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How Wellness Counsellors can help their clients avoid burnout

Burnout is often seen as a modern condition. It’s a term that was first coined in 1974 by the psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, and is increasingly being used to describe the experiences of professionals in a variety of fields (Petersen, 2019). Indeed, recent studies have uncovered alarming...
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3 Things for Students in Wellness College to Know About the Relationship Between Wellness and Technology

It is no secret that the use of technology has become synonymous with modern life. Today, more than 4.1 billion people—52% of the world’s population—use the internet (Kujawski, 2018). This has translated into 3.5 billion Google searches (Internet Live Stats, 2019a), 350 million photos uploaded...
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[Infographic] Returning to College as a Mature Student: Your Guide to Success

The decision to return to college later in life is a significant one. Whether you’re craving a change of pace, a more rewarding career, or are finally in a place where going back to school is feasible, navigating the transition between working full-time and becoming a student may seem daunting at...
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How coming to Rhodes Wellness College will heal your life

In B.C., the demand for counsellors is expected to increase in coming years. According to government statistics 2,320 new positions are expected to open within the next decade, with as much as 36.2% of projected openings coming from an increase in demand (WorkBC, 2018). For many searching for a...
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Rhodes Wellness College Partner Spotlight: Grace Mansion

In her role as Chaplain of Grace Mansion, a sober residence in Vancouver, Vienne Chan looks for creativity in incoming practicum students. “We love people who can think outside the box about how to engage people,” she says (Chan, 2018). Engaging people is what Grace Mansion does best, empowering...
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Depression: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

The Canadian Mental Health Association states that approximately eight percent of adults will experience “major depression at some time in their lives.” The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has even declared it “the top cause of disability...
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Rhodes Wellness College Partner Spotlight: Together We Can (TWC)

As an addictions case manager and sober coach, Kamal Singh plays an important role at Together We Can (TWC)—a partner organization of Rhodes Wellness College. TWC is a Vancouver addictions centre that helps men enter recovery from substance misuse, empowering them toward more healthy and...
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How Rhodes Wellness College Is Spreading Awareness Of Mental Health

A 2017 poll found that 41% of Canadians were at “high risk” for mental illness, up from 35% in 2016 (Ipsos, 2017). While a one-year increase of 6% might seem daunting, it may also be cause for optimism. As noted by Ipsos Public Affairs VP Jennifer Mcleod Macy, the updated figure could reflect a...
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The Link Between Nature and Wellbeing: An Overview for Students in Wellness College

Forests, lakes, mountaintops, and the rest of the natural world enjoy a reputation for being places of calm and beauty. In addition, there is evidence that they can exert powerful effects on an individual’s wellbeing, too. A study published by the National Academy of Sciences found that...
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Why body-based therapies are an important part of Wellness Counsellor Programs

For many years, the mind and body were seen as two distinct aspects of being. Today, it is well known that the line between physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellness is blurry, and that one can and often does affect the other. Power poses, such as standing up straight with arms raised, has...
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