University and college students deal with a lot of stress. Although there is a greater acceptance of the importance of good mental health, sadly, not many reach out for support. This is unfortunate because it means that students are facing personal, academic and family stressors without the valuable help of a therapist.
Counselling offers numerous benefits to university and college students. Here are only a few:
Counselling Helps with Problem-Solving
You can learn a lot in higher education, but you won’t necessarily learn how to cope more effectively with mental health challenges and psychosocial stressors. Without question, learning how to cope with life stressors and mental health challenges more effectively is one of the key ingredients to having a happy and purposeful adult life.
Establish Emotional Awareness
Counselling can also help you recognize the feelings you’re feeling. If we don’t fully understand what is going on inside of us, we can linger there, remaining lost instead of processing and moving forward in our life. Unless someone has had parents or caregivers who were very skilled in teaching them about this, many kids enter adulthood with very limited awareness of their emotions.
If you’ve never seen the movie Inside Out, this is a great place to start to become more aware of the different emotions that we as humans experience.
Strengthen Interpersonal Relationships
Whether you want to create lasting bonds with friends, get closer to that special someone, or simply understand where your parents and professors are coming from, counselling can help you foster and strengthen relationships. You’ll gain insights into who you are, who others are, and begin to shift your perspective when clarity is needed.
Get the Support You Need
There is scientific evidence that suggests social support helps to build resilience against stress. Counselling offers massive support and provide students with the guidance they need for success. One of the great benefits of counselling is personal accountability from someone who is outside of your immediate circle. It can be very beneficial to have someone hold you accountable to implementing changes and staying on track with your place.
If you are a post-secondary student that is facing challenges, trying to reach a new goal, looking for peace of mind or your purpose, you don’t have to go it alone. Counselling can provide the tools to help you navigate your life.
If you would like someone to talk to, give us a call. We be more than happy to speak with you more about how we can help!