In our lives we are often very busy trying to balance different commitments which often leaves little time out for ourselves. Whether you are a parent, working full time, dealing with family, relationships, or financial issues, chances are you have experienced stress in the past week. Stress is the feeling we have when under pressure … Continue reading How managing your stress can reduce your gambling
The start of a New Year means making resolutions for many people, and hopefully you are feeling full of good intentions. The break over Christmas has given you the opportunity to reflect on the year past, and wonder what might lie ahead. It is easy to start the year with the best of intentions, but … Continue reading What do you want for the New Year?
With the holidays just around the corner, many of us will be looking forward to relaxing and taking time off. However, Christmas can be a difficult time for many as it can be expensive and often daunting with many expectations including buying presents, attending social events and meeting family obligations. If you are struggling with … Continue reading Gambling and holidays – top tips
“If I could wave a magic wand and gambling was no longer a problem for you, how would your life be different?” This might seem like a strange question, considering there is no such thing as a magic wand and gambling is a very serious issue. Counsellors ask this type of question, because focusing on … Continue reading The magic wand question
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
Scientists have known for a long time about the link between thoughts and behaviour - Thinking about past wins may be enough to send you straight back to gambling. Identifying when you are having those thoughts, and how they lead you back to gambling will be an important part of your stop gambling plan. Here … Continue reading Thinking about gambling!
Reading this article (and others like it) can be one of the many ways you can help yourself to stop gambling. But how you may ask? Research shows that recognising that you have a gambling problem, and committing to change is a really important step in your recovery process. You are here because you want … Continue reading Reading this blog can help you pull yourself away from Gambling!