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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...

RBC Financial Wellness Seminar: First Time Homebuyer Plan

To help your employees feel more confident about financing their first home, our team of experts can review everything from understanding what they can actually afford, to knowing all of their choices for financing. We offer many seminars for first-time homebuyers, helping them with every stage of the process. Presenters: Advisors from RBC and their community partners Cancellation Policy Please cancel no later than 2 days in advance to ensure we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list. ...

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...

Decreasing Headaches

This session is offered by Kathy Somers. More than 1 or 2 headaches a month are too many . . . 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...

Making Every Meeting Matter - Designing Effective, Inclusive and Enjoyable Meetings

Hosted a meeting recently that did not go as planned? Walked away from a meeting unsure of what the key takeaways were? Join this interactive session to explore how you can use a consistent strategy, tools, and processes for managing effective meetings. Learn the “secret sauce” to creating an effective meeting agenda, become more efficient to respect everyone’s investment of time, and discover online tools to make your meetings more engaging in a virtual working world. Whether you lead meetings regularly or occasionally, it is important to be prepared to get the most out of it. ...

Introduction to Health and Safety - Lunch and Learn

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) is the safety legislation that governs all provincial workplaces, including the University of Guelph. The Act assigns safety responsibilities to various workplace parties and its Regulations outline expectations and provide guidance for the performance of safe work in the workplace. Participants will have an introduction to the various parts of the Act and gain insights into the application of the Act and the Regulations at University of Guelph workplaces. ...

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...

2021 Virtual Yoga Speaker Series - Hans Bakker

U of G Yoga and Meditation Collective is delighted to host  the Online 2021 Yoga Speaker Series that brings long term/lifelong practitioners, teachers, and academic researchers together in a compelling conversation with a diverse audience – student, staff, faculty, alumni, yoga practitioners and researchers. The series is about learning together. Learning how to use the teachings of these powerful speakers for your own reflection, contemplation and practice, truly taking Yoga off the mat and into your life. As each speaker story completes, we will explore how the teachings,...

Wellness Friday: Respectful Relationships in the Workplace

Creating a respectful workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This workshop will raise awareness around what respectful behaviour looks like, promote the adoption of a professional attitude, assist with the development of effective communication skills, and suggest common standards for respectful behaviour. Facilitator: Homewood Health Register on the Learning and Development website.

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...

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