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Counsellor Program In Kamloops

Inner Resilience Program Overview

The Happiness Center counselling office offers a variety of counselling modalities to build inner resilience and develop a new perspective on life. Our team of Kamloops therapists who are registered clinical B.C. counsellors and energy healers developed a comprehensive, well-rounded program that helps relieve inner suffering.


These trauma counselling techniques were developed through evidence-based CBT theories, mindfulness, relaxation, and self-awareness. It provides a unique lifestyle perspective and behavior.

Kamloops Counselling Info

We Can Assist Individuals Experiencing:

Burn Out

Burnout can happen at any point in life. This could be working in a demanding job with long hours, family life responsibilities or caring for a sick loved one. The condition of burnout can be a slow progression into feelings of depression, anxiety, or stress. Our therapists help individuals by creating mindfulness strategies, setting boundaries, self care and provide support to those who are struggling.


Post Traumatic Stress

In todays life its easy to become stressed out. Common life stressors can include, relationship issues, financial burdens, demanding job requirements and life changes. Managing stress is a key component to preventing and treating burnout and other mental health issues. The counsellors help people work through these issues to understand stressors and provide healthy ways to cope with stress to implement into their lives.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety can come in many forms such as social, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias and panic attacks. Most often anxiety is a product of too much stress in our lives. Our therapists are here to help individuals understand the triggers that are creating these feelings and provide tools and techniques on how you can manage it. This can include cognitive behavioral therapy and other techniques such as reiki therapy, yoga therapy, and breathing exercises.

Major Depression Disorders

Feelings of low mood can happen at many levels of depression. These symptoms can take on many forms including physical and mental signs. Our counsellors can help people deal with the signs and symptoms to prevent the possible outcome of clinical-level depression.


Inner Resilience Program Outline

Inner Resilience is a 30 hours program for individuals to come to our Kamloops counselling office.

Each learning module is designed to cater the needs of the group with a unique activity. A brief description of each learning module is outlined below.

Module 1: To Release Mental Blocks

Body movement through yoga therapy and breathing techniques will assist in releasing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental blocks and helps the individual to discover their true purpose.

Module 2: Build Self-Confidence

In group energy healing, practitioners will discuss and show how to practice inner healing in order to push away any negative forces hindering their self-confidence.

Module 3: Awaken Emotional Intelligence

In a safe environment, we support the participants to acknowledge and see the origin of their trauma. Our Kamloops therapists practice clinical techniques and holistic methods to release the conditioned mind and mental images that can free them from their trauma.

Module 4: Overcome Mental Limitations 

We understand and appreciate that mental wellness must be accompanied by physical health as well. We blend outdoor activity and community integration to enhance and contribute to individual’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. 


Module 5: Discovering New Perspectives

Participants will learn a balanced lifestyle and skills to help understand the mechanisms and effects of operational stress on the mind, body, and relationships.


Why Choose Our Inner Resilience Program

The program helps bring relief to inner suffering through practice of mindfulness and self awareness.


  • It will allow the participants to help develop a solid footing and grounding with new thinking, behavior, and lifestyle.

  • The program is developed to promote personal healing and to bring balance to your relationships.

  • The program combines a evidence-based clinical approach and time-tested methods and practices for participants to get back to a happy place where they can experience inner stillness. 

Mental health includes psychological well-being. It talks about how we manage our thoughts and feelings, how we handle our emotions for our emotional well-being, and how we help determine the ability to act and deal with stress, anxiety, and depression in our social environment.

How Do People Cope With Depression?

1. If one is feeling isolated or stressed, talk to a trusted friend or family member. It can be very helpful in managing depression. 2. When depressed due to loss of loved ones, then take support of a mental health professional (Psychologist, Counsellor, or Therapist) who can guide you through the grieving process. 3. Exercise regularly. One can go for walks in nature to stay connected. Daily physical activity and movement of the body can help reduce symptoms of depression and improve mood. 4. Eat a healthy diet. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression 5. Get enough sleep. Getting quality sleep on a regular basis can help reduce symptoms of depression. 6. Practice Discipline: Waking up on time, eating healthy on time, doing physical activities, and sleeping on time are very helpful to reduce symptoms of depression. 7. Relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques such as muscle relaxation techniques, deep breathing meditation, yoga stretching movement, and mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress and improve mood. 8. Participate in activities. Participating in activities that bring joy and purpose can help reduce feelings of depression. 9. Connect with others. Connecting with people in the community and doing activities with them, as well as maintaining relationships with friends and family can help reduce feelings of isolation and improve overall mood.

​Common Questions About Mental Health

What Is Mental Health?

What Are The Signs Of Burnout?

Burnout is caused by prolonged chronic stress. It can happen gradually at your workplace or while doing a job at home or outside in our relationships. It may manifest as physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion.Some of the sign to recognize burnout: 1. Feeling exhausted or drained 2. Lack of motivation 3. Increased feelings of frustration, cynicism, and apathy 4. Difficulties concentrating or focusing 5. Changes in sleeping or eating habits 6. Loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable 7. Decreased job satisfaction and productivity 8. Increased physical ailments, such as headaches, stomach problems, or body aches 9. Avoidance of social situations or isolating oneself 10. Use of unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol or drugs

Why Do People Get Depressed?

Depression can include biological factors like genetics, or physical conditions such as hormonal imbalance. Major factors such as traumatic life experiences, social isolation, and loss of closed ones can contribute to one’s depression.Unresolved conflicts in relationships, chronic stress, and low self-esteem can contribute to depression.

How To Handle Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of dis-ease, such as worry or fear of the future. It can be mild or severe depending on how we are managing our thoughts. It is a normal reaction to stress, but it can become a disabling condition when we are obsessed with the same thoughts and it interferes with our daily activities. Anxiety can be caused by a variety of things, including stressful life events, genetic predisposition, medical conditions, or an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. We can handle anxiety in a variety of ways. 1. Stay physically active: Physical movement or Exercise is an important part of managing anxiety. It helps to release endorphins, which are hormones that improve our mood and reduce pain and discomfort. 2. Practice relaxation techniques: Relaxation techniques such as muscle relaxation techniques, deep breathing meditation, yoga stretching movement, and mindfulness meditation can help to reduce stress and manage anxiety. 3. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can make anxiety worse, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough restful sleep regularly each night. 4. Reduce caffeine, alcohol and substance intake: Caffeine, alcohol, and some substances can stimulate, and increase anxiety levels. So it’s best to limit your consumption of these substances. 5. Talk to a professional: If your anxiety is severe or impacting your daily life, it’s important to talk to a mental health professional (Psychologist, Counsellor, or Therapist). A therapist or counselor can help you to manage your anxiety.

Is There A Difference Between A Counselor And A Therapist?

A Counsellor typically provides short-term and goal-oriented or solution-focussed therapy. A therapist on the other hand, often provides longer-term and in-depth therapy. Counsellors may focus on specific issues such as grief or substance abuse, while therapists may take a more in-depth and holistic approach to mental health.

Can You Prevent Mental Health Problems?

While it is not completely possible to prevent all mental health problems, however, seeking help at the early stages and taking steps to maintain good mental health can help reduce the risk of developing mental health issues. Some of the steps may include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, managing stress, staying socially connected, and seeking professional help when needed. 1. Get enough sleep and exercise regularly. 2. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. 3. Talk to a mental health professional if you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious. 4. Connect with friends and family and build a support system. 5. Avoid drugs and alcohol (In some cases excess caffeine) 6. Find activities that reduce mental stress, such as relaxation, yoga, mindfulness meditation, or deep breathing meditation. 7. Take time to travel, relax and do things you enjoy. 8. Learn coping skills to manage difficult emotions. 9. Make time for hobbies and activities that bring you joy. 10. Reach out for help if you need it. ​

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