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Let's Talk

By George Brown
Every month our diverse and dedicated group of counsellors will aim to provide you with helpful tips and topical information related to student well-being and holistic living. We will be covering themes that are relevant, timely and topical to students of all ages - like you! We will be discussing a range of topics and have interesting guests from the GBC community, as well as other professionals contribute their knowledge and expertise in the topics that you may find useful. So look out for upcoming episodes and join us!

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Self Care *Bonus Episode*
Counsellors Gen and Jeremy explore what self-care looks like for Peer Connect coaches Luma and Olivia [from Episode 9: Stress & Time Management]
August 19, 2021
Stress & Time Management
Join counsellors Genevieve Beaupre and Jeremy Jacob as they explore how Time and Stress Management closely relate to each other. Invited guests Luma Chaves and Olivia Francis from Peer Connect delve into both concepts by exploring how they manage their time and seek to reduce their stress offering practical tips, suggestions and ideas that may provide additional strategies for listeners in similar situations.
August 19, 2021
Sex?! It's a bit complicated right now!
Join counsellor Constantine Cabarios as he chats with his special guest Kat Kova, a registered psychotherapist who has an expertise in sex and sexuality. They'll cover the general connections between sexuality, relationships and mental health during uncertain times (e.g. boundaries, communication, loneliness, when to seek help, and more). For more information or wish to consult with Kat Kova, RP visit her at and her Insta @katkovatherapy.  Note: Please contact the Sexual Health Info Line at 1-800-668-2437 or visit sexualhealthontario for helpful information on sexual health questions.
May 02, 2021
Moving through grief
Join counsellors Pablo Gonzalez and Aarti Dhanda as they broadly reflect on the collective and individual effects of grief and loss, one year after the pandemic. Here they talk about stages of grief, emotional & psychological growth, optimism, resilience and more!
March 17, 2021
Celebrating Black History Month at GBC
Join counsellor Lavlet Forde as she chats with Cindy Hastings & Shayana Gayle from the Black Student Success Network (BSSN) and Antoinette Salazar Medina from Student Association-Community Care Centre on how GBC plans to celebrate and honour Black History Month. For more information on current, ongoing and new initiatives, as well as relevant yearly events. Check out Black History Month at George Brown College!
February 07, 2021
Perfectionism & Procrastination
Join counsellors Aarti Dhanda and Pablo Gonzalez  as they explore two sides of the same coin - perfectionism and procrastination. They will explore how these 'states of the mind' can impact our ability to do well especially when we try and do the simplest tasks. Feelings of judgement, vulnerability, shame, guilt, anxiety, expectations of self, and unique perspectives are covered.  - Further reading: Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown.
January 15, 2021
Coping during the Winter break
Join counsellor Heidi Mehta and the Peer Connect coaches Yaren, Clelia and Greby as they discuss their roles, their personal experiences as international students, managing during Covid-19, and exploring helpful strategies to cope during the Winter break! For more information on Peer Connect check them out on Instagram and on YouTube.
December 02, 2020
Welcome to ALS!
In this episode, counsellors Constantine and Lavlet chat with some of the amazing professionals at ALS (Accessible Learning Services)! We'll meet Don, Yarlini, Joanna and Vicky as they share what ALS does and how they work with counsellors to ensure students achieve their best during the semesters they're enrolled in. For more information please contact Don Kezima (Intake Coordinator) at or visit their website -
November 16, 2020
When relationships don't feel okay
In this episode, counsellors Aarti Dhanda and Heidi Mehta talk about how Covid-19 might be affecting relationships in different ways. They'll explore issues around boundaries & safety, and later find ways to ask for help and get support. Join them as they explore - When relationships don't feel okay. If you or know someone who may be experiencing a difficult situation, please contact the resources below. If it is an emergency, please call your local crisis line or 911. Assaulted Women's Helpline TRCC/MWAR (Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape) Women's College Hospital (Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre) Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic GBC Counselling & Wellbeing Services Emergency shelters: call Toronto Central Intake at 1-877-338-3398 Immediate medical advice: call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, TTY: 1-866-797-0007
October 14, 2020
Let's Talk | Trailer
Welcome everyone and thank you for listening to our podcast team as they introduce this exciting new program - brought to you by Counselling & Well-being Services at GBC! For more information on our services and other programs, or to book an appointment please email us at or visit our website.
September 15, 2020
Meet the team!
Join Lavlet Forde as she chats with fellow counsellors Pablo Gonzalez, Heidi Mehta, Aarti Dhanda and Constantine Cabarios about starting this brand new podcast and what they hope to offer the GBC community. 
September 15, 2020
The 'Pilot Episode'
Join counsellors (Pablo Gonzalez, Ann Bernardo, Heidi Mehta, Aarti Dhanda and Constantine Cabarios) as they share some of their professional backgrounds, personal perspectives, some humour, and insights into providing counselling support for GBC students.  
September 08, 2020