Identifying personal triggers for gambling is a difficult task, but the identification of such triggers is the first step toward being able to control them. They may vary between individuals, as we are all unique in our personal experiences, but the list below provides some common triggers that many gamblers experience. Low Mood: Feelings of … Continue reading What are your triggers?
There are many reasons why people start playing the pokies and why they keep going back. They might have been introduced to pokies by their family or friends, they might play as a form of escape, they might keep going back to try to win back their losses. However, did you know gaming machine designers … Continue reading Spin City – The psychology behind the lure of pokies
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 for five minutes. If you think about a yellow submarine, I want you to record … Continue reading Yellow Submarines & Blue Cars
Problem gambling not only affects the person gambling but the behaviours and actions associated with gambling addiction commonly affect the life of 10 or more family and friends close to the person with a gambling problem. One of the great tragedies of gambling problems is that it is often the families of a person with … Continue reading I’m not the person with the problem but problem gambling is making my life hell…
Do you have an emergency plan? You’ve been on a plane right? Each time before wheels-up you see the steward stand in the aisle wave their arms in the direction of the exits and talk about the inflatable vest, the whistle and the light. We’ve all done workplace fire drills and maybe … Continue reading Gambling Exit Plan