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What You Need to Know About the Global Wellness Institute When You Become a Wellness Counsellor

All the way back in 2013, the wellness sector was valued at $3.36 trillion (GWI, n.d.f). Then, just a couple of years later in 2015, that number had swelled to $3.72 trillion (GWI, n.d.f). Part of the reason for that stunning 10.6% growth was an increased understanding of the benefits that...
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How Becoming A Counsellor Changed My Life – An Interview with Wellness Counsellor Graduate Lindsay Lefebvre

“The person that I am now? I feel whole,” says Lindsay Lefebvre, graduate of the Wellness Counselling Diploma program. However, reaching that sense of wholeness and fulfillment took time, and the change wasn’t something she was expecting when she first enrolled. Before Rhodes...
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[Infographic] The Value of Experiential Learning

Lectures and readings are often seen as the staples of any modern education, but are they necessarily the best approach for getting students to develop the hands-on skills necessary for a counselling career? While lectures do have their merit, many experts believe that experiential learning, also...
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Teaching Clients to Overcome Fear of Failure Once You Become a Life Coach

Facing failure in life is inevitable, yet many people fear it and try to avoid it, ending up trapped in a worrisome cycle (Leahy, 2009). This fear of failure, also called atychiphobia, can end up having serious consequences. To some, the prospect of failing presents such a significant psychological...
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Closing the Confidence Gap: How You Can Help Women Feel More Self-Assured During Your Life Coach Career

Life coaches can help individuals take action to realize their goals, a process in which self-confidence plays an important role. Though many people may struggle with low self-confidence to varying degrees, research has shown that there exists a confidence gap between men and women, with the latter...
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Why Professionals With Addictions Counselling Training Are Concerned About Mobile Games

With the advent of mobile phones and tablets, nearly everyone has access to a plethora of information and various types of entertainment in the form of apps at their fingertips. At present, the biggest category of apps and also the most popular is that of mobile games, comprising 20% of the...
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Teaching Clients to Recognize and Defuse Anger Once You Become a Counsellor

It’s well known that feelings of anger can have a negative impact on a client’s health and relationships. Research shows that lingering and chronic anger are associated with increased risk of heart disease and stroke, can weaken immune response, and can even lead to reduced life expectancy...
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Why body-based therapies are an important part of Wellness Counsellor Programs

For many years, the mind and body were seen as two distinct aspects of being. Today, it is well known that the line between physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellness is blurry, and that one can and often does affect the other. Power poses, such as standing up straight with arms raised, has...
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