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Recent Blog Posts

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health and How You Can Provide Support and Help Enact Change as a Counselling Therapist

There is a strong link between racism and issues with mental health, such as stress and anxiety. In fact, “People of color as a whole are… 10% more likely, and black people are 20% more likely, than white people to report serious psychological distress.” (Gattuso, 2020).  For counselling...
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How a Counselling Therapist Can Help Couples Manage Relationship Stress During COVID-19

Even if clients are in the healthiest of relationships, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can still bring its share of challenges. Many couples are simply not accustomed to spending this much time together (Boissiere, 2020). Financial strain and other stressors can also put added pressure on couples....
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How a Counselling Therapist Can Move Their Practice Online

In the age of COVID-19, mental health is more important than ever. This is especially important when news coverage of the novel coronavirus dominates headlines every single day—particularly since much remains unknown about the ongoing pandemic, which can be anxiety-inducing for many (Hill, 2020)....
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How a Counselling Therapist Can Help Clients Maintain Good Mental Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and its developments have had a profound impact on many people. This can result in a number of different stress-related symptoms, including poor sleep, unhealthy eating patterns, and difficulty concentrating. Increased substance use or tobacco consumption, anxiety over one’s...
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What Is a Rhodes Wellness College Education Like During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 has impacted many businesses and institutions to some degree, and schools are most certainly among them. Rhodes Wellness College has developed a plan to help students pursue their studies during the crisis, as well as help them maximize their ability as coaches and counsellors to help...
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Conflict Avoidance Explained for Students in Relationship Counselling School

When faced with conflict, some people “feel as though the costs outweigh the benefits,” or they struggle to contain emotions and may be concerned about how those emotions will be seen (Adolfsson n.d.). These kinds of feelings can lead to a behaviour commonly referred to as conflict avoidance. ...
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Therapy of the Week: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

“Fight-or-Flight” describes a physiological response to stress. It is a survival mechanism that is meant to let us react in dangerous situations (Harvard, 2018). However, many people face all kinds of fight-or-flight inducing stress every day. Rather than running away from or fighting against...
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Why Clients with Disabilities May Benefit from the Expertise of a Life Coach School Graduate

Career progress is a difficult endeavour. For example, less than half of new businesses in Canada will survive longer than 10 years (Government of Canada, 2018), and “Canadian employees report workplace stress as the primary cause of their mental health problems or illness” (Mental Health...
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