Hitting the books again in the winter can be depressing. Outside the classroom window, the world is often cloudy, dark, and wet.
For the past six months, Gabriella, a UFV student, has documented her counselling journey on The Cascade website through a series of weekly blogs. As the...
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...
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...
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.
I agree with breaching the silence that often surrounds mental health. I don’t agree with Bell slapping a logo all over it.
Last winter, I went hiking with some friends in the mountains north of Maple Ridge. To be honest, I didn’t want to go.
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.