have got me thinking about how people go about picking a good counsellor. It’s not always as simple as you might think so I thought it might be helpful to offer some ideas as a guide. Your relationship with a counsellor (the ‘therapeutic relationship’) is the most important factor as to whether […]

Finding The Client’s Answers: Four Tips For Counselling Professionals

Finding The Client’s Answers: Four Tips For Counselling Professionals

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At SKATTLE, we view the relationship between counsellors and clients in a unique way. Our philosophy suggests that we are all experts in our own lives, and that no-one else knows us like we do. We believe that because of this, we already have the skills and knowledge we need to keep standing strong through […]