Category Archives: Tips On Controlling Your Gambling

Change

Starting to think about change is a big process. Often when people begin the process of counselling, we will ask them ‘what is it that motivated you to make this appointment?’ Here is what some of our clients have had … Continue reading

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Musings of a Gambling Counsellor

One of the heart breaking things I’ve seen working as an intake officer and counsellor at a gambling clinic is coming across the people who called the help line, but just couldn’t bring themselves to come in for that first session. Or … Continue reading

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The Importance of Pleasant Activities

Every day we do things because we have to. Think about it… a lot of our day is often filled up with tasks such as our job, grocery shopping, filling the car with petrol, mowing the lawn, vacuuming the house…the … Continue reading

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Have you learnt the art of urge surfing?

Are you trying to stop gambling but finding it hard because you keeping having cravings to gamble? Don’t worry, this is very common! Experiencing cravings or urges to gamble is completely normal among people trying to give up gambling. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Losing Big

Professional Golfer John Daly has always been a maverick in a sport known for its conservative image. He is also a bit of a gambler. In a recent media interview Daly revealed he lost a staggering $55million between 1991 and … Continue reading

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The signs of relapse

Gambling can be a very difficult thing to stop – it is a process that takes time, energy and often there are bumps along the way. However people do get there and often feel relieved after going a considerable period … Continue reading

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Acceptance and Commitment – Part II

In Part I, I talked about acceptance – acceptance of what cannot be changed in life and of our imperfections. Today I want to talk about how to commit to taking action on what we can change, so that we … Continue reading

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