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Understanding the Connection Between Emotion and Eating at Nutritionist College

Comfort eating is a real phenomenon, and can in many instances make us feel good in the moment without any ill effect. While the occasional consumption of comfort food can be harmless and even positive for our sense of wellbeing, the habit of turning to food for any reason other than fulfilling...
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The Effects of Racism on Mental Health and How You Can Provide Support and Help Enact Change as a Counselling Therapist

There is a strong link between racism and issues with mental health, such as stress and anxiety. In fact, “People of color as a whole are… 10% more likely, and black people are 20% more likely, than white people to report serious psychological distress.” (Gattuso, 2020).  For counselling...
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How a Counselling Therapist Can Help Clients Maintain Good Mental Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and its developments have had a profound impact on many people. This can result in a number of different stress-related symptoms, including poor sleep, unhealthy eating patterns, and difficulty concentrating. Increased substance use or tobacco consumption, anxiety over one’s...
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Therapy of the Week: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

“Fight-or-Flight” describes a physiological response to stress. It is a survival mechanism that is meant to let us react in dangerous situations (Harvard, 2018). However, many people face all kinds of fight-or-flight inducing stress every day. Rather than running away from or fighting against...
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How to Ride the Wave

The news about the COVID-19 pandemic changes every day. There is so much information to process that it might feel like a tidal wave. In these uncertain times, it’s difficult for many to cope. Individuals, including counsellors themselves, may be looking for strategies to mitigate the negative...
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From Coronavirus to Climate Change: Helping Clients Navigate the Overwhelming Nature of our World as a Counselling Therapist

We live in a world with a 24-hour news cycle where we must process constant information about difficult current events. Opinions flow into our view from multiple sources. For many, the headlines, events, and their accompanying comment threads can be anything from saddening to overwhelming to...
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How to Help Seniors Improve Their Spiritual Wellness Once You Become a Wellness Counsellor

If you ask a group of seniors what spirituality means to them, you may receive several unique answers and interpretations (Erichsen 2013). However, there are common threads, and many describe spiritual wellness as “being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values that...
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How to Stay Present With Clients When You Become a Wellness Counsellor

Staying present is one of the most important parts of any wellness counsellor-client relationship. Read on if you want to become a wellness counsellor.
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Using Your Counsellor Training to Help Clients Cope With Grief

Loss is a universal experience, but counselling can help clients move forward with life. Here’s how skills from your counselling training can help them cope.
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