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Workshops and Groups

Professional staff in the Student Wellness Centre offer psychoeducational workshops and groups to provide additional support to student and offer practical tips to increase resilience, manage stress and develop stronger coping skills.  Please note that we have suspended workshops at this time. 

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Ride the Wave

About Ride the Wave

Ride the Waves of student life with our skill-building workshops designed to offer useful tips

to increase resilience, manage stress, and develop skills to cope with the turbulence of life. On the Waterloo campus, workshops are held in the Wellness Education Centre and delivered by Student Wellness Centre counselling staff. On the Brantford campus, workshops are held in the first floor boardroom of the Student Wellness Centre.

Ride the Wave workshops are free for all registered students.  You may drop in or preregister for any workshop.  Registration is required for Exam and Performance Anxiety. 

For more information, or to give us feedback, email


Skill Building Modules for Anxiety

On the Waterloo campus, we are offering drop-in, skill-building modules free for all registered students.  The four topics will rotate weekly, and registration is not required.  You can attend any or all of the modules in any order you want:

Anxiety: What is It, and How Does it Affect You?
Do you ever think you have more anxiety than other people?  Find out why and learn skills to fight anxiety over the long-term.

Calming and Coping Skills
As if it’s that easy to just relax!  Learn what to do and when to try relaxation strategies to help make you feel less stress and tension in your daily life.

Facing Your Anxiety Fears
Learn to avoid avoidance: how our behaviours can make anxiety worse and the surprising way to get it to leave you alone

Managing Your Anxious Thoughts
Our thoughts matter!  Learn ways your thoughts can change how you feel and influence what you do.  Turn thought into your allies instead of your enemies.