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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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to the SKATTLE Blog

Welcome to the SKATTLE Blog

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We are so happy that you have found our space – welcome to the SKATTLE Blog! So who are we, exactly? SKATTLE is an acronym, meaning Supporting Kids and Teens Through Life-changing Experiences. We are a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in counselling children, teenagers, and their families who are experiencing change. What is ‘change’? For […]