Posts by Kathleen Casagrande

RHYME OR REASON?

A favourite expression of my father’s was “there is no rhyme or reason to any of this”.  He would be relaying a story about something that had happened that he just couldn’t possibly understand.  Being a logical bloke, everything needed to make sense. How difficult that must have been in a family of 6 females. …

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MCG – MENTORING COACHING/COUNSELLING GROUPS

After experiencing 20 years in the industry of counselling it is now time to give back some of what I have learned.  I want to help enhance the journey for those who will travel along their own paths to make humanity a more comfortable space in the lives of many.  For those who are tormented…

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Gestalt Therapy

Recently, some students attended an advanced counselling skills workshop on Gestalt Therapy and found it quite immersive, intense and confrontational; here’s a glimpse into why… GESTALT is a German word that refers to configuration or pattern, form or shape and may refer to holism. Holism is the idea that natural systems and their properties should…

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Supervised Visits For Children – An Insight

CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR KIDS Information and Interview with Sandy from Kids Reunited Inc. I’ve known Sandy for about 8 years when I had the opportunity of meeting her while she developed Kids Reunited Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that reunites children with parents they do not live with.   While visiting the Australian Institute of…

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Australia Day In your own way

AUSTRALIA DAY, IN YOUR OWN WAY… How did you celebrate?  Yes, it’s been all over the news is a very controversial topic. Who’s being nationalized? Or is it naturalised?  Becoming a citizen?   https://www.australiaday.org.au/about-australia-day/ceremonies/ Do we know the National Anthem or just pretend to say the words like a lot of people, including sports people who…

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Is it a Happy New Year?

Is it a HAPPY NEW YEAR? What’s the Plan?  Healthier lifestyle?  Share love with family more?  Work more? The resolution is to not have a resolution.  That one tickled me. The heat here in Australia affects some –  frayed nerves, impatience, struggling with lifestyles that wouldn’t ‘normally’ challenge us.  That heat somehow creates ulterior effects.…

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CBT Techniques

How do you incorporate these in a counselling session? Below you’ll view some example segments from a training session for counsellors however these can also be useful within your own families. Last week we held the final of the S.I.A. (Skills In Action) which have been superseded by the V.I.P Coaching Sessions (Click here for the…

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Counselling From The Car With Kathleen

As you read this I’m holidaying in New Zealand! What a send-off!  There were lots of delays and dramas with the flight cancelled and us having to be diverted to Sydney, wait an hour or two and then onto the beautiful New Zealand. But we made it and isn’t that what life is all about?…

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Follow On From The 'Starting Your Successful Business' Event

Do YOU know the difference between reading something and doing something? Participants at the event last Sunday “Starting Your Successful Business” realised that it’s not all about the nuts and bolts, or the specific steps you need to actually start any business. It’s all about the ‘Ws’… ● Why am I wanting to start? ●…

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What Not To Do

We’re at the end of the financial year and the start of a whole new phase – some say financially, some say different things. To add a little humour to the seriousness of the posts I’ve been writing lately and to also celebrate the passing of the financial year, please entertain yourself by spotting the number…

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