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A listing of public events for University of Guelph occurring between Saturday, December 3, 2022 9:40 AM EST and Sunday, January 22, 2023 9:40 AM EST.
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The Mindful Initiative - Free 6-Week Mindfulness Program

October 18th, 2022 11:45 AM
The Mindful Initiative - Free 6-Week Mindfulness Program

We are excited to partner with our friends from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in offering a free online 6-week mindfulness program designed specifically for university students! If you are looking for more skillful ways to manage stress, anxiety, and other challenges that come along with being a student, then this program is for you. 

 

In this program, students will:

  • Learn mindfulness skills that can be integrated into everyday life fostering a sense of well-being
  • Enhance awareness of experience opening up to wonder and joy
  • Expand resources and develop healthier ways of responding to stressors and challenging experiences
  • Improve attention and focus through short guided practices
  • Use tools for enhancing compassion for self and others, connection, and sense of community

 

This free program is currently open for registration. Each session will be 1 hour long, and delivered by a certified mindfulness facilitator. Participants have the option to access weekly drop-in support sessions that are 30 min to help them develop and maintain a regular mindfulness practice. 

Dates/Times:

Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm - November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15

Practice support sessions: Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30pm - November 15, 22, 29 & December 6, 13, 20

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: https://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/mindfulinitiative-uofg/

Questions? Feel free to contact us at community@mindfulnessstudies.com.

 

From Thursday, November 10, 2022 5:00 PM to Thursday, December 15, 2022 6:00 PM EST at Online.

The Body Project

October 17th, 2022 3:43 PM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

 

This workshop and it's content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

 

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th from 1:00-3:00pm)

- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $20 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc. and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

From Saturday, November 19, 2022 1:00 PM to Sunday, November 20, 2022 3:00 PM EST at Online.

Better Sleep Program

October 16th, 2022 6:42 PM
Better Sleep Program Learn proven, drug-free strategies to fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily,
and to get more energy from sleep (including how to avoid the Big Mistake that prevents quality sleep).  

This ON-LINE, on-demand Better Sleep Program
is a five-part skills program
with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic.

A one-hour lesson arrives in your e-mail box once a week for 5 weeks
and you have lifetime access to the program.   Why wait until 7:00 pm on November 1  -  you can start anytime, whenever you register, since it is on-demand!

Find full details and registration at www.SelfRegulationSkills.ca/programs/better-sleep

From Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT at Online.

Anxiety Skills & Strategies

October 16th, 2022 4:41 PM
Anxiety Skills & Strategies

Learn powerful strategies, tips, and information on how to respond and calm down the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety.  

A variety of long and short self-calming strategies  are introduced, along with behaviours that can help prevent escalation of anxiety.

 

This three-part skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic 

meets ON-LINE for 60 minutes, once a week, for 3 weeks.

Find full details at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/anxiety-skills-strategies/

From Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST at Online.

Decreasing Headaches

October 16th, 2022 4:41 PM
Decreasing Headaches

More than 3 or 4 headaches a month are too many! 

 

Learn strategies to decrease tension and migraine headaches,
and the pain of headaches,
without the use of pain medications.

This four-part skills program 

with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic 

meets for 90 minutes, once a week, for 4 weeks.

Find full details at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/decreasing-headaches/

From Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST at Online.

Stress Less for Tests

October 16th, 2022 4:41 PM
Stress Less for Tests

Learn practical skills and strategies to decrease test anxiety

and enhance energy & performance throughout the semester and during exam periods.   Stress Less for Tests is a 3 hour ON-LINE, on-demand skills program

with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic.

 

The lessons arrive in your e-mail box upon registration in the program

so you can go through them at your own pace.

 

Why wait until 5:30 pm on November 22  -  you can start anytime, whenever you register, since it is on-demand!

You have lifetime access to the program and can start today!

 

Find full details and registration at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/stress-less-for-tests/

From Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST at Online.

Take the Stress Out of IBS

October 16th, 2022 3:41 PM
Take the Stress Out of IBS

Tackle the two greatest triggers of IBS symptoms....   diet and stress.

Learn strategies that decrease symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or a stressed stomach.

This five-part skills program meets ON-LINE

with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic and Lindzie O'Reilly, Dietitian,

for 60 minutes, once a week, for 5 weeks.

Find full details at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/take-stress-out-ibs/

 

 

From Friday, October 21, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT at Online.

Stop Worrying!

October 16th, 2022 3:41 PM
Stop Worrying!

Are you spending more time worrying than working?

Unconstructive worry can ramp up anxiety.

Learn to curb the worry habit... and how to avoid the 5 pitfalls that escalate and perpetuate worrying.

This two-hour skills workshop with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic will include brain training exercises and a variety of other techniques to decrease worrying.

Find full details at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/stop-worrying/

From Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT at Online.

Getting Out Again - Decreasing re-entry anxiety

October 16th, 2022 3:41 PM
Getting Out Again - Decreasing re-entry anxiety

Unprecedented numbers of people are experiencing stress and anxiety
as COVID19 restrictions are easing
and attendance at in-person activities/work/school is increasing.  

Learn how to apply Stress Inoculation Training concepts for decreasing re-entry anxiety / stress,
and practice some helpful relaxation & self-calming strategies,
in this FREE public workshop
held on International Stress Awareness Day
meeting ON-LINE from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic.

Full details are at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/stress-awareness-day/   E-mail Kathy at ksomers@uoguelph.ca for the link to this free workshop.

From Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT at Online.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

October 13th, 2022 12:40 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a brand new 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (1.5 hour sessions), from the week of October 24th to the week of November 28th (the last week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Thursday, October 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 4 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Monday, October 24, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

October 13th, 2022 12:40 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a brand new 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (1.5 hour sessions), from the week of October 24th to the week of November 28th (the last week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Thursday, October 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 4 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

October 13th, 2022 12:40 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a brand new 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (1.5 hour sessions), from the week of October 24th to the week of November 28th (the last week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Thursday, October 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 4 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

October 13th, 2022 12:40 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a brand new 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (1.5 hour sessions), from the week of October 24th to the week of November 28th (the last week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Thursday, October 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 4 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

October 13th, 2022 12:40 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a brand new 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (1.5 hour sessions), from the week of October 24th to the week of November 28th (the last week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Thursday, October 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 4 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Friday, October 28, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Mood Routes with Cultural Diversity

October 12th, 2022 5:34 PM
Mood Routes with Cultural Diversity

Join us for a walk and talk in the Arboretum, where we will be discussing the experiences of Black and racialized students & our connection to nature.

While we are prioritizing the voices of Black and racialized students, all students are welcome to join.

Please dress appropriately for the weather - in case of inclement weather our rain date is October 28th at noon.

 

Mood Routes happens every week - we meet outside the J.T. Powell building every Friday at noon, rain or shine! This walking group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back from your responsibilities and stresses, and engage with others at a social distance all whilst enjoying the healing effects of nature.

From Friday, October 21, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT at In Front of the JT Powell Building.

The Body Project

October 11th, 2022 9:42 AM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and it's content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Thursday, October 27th and Thursday, November 3rd from 7:00-9:00pm)

- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $20 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc. and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

From Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:00 PM to Thursday, November 3, 2022 9:00 PM EDT at Online.

The Body Project

October 11th, 2022 9:42 AM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and it's content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Monday, November 21st and Monday November 28th from 7:00-9:00pm)

- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $20 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc. and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

From Monday, November 21, 2022 7:00 PM to Monday, November 28, 2022 9:00 PM EST at Online.

Mood Routes

October 6th, 2022 2:43 PM
Mood Routes

Join us for a social walk through the Arboretum! We meet outside the J.T. Powell building every Friday at noon, rain or shine! This walking group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back from your responsibilities and stresses, and engage with others at a social distance all whilst enjoying the healing effects of nature. Being free and non-committal, Mood Routes will allow you to enjoy both the physical and emotional benefits of walking with few barriers.

Note on inclement weather: In the case of heavy rain, thunder, snow, or hail, Mood Routes may be cancelled. We will make the decision by Friday at 11:00 am. If the event is cancelled, we will update that on this event, as well as on our Instagram story (@wellness_uofg)

From Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST at Outside the J.T Powell Building.

Mood Routes

October 6th, 2022 2:43 PM
Mood Routes

Join us for a social walk through the Arboretum! We meet outside the J.T. Powell building every Friday at noon, rain or shine! This walking group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back from your responsibilities and stresses, and engage with others at a social distance all whilst enjoying the healing effects of nature. Being free and non-committal, Mood Routes will allow you to enjoy both the physical and emotional benefits of walking with few barriers.

Note on inclement weather: In the case of heavy rain, thunder, snow, or hail, Mood Routes may be cancelled. We will make the decision by Friday at 11:00 am. If the event is cancelled, we will update that on this event, as well as on our Instagram story (@wellness_uofg)

From Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST at Outside the J.T Powell Building.

Nutrition 101

October 4th, 2022 4:44 PM
Nutrition 101

Join on campus Registered Dietitian Lindzie O'Reilly and the Student Nutrition Awareness Program (SNAP) to learn about.

  • The benefits of a regular food routine for physical and mental wellbeing
  • Strategies to build balanced meals and snacks, whether cooking for yourself or buying meals on campus
  • Strategies to plan regular eating times throughout the day

This group will occur in-person. 

No registration or referral is required. 

From Wednesday, November 23, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EST at JTP Rm 1146.