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Supporting Others Without Burning Out: Self-Care for Accidental Counsellors

In the challenging yet fulfilling role of an accidental counsellor – whether in the workplace, among friends, or within family dynamics – self-care is crucial. Balancing support for others with your own well-being is essential to prevent burnout. This comprehensive guide provides practical self-care strategies for those who find themselves in informal counselling roles. Understanding

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The Role of Empathy in Everyday Counselling Scenarios

  Empathy is a fundamental element in effective counselling, crucial even in non-professional settings where one might assume an accidental counselling role. This article delves into the role of empathy in everyday counselling scenarios, underscoring its importance and how to nurture this vital skill. Understanding Empathy in Counselling Empathy transcends sympathy. While sympathy is feeling

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How to Be an Effective Listener: Techniques for Accidental Counsellors

Effective listening is crucial for accidental counsellors – those unexpectedly in a counselling role, whether at work, with friends, or in family situations. Good listening involves understanding, empathy, and support, not just hearing words. This article offers practical techniques to enhance your listening skills. 1. Understand the Importance of Listening Effective listening is more than

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10 Essential Skills Every Accidental Counsellor Needs

  Accidental counsellors, often teachers, managers, or those interacting closely with others, play a vital role without formal training in counselling. If you find yourself in this position, honing specific skills can significantly enhance your effectiveness. This article outlines ten essential skills every accidental counsellor should strive to acquire. 1. Active Listening Active listening is

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Listening Deeply

  This description of Listening Deeply by Jeff Foster resonated deeply with me and how I describe listening in our sessions I wanted to share with you also.   Listening Deeply The most beautiful quality of all in a human being, in my humble opinion? The ability to listen deeply. To listen from Presence.

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Beating Burnout and Finding Balance: An Interview with Melo Calarco

Explore key insights from Melo Calarco on ‘Beating Burnout and Finding Balance’ in our exclusive interview. Discover actionable strategies for managing stress, achieving work-life harmony, and enhancing your well-being. Dive into practical advice for thriving in today’s fast-paced world.

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Chapter 9: Balance

In this blog post, we’ll be summarising the key insights from a captivating book on balance and renewal. The author, Melo Calarco, takes readers on a transformative journey by exploring the importance of finding balance in life. The book offers valuable lessons and practical strategies to help individuals rejuvenate their energy and truly value the

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Chapter 8: Gratitude and Compassion

In our journey of personal growth and self-discovery, we often encounter chapters that teach us valuable life lessons. One such chapter revolves around the profound concepts of gratitude and compassion. These principles have the remarkable ability to elevate our well-being, foster balance, and transform our outlook on life. In this blog post, we will explore

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Chapter 7: Purpose and Perseverance

In life, we often encounter chapters that teach us valuable lessons about purpose and perseverance. These lessons resonate deeply with our core values and can have a profound impact on our journey towards achieving our goals. In this blog post, I would like to share a personal story and discuss the importance of aligning with

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Chapter 6: Fear and Trust

Fear can be a powerful and primal emotion that often holds us back from realising our full potential. However, beyond fear lies trust—the belief that we possess the inner resources to navigate any situation, no matter how challenging. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of turning towards our fears, recognizing them for

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Chapter 5: Overwhelm and Anxiety

  In our journey through life, we often find ourselves entangled in the web of overwhelming anxiety. It’s a topic so vast and profound that it could easily fill an entire podcast episode. Today, we will explore a life lesson shared by Melo, shedding light on how overwhelm and anxiety are often products of our

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Chapter 4: Self Regulation

The next chapter of our blog takes us into the realm of self-regulation. As we discussed earlier, self-regulation is a fundamental aspect of mindfulness practice. It empowers us to navigate through life’s challenges with greater ease and composure. One key takeaway from this chapter is the profound impact that self-regulation techniques, particularly utilising the breath,

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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

This classroom management training reminded me of why I became a teacher. The skills were practical. Thank goodness for PD Days like this and people like you!

Stella Papanakos
Bossley Park High School

As Deputy Principal of a large primary school, I am often faced with situations where I need to provide guidance and support for students.

Having recently completed the course, I have already used many of the strategies back at school and now feel more confident and well-equipped to deal with student issues.

The course was practical, action-packed and opened my mind to the many ways we can speak with and support students. I now feel better-equipped to manage the “difficult conversations” when my school counsellor isn’t on site. The added bonus is that many of the strategies will prove effective in my personal life as well.

Thanks Rocky! I will definitely be recommending the course to my staff.

Leigh Robertson
Grafton Public School
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

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

Stan Sklias
Sefton High School
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