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ONLINE: New Year Lockdown Lift-off with the 30-day Yoga Challenge

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De-stress, foster balance, and promote enjoyment through Classical Yoga.  Join a 30-day Yoga Challenge that will help you establish a routine and deepen your practice. Start the new year in a healthy, invigorating way! Four classical yoga instructors have teamed up to offer more timeslots and options to everyone for the month of January. The aim is to help you through the...

Classical Yoga Class Every Tuesday & Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon Everyone – faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees – Welcome No experience required. Join Zoom Meeting Please contact ljairath@uoguelph.ca to register and access the meeting link. During this classical yoga and meditation class, we will continue to build upon the Pranayama (breath control) practice from last class. Pranayama – life force, life energy – are the underpinnings of connecting with our mind, emotions and feelings and building courage and resilience while removing fear. It’s a step-by-...

Wellness Friday: Psychological Hygiene

From a very young age we adopt common physical hygiene habits such as brushing our teeth, washing our hands and taking regular showers. What about hygiene habits that focus on our mental health? This 1 hour, interactive session will increase participant’s awareness and understanding of psychological hygiene while learning the factors that can promote and preserve good mental health. Individuals will gain practical tools and resources to activate their own personal psychological hygiene practice. Facilitator: Homewood Health ...

Positive Thinking for Vitality at Work - Part 1

For Faculty and Staff This program will identify key areas to support wellbeing and resilience during intensely stressful times. The program will focus on the role of strengths, emotions and mindfulness to reduce stress, build vitality and enhance wellbeing. This 3 part session will run on Jan 26, Feb 2, and Feb 9. You will automatically be enrolled in all sessions when you register for part 1. Instructor: Meghan Kirwin, The Kirwin Group Cancellation Policy: Please cancel no later than 2 days in advance to ensure we can give...

Classical Yoga Class Every Tuesday & Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon Everyone – faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees – Welcome No experience required. Join Zoom Meeting Please contact ljairath@uoguelph.ca to register and access the meeting link. During this classical yoga and meditation class, we will continue to build upon the Pranayama (breath control) practice from last class. Pranayama – life force, life energy – are the underpinnings of connecting with our mind, emotions and feelings and building courage and resilience while removing fear. It’s a step-by-...

Relaxation & Stress Management Skills Training Program

This group program meets twice a week for 6 weeks (12 sessions in total) to maximize the opportunity to practice and develop strong skills in releasing body tension, and calming and focusing the mind. This educational program emphasizes skill acquisition and education about stress management and high performance. This is not a self-disclosure or therapy group; the purpose is skills practice. A variety of long techniques (20 minutes) and short techniques (10 to 20 seconds) are presented. All techniques in this program have originated from research into strategies which promote...

Mood Moves

The Wellness Education Centre is hosting virtual Mood Moves every Wednesday for students and employees. Join us for a quick stretching and movement session at your own comfort level! Our group will meet online for a quick check in, followed by about 10 minutes of stretching and light activity! This 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, while helping add some activity into your day. It's free and non-committal, so join us whenever your...

Anxiety: Skills & Strategies Program

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 this program have originated from research into strategies which decrease anxiety. They have been well studied and the most up-to-date information will be presented. This is not a self-disclosure or therapy group; the purpose is developing skills and a personal plan of action.  This...

Tapping into the Power of Employee Appreciation and Recognition During Covid-19

For Senior Leaders, Chairs, Directors, and People Managers Appreciation, recognition, and gratitude are a remarkably strong source of energy that we all possess. When leaders can tap into that powerful source of energy it can have a deep, positive effect on work relationships and successful outcomes. In this session we will explore the science behind the impact of appreciation, recognition, and gratitude, what makes it such a dynamic force and the specific ways you can integrate these energy sources into your daily leadership practice. What Participants Will Learn...

Women, Work and Wellness Session

The Power of Sharing We all have stories to tell – significant life challenges we have faced, risks we’ve taken, changes we’ve made to improve our lives, lessons we’ve learned, and more and more and more. Join us to hear from three women who will share their personal stories followed by small group discussions. Please register and...

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