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Connecting to your values when life is hard.

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
26/04/2021 17:00 PM
One thing I have come to discover over and over is that life happens however it is going to happen, it’s unexpected, fun, extremely painful, exciting, joyful, heartbreaking, and a constant learning ex...

Kindness is a superpower that should not be used sparingly.

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
21/05/2020 18:00 PM
I have been a long-term fan of being kind to everyone regardless of any of the factors that identify differences (age, gender, faith, etc.) I have seen the joy sparked, hope gained, and the...

Girls Friendship Politics: Friend, frienemy and everything in between…

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
09/12/2019 10:00 AM
I have lived in 5 towns, one of them on the second round stint, and done a whole lot of travel over the last 15 yrs since leaving home in my late teens. Most of those moves have been interstate, to a...

Help Me… Danger Ahead!

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
02/12/2019 17:30 PM
Memory is a funny thing. A couple weeks ago I was driving along the long, winding, and sharp turning roads of Dorrigo Mountain and I got the uncomfortable but familiar feeling of tension triggered by...

Supporting children during bushfires

Posted By Amy Sketcher- APS,
12/11/2019 12:00 PM
The following information has been provided by the Australian Psychological Society to support families in their responses to bushfires and bushfire risks. This is especially related to children and...

Free Parent Evening- Bringing Up Brave Kids

Posted By Seasons Allied Health,
08/10/2019 18:50 PM
October is Birthday month- and you get the gift! Come along and celebrate our compassion child in the Phillipines Cally, and our Psychologist Amy's Birthday with a free evening event for parents and...

Self care for the caregiver: Yes I’m talking to you

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
01/10/2019 17:46 PM
I have a poster in every office I work in that states, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. I’m not sure of the original author but it serves as a reminder to me that as a Psychologist, supporting...

Play vs Play Therapy

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
01/10/2019 17:44 PM
Those who know me are already aware of my love of play in all its forms. This fits nicely within my work with children and families as play is the primary language of children, and therefore it makes...

Bullying: The Bystander

Posted By Amy Sketcher,
01/10/2019 17:00 PM
I was recently was asked to speak as part of a social justice series at my local church on Children’s Mental Health, more specifically bullying. Bullying is unfortunately a topic that comes up in my o...