Book - Free Yourself Program by Gabriela Byrne

The book (now in its 5th edition) has sold over 10,000 copies and provides a systematic and holistic approach to dealing with problem gambling.  It provides simple and easy-to-follow strategies that can be applied “in the moment” when the gambling urge strikes.  There are many simple exercises that strengthen the “will-power” muscle to help in the fight against the gambling beast.  A step-by-step guide to eliminating gambling from your life!

“Despite this very mysterious and serious framework, the book is written in simple supportive language, is easy to follow and has an intuitive appeal.”
(Review by Louise Ajani in “Health Sharing Women” Vol. 10)

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Gabriela Byrne was addicted to poker machines for many years. In her long fight with her addiction she developed the "Free Yourself" program to help others to win the battle against their own addiction. She is now a much sought after speaker and activist on dealing with poker machine addiction.

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Book - Pokies, even when I win... by Lynette Whale

Would you know a Problem Gambler if you saw one?

What if that Gambler was you?

Lynette Whale was addicted to poker machines for seven years.  This book tells her searing story – from beginner’s luck to rock bottom and beyond.

It’s a story packed with insight and principles gamblers can apply to their own situation.  Lynette reveals the knowledge and attitudes needed to move towards a better life – how your next thought, feeling or action can make or break your future.

An addiction to gambling can be a living hell for gamblers and those around them, but it doesn’t have to get that bad.  Here is hope and guidance to beat this increasingly common affliction, showing that you can get through it.

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Lynette Whale lives in Christchurch with her son, Max. She spends much of her time helping people who are breaking their addiction to gaming machines. She has appeared on television advertisements and for the Health Sponsorship Council.

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Book - Regulatory Failure? The Case of Crown Casino by Linda Hancock

Casinos have gone “under the radar” of public scrutiny. This book goes behind the scenes to the facts in a case study of Crown Casino Melbourne. Interviews with 225 Casino staff tell it how it is. This is a story of regulatory failure – failed implementation of “responsible gambling”, failed performance against international best practice benchmarks, targeting of vulnerable groups like senior citizens and patrons served drinks to the point of intoxication and then expelled onto the streets of Southbank. Where is the regulator in all of this?

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“Hancock’s powerful work not only reveals the first-hand experiences of Crown Casino employees, it exposes the inadequacies of a regulatory system that seems designed to fail.”

Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia

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CD - Gabriela's Story by Gabriela Byrne

This CD contains Gabriela’s story from how she started gambling on the poker machines through the development of the Free yourself Program and her eventual cure.

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CD - The Free Yourself Program by Gabriela Byrne

On the “Free Yourself Program” CD, Gabriela shares her journey that led to an understanding and cure for her own problem gambling.

This CD will show you:

  • 5 mental strategies that allowed her to interrupt and then eliminate the vicious cycle of gambling behaviour.
  • 5 simple routines that will support the “new” you, without gambling.

In summary, you will see how to regain control of your life and be energised by a newfound freedom to be yourself.

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DVD - My Passionate Affair by Gabriela Byrne

This DVD shows Gabriela and her family sharing the story of how Gabriela’s Gambling Addiction affected their lives.  It talks about the process of “how” she got “hooked”, what impact the family experienced as a result of this addiction and what their life is like now that they have together conquered the “Gambling Beast”.

A very moving and emotional story that shows the effects of a Gambling Addiction on the whole family.

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