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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

Netflix produces series and movies have become an entertainment source many people have come to look forward to. They’re gutsy and tell unique stories that you won’t find anywhere else. When I received the announcement to my email inbox that Netflix next slatted hit was a movie staring Lily Collins, about a women seeking treatment […]

Eating Disorders, In the Media

July 20, 2017

‘To The Bone’: More Harm than Help

We all have our guilty pleasures, mine being watching every episode of The Bachelor (or Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, or Bachelor in Paradise) that has ever aired. ABC and The Bachelor franchise have created a reality television show that entertains me on multiple levels – from the intense rose ceremonies and two-on-one dates, to the competitive […]

Couples, In the Media

January 31, 2017

What ‘The Bachelor’ Can Teach Us About Finding Lasting Love

The Bachelor: Nick Vaill and Kaitlyn Bristowe's breakup during the final rose ceremony

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