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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 […]

Building Resilience: How Strength-Based Approaches Can Help

Building Resilience: How Strength-Based Approaches Can Help

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Here at SKATTLE, one of the guiding values the team holds onto is the idea we all have an innate need to recognise our unique skills and strengths. When we live in a world that can focus on the problems that we face, we are often left feeling overwhelmed, drained, or even a bit hopeless. […]

Finding Connections – feedback on the SKATTLE Parent Groups

Finding Connections – feedback on the SKATTLE Parent Groups

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You may have noticed from looking around the website that SKATTLE run therapeutic groups for kids and young people going through difficult life experiences.   We call these our Children and Change groups. Whenever we run a kids group, we run a concurrent parent group so that parents can connect and explore how their role as […]

Does Counselling Have To Hurt?

Does Counselling Have To Hurt?

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One of the biggest fears and misconceptions that people have when they seek counselling is the idea they are going to have to bear their souls to their counsellor – to delve deep into the past and examine all the bad experiences that have led them to where they are today. The popular concept is […]

The Number One Rule For Experiencing Change

The Number One Rule For Experiencing Change

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At some point in our lives, we all experience times of change. Whether they’re big changes or small, temporary or permanent, sometimes they can throw us right off our game. At SKATTLE, a lot of the things we talk about have to do with change. We’ve had clients speak about the death of a loved […]

Externalisation: How Language Affects Our Identity

Externalisation: How Language Affects Our Identity

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Language is a pretty amazing thing. It is what makes humans unique, and without it, we would not be as advanced as we are now. While animals can communicate, we create syntax and semantics in ways that can totally alter how information is received. What many of us fail to realise, however, is that we […]

Talking to Children about Death: Three Things to Consider

Talking to Children about Death: Three Things to Consider

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For many parents and caregivers, telling a child that someone has passed can be an incredibly difficult task. This can be particularly trying if we too are processing grief, or if we are unsure of our ability to cope with the reactions that children may have. For some children, the concept of death is totally […]