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Non-verbal Communication Explained for Students in Counsellor Training

Body language, or non-verbal communication such as facial expressions, hand gestures, and tone of voice, can help to add greater nuance and clarity to interpersonal communication. About 60 to 65% of all communication is estimated to be non-verbal (Foley & Gentile, 2010). However, there are some...
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Addressing Anger in Youth Counselling: Details for Those Taking Counsellor Courses

Professional counsellors work to promote the health and well-being of their clients, helping a broad range of individuals identify and overcome blocks to personal growth and wellness. That is also the case during youth counselling sessions, where counsellors work with adolescents to achieve a better...
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What Students in Counsellor Training Should Know About Countertransference

Preparing for a career as a counsellor will mean learning how to effectively provide counselling to individuals and groups through a variety of contexts. You’ll be able to help clients work through issues like trauma, abuse, addiction, family issues, relationship problems, and more. As a...
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Videogaming Addiction: An Overview of the Research for Students in Counsellor Training

Video game addiction has been the subject of contentious debate, and many studies have examined its effects. Some are positive. In fact, gamers can experience an improvement in certain cognitive skills, like parallel processing and spatial reasoning (Greenfield, 1984). However, a small minority of...
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Why Counselling Therapists Should Help their Clients Accept Their Negative Emotions

Professionals with diplomas in professional counselling training are adept at providing counselling both for individuals and groups. They assist their clients in addressing issues such as trauma, abuse, addiction, interpersonal and relational problems. Their sessions with clients can create...
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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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How to Ride the Wave

The news about the COVID-19 pandemic changes every day. There is so much information to process that it might feel like a tidal wave. In these uncertain times, it’s difficult for many to cope. Individuals, including counsellors themselves, may be looking for strategies to mitigate the negative...
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From Coronavirus to Climate Change: Helping Clients Navigate the Overwhelming Nature of our World as a Counselling Therapist

We live in a world with a 24-hour news cycle where we must process constant information about difficult current events. Opinions flow into our view from multiple sources. For many, the headlines, events, and their accompanying comment threads can be anything from saddening to overwhelming to...
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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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Therapy of the Week: Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a technique that helps an individual separate themselves from a problem that may be present in their lives (“Narrative Therapy”, 2018). This in turn leads them toward playing the role of “narrator” in their own lives and using skills they’ve acquired through life to...
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