• WINDOW OF TOLERANCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    Window of Tolerance REGISTRATION ...

  • Workshop: The Window of Tolerance – Making Sense of Effects of Trauma With Children, Young People and Families July 28 2017 9.30-4.30

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  • Building Blocks – Social Skills Calendar 2016

    ~MEDICARE REBATE MAY APPLY ~ A 6 week social skills group for primary school children to incrementally learn and develop the social skills required in their every day interactions and relationships with peers and adults at home, at school and other c...

  • Talking about Abuse

    – (Reference from an Interview with Michael White 1995 ‘Naming Abuse and Breaking from its Effects’) “…How amazingly great it can feel to gently and lovingly touch the skin of or otherwise get close to someone who wants to be ...

  • Relationship with Self and Others

    BLOCKS that get in the way of preferred relationships with SELF and Others Some examples: INJURIOUS (Harmful) CONVERSATIONAL HABITS self-surveillance/audience A step towards undoing these debilitating internalised conversations is to begin NOTICING T...

  • Relationship with Self and Others

    Who I am explore the uniqueness and meaning of experiences in being a woman explore the Self we express to the world and the Self we may (or dare) express to our self explore the relationship we as women have with our body/our sexuality The various r...

  • Relationship with Self and Others by Angela Ranallo

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  • Recovering from Trauma and Abuse

    Experiences of abuse and violence have the potential of creating doubts and disqualify a person’s own beliefs about who s/he is as a person and of their capabilities. It increases guilt, shame and sense of worthlessness. It creates vulnerabilit...

  • Potential Effects of Experience of Abuse

    The visual diagram below shows examples of the areas of living potentially affected by experiences of abuse. Diagram – 2 EXPLORATION OF SEXUALITY & SELF IDENTITY IN THE CONTEXT OF SEXUAL ABUSE Adapted by Angela Ranallo 2005 from Allan Jenki...

  • Parental Influence and Effects on Children

    It is my professional opinion that children’s views in general are influenced to a lesser or greater degree, by significant people and situations in their lives. Parental influence on children and young people’s views and beliefs is inevi...

  • Muscle Relaxation for Children

    Adapted by Angela Ranallo from Dr J Irvine “who’d be a parent?” Hands and arms: get them to pretend to be squeezing an orange. When it’s all squeezed out they let it drop and let their muscles relax. Arms and shoulders: get th...

  • Memories held in the body

    THE BODY – Memories are held in the body (Richard Rose Life story Therapy with Traumatised Children) Triggers, often non verbal may cause physical reactions which is automatic and not associated with cognitive story-telling. Van der Kolk (1992)...

  • Foster Placement Transition

    Developmental implications “Children who have experienced abuse or neglect have a heightened need for permanency, security, and emotional constancy and are, therefore, at great risk because of the inconsistencies in their lives and the foster c...

  • How to write and engage in Parallel Healing Stories

    Parallel story telling/writing – have themes resonating with children’s own life/situation. Through the process of the creative story-telling, there are pauses and reflections about the similarities to children’s own life. This proc...

  • Children relationship with separated parents

    The parents usually indicate that they want the children to have a good relationship with the other parent. To achieve this, it would be helpful for the children to be encouraged by each parent to minimise any interest and involvement in the details ...

  • WORKING FRAMEWORK with CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

    Visual Diagram By Angela Ranallo (adapted from Johnella Bird) I am providing a visual diagram of the ways that I work, for people who, like me, may benefit from visuals to help in the understanding. Looking at the diagram, you will notice that there ...

  • Children and Separation – General (Tip sheet for parent/s)

    Story of when children were born to parents. If true, that children were born to parents because they loved each other and they wanted to have the children. What have children been told about the parents separation and what are the children understan...

  • Children and Separation

    Parental conflict and effects on children It has been my experience that for children, witnessing parental conflict and violence can be a traumatic experience having different effects, and creating conflict and contradictions in the emotional bond th...

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Child & Family Therapy Counselling Service is an independent counselling and family therapy centre operated by Angela Ranallo, a qualified Clinical Social Worker, Child & Family Therapist and accredited Mental Health Practitioner specialising in Children and Young People Counselling - Parenting Support and Family Counselling - Relationships & Couples Counselling - Adult Mental Health - Trauma Therapy and Clinical Supervision and Training.