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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Setting Boundaries Framework
I’ve come to see that there are 4 parts to setting boundaries. The first thing we need to do is assessment. Make a quick assessment of where they at. Second, is we need to create a team. Who are the individuals we need to get around the client so they
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Hints Toward Possible Solutions
Let’s talk about Solution Focused Language Patterns in the Accidental Counsellor Training. There are four of them in the full online Accidental Counsellor Course. In this video  I want to cover the Exception Question- one of the four language patterns. One of my favourites by the
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7 Accidental Counsellor Tips Connect and Influence Without Burning Out
An Accidental Counsellor Can Be Any School Staff Not Trained As Counsellors But Often Find Themselves in Counselling Situations By Accident. The problem I see in schools is the usual approach of helping people is not working well, takes a long time and the problem issue continues without improvement.
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Solutions Focused Formula Overview
The Solutions Focused Formula is a 4 question process that helps move people from feeling stuck to creating solutions. In this video I put together the questioning techniques from the previous videos in the series. The key here is to help the person create a goal, follow the steps below
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Solutions Focused Formula – Exception Questions
Exception Questions In this segment, we look at exception questions for the goal that the client has set in the previous question in this Solution Focused Formula. The goal is set, the motivation for the goal has been assessed and the
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What Our Students Say

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

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

David Tatzenko
Covenant Christian School

This training covered a range of strategies and I could relate it to my own experience.

Stan Sklias
Sefton High School

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

Fantastic!

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

Linda Askin
Belmore North Public School
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