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Theory of the Week: Gestalt Theory, Principles, and Therapy in Practice

Gestalt therapy can help clients better understand life events, which can in turn help them become more self-aware. Read on if you want to become a counsellor.
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Using Your Counsellor Training to Help Clients Cope With Grief

Loss is a universal experience, but counselling can help clients move forward with life. Here’s how skills from your counselling training can help them cope.
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The Rhodes Wellness College Process Explained: Discover Our Experiential Model

If you want to become a counsellor or a life coach, you have many programs and schools to choose from. What makes Rhodes Wellness College stand out from the rest is that we use an experiential model through every stage of our teaching process. The experiential model is a form of learning through...
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Are You a Stay at Home Mom Struggling with Your Next Step in Life?

If you are a stay-at-home mom who is struggling to figure out what the next step in your life should be, you are not alone. One survey found that 22% of stay-at-home moms say they would like to work in a full-time career (Pew Research Center, 2013). While being a stay-at-home mom can sometimes feel...
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PTSD: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Canada has one of the highest rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the world. In fact, of the 24 countries included in one notable PTSD study, Canada ranked highest for this mental illness, ahead of Australia, the United States, China, Nigeria, and Romania (CBC, n.d.). Indeed, according...
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Helpful Tips From Professional Counsellors On Avoidant Personality Disorder

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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Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Narcissism is a term inspired by ancient Greek mythology. According to the story, Narcissus is punished by the gods in an unusual way: He is made to fall in love with his own reflection, causing him to ignore everything else and eventually waste away by the shore bank (The Editors of Encyclopaedia...
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Helpful Tips from Professional Counsellors

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most common personality disorders associated with the use of mental health services (Cotet, C.D., et al., 2017). However, it is also one of the least understood (Cotet, C.D., et al., 2017). For a long time mental health professionals even debated...
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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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Teaching Clients to Recognize and Defuse Anger Once You Become a Counsellor

It’s well known that feelings of anger can have a negative impact on a client’s health and relationships. Research shows that lingering and chronic anger are associated with increased risk of heart disease and stroke, can weaken immune response, and can even lead to reduced life expectancy...
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