Groups are a great way to learn new skills with other students who understand and can relate to what you are experiencing. For those groups that are designated as 8 Week Groups, pre-registration is required. Please contact the Health & Wellness Centre via email (email@example.com), phone (416-287-7065), or talk to your counsellor or other helping professional. Those groups designated as DROP IN can be attended by any student, even if you are currently suspended, on a work term, or taking a semester off. Simply show up when you can! All groups will take place in the Health & Wellness Centre, SL-270, unless otherwise noted. Groups will be starting at mid to end of May. If you are already registered in the group, you will receive a confirmation email closer to the start date.
8 WEEK Groups
Mood Matters – Mondays 3-4pm Starts May 28 Learn the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and learn new coping strategies. The group will also practice specific techniques to reduce stress and manage difficult emotions.
Self-Compassion – Thursdays 12-1pm Starts June 7 Learn skills to combat your inner critic by fostering a sense of self-compassion. The group will practice techniques aimed at relating to yourself more kindly, recognizing that the human condition is imperfect, and mindfully experiencing your thoughts and emotions.
Creating Social Connections – Tuesdays 12-1pm Starts May 29 Participants will have the opportunity to practice specific techniques that may be helpful in reducing social anxiety, social isolation or loneliness.
DROP IN Groups
Relaxation and Meditation — Wednesdays 3-4pm - SL-279 –Throughout spring and summer Learn about the concepts of mindfulness meditation and how it can help with managing stress, increasing concentration and improving overall health. Practice weekly meditations. No previous meditation experience necessary. Mats and meditation cushions provided.
Creative Commons –Tuesdays 3-4pm – Throughout spring and summer group for students interested in creating as a means to wellness. Various art media will be used. All materials provided!
NEW! Wellness Walks – Thursdays 3-4pm - Starts June 14 Join us for a 1 hour walk around the beautiful campus trails. Physically and mentally benefit from being active outdoors. We will encourage meaningful conversations, meditation strategies and various movement methods to stimulate your body and soul. Please meet at the ARC Quad at 3pm
Cultural Connections – Second Friday of every month May through August (May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 from 12-1pm) Creating a safer space for racialized students to discuss impacts of racism and oppression, build community, and enhance wellness.