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?
- 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.
- Stress & Anxiety Group – 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.
- Starts Wednesday, October 10. Students can join this group anytime
- 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.
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- Building Healthy Relationships –
- Mood Walks – Tuesdays @ 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Union & Division Streets, beside Beamish-Munro Hall (ILC)
- 40 Minute Focus – Tuesdays @ 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Ban Righ Centre (beside Ban Righ Hall)
- 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.