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Wellness and Life-Skills Workshops

Active Listening 

Want to improve your communication skills? Join us for this workshop that introduces participants to active listening and helping dialogues.

Facilitator: Shyam Sampalli Anandampillai

Format: 1 single session 

Schedule & Registration:

Monday, February 18, 2019 10h-13h30 3610 McTavish, Room 430


Happiness: The Workshop

Do you want to learn ways to become a happier person? Come learn about the science of happiness and discover how you can cultivate a positive mindset by taking in the good.

Facilitator: Anna-Maria Broomes
Format: 3 single sessions 
Schedule & registration:

Wednesday, January 23 10h-12h Brown Building, Room 5001 Register
Tuesday, February 26 10h-12h Brown Building, Room 3001 Register
Monday, March 25 15h-17h Brown Building, Room 5001 Register

Mindfulness Based Stress Management

Come learn and practice ways of using mindfulness to reduce stress, cope with upsetting emotions and manage your inner critic. For those new to and familiar with mindful practice. 

Facilitator: Fatima Nabi
Format: 1 series of 4 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Wednesday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 10h30-12h Brown Bldg, Room 3001



Mindfulness Meditation

Interested in learning how to practice mindfulness meditation? Have experience with mindfulness and want a place to practice? Registration is not required.

Facilitator: André Gagnon
Format: Wednesdays, Winter 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10

(Note: Mindfulness Meditation will not be available February 6)

12h-12h30 Brown Building Rm 4200

No registration necessary

Skills for Assertiveness

Do you find yourself saying YES to requests that you should really say NO to? Do you have difficulty accepting constructive criticism? Do you have problems asking for what you want? Come and learn how to be assertive!

Facilitator:  Karen McGrath
Format: 2 series of 2 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Thursday, February 21, 28 10h-12h Brown Bldg Rm 4200 Register
Tuesday, March 26, April 2 10h-12h

Brown Bldg Rm 4200


Skills for Coping with Perfectionism

Do you constantly criticize yourself? Do you feel your efforts are never good enough? Do you set unrealistic standards? Join this group to discuss the role perfectionism plays in your life and develop tools for overcoming it.

Facilitator: Nadja Grabovari

Format: 2 series of 3 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Friday, February 8, 15, 22 13h-15h Brown Bldg, Room 3001 Register
Friday, March 15, 22, 29 10h-12h Brown Bldg, Room 5001  Register

Skills for Managing Anxiety & Stress

Do you have difficulty coping with stress? Feel you lack a sense of personal control in your life? Do you struggle with setting goals and problem solving? Join this group to learn cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness to help you manage stress.

Facilitator: Serena Ewe
Format: 2 series of 2 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Monday, February 18, 25 15h-16h30 Brown Bldg, Rm 3001 Register
Monday, March 18, 25 15h-16h30

Brown Bldg, Rm 3001


Skills for Social Confidence

Are you very shy? Would you like to be able to make friends more easily? Are you feeling lonely? Learn how to build your social confidence in a respectful environment with other students who are feeling the same way you are.

Please plan on attending all 5 sessions as new material and skills will be taught every week.

Facilitators: André Gagnon
Format: 1series of 5 sessions
Schedule & registration:

Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10

15h-17h Brown Building, Room 3001 Register

Please note: To access services, you must be currently enrolled and paying the Student Services fee. The fee is automatically charged to the student account of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows every fall and winter term. Certain other categories of students may opt to pay a fee to use the services.