The conversation – talking to a family member or significant other who is gambling  

  Partners, family members and friends often ring the NSW Gambling Helpline (1800 858 858) wanting advice about how to talk to their loved ones about their gambling. Many times they want to talk about how to begin the conversation. Other times the family member or significant other admits gambling has been an ongoing discussion … Continue reading The conversation – talking to a family member or significant other who is gambling  

The gambler’s fallacy – a risk for relapse

If you have been gambling for some time and you find you are having more trouble controlling the amount you spend, you might notice that you often have thoughts that make you want to gamble more urgently.    Many people battle with these thoughts and try different strategies to distract themselves from focusing on them.  For … Continue reading The gambler’s fallacy – a risk for relapse

Thinking errors in problem gambling – Part Two

  In our previous blog we discussed some common errors in thinking that contribute to a gambling problem. Here are some more types of  ‘thinking errors’ that might look familiar to you if you are having problems with gambling, or know someone who is.   One ‘thinking error” is Selective Memory    Selective Memory refers … Continue reading Thinking errors in problem gambling – Part Two

How do my thoughts affect my gambling?

     Often people don’t stop to think if their thoughts are entirely true, and whether these thoughts are helping them to achieve our life goals. Often the ways people think about things are not correct but they believe them anyway. For example, many people with gambling problems develop beliefs about their chances of winning … Continue reading How do my thoughts affect my gambling?