Recent Blog Posts

Rhodes Wellness College

Recent Blog Posts

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...
Continue Reading

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...
Continue Reading

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...
Continue Reading

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...
Continue Reading

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...
Continue Reading

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,...
Continue Reading

Bipolar Disorder: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Affecting approximately 1% of the general population, bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is still in need of greater understanding and awareness (HealthLinkBC, n.d.). For example, many people may know that manic episodes are often characterized by an elevated mood and sense of self-esteem...
Continue Reading

Using Your Addictions Counsellor Training to Reduce Stigma

Research has suggested that members of the public hold significantly more negative views towards those dealing with addiction issues compared to other forms of mental illness (Barry, McGinty, Pescosolido, & Goldman, 2014). People are less willing to have a person with a substance use disorder...
Continue Reading