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A Day in the life of a Counselling Student: Counsellor as Catalyst

Being part of Dr. Faizal’s class is like being welcomed into a sacred space. I immediately felt warm and safe; like I knew everyone in the class for a long time and was everyone’s cheerleader for being better people, and they were mine! Now close to the end of the 88-week program, the students are intimately aware of each other’s…
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3 Things I Learned From the Early Childhood Education Program

Since starting the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in January, I learned more things than I could’ve ever fathomed. Our instructors, Jill Hammer and Miss Pat Bates have been so supportive throughout the course; they are our pillars of strength on the personal front. In every class, they demonstrated how the first five years are really crucial in the life…
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My Life Changing Decision

Have you ever made a decision that changed the course of your life? Earlier this year, I did. After spending the last decade immersed in a career in the financial services industry, I decided to pursue a path that would forever change how I viewed people, society and the aging population in particular. It all began within the last two…
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Visiting my practicum site for observation

Our first observational experience day at our chosen practicum placement was such a great opportunity. We got to check out the place where we will be spending three months of practicing and learning about Cardiology Technology from January to March. My practicum placement site is at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. I am so happy I chose this as…
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4 Steps to Challenge Unhelpful Thoughts

At one point or another, all of us have experienced stress or anxiety impeding our success. How can we conquer these anxieties? In my Counselling Therapist Program coursework and clinical experiences, I see much of what makes my clients anxious is not the stressor itself (e.g. the upcoming test) but their thoughts on that stressor (e.g. “I’m going to fail”,…
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The importance of healing

Getting sick was one of my biggest fears going through the Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program. There’s no such thing as a week off mid-semester in a fast-paced program. When I got a respiratory infection a few weeks into my fourth semester, I was terrified that it was going to compromise my success. I couldn’t believe my body would let me…
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Four ways the Counselling Program gave me the new normal

I’m amazed at how fast time has moved over the course of this program. I can hardly believe there are less than three months left. As I was looking back over the last year and a half, I’ve come to realize just how many positive changes have snuck up on me, and I hardly noticed when these changes became my…
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We all have Mental Health

Remember our Psychiatric Nursing blogger, Elizabeth? She’s written some amazing pieces for us, such as, Learning how to fail: The key to surviving my first semester, My first clinical experience in Psychiatric Nursing, and 8 essential elements for a productive workspace.  We’re not the only people who love Elizabeth’s writing. Check out the piece below that she wrote for her…
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Meet Preet! Stenberg’s Optician Student

Makeup artist who found her fit as an Optician There’s a saying that elders always tell us, “One should never stop learning”. By trade, I’m a hair and makeup artist. By education, I’m a historian mixed with a little philosopher’s guilt. But on every path I’ve treaded, life’s sent me some random detour I was not prepared to travel. So,…
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Meet Nikkil!

Industry professional turned Student Optician Hello, my name is Nik! I am a student in Stenberg College’s Licensed Optician Diploma program and am excited to share my journey to becoming a Licensed Optician with you. I began the program in October of 2018 and have already learned so much. How I fell in love with Opticianry Initally, I was not…
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