ABOUT HUMAN CONNECTIONS

Rocky Biasi

Founder & Trainer

25 years ago Rocky found himself depressed and anxious and didn’t know what that was! His story from seeking counselling to becoming a counsellor is an unlikely story. Along the way he changed his life and is passionate about sharing his story and program for Mental Health and Wellbeing

1995

The Beginning

At the age of 16, Rocky left school in order to work in banking after which his proceeded to his own retail business. Despite being in another field, Rocky had a passion for teaching and he ultimately decided to follow through with his dream. His commenced his teaching career in his 30’s. He has worked as a high school teacher and school counsellor also in private practice for 20 years.

2005

The Accidental Counsellor Training

In 2005 Rocky took on advice from a former school principal who suggested he should “formalise his informal Professional Development to staff” and the Accidental Counsellor Training was born. Rocky created this training from his experience as a teacher, school counsellor also in private practice.

2015

Online Innovation

In 2010 Rocky created an online members site that held the Accidental Counsellor Training online along with a range of other mental health and wellbeing courses and resources. He was first in bringing this type of training online to share with those who were not able to attend face to face training.

2018

Taking The Accidental Counsellor Training Global

Since 2005 over Ten Thousand people have attended or completed the Accidental Counsellor Training online. People from all walks of life participate, Teachers, Nurses, Community Service Workers, Human Resources, Speech Pathologists, Chaplins, NOP organisations and those who work in the disability sector, Physiotherapists and more have attended!

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Say

Excellent workshop with practical, realistic advice and strategies for classroom use. I am already thinking of new ways to manage my classes tomorrow. Thanks Rocky.

Lauren Clarkstone
Cranebrook High School

Hi Rocky,

Thanks so much for last week’s professional development. I have been teaching for more years than I am willing to admit and don’t often put pen to paper but on this occasion I feel compelled to do so.

Your two day “Accidental counselling course” left me with many tools and a whole new outlook on helping my very needy students. I feel invigorated and empowered by my learning, the techniques you taught me, I have no doubt will make me more effective not only at a school level but also on a personal level.

I left on Thursday afternoon feeling a little overwhelmed but in the days that followed it all unravelled and I started to make sense of it all. The clarity of my mind on Monday morning when I was called upon to use my new learning was a really exciting moment for me, when for the first time I started to listen to one of my students in a whole new way.

I really can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend the accidental counselling course to anyone involved with children. Kind Regards.

David Toogood
Karningul School

I would like to take a moment to tell you what a great experience I had at your workshop. I have been a teacher for 19 years and have participated in sessions such as BoysTalk, and completed units on Interpersonal Relationships at Uni. I found your workshop to be informative, challenging (in a good way), and most importantly it contained skills that are immediately useful. I found myself using some of the techniques covered in the following week with great success.

When I got to work on Monday I immediately recommended you to the schools’ Executive Leaders as something to be considered for our staff PD. Whilst it may not suit everyone (as not everyone is comfortable being a counsellor), your workshop would be an invaluable experience for anyone interested in developing their skills as a counsellor, either as a career pathway or as an ‘accidental’ counsellor.

Dale Evans
Charles Campbell College Adelaide
The Conscious Classroom Management training covered many valuable aspects of classroom management. Good reinforcement of certain things I’m already implementing and it also provided useful strategies to utilise.
Margherita Meura
Bede Polding College

Fantastic!

I’m ready to go Monday and use this straight away.

Linda Askin
Belmore North Public School
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Accidental Counsellor Training