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#Ride the Wave: Workshops for Wellness and Wellbeing

Learn to Ride the Waves of student life with our skill-building workshops designed to offer practical tips for increasing resilience, managing stress, and developing skills to cope with the turbulence of life. Join us in the Student Health and Development Centre on Tuesdays at 2:30 to learn about wellness from Student Wellness Centre professionals all year long. Ride the Wave workshops are drop-in, free, and do not require registration.

Fall Schedule of Workshops

September 12: The Power of Connections (for Suicide Prevention Week)
Building your system of support and knowing how to refer a friend in distress. Remember that you can’t pour from an empty bucket.
September 19: Meditation (Ride the Wave)
Mindfulness can help reduce rumination and over-thinking to reduce stress and anxiety. Learn about mindfulness and participate in an introductory meditation exercise.
September 26: Transitions and Loneliness (Marooned!)
University is an exciting adventure that also comes with new challenges. Learn to recognize feelings of loneliness and isolation and use tools to move in a positive direction.
October 3: Emotional regulation (Waves Ebb and Flow)
Join us to talk about strategies to increase resilience, awareness, and emotional control.
October 17: Grounding and Mindfulness (Before You Get in the Water)
Learn strategies to increase your self-awareness and focus on the present moment. This workshop teaches skills that are great for daily practice and to help you cope when feeling stressed.
October 24: Ripple Effects (Self-Care and Resilience)
Learn how your habits can impact your sense of well-being and your ability to cope throughout the day.
October 31: Hangry? (Food and your Mood)
The food we eat impacts our physical health and our mental wellness. Learn tips for eating well, managing emotional eating, and preventing yourself from becoming ‘hangry.’
November 7: Sadness and Low Mood (Navigating the Storm)
Get helpful information about depression and tips for managing stormy weather. This workshop offers practical ways of dealing with depression and ideas on how to support a friend who is low.
November 14: Distress Tolerance (Moving Beyond Tidal Waves)
Sometimes the waves are huge or just won’t stop crashing. This workshop offers simple but effective strategies to help you manage and get through difficult times.
November 28: Exam and Presentation Anxiety (Ready, Set, Compete!)
Every surfer needs to practice before they compete. Learn ways to handle performance anxiety, improve your mental game, and find inner calm during midterms and exams.
December 5: Gratitude (Enjoy the Water)
Gratitude and creative activities help you recharge during busy times. Take some time for yourself and join us for a creative activity that is focused on gratitude.

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