"Although season three was filled with excitement, grief, and suspense, I am excited to see what the next one brings to the table when Reign’s story will unfold in not only France and England, but hopefully Scotland as well."
The last time we spoke with Gabriella, she had just spent an intense hour-long session with UFV’s counsellors, breaking down her memories.
After a week-long hiatus from her memory exercise, Gabriella returned to UFV’s counsellors ready and excited to decode her memory list. Although postponing her memory session for a week due to overwhelming stress, Gabriella came to the session with a renewed relaxation and open mindset.
After a stressful week of exams, assignments, and the overwhelming push of life in general, Gabriella was feeling overwhelmed. Postponing the memory exercise, the counsellor instead chose to focus on helping Gabriella address her feelings of anxiety from the week before.
When we last spoke with Gabriella she had just completed her last session with UFV’s counselling staff and was heading off to a relaxing winter vacation.
As Gabriella explains, the first part of this session was spent reflecting once again on the role of “twisted thoughts,” or self-defeating beliefs, in adding to her stress levels.
Two sessions into her UFV counselling experience, Gabriella has already learned how to effectively use relaxation breathing techniques and pinpoint self-defeating thought patterns.
After having one session with UFV’s counseling staff and learning about the importance of proper breathing, Gabriella has returned for a second session.
One UFV student has offered to share her journey of mental health counselling. Follow along as she learns to handle her anxiety while taking on all the regular stresses of student life.