Category Archives for Children

How to choose a Trauma Counsellor

Trauma is not just physical injury. A major part of trauma is the damage you cannot see, i.e. the emotional damage caused by a traumatic event. Being a Trauma Counsellor is a specialised area of counselling and in particular when it relates to trauma counselling for children. The techniques used, and the therapies required to support adults and […]

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Taking Charge of Bullying

Taking Charge of Bullying is a workshop for parent’s facilitated by Innate Therapies Taking charge of bullying aims to give parents an overview of what bullying is and some effective tools they can use to assist their children to become resilient and not becoming a target for bullying within the school system. The Education Department has […]

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Behaviour Modification

Behaviour modification What is behaviour modification? Behaviour modification is the process of recognising undesirable behaviours and teaching and encouraging alternative positive behaviours in their place.  For example, if a child always throws a tantrum when asked to get dressed in the morning. Rather than focus on the negative behaviour (the tantrum) and reacting to the […]

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Self-Esteem in Children

Within my work as a child, adolescent and family counsellor I come across children and young people who have a very low opinion of themselves, i.e. a low self-esteem. This is very concerning to me for a variety of reasons, and in turn led me to writing a program called Esteemed Champions, to counteract the […]

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Teenage depression

What is teenage depression? Depression is a mental illness that affects many people of all ages and in varying degrees.  While we all undergo some times of sadness or feeling low, those that have depression are dealing with these feelings not only for an extended period of time but to a much more severe degree […]

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Book Review – Sam Gets Two Homes

Review written by Warren F, Cairns QLD Sam Gets Two Homes written by Donna Mahoney is a book that Donna wrote to fill a void in tools to help children adjust with their parent’s separation. It also help the parents get an inside view of what the child is thinking, as you may know our […]

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Definition of bullying

The Oxford Dictionary defines bullying as “Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something”. The real life definition of bullying is someone who uses physical strength, emotional blackmail and verbal threats towards another human being to intimidate, harass, belittle and degrade them. We joke about “being a bully” […]

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