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  • ShannonGonter

    What To Do If You Run Into Your Ex

    • Shannon Gonter
    Jun 18, 2019
    No matter who is doing the breaking up, break ups are hard (like really hard). And the tough parts don’t end after the official break up conversation happens. It lingers, it follows us around. It is near impossible to break up with someone and not have them cross your mind again (downfall to memories is they don’t leave your brain when the person physically leaves your life). It could be as simple as seeing or hearing things that remind you of your ex-partner for just a brief moment.
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  • Yoga and the Chakras

    • Christine Berger
    • Suzan Thompson
    Jun 18, 2019
    There is so much we can learn about therapies that perhaps you were never introduced to during your path toward becoming a counselor. The general theme of this blog is to bring awareness to complementary, alternative and integrative therapies. And the focus of this specific blog is on yoga and the chakras.
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    The 411 on Podcasts

    • Graduate Student Committee
    Jun 17, 2019
    ’m sure you’ve all heard the current buzzword ‘Podcast’ and are wondering if you should hop on the train or continue avoiding the current social norms. Podcasts are derived from two words: ‘iPod’ and ‘broadCast.’ This is a free audio recording, also known as ‘audioblogging’, that allow individuals to pull audio files from a podcasting app for people to listen to on their phones or computers.
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  • Biofield Therapies

    • Suzan Thompson
    • Christine Berger
    Jun 12, 2019
    Biofield therapies are defined as approaches which work directly with the subtle energy field that surround the body. The subtle energy system is made up of three components: meridians, chakras, and the biofield or aura. Meridians are lines of energy that run throughout the body and they are the part of the energy system that acupuncture and Emotional Freedom Techniques work with.
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  • Negative Body Image and Sexual Wellness: Addressing the Connection in Counselor Education

    • Sexual Wellness in Counseling
    Jun 11, 2019
    If you are reading this, it is likely that you identify as a human being. So, what does it really mean to be human? When we think of the human experience, some of the first things that come to mind concern our relationships with our bodies— particularly, our sexuality and body image.
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  • ShannonGonter

    Benefits Of Business Cards

    • Shannon Gonter
    Jun 11, 2019
    I hear you out there saying, “Business cards? What?! Who uses those anymore? It’s not 2000 anymore.” Sounds so old school, right? I know, I know but even in the digital age we shouldn’t forget about print marketing. It still has a place in this world and personally I think it’s a vital one.
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  • Sexuality Touches Everything Except Textbooks

    • Sexual Wellness in Counseling
    Jun 07, 2019
    As a counselor, I am tasked with respecting the worldview of my clients through a lens of unconditional positive regard. Yet as a counselor, in most states, human sexuality is a side-note, stifling the ability to view clients holistically. The scarcity of human sexuality as a required academic course is a harsh reminder that sexuality remains taboo and inconsequential.
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  • ShannonGonter

    10 Ways To Tell That You Are Stressed AF With Wedding Planning

    • Shannon Gonter
    Jun 06, 2019
    If you find yourself stressed AF at times throughout your planning process, it’s totally okay (and so normal). But if you feel like you’re starting to drown in uncharted waters that have become your wedding plans, you might want to slow down and take a breather.
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  • Guided Imagery, Meditation and Mindfulness

    • Suzan Thompson
    • Christine Berger
    Jun 03, 2019
    Originally this blog was going to be just about guided imagery and meditation and how it can be helpful in counseling. I was going to let you know how I was introduced to guided imagery years ago, when I worked the second shift at the local psychiatric hospital and struggled with falling asleep after working a shift that often ended around midnight, after completing an assessment with a client who was experiencing intense emotions.
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  • ShannonGonter

    Yep. Its’ Summer Again.

    • Shannon Gonter
    Jun 03, 2019
    So much good can come with seasonal changes, and maybe you are one of the lucky ones who transitions smoothly, and if so, rock that out and enjoy every moment of finding your perfect summer work – life balance. But for those who struggle every couple months when the seasons change, and can identify with how frustrating these times can be, keep reading.
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