Entries by Rebekah Sammut

Self-Soothe – Taming the Internal Volcano

During a session with a young person recently, One-Eighty were talking about emotions and behaviours and they announced “I am never ever getting angry again!”.  This statement got us thinking……….is it realistic to think that we can regulate our emotions so much so that nothing actually angers us? Logic says that this would be near […]

What’s the point of Family?

By Antonia May “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” (Anthony Brandt, Author) The importance of family is becoming increasingly well known within the context of helping children therapeutically. Psychologists such as Winnicott have stressed how necessary families are, by going so far as to say that a child cannot […]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – What is it? How do we use it?

  DBT… What is it? Dialectically Behavioural Therapy (DBT) was originally developed by Marsha M Linehan. This type of therapy has revolutionised cognitive-behavioural therapies by introducing concepts such as mindfulness and acceptance, which have had a positive influence on many service users. DBT was originally developed by Lineman in order to treat clients whom had […]

Why does One-Eighty choose to Blog?

Why do One-Eighty blog? One-Eighty have been creating and uploading blogs to the website since its inception. But this year we’ve taken a step back to evaluate why we blog and whether it’s having the impact we hoped it would. For us, blogging was about sharing knowledge. Everyday, someone in One-Eighty’s 62 person team, made […]