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October 2022 - Positive Mindset

Welcome to our new monthly Counselor Connections blog!

My name is Lora Harder and I have been the Student Advocacy Counselor at Bonnyville Centralized Centralized High School since 2011. I have a social work degree from the University of Regina. I have worked in the social work field for 23 years , the majority of that time working with children and adolescents . As an adolescent, my goal was to have a career as a social worker working with teens and it is an honor that this goal has been realized.  A little about myself is that I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing games, and reading.

This month we are focusing on fostering a positive mindset which will help us reduce stress and anxiety.  A positive mindset can be described as the tendency to focus on the bright side, expect positive results, and approach challenges with a positive outlook.  One of the ways we are creating a positive mindset at Bonnyville Centralized High School is by creating positive connections through our school teams. School teams give the opportunity for students to foster a positive attitude toward others and themselves by competing in school challenges, school spirit days, and community outreach  events.


“Nothing is impossible, '' the word itself says “I’m possible.” Aubrey Hepburn 

Here is some more information about fostering a positive mindset:



Break Your Negative Thinking || WAKE UP POSITIVE || Morning Motivation


Positive mindset Activities

Strengths Exploration (

Positive Journal (

PositiveStatements.pdf (

10 Books that promote positive thinking in teens


For more resources, check out the Positive Mindset page of the NLPS website.

If you would like me to connect with your child or your family, you can contact me at the school at 780-826-3366

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