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INTRODUCTION TO GAMING ADDICTION (INTERVIEW 3/3)
I know someone with a gaming problem; What do i do?3-part candid interview with luke vu phd. by sasha k.Ever wondered[...]
INTRODUCTION TO GAMING ADDICTION (INTERVIEW 2/3)
How does therapy work, exactly? part 2 of 3, candid interview with luke vu phd. by sasha k.On the previous post of[...]
INTRODUCTION TO GAMING ADDICTION (INTERVIEW 1/3)
Ever wondered what gaming addiction is about? Today we bring to you a conversation we had with Dr. Luke Vu[...]
3 MENTAL HURDLES TO BEATING GAMING ADDICTION
3 Mental Hurdles to deal with if you want to beat gaming addiction.If you want to overcome gaming addiction, having[...]
WHAT IS ANXIETY? 2 METAPHORS THAT EXPLAIN IT ALL (ALMOST)
What is Anxiety? 2 Metaphors that explain it all (almost) I often see clients with anxiety disorders, because is one[...]
4 SIGNS THAT YOUR ONLINE HABITS ARE A PROBLEM
4 signs that your gaming, gambling or porn habit is becoming a problem. I get a lot of questions from[...]
[SEMINAR] HEALTHY DIGITAL HABITS @ BOWEN LIBRARY
Building healthy digital habits for you and your family. In this seminar, Justin Hendriks and I will go over some[...]
[LECTURE] UNSW PSYCHOLOGY (22.08.18)
Launch Yourself and Overcome Fear, Lecture UNSW A huge thanks to Jacquelyn Cranney and her kind invitation for me to[...]
[TALK] UTS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (13.08.18)
A huge thanks to UTS Clinical Psychology for the invitation to present about gaming addiction (sometimes called internet gaming disorder),[...]
USE THE 4D’S TO BEAT URGES
USE THE 4D’S TO BEAT URGES When someone comes through my door, a good number of them have attempted to[...]
FACING THE FEAR OF FAILURE
It’s okay to fail. Let’s face the fear monster directly. It’s about time we faced the giant monster in the[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 8)
How to motivate yourself (Part 8). A neat little trick is to use productive procrastination. This is a daily favorite[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 7)
How to motivate yourself (part 7). Having a life plan, a vision for your future For some of my clients,[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 6)
How to motivate yourself part 6. In this part I cover a really useful technique to help you manage some[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 5)
How to motivate yourself (part 5). In this post I’m going to cover some of the common barriers faced in[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 4)
How to motivate yourself part 4. In this part, we’re going to look at how we can think about using[...]
[TALK] TEENAGE BRAINS AND INTERNET ADDICTIONS, MON 18.06.18, NBCS
A big thank you to Joshua Grey and Northern Beaches Christian School for the invitation and hospitality! It’s remarkable that[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 3)
How to motivate yourself (Part 3) Feeling “demotivated” is an interesting expression, it's a catchall for a whole range of[...]
[TALK] INTERNET GAMING ADDICTION AND MEN, THU 07.06.18, ST VINCENTS
Big thanks to the St Vincent’s Gambling Treatment Unit for the invitation and hosting our talk! And extra thanks to[...]
[TALK] MEN, INTERNET ADDICTION AND PORN (02.06.18, PAGEWOOD)
[TALK] MEN, INTERNET ADDICTION AND PORNOGRAPHY SAT 02.06.18, 7PM, PAGEWOOD I’m presenting a short talk about how men might be at[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 2)
How to motivate yourself (part 2). In my first part of "how to motivate yourself" series was to basically accept that positive[...]
HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF (PART 1)
How to motivate yourself (part 1). Often in therapy one of the most common issues is motivation. Specifically the lack[...]
LEARN TO LOOK AFTER YOUR FUTURE SELF
Learn to look after your future self.  In therapy, building a vision and articulated plan on how to become your[...]
CAN I BE ADDICTED TO GAMING?
Can I be addicted to gaming? Gaming addiction, gaming disorders, problematic gaming, excessive internet gaming all attempt to label the[...]
Recovery Trick: Find the Deeper Aims in Your Urges.
I went to a recent workshop hosted by the University of Sydney, gambling treatment and research clinic for clinicians. There[...]
ARE DIGITAL ADDICTIONS DANGEROUS?
Are digital addictions dangerous? When I talk about digital addictions, I most commonly refer to gaming addiction, porn addiction, gambling[...]
[TALK] THE CRISIS OF MASCULINITY AND INTERNET ADDICTION. WED 18.04.18, 6PM, BONDI JUNCTION
I’m co-presenting a talk with good friend and colleague Justin Hendriks (hendriks.net.au) about how some of the issues that today’s[...]
PORN ADDICTION & ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Is erectile dysfunction linked to my porn addiction? For researchers in the area, this is an emerging and controversial topic.[...]
WHO GOES TO RECOVERY?
Who goes to recovery? Who do I treat? Addiction as seen from the viewpoint of a psychologist is an equal-opportunity[...]
ADDICTION CHANGES YOUR THOUGHTS
Addiction changes your thoughts. In therapy, you’re probably going to have very in depth conversations about how your thoughts patterns, the[...]
HOW TO TELL IF MY LOVED ONE HAS A TECH ADDICTION (QUIZ)?
How to tell if my loved one has a tech addiction? (quiz) Is my boyfriend getting addicted to gaming? How[...]
DO I NEED A PSYCHOLOGIST FOR RECOVERY?
Do I need a psychologist for recovery? 6 point checklist  Many clients and concerned loved ones often raise the question[...]
MY #1 TIP FOR CONCERNED LOVED ONES
“I love an addict but I don’t know how long can stay?” “How can I love an addict?” “How can[...]
HOW LONG SHOULD THERAPY TAKE?
How long should therapy take? This is a common question that comes up during my pre consultation meeting and when[...]
WHAT’S THE COST OF SUFFERING?
What’s the cost of suffering? This has to be one of the toughest questions you might ask yourself when you[...]
WHY CAN’T I “JUST STOP”?
  Why can’t I just stop?  Overcoming addiction is one of the hardest challenges you could face. For some of[...]
WHY START RECOVERY?
Why should you start your recovery?In therapy, I often ask my clients to reflect and ask themselves the following questions[...]

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Hi, I'm Luke. I'm a registered psychologist and former award-winning university teacher that treats gaming addiction. If you're struggling with keeping your gaming habits under control or attempting to quit 

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My style of psychotherapy is a non-judgmental focused approach to teach you the mental skills to motivate yourself to take action and regain control over your gaming habits. I can help you build the mental skills to live your meaningful life where gaming isn't a problem

My practice is located at Suite 604 / 806 Anzac Parade, Maroubra, NSW 2035

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