By Vanessa Gallego
Dealing with the Stress and Anxiety of Coronavirus
  These are truly uncertain and unprecedented times. Our world has changed and the way we live has changed. It would be impossible to not feel unsure, anxious and afraid. I know I’ve had my moments to say the least.  I wanted to share
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The Solution Talk Guide™
The Solution Talk Guide™ is part of The Accidental Counsellor Training. It will help you: – Connect and establish rapport quickly with the person you are working with. – Create and environment trust and safety.
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Top 10 Mental Health and Wellbeing Tips
The following tips are “right” for me after many years of trying different strategies. The quality of your mental health is a reflection of the wellbeing and self-care habits you have. Right Sleep Sleep is
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The Myth of Multitasking – And How It Impacts Your Mental Health And Wellbeing
Many people believe that women are excellent at multitasking, while men don’t do as well. However, the truth is that no one is really that good at multitasking, regardless of gender. In fact, not only are we not built for multitasking, but you could be doing yourself
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The Power of Sleep
Life would be a lot easier if you didn’t have to sleep. Just imagine what you could do with all of the time you spend in bed. The potential is limitless, and a lot of people already push the amount of time they spend awake to
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Thoughts on Critical Incidents and Trauma in the School Context
Critical Incidents and Trauma If you work at a school, you need to prepare yourself for all eventualities and potential circumstances. This includes being prepared for trauma and critical incidents. While we all hope that a disaster or serious accident never happens at the school we work for
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How to Help and Respond If Your Teen is Depressed
Data suggest that more than 10 percent of adolescents suffer from some kind of major depressive episode between the ages of 12 and 19. For caregivers caught up in the melee, it can be challenging to know what to do, how to identify symptoms, where to
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The Impact of Poor Mental Health on School Attendance and Supporting Student Motivation
It’s of little surprise to know that mental health issues have been linked with school absences, particularly during secondary and further education. Having said that there is a worrying trend that primary school K-6 students are increasingly entering these statistics. This eventually leads to a decline
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Reducing the Mental Health Crisis in Schools
Mental health is still something that people don’t like to address. But for those who are suffering from poor mental health, it’s clear that something needs to be done to help them. The mental health crisis in schools is rising, with 10-20% of children and adolescents experiencing
By Human Connections
Setting Boundaries An Assessment Model
In the wellbeing module of the Accidental Counsellor Training, we talked about several things like positive psychology, about being positive in the present, well-being factors, and positive habits on how to rewire your brain. What I actually want to talk about is setting boundaries. I have a four
By Human Connections
Transformation Through Connecting To Pain and Suffering
Let’s talk about the Connection theme of the Accidental Counsellor Training. From weak connection to transformation through connecting to someone’s pain and suffering. What do I mean by this? Well, I believe that transformation does occur through a connection. Much more than fancy, smart questioning techniques. They’re important
By Human Connections
Influence – Getting Solutions Not Giving Solutions
Move from giving solutions to receiving solutions. As an Accidental Counsellor have you ever wondered why people don’t follow good advice? It’s remarkable don’t you think? The more you give someone a solution or suggestion the more they don’t do it. It’s not you. It’s the strategy you’re using. There’s lots of
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What Our Students Say

I will be able to take these strategies to my faculty and help them deal with their management difficulties.

Karla Olmos
St Clair High School

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

Thought provoking session with many applicable strategies not just ideological concepts.

David Tatzenko
Covenant Christian School

Thank you for the Conscious Classroom Management Training workshop. So happy to know I can be myself and establish teacher presence that is me.

Johanna Lynch
Christadelphian Heritage College
I have already used some of the tips I learnt at the training with an irate parent and a cranky student, with great success! Thank you.
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Heathcote High School
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