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Wellness and Life Skills Workshops

These group counselling workshops will give you tools to improve a variety of life skills and help you improve your well-being as a student, or simply as a person.

All workshops are offered by McGill's counsellors, Local Wellness Advisors and interns.

Fall 2019

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

Schedule & registration

Monday, November 25 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Register

Grit Happens: Turning Failure Into Success

In this workshop, participants will learn about grit, resilience and emotional well-being​. 

Come learn practical steps to build resilience, cope with failure and create change!

Facilitator: TBD

Schedule & registration

Monday, October 14 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register
Wednesday, November 13 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 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 & Maya Michel

Schedule & registration

Monday, October 7, 21, 28, November 4 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register
Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19 and 26 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register

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: Mira Rozenberg

Schedule

Every Wednesday from September 4 - December 18 (inclusive) 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brown Building, room 4400

The Science of Happiness

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: TBD

Schedule & registration

Wednesday, October 2 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register
Tuesday, November 19 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Register

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: Niamh Long

Schedule & registration

Friday, September 27 and October 4 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register
Friday, November 15 and 22 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Register

Skills for Better Sleep

This workshop is intended for students who have difficulty falling or staying asleep at night due to anxiety or low mood, and who face difficulty during the day as a result of poor sleep.

Topics covered will include a guided discussion on the structure and function of sleep, sleep regulation, insomnia and its causes, and strategies to improve sleep quality.

Facilitator: Anouk Huizink

Schedule & registration

Friday, October 25 & November 1 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register 
Thursday, November 21 & 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register

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

Schedule & registration

Friday, September 27, October 4 and 11 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Register
Friday, November 15, 22 and 29 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Register

Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety 

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: TBD

Schedule & registration

Friday, September 27 and October 4 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Registration 
Wednesday, November 20 and 27 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Registration 

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 introduced every week.

Facilitator: TBD

Schedule & registration

Tuesday, October 22, 29, November 5, 12 and 19 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 (room 4300 Nov. 5) Register

Well Equipped: Tools & Tips to Boost Your Well-being

In this workshop, participants will explore different dimensions of wellness​, and learn to identify strengths, needs, and actions they can take.

Come create your wellness plan! 

Facilitator: TBD

Schedule & registration

Tuesday, October 22 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Brown Building, room 3001 Register
Thursday, November 14 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Brown Building, room 5001 Register