It might sound strange, but deciding to make a change to your gambling can be just like getting fit. Here are our tips to 'get in shape'.
If you had a difficult childhood and now find yourself wanting to make a change to your gambling, it can be helpful to understand that there may be physiological or emotional factors that led you to this situation, as it can help you to figure out how to act from here. Counsellor Sam discusses the link between childhood trauma and adult distress.
A common thought that many Gambling Help clients have is “Do I need to hit rock bottom in order to change? How bad do things have to get before change happens?” The good news is you can decide to make a change at any time.
Former client Gus* shares his story of working with his partner and a financial counsellor to manage his debt.
As we approach 2019, many people we speak to are taking stock and realising that they don’t like the role that gambling plays in their lives. If that sounds like you, that realisation is an opportunity to make positive change in your life and the lives of your loved ones.
There are some common worries that stop people from reaching out to Gambling Help NSW. Here's why they're not as big a problem as you might think.
Encouraging your teen to think critically about gambling can help prevent them from developing problems in the future.
People thinking about making changes to their gambling habits often find it daunting deciding where to start: Should you go to Gambling Anonymous meetings? Go to see a psychologist? See a counsellor? Try to do it all by yourself? If you’re seeking help for the first time, it’s understandable that you may be confused about … Continue reading 4 ways to get help: What do they look like?
Many people who struggle with gambling want to know why this happened to them. The question ‘why me?’ is valid – why is it that some people are vulnerable to developing gambling problems, while others seem to be able to gamble within their limits? Below are some potential risk factors that might predispose someone to … Continue reading Why me? The risk factors for gambling issues
Confidence will help you reach your goals, but you can’t just switch on self-confidence , it needs to be built up over time. Here are some steps you can take to improve your confidence. Step 1: Recognise and challenge negative thoughts Do you believe your own thoughts, without question? Most of us do. After all, … Continue reading The Confidence Game: Steps to Build your Self-Esteem