Course Code: C0043-OL
This 5 part video course is aimed at exploring men’s relationships with the delicate subject of addiction.
A brief look at statistics will reveal the fact that men struggle with addiction significantly more than women. This is readily accepted as a fact, but what is interesting is that most men, when asked, will say that they have no problems with addiction. Perhaps this is because the word ‘addiction’ comes with such a heavy social stigma, one that we do not like to readily associate with ourselves, especially as men.
When we think of addiction, most of us tend to relate this word to the obvious – alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, illegal drugs, and in more recent times, sex and porn addiction. But what if we expanded the scope to include coffee, food, work, sport, hobbies, internet, games, and even emotions as being potential vices that could similarly foster what we refer to as addiction? Would our relationship with the word ‘addiction’ change? And what would our response be if we were then again asked: does addiction play a role in our lives?
This course is open to all men, whether they are suffering acute problems with addiction, or whether they are simply curious as to what role addiction may actually have in their life, or that of other men.
The Course Will Explore
- Why do men struggle with addiction?
- Does the word addiction refer to more than what we generally perceive it to be?
- The role that addiction can play in our lives and how to address it.
The Course consists of 5 pre-recorded video presentations with a run-time of 1.5 – 2 hours each. It is important to pace the content. We recommend watching 1-2 videos per week. The course is very rich and this will give you time to integrate each presentation. If you have any questions about any aspect of the course you can email for more information.
Open to everyone
Duration: 5 Video Presentations at approx. 1.5 hours each
Delivery Mode: Online
Cost: AUD $60
This Course is presented and facilitated by:
Adam has over 20 years experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. He also has 14 years experience in large scale commercial construction, holding roles from Foreman through to Project Manager, as well as 6 years operating a small business specialising in residential house extensions and refurbishments, shop-fitting, specialised carpentry and high end timber joinery and furniture. He is a committed organiser and public presenter for Men’s Health and Wellbeing presentations.
Martin Gladman is a Social Worker, Counsellor, Writer, Teacher/Trainer and Practitioner of Universal Medicine Therapies working from Melbourne, Australia. With over ten years’ experience working alongside children, young people, adults and families from all walks of life, Martin brings a depth of care, insight and wisdom to his practice that is practical, real, accessible and inspiring. Martin currently holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Cert IV in TAE and is currently completing his Masters in Science in Medicine (HIV, STI & Sexual Health) Counselling.
Dr Michael Serafin B. Pharm (Honours) Phd
Registered Pharmacist and Nutritional Medicine Practitioner. Completed B.Pharm with 1st Class honors at Sydney University in 1994. Completed PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Sydney University in 1998. During postgraduate studies was employed by Sydney University to give under graduate classes in compounding and pharmaceutical chemistry. Director and founder of Complementary Compounding Services, a compounding pharmacy founded in 2001.
Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Hotel Management) Griffith University Gold Coast, Double Diploma of Remedial Massage (2004) Nature Care; ACM (2015), level 3 PT Certificate (2002), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. A certified trainer in Remedial Massage and with more than 14 years of experience in his specialised fields, Francisco brings his care and passion for health and wellbeing to support others in the ways we face the stresses of life.
Michael completed his Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences: Acupuncture in 2009. He has been a sought after facilitator and presenter of health & well-being for over 8 years and has worked full-time as a complementary health practitioner for 8 years. He is highly responsible and ethical in his approach to work and life as a friend, practitioner, mentor, husband and father of 3 young kids. Michael is a deeply intuitive man and his love and commitment to others and life itself can be seen and felt in all that he presents and lives.
Psychologist Brendan Mooney works with adults, adolescents and children and obtained his qualifications at the University of Queensland. He has worked in organisations such as Southern Cross University, Balance Psychology, Konekt, Tarmons House Mental Health Service and the Department of Disability, Ageing and Home Care. Brendan provides support to people who experience personal difficulties including anxiety, depression, addiction and relationship issues. He also presents at various conferences nationally and internationally.