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  How it Started: As part of my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University, I was required to complete a 150 hour Social Justice Practicum. Unexpectedly, my practicum involved a lot of online creation, and in a sense, I felt like I was trying to be an influencer for 150 hours.

Health for Mental Health, In the Media

November 21, 2019

Trying to be an Influencer for 150 Hours

Jannie with Ashley, holding a laptop with Meredith on the screen. All have stars in their eyes.

So where does this virtual reality journey start?… When I was younger, I often daydreamed of stepping into alternate realities. I think it’s pretty typical of a carefree child to dream about imagined worlds and fantasies, especially with books like Harry Potter and role-playing video games occupying so much of my mind and time. There […]

Anxiety, Counselling, General, Health for Mental Health, In the Media, Stress Reduction

October 30, 2019

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety using Virtual Reality

Everyone struggles with feeling tired from time to time. It’s very common that people misuse, and sometimes abuse, the quick fix remedy of caffeine. Caffeine takes its form in various foods we eat, however, our North American culture is highly conditioned to sip a coffee, tea, or energy drink to keep our eyes open and […]

Health for Mental Health, Stress Reduction

August 5, 2017

10 Effective Ways to Stay Awake Without Caffeine

10 Ways to Stay Away Without Caffeine

I aspire to meet the person, especially living in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland, who arrives home at the end of the day, every day, feeling completely relaxed and restful. Many of us are looking for strategies to reduce stress and decompress throughout the week. A good song playing in the car on the commute home, […]

Depression, Health for Mental Health, Stress Reduction

April 24, 2017

12 Effective Strategies to Reduce Stress During the Work Week

Strategies to Reduce Stress

In the middle of this long winter when it’s not quite time for a holiday break, turn to these tips to help improve the precious time you get to sleep. The quality of sleep can best be measured by how energized you feel the next morning. Getting more sleep doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better […]

Depression, Health for Mental Health

March 6, 2017

The Sleep Dilemma: Catch Better Zzz’s Not More Zzz’s

Tips For Better Sleep

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