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How Rhodes Wellness College Is Spreading Awareness Of Mental Health

A 2017 poll found that 41% of Canadians were at “high risk” for mental illness, up from 35% in 2016 (Ipsos, 2017). While a one-year increase of 6% might seem daunting, it may also be cause for optimism. As noted by Ipsos Public Affairs VP Jennifer Mcleod Macy, the updated figure could reflect a...
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The Link Between Nature and Wellbeing: An Overview for Students in Wellness College

Forests, lakes, mountaintops, and the rest of the natural world enjoy a reputation for being places of calm and beauty. In addition, there is evidence that they can exert powerful effects on an individual’s wellbeing, too. A study published by the National Academy of Sciences found that...
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How Professionals With Addictions Counsellor Training Can Use the Power of Gratitude to Help Clients

For individuals living with or recovering from addiction, practicing gratitude may be highly effective. One study found that individuals who completed a daily exercise of writing down three things they were grateful for “experienced lower levels of negative mood and greater levels of feeling...
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Why a Sense of Purpose Leads to Happiness, and What it Means for Counsellor Training

While it might sound counterintuitive, it has been suggested that making happiness itself a goal could actually have a detrimental effect on individual wellbeing. This was the finding of a paper entitled Can Seeking Happiness Make People Happy? Paradoxical Effects of Valuing Happiness. Therein, a...
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