5 Reasons to See a Kamloops Counsellor During the Pandemic
March 19th 2021The pandemic has been tough on everyone. Here at Collins Counselling in Kamloops, we believe that counselling should reflect everyday life. When everyday life consists of all the extra stressors that come from living in a pandemic, we assure you that...
The Impacts of Horse Therapy
February 16th 2021Horse therapy is shown to reduce stress and lower blood pressure, easing the client into an open discussion with the therapist. Horses have been shown to help identify and process feelings with a human and respond in kind. To paint the picture, a per...
How a Horse Can Help You Learn Leadership Skills
January 8th 2021Horses communicate through body language, and by working with horses in a therapeutic setting we are entering into their world and must learn their language and values. The responses and reactions of horses provide immediate information on our state ...
Equine Therapy and ADHD - How it Works?
October 14th 2020When it comes to neurodiverse conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),equine therapy has proven to be incredibly beneficial not only because animals provide emotional support but because horses also have the capabilities o...
Can Equine Therapy With Teens Reduce Incidences of Adult Obesity?
September 14th 2020Equine-assisted activities and equine therapy studies in youth have shown that connecting with animal companions lead to escalated feelings of hopefulness, joy, self-confidence, motivation, and overall increased positive health behaviors.
Mental Health In The Agriculture Field
May 7th 2019The B. C. Cattlemen’s Association is doing a webinar series to support their members and the public. The first webinar topic was on Mental Health and I was honoured to speak with Reg Steward, Provincial Ranching Safety Consultant for AgSafe BC, and...
KTW Christmas Cheer Fund: Falcon Program Wants These Kids To Fly
December 19th 2018CLICK HERE to view the article in Kamloops This Week about the Falcon Equine Therapy Program in Cherry Creek
Working With Difficult Children In A Group Setting
December 19th 2018I was asked recently to present at a 4-H Leaders conference on the topic of working with difficult children in a group setting. As a counsellor, I work with a variety of individual people and groups on various topics. I always count on there being on...