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How The Salvo’s reduce their own workplace stress

Peter Webb works in the Salvation Army’s territorial head quarters in Melbourne, where they employ several Chaplains for staff to talk to ‘in confidence’ whenever they need to. The Chaplains role is essentially one of an in-house counselor; someone staff can talk to about issues they are having at work or at home. They are essentially there to provide support for staff when they need it.

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The Demon Within

I had an experience recently that brought back memories of an old comedy character from the 70’s.  Fred Dagg was a popular character of a young John Clarke.  Fred was a likable gumboot and black singlet wearing New Zealand farmer with a talent for telling it like it is.  One of his trademark songs...
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Being ready to talk (listen) to teenagers

It’s like the old saying ‘when the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear’, or ‘you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink’.

Whatever it is about talking to teenagers, if they are not ready to talk to you, all you will get are one word answers, if you are lucky. ...

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