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The Pressure to Succeed and Its Effects on Teen Mental Health: An Overview for Counselling Therapists

Adolescence has always been a challenging time. As teenagers make the rocky transition from childhood into adulthood, they face a range of physical, cognitive, and social changes, while seeking autonomy and struggling to establish their own identity (Villanueva, 2015). In addition to these timeless...
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4 Facts About Shopping Addiction for Students Beginning Addictions Counselling Training

For many people, shopping is nothing more than a harmless pastime, as they use their disposable income to buy clothes, shoes, household items, and other consumer goods that promise some degree of pleasure or utility. For others, however, shopping can cross the line into an addiction, as they...
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ADHD: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although the disorder is often associated with children and adolescents, ADHD persists into adulthood for around 50% of those who are diagnosed in their...
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How Wellness Counsellors can help their clients avoid burnout

Burnout is often seen as a modern condition. It’s a term that was first coined in 1974 by the psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, and is increasingly being used to describe the experiences of professionals in a variety of fields (Petersen, 2019). Indeed, recent studies have uncovered alarming...
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Using Your Counsellor Training to Help Clients Navigate a Quarter Life Crisis

The period between one’s mid-20s to early-30s can be a challenging and stressful time, as many face insecurity, disappointment, and doubt regarding many aspects of their life, including their career, relationships, and finances. These feelings might be more common than you might initially expect....
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“Is it Okay to Not Have a Life Passion?” How to Navigate this Question Once You Become a Life Coach

“Find your passion” is a common piece of advice given to graduating students, job-seekers, and others who are dissatisfied with their current position but unsure of how to move forward. It’s meant to be encouraging, suggesting that anyone who feels lost simply needs to discover the one thing...
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Avoidant Personality Disorder: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

It’s not uncommon for people to be shy, or to avoid the discomfort associated with criticism, rejection, and embarrassment. For some people, however, this avoidance can come to dominate their entire life, restricting their ability to form friendships or relationships, and even limiting their...
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What Students in Addictions Counsellor Courses Need to Know About Marijuana Addiction

It is well-known that cannabis—often referred to as marijuana, pot, or weed—is “one of the most commonly used drugs in Canada” (CCDUS, n.d.). In fact, according to the 2018 National Cannabis Survey, almost 16% of Canadians reported using the substance at least once in the past three months...
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Mental Health in Rural Communities – How Counsellor Training Can Help

Individuals and families living in rural Canada face a set of challenges that are often different from those encountered by their urban and suburban counterparts. The volatility of commodity prices, unpredictable weather, and mine or mill closures can all have drastic effects on rural economies and...
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Everyone experiences occasional worries and concerns, but for some individuals, these feelings can become overwhelming, trapping them in a cycle of obsession and compulsion that can significantly impact their ability to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),...
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