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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, readers! Many people make resolutions to start the new year. I know I did. Mine was the typical “I will stop procrastinating”, “I will exercise more”, and “I will drink more water”. I can say that so far, I have stuck to one of these three resolutions. So why do people make resolutions if they aren’t likely…
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It’s okay to be uncomfortable

“It’s sometimes okay to be uncomfortable,” my mentor said to me while we were talking about my driving anxiety. While the conversation had nothing to do with counselling, it was extremely relevant to therapy. The phrase struck a chord with me and I began thinking about how change can be uncomfortable. Everyone goes through changes in life but sometimes even…
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A Day in the Life of a Counselling Student: Honouring Emotion

“People are always doing the best they can with what they have.” Dr. Saira says. In today’s Counselling Therapist class, they’re examining the relationship between trauma and neuroscience. Dr. Saira is excited—she’s presenting recent neuroscientific research that better explains the psychological responses of ‘Fight or Flight’ or Freeze in the face of trauma.   The polyvagal theory The polyvagal theory,…
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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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Counselling Therapist Diploma: The Journey Begins

Greetings fellow readers! I’m Vandhana, “V” for ease of use, and I’m currently a student in the Counselling Therapist Diploma program at Stenberg College. This is my first blog post ever! I’m excited to share a little about me and this exciting program. I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2012, and while I love being a nurse and…
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Counselling Practice 101 – Name Your Business

If you’ve read my previous blogs, you already know that in addition to working full time as a Student Success Coordinator at Stenberg College, I run a private practice. My business is called Strength Within Consulting and has been up and running for eight years. In this time, I have realized and learned many things about running a business, however,…
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Creativity as a Counsellor

Creativity as a Counsellor: With my focus on youth who have signs of anxiety and/or depression, I get to be creative in a variety of ways.
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My journey to becoming a counsellor

Lisa Brown provides direct support to Stenberg students in our campus programs. With over 10 years of experience as a Life Coach and Counsellor, she brings compassion, critical thinking, and teamwork to Stenberg. Read her story and find out how she found her true calling as a therapist…
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