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The Impact of Remote Work on Mental Health for Those in a Counsellor Therapist Career

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant shift in the work setup of millions of employees, and for many, these changes appear to be around for good. According to Statistics Canada, the number of Canadians working remotely across all sectors rose from 10% in 2018 to 40% in 2020, when the...
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Understanding Imposter Syndrome in Your Counsellor Therapist Career

Have you ever felt like other people think you are capable of more than you actually are? If so, you have probably experienced imposter syndrome, a pattern of thinking which plenty of people experience from time to time (Cleveland Clinic, 2021). Imposter syndrome can be defined as the internal...
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Want to Become a Counsellor? How Mindfulness Strategies Can Help Clients Cope With Loss

It’s often understood that grief and loss, though painful and difficult to confront, are aspects of the overall human experience. The emotions that accompany grief can easily be overwhelming, impacting our lives and day-to-day routines. That said, grief is often responsible for enabling us to...
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In Counsellor Training? What You Should Know About the Link Between COVID Fatigue and Depression

Recovering from any illness can take a toll on an individual’s physical and mental health – yet those who have been afflicted with the COVID-19 virus may experience the effects of the disease long after the initial recovery. Many individuals suffer from mood changes, poor sleep, anxiety, or...
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How to Connect With Guarded Clients After a Professional Counsellor Diploma Program

Professional counsellors are tasked with breaking down walls and opening lines of communication with all kinds of clients. Many counsellors may experience resistance when working in sessions with guarded individuals. Their job is to find ways to effectively overcome this disposition in clients. ...
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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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How Learning Counselling Can Help with Mental Health In Rural Communities

Individuals and families living in rural Canada face a set of challenges that are often different from those encountered by their urban and suburban counterparts. The volatility of commodity prices, unpredictable weather, and mine or mill closures can all have drastic effects on rural economies and...
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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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Mental Health in Sports: What Students in Counsellor Training Need to Know

Competitive sports present unique mental health challenges, with greater risks of mental illness and a high-performance culture that often stigmatizes disclosure. In the past few years, athletes and coaches have drawn public attention to mental health risks in sports, a cause championed by figures...
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Infographic: The Value of Experiential Learning

Lectures and readings are often seen as the staples of any modern education, but are they necessarily the best approach for getting students to develop the hands-on skills necessary for a counselling career? While lectures do have their merit, many experts believe that experiential learning, also...
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