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Anxiety: Skills & Strategies

Listen to your body's anxiety signals...  and respond using powerful strategies to calm down the uncomfortable sensations...    This group program meets once a week for 3 weeks to develop and practice skills in decreasing the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety. A variety of long and short self-calming techniques are introduced, along with behaviours that can help prevent escalation of anxiety.  All techniques in...

Black History Month Keynote: A Talk with Miss J. Alexander

Hear the renowned J. Alexander – model, author, designer and former judge on America’s Next Top Model – deliver a keynote address as the cornerstone event of Black History Month. Exploring how the intersections of blackness, gender, and femininity uniquely affect the lives of black queer folks, the keynote will focus on experiences with personal identities, navigating the fashion industry as a Black queer person, and lessons taken in advocacy. In addition, Miss J will be looking at diversity and representation,...

Understanding Sleep: An Essential Lifestyle Factor at Goodness Me!

Adequate sleep is essential for optimizing mood, memory, weight management, and many other critical physical and emotional functions. This session will focus on understanding the physiology of sleep and how to maximize the quality and quantity of your sleep to support many common health concerns. We will discuss simple strategies to incorporate into your day to help you attain restful sleep. Kristina is a licensed naturopathic doctor. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Guelph and completed her medical training at the Canadian College of...

Free Classical Yoga Class Every Tuesday

Classical Yoga is a particularly effective and efficient system to not only stretch, tone and develop the muscles but stimulate robust health in all systems of the body.  Regular practice can relieve stress and anxiety and promote mental concentration. We will practice physical postures to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. We will learn techniques to control breath and develop lung capacity, increase oxygen flow to the brain and...

STOP Worrying

Worry is like a rocking chair. It rocks and rocks and gets us nowhere." So why do we do it? What perpetuates and even escalates this habit? Do you even worry about how much you worry? How much is too much? Is it possible to worry yourself sick? How do we prevent it from running our life? Or giving us anxiety? This evening workshop provides information about worrying, and teaches practical strategies that curb worry and decrease its negative impact on mood and...

WEBINAR: Reading Between the Lines: Working with multi-generations in the workplace

Join University of Guelph Associate  Dr. Sean Lyons as he provides insight into inter-generational differences in communication, and how these dynamics impact today’s workplace.  How do different generations communicate differently? Strategies in working with colleagues across generations Register here.

Wednesday Walks at the Arboretum

Nature is known to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today?  Rachel, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, leads 1 hour long walks every Wednesday year-round.  Walks start at The Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m.   The hike may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.   Please check the Arboretum's Facebook and Instagram page for a notice if the weekly walk is cancelled due to weather.  For further information contact Sally at scheun06@uoguelph.ca or ext. 52363.  The Arboretum also runs Wednesday Evening walks for the months of June, July and August that begin...

Decreasing Headaches

After looking at numerous research studies, the U.S. Headache Consortium (which includes 7 medical societies) has given relaxation therapy, cognitive stress management approaches, and specific biofeedback treatments a Grade A efficacy rating in treating migraine headaches! This 4 session group program meets once a week, providing an introduction to current information on the proven, drug-free strategies most helpful in decreasing, better understanding, and managing stress-related tension headaches and migraine headaches....

Walking Track Thursdays

There are many benefits to moving your body at work!  For three Thursdays in March, Athletics is opening up the walking track to all employees for free. No membership required!  All participants must check-in with Client Services and sign an electronic waiver to access the walking track.   Please bring your clean, indoor walking / running shoes only.    Please adhere to the posted walking track guidelines. Stop by anytime on March 5, 12 and 19 to enjoy a walk on your lunch break or bring a colleague for a walking meeting.

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