Recent Blog Posts

Rhodes Wellness College

Recent Blog Posts

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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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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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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Spring Scholarships

In celebration of our 23rd birthday, the President has released new scholarship funding! This spring we are offering the largest scholarships ever! Spring signifies new growth and we want to help those who are embracing new personal growth as they try to move into an incredibly rewarding career in...
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