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12 Oct

How to Practice Gratitude when You’re Depressed 

How to Practice Gratitude when You’re Depressed  By Amy Tai, Community and Justice Services (diploma), Program Assistant  It has been said time and time again that practicing gratitude and counting one’s blessings can help boost your mood and decrease feelings of depression. But are those same benefits available to people who are struggling with mental health? The simple practice of gratitude can have a tremendous impact on one’s mental health and wellbeing. Research has shown that...

12 Oct

Gratitude –Helpful Writing Prompts to Get Started with Gratitude 

Gratitude –Helpful Writing Prompts to Get Started with Gratitude  Written By: Sienna Wallwork, Program Assistant, Completing Bachelor of Applied Science in Family & Community Social Services and Social Service Worker Diploma  Gratitude is an important emotion to practice. It is a positive emotion, and can be described as a thankfulness or appreciation. One effective way to practice gratitude is with a gratitude journal. This is a journal where you write down anything you are grateful for....

12 Oct

Gratitude in Practice 

Gratitude in Practice  By Amy Tai, Community and Justice Services (diploma), Program Assistant  In the simplest terms, gratitude is acknowledging the good in one’s life. To be fully immersed in a gratitude-filled life as opposed to a surface level expression of thankfulness can truly transform one’s life. Practicing gratitude has many benefits including a more positive mood, improved health, and the ability to deal with adversity.   There are many ways to practice gratitude. It does...

12 Oct

Gratitude 

Gratitude  Written by: Brooke Byers, Placement Student, Social Service Worker (Diploma)  One of the most important factors to overall happiness and well-being is the amount of gratitude that a person experiences. Gratitude is noticing and appreciating the positives in your life. Gratitude is an attitude but also a practice.   Gratitude is found across different cultures and found throughout different populations. Gratitude is a virtue and is vastly different from optimism and hope. Mirgain and Singles...

08 Sep

Strategies for Addressing Trauma-Related Stress 

Strategies for Addressing Trauma-Related Stress  By Amy Tai, Community and Criminal Justice (diploma), Program Assistant  It is typical for a person to experience a traumatic event at least once in their lifetime.  As a result, many people will experience severe stress which is a normal reaction to traumatic events. In the days and weeks that follow, it is common for people to experience a whirlwind of unanticipated emotions and physical symptoms, such as, feeling nervous, jumpy,...