Australia Counselling member Jacqueline Stone was recently interviewed by Ken Burgin of Profitable Hospitality for episode #49 of their podcast called How to Help Your Staff Give Up Smoking. Quitting smoking can be incredibly challenging for some people, particularly if you’ve been smoking for many years. However, in this podcast, Jacqueline gives lots of practical…

By Brad McLean New Years resolutions often start with a plan to either begin or recommit to an exercise regime but the biggest challenge is squeezing it in to our demanding schedules. It’s one of the great challenges of modern life – finding a way to successfully balance work and life commitments without feeling like…

Who wants a rough start to their new year in 2012 with credit card bills piling up? Does anyone want to spend Christmas without desirable companionship on this joyful event?  The Christmas spending budget of Australian shoppers this year has been predicted to reach an astonishing figure of $23 billion. For those of you most…

It comes as no surprise that the men of today are just as beauty-conscious as the women.  In desperate attempts to gain the stereotype ‘six-pack abs” many men are exposing themselves to the dangers of steroids abuse. The craze of achieving a hyper-masculine body in the shortest span of time has resulted in steroids smuggling…

The statement ‘one’s friends circle defines who you are’ is spot on for it reflects what kind of companionship you prefer. Have you encountered a close friend who is continuously hurling negative comments your way? Do you feel you are overruled or bossed around by your best friend’s aggressive nature? Do you go out of…

What is Stress? Stress is defined as an individual’s psychological response to an external stimulus that triggers a “fight-or- flight” reaction.  Stress is a fact of nature so exerting efforts to eliminate it completely from your life is going to be futile. It should be understood that all stress is not bad for mild stress…

The Macquarie Dictionary definition of conflict is: “to come into collision, clash or be in opposition or at variance, disagree”. When a number of people co-habit in a place it is inevitable that conflicts and small feuds would arise due to a difference in opinion between some of the people. We can’t all agree at…

Children are the essence of purity and innocence in our world. Forming a disturbing mental image where your young ones are vulnerable and exposed to the dangers of child abuse and molestation is indeed a frightening thought. The cases of child molesters committing criminal acts are increasing at an alarming rate. Many such criminals are…