How can yoga help students deal with stress?
Kevan Bryant says her passion for research comes from a love of learning and being curious about how people can live their best, most healthy and most meaningful lives.
As part of the Master of Education, Counselling Psychology program, she is working on creating a yoga-for-mental-health program that could be implemented into the education system to address mental-health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression, and give students tools to help cope with these issues in their everyday lives.
“The Faculty of Education is renowned for their programs. I completed my undergraduate degrees at the U of L and when I left the program I felt thoroughly prepared to be a teacher. So I know that when I leave the master’s program, I will be thoroughly prepared to be a counsellor as well.”
When she graduates, Kevan hopes to work as a counsellor within the local community or education system taking a holistic and humanistic approach using yoga and art as tools for healing and self-exploration.
Kevan is also the recipient of a long list of scholarships and awards. “I was so fortunate to receive many scholarships that have taken pressure off me working full time during university or having to get student loans,” she says. “I was able to focus on my studies and pursue varying interests.”
“I know that when I leave the master’s program, I will be thoroughly prepared to be a counsellor.”
(BA/BEd '12, MEd '15)
Master of Education, Counselling Psychology student