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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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Acceptance and Commitment – Part I

It’s 5pm, knockoff time. You just got paid today. You are thinking of dropping into the club on the way home and going for an hour on the pokies. You’ll withdraw $100 and if you lose that, that’s it. There’s … Continue reading

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Loneliness and Gambling

People with a gambling problem often start gambling as a way to escape feelings of loneliness. They see venues such as casinos or pubs as a way to meet new people and socialise, and this can be an attractive option … Continue reading

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License to Punt

“Bring On Pokies Reform” asks the question many of us want to know the answer to “So what happened to the license to punt proposal?” Recently “Bring On Pokies Reform” submitted a story to the Gambling Help website http://www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au/GamblingHelp/Story/ViewAll.aspx Because … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarines & Blue Cars

If I said that I want you not to think about yellow submarines for the next five minutes. Do you think you could do it? Have you got that? You are not to think about yellow submarines, don’t think about yellow submarines … Continue reading

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Ask Counsellor Sam

You might be wondering how to approach a friend and ask them if they have a problem with gambling? You could be thinking about calling Gambling Help but you aren’t sure what will happen.  Whatever you want to know, or … Continue reading

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