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Recent Blog Posts

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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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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Career Satisfaction in Canada: An Overview for Aspiring Life Coaches

How would you report your career satisfaction? Career satisfaction is an important component to an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing, and professional performance is a key aspect of how someone feels about themselves and how they respond to the world around them. As professionals with life...
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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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Autism: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 66 children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17 in Canada (“Infographic: Autism Spectrum Disorder,” 2018). While ASD includes a range of conditions which can vary in the specific...
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The Experience of “Awe” and how it Increases Wellness

Awe is an emotion that can at times be hard to define. It’s a sensation that mixes together both positive and negative emotions, eliciting wonder, fear, and the indescribable sensation of witnessing something beyond our understanding. Whether seeing an act of incredible kindness, taking in the...
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Why Are New Year’s Resolutions so Hard to Keep? What You Need to Know When You Become a Life Coach

No matter what the goal, making changes in life can be challenging, particularly when they relate to a career change or long-term habits. These aren’t choices that can simply be made once and forgotten, but commitments that need to be maintained over time. New Year’s resolutions are not always...
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