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Summer Scholarships

Make This Summer Special! Summer is a time where we all seem to take care of ourselves: we work out, go on vacation, and enjoy the sun. This summer why don’t you reward yourself by starting your coaching or counselling career. We’ve made it easy! Start full time on-campus or part-time...
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Combine Your Passion for Writing with Your Life Coach Career by Becoming a Writing Coach

While life coaching is a relatively new field, it is one that is growing quickly and gaining more and more recognition. In fact, “It is estimated by The International Coach Federation that there are currently 53,300 coaches, up from 47,500 part-time and full-time coaches worldwide in 2011.”...
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3 Tips for Helping Clients Avoid Performative Wellness once you Become a Wellness Counsellor

Given the prominent place of social media in our lives today, it’s not surprising that so many people want to share the habits, activities, and practices they use in their daily pursuit of physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellness. Whether in tweets, Facebook posts, or Instagram photos,...
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3 Things for Students in Wellness College to Know About the Relationship Between Wellness and Technology

It is no secret that the use of technology has become synonymous with modern life. Today, more than 4.1 billion people—52% of the world’s population—use the internet (Kujawski, 2018). This has translated into 3.5 billion Google searches (Internet Live Stats, 2019a), 350 million photos uploaded...
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Bell Let’s Talk: The Importance of Reducing Stigma and What You Can Do once You Become a Counsellor

In 2008, over half of Canadians confessed that they “would be unlikely to enter a spousal relationship with someone who has a mental illness.” (CAMH, n.d.). Another 42% said they “were unsure whether they would socialize with a friend who has a mental illness.” (CAMH, n.d.) In addition, a...
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A Snapshot of Alcohol Consumption in Canada for Students in Addictions Counsellor Training

Alcohol is the most popular drug in Canada by a significant margin. According to data from the 2015 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey, 76.9% of Canadians aged 15 and over reported drinking alcohol at least once in the past year. Despite its broad social acceptance, however, alcohol is the...
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Why Professionals with Wellness Counselling Training Might Want to Encourage Laughter

In many ways, laughter is a phenomenon that we still know very little about. The question of why we laugh, for example, is still generally considered unsettled. There is no clear consensus, and researchers have yet to definitively answer the question of why we laugh (Louie, Brook, & Frates,...
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Wellness and the World Health Organization

Throughout much of the 20th century, the medical model was the paradigm used to understand health in the western world (uOttawa, n.d.). It is a model which has many merits. However, it is also one which “emphasizes treating specific physical diseases, does not accommodate mental or social problems...
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[Infographic] Returning to College as a Mature Student: Your Guide to Success

The decision to return to college later in life is a significant one. Whether you’re craving a change of pace, a more rewarding career, or are finally in a place where going back to school is feasible, navigating the transition between working full-time and becoming a student may seem daunting at...
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You Are What You Eat: Why Food Matters to a Career in Wellness Counselling

The link between nutrition and mental health has only recently begun to be addressed in an academic and scientific capacity. For years, the common phrase ‘you are what you eat’ has only served as a reminder to keep health in mind when choosing the next meal, but contemporary professionals are...
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