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06 December 2023
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Introducing "Counselling Approaches for Problem Gambling: A Comprehensive Guide," a vital resource for mental health professionals, counsellors, and therapists.

Explore diverse counselling approaches to address the pervasive impact of problem gambling within Aotearoa New Zealand.

We’re particularly impressed with the dedicated chapter written by Te Rukutia Tongaawhikau and Bridgitte Thornley explaining how PGF Services is integrating indigenous perspectives, values, and healing practices into its mana enhancing model of care.

“Mana is inherently linked to the life force and vitality of a person which is impacted by their relationship with the environment, people, and their divine self. Manaaki or mana enhancing practice is the process of improving a person’s wellness through their relationships with all these factors.”

By incorporating an indigenous worldview, we hope it will inspire professionals to provide effective, culturally appropriate support.

This is a must-read for those committed to fostering positive outcomes for individuals and communities affected by problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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