Labyrinths are ancient, concentric, walking path designs used in a variety of faith and cultural traditions to foster prayer, contemplation, and meditation. Walking the labyrinth can be symbolic of many things - a pilgrimage, navigating the twists and turns of life, an inward journey towards what matters most, a rebirth into new ways of living, etc. Each experience with a labyrinth is unique to the user, but one thing is consistent - in a labyrinth (unlike in a maze) there is no way to get lost and no way to take a wrong turn.
Keynote: Road to Resiliency Students, faculty and staff join us as Don O’Leary (VP Finance, Administration and Risk) and Brenda Whiteside (AVP, Student Affairs) welcome Lynne Skilton-Hayes as our keynote speaker talking about her own road to resiliency. Please submit your RSVP to let us know you will be joining us: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tEumd7Nt0pxfSd
Students, faculty and staff, drop by the Summerlee Science Complex Atrium to explore and learn about the resources we have available on our campus and in our community. Please RSVP to let us know you can attend: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tEumd7Nt0pxfSd Brochures, information and swag will be available for anyone who pops by between 11am-3pm! Here is a snapshot of some of the services, supports and resources that will be participating in this event:
SafeTALK is an alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. The SafeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness and help participants identify ways people invite help when they’re at risk. Program focus:
NEW@the U - Creating Connections Series
Scientiﬁc studies have shown that 50% of our individual diﬀerences in happiness are determined by our genes, 10% by our life circumstances, and 40% by our intentional activities. This one-hour session will introduce participants to some of the research based “happy habits” they can adopt to increase their levels of happiness and well-being.
Front line staff members are normally the first contact for clients and/or visitors. Learn how difficult situations can be dealt with effectively while maintaining a safe and secure environment. Participants will gain confidence and knowledge of safety and security within the work place. Please bring a pen and notebook with you to this workshop. Come prepared for in class training. This program is for all front line staff members dealing with staff, students, visitors.
It’s that time of year again when running shoes are looking more attractive than your clunky winter boots! Isn’t it time to follow through with your New Year’s resolution to get fit?
MindWell-U is hosting a free online webinar. We all make mistakes, but it’s what happens next that matters most in high-reliability organizations. Join LSE-trained organizational social psychologist Dr. Ellen Choi as she explains: How mindfulness training helps employees learn from mistakes, not hide or worry about them How mindfulness supports workplace safety and productivity Which factors contribute to making a workplace mindfulness intervention more likely to succeed
It can be difficult, or near impossible, to forgive someone who has hurt or wronged us. Holding on to these resentments can have negative effects on our health, our well-being, and our ability to experience joy and happiness. This session will explore what it means to forgive, how to move from a place of anger to a place of peace, and how this process can free us from our past hurts. Facilitator: from Homewood Health Contact