We are pleased to offer personal counselling for all students, right here at SJB.
Meet Dr. Lannan
Our new school counsellor, Dr. Lannan is not only a registered clinical counsellor, but also a teacher with 25 years of experience teaching high school, the last 13 of those at SJB.
Check back often for blog updates from Dr. Lannan!
“Courage doesn’t always road. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”-Mary Anne Radmacher
The Covid-19 crisis has created all kinds of additional stress, concerns and problems for you, your family and for the world. So, what to do with all of that? How do we deal with it when it all seems so big, confusing, and unpredictable?
Practical Steps for Peace and Strength during Tough Times
- Exercise, inside or outside. Pick something you enjoy doing, whether it is running or walking or shooting baskets, whatever! Action absorbs anxiety.
- Write down your feelings. Grammar and punctuation do not matter for this activity. Just get your feelings out. Then, tear it into a million tiny pieces.
- Talk to a parent, a family member, a friend, a teacher you like, or a school counsellor.
- Get into your cozy clothes and get yourself a little treat like your favourite muffin, a hot chocolate, or watch your favourite show, or listen to your music.
- Get creative: play an instrument, draw a picture, or write a story.
- Practice self-kindness. Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend!
- Kindness and compassion toward yourself is never selfish.
Consider How You Look at Things:
|There is no hope.||The top doctors and scientists are working on this problem.|
|My family is in danger.||My family is following all of the safety measures advised by the medical community to stay safe.|
|I am all alone.||I have my family, my friends, and my school community;|
plus, 7 billion other people.