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A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

2 min read

  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 […]

Travelling beyond tourism: SKATTLE’S Overseas Program

Travelling beyond tourism: SKATTLE’S Overseas Program

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Being a tourist is a really interesting thing.  When I’ve packed my bag and had my passport stamped in the past, I’ve done it because I want to open myself up to new experiences. I want to see new sights, taste weird and wonderful food, meet new people who live life a little (or a […]

How to Support Loved Ones

How to Support Loved Ones

2 min read

When we see someone we love going through a challenging time, we can feel a strong urge to do what we can to support them. However, we can sometimes find ourselves confused around how we can support loved ones, or we may even develop our own stresses by feeling responsible for the happiness of others. So […]

It starts with us – National Youth Week 2015

It starts with us – National Youth Week 2015

3 min read

As National Youth Week comes to a close for another year it seems timely to reflect on some of the knowledge and skills that young people have shared with us this term. The theme for 2015’s celebration of young people is, It starts with us. This is a celebration that we want to be a part of […]

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

3 min read

I will be the first to admit that sometimes, I’m not the best at communication. More than once I’ve written a SKATTLE article, and upon proofreading it, wonder “What was I even talking about here?!” Sometimes I’ll be having a conversation with a friend and see them become totally lost in my rambles. Even though […]

10 Quick Tips For Teenagers Facing Change

10 Quick Tips For Teenagers Facing Change

3 min read

Whenever I work with teenagers, I’m reminded that it wasn’t that long ago that I was one too. Juggling school work, a part time job, family, friends, and anything else that will fit in between can give anyone a headache, let alone when a change is thrown in the mix. I think being a teenager […]