Student Wellness Services workshops

 

Mind & Method Workshops *pre-registration recommended, drop-ins welcome

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Stauffer Library, room 121.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16: Using Stress to Your Advantage – Understand how our past approach to stress management may be incorrect. In this workshop, you’ll learn how changing your perception of stress can improve health, wellbeing and productivity. This workshop will teach you to use your stress to its full potential, while demystifying the myth that it should be avoided at all costs.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23: 1 Minute Strategies to Reduce Stress – This workshop will explore ways that you can change your relationship with stress in order to cope with it more effectively. You will be introduced to different practices and be reminded of the mental messages that will bolster your ability to process stress.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30: Stress Reduction through Self Compassion – Understand how self-compassion leads to healthier behaviours and can be a significant source of strength in difficult times. In this workshop, you will learn what self-compassion really means and discover how it can be a powerful way to increase your emotional strength. Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you are good enough, self compassion asks what’s good for you?

Mind & Method Therapy Groups *pre-registration required

  • Change Ways for Low Mood – Tuesday, Oct. 9 to Tuesday, Nov. 20
    This six-week psycho-educational group is designed to introduce cognitive-behavioural strategies (CBT) and self-care concepts.  This program is for students who are struggling with depression and problems with low mood.  We will cover the nature, signs and symptoms of depression then provide specific, evidence-based strategies for improving mood and coping with life’s challenges.  Sessions will focus on identifying and changing unhelpful thought patterns, goals setting and learning ways to live a happier, more balance and satisfied life.
  • Fall 2018 weekly group therapy at Queen's University - Student Wellness ServicesStress & Anxiety Group – Wednesday, Oct. 10 to Wednesday, Nov. 21.
    This six-week psycho-educational group is designed to introduce cognitive-behavioural strategies (CTB) and self-care concepts.  This program is for students who are struggling with anxiety and problems with stress.  We will cover the nature, signs and symptoms of anxiety then provide specific, evidence-based strategies for improving anxiety and coping with stress.  Sessions will focus on identifying and changing unhelpful thought patterns, goals setting and learning ways to live a happier, more balance and satisfied life.
  • Manage Your Mind for Success – Starts Wednesday, October 10. Students can join this group anytime
    This is run as a 7-week psycho-educational workshop addressing 4 main objectives:
    1. Stop self-destructive behaviours like procrastination and avoidance
    2. Identify and learn how to challenge core beliefs that may be sabotaging your success
    3. Manage your thoughts so that you feel more motivated
    4. Have your emotions work for you rather than against you.
  • Managing Powerful Emotions – Starts Wednesday, October 10th to December 12th – rolling enrolment
    This six-week psycho-educational group is for students who have significant challenges with tolerating their distress and regulating their emotions and behaviours.  Students will learn specific strategies to help tolerate emotional crises and intense emotions and to enable them to examine the pros and cons of enacting destructive behaviour rather than acting impulsively.  MPE teaches students to use practical tools to understand their feelings and exercise control over emotional outbursts that create significant and on-going difficulties in their lives.
  • Sleep Better, Live Better – Starts Thursday, October 11th.
    This 6-week psycho-education group is designed to introduce cognitive behavioural therapy (CTB) strategies for students who are struggling with getting good quality sleep and/or suffer from insomnia.  We will be looking at things that contribute to unhelpful sleep environments and examining techniques that help improve sleep patterns.  In addition, student will be given the opportunity to track personal sleep habits & be involved in group problem-solving and feedback.
  • Building Healthy Relationships – Starts Thursday, October 11th.
    Each 1-hour session will focus on a different, related topic including: assertiveness styles, assertiveness training skills, building healthy boundaries, managing difficulty relationships with supervisors (emphasis for graduate students) and abusive relationships.  Students can join at any time, as each module stands alone.

Drop-in sessions

  1. Mood Walks – Tuesdays @ 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Union & Division Streets, beside Beamish-Munro Hall (ILC)
  2. 40 Minute Focus – Tuesdays @ 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Ban Righ Centre (beside Ban Righ Hall)
  3. Mindfulness for a better student life – Thursdays @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Mac-Corry room C416

Student Wellness Services workshops are open to any undergraduate or graduate students who may find them helpful. 

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Contact: Beth Blackett, B.A., M.A. (she/her), Health Promotion Coordinator, Student Wellness Services. T. 613-533-6000 ext.79071, or beth.blackett@queensu.ca