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Recent Blog Posts

Eating Disorders: Helpful Tips from Professional Counsellors

As an umbrella term, eating disorder encompasses many different illnesses, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and more. While exact figures are difficult to pinpoint, recent statistics estimate that “Anorexia nervosa affects between 0.5% and 4% of women in Canada” while...
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FACTBC Update on the College of Counselling Therapists in B.C.

An estimated one in six Canadians experiences a need for mental health care (Findlay, L.C., & Sunderland, A., & Statics Canada, 2012). However, while the need for professional counsellors is clear, not every province in the country regulates this field. According to the Canadian Counselling...
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Stress Management: Why It’s so Essential and What You Can Do once You Become a Life Skills Coach

Recent findings have determined that here in Canada, “23 per cent of people over the age of 15 report that most days are “quite a bit” or “extremely” stressful, and that number rises to 30 per cent among the 35 to 54 age group.” (Racco, M., 2018). Among working Canadians, stress is even...
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Helping Clients Address Perfectionism During Your Counsellor Therapist Career

Perfectionism is often seen as a compliment trying to masquerade as a fault. When someone claims to be a perfectionist, many might not realize just how profoundly this tendency can affect mental health and wellbeing. However, as professional counsellors know, the effects of perfectionism can be...
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Anxiety: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

A rapid heartbeat, sweaty forehead, shaking hands, and tense shoulders can all be part of a normal response to a stressful event (HealthLink BC, 2018). This might be a natural reaction to an important job interview, final exam, or move to a new city. However, for people living with anxiety, these...
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Why Professionals With a Wellness Counsellor Diploma Emphasize Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is as universal a need as breathing and eating, and yet it is one area of wellness that many people ignore in their daily lives. According to some estimates, “Two-thirds of adults in developed nations fail to obtain the nightly eight hours of sleep recommended by the World Health...
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Rhodes Wellness College Partner Spotlight: Grace Mansion

In her role as Chaplain of Grace Mansion, a sober residence in Vancouver, Vienne Chan looks for creativity in incoming practicum students. “We love people who can think outside the box about how to engage people,” she says (Chan, 2018). Engaging people is what Grace Mansion does best, empowering...
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The Alarming Rise in Binge Drinking among Young Women: How Addictions Counsellors can help

While ‘risky’ or ‘binge’ drinking is more common among men, studies show this behaviour is increasing rapidly among young Canadian women. In 2013, 56 per cent of young women (ages 15 and older) said they partook in binge drinking within the last year—up from 44 per cent in 2004 (Public...
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