Wellness Workshops

What is a Wellness Workshop?

Wellness Workshops provide opportunities for students to develop more effective strategies to maintain positive mental health. You can self-register in any of the workshops, where you will gain strategies and create plans to make positive changes in your behaviours and overall wellness. Register today!

 

 

Wellness Workshops | Spring 2021 Offerings

Counselling Services offers a variety of workshops to help students with specific tools and strategies to thrive.

Please note: All workshops are currently being offered via Zoom until further notice.

Mindfulness through Movement

What?  Join us for 1 hour of mindfulness and movement practices! We’re all tired of looking at the computer and sitting in our chairs, so let’s connect with a more embodied experience and deepen self-compassion through the wisdom of the body. All bodies and levels of mindfulness experience are welcome. Comfortable clothing is encouraged.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a dance or exercise class. Participants will be offered an invitation to engage in mindfulness through breath work, as well as subtle and intentional movements.

When?  Every Wednesday 11 am -12 pm, starting January 20 until March 31, 2021

Where?  The workshop will have a recurring zoom link that will be sent to those who are registered for the workshop.

How?  Students can be added right to the workshop by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Or students can email counselling.services@uleth.ca to register. This is not a drop-in workshops series; instead, those who register are expected to attend all, or most, sessions and a maximum of 10 particpants will be registered.

Building your Anxiety & Depression Toolbox

Who?  Anxiety and depression affect all people in one way or another. Attending this workshop will allow you to understand ‘YOUR’ experience with anxiety and/or depression and provide insight and new tools for managing it.

What?  This 4-session workshop will cover: 

Module 1 – Insights into Anxiety and Depression 

Module 2 – Understanding Anxiety and Depression

Module 3 – Expanding your Toolbox – Part 1

Module 4 – Expanding your Toolbox – Part 2

When?  Every Tuesday throughout the year from 1:40 pm – 2:40 pm (excluding holdays).

Where?  The meeting will have a recurring Zoom link that will be sent to all group members before group starts.

How?  Students can be added right to the workshop by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Or students can email counselling.services@uleth.ca to register.

Mindfulness & Self Compassion Workshop (Drop-in)

Who?  This workshop is for students who are looking to cultivate more space for compassion and stillness in their lives.  No previous experience of mindfulness or meditation is necessary.

What?  This workshop series will offer practices to calm your heart, relax your body, and settle your mind. Students will also learn how to integrate practices of self-kindness and mindfulness into their daily life.

When?  Every Monday (excluding holidays) from 9:00-9:50am until Dec 21, 2020 and is an on-going, drop-in format with a different experiential mindfulness/self-compassion practices offered each workshop. The workshop will commence again Jan 11- April 26th for the Spring 2021 term.

Where?  The workshop will have a recurring zoom link that will be sent to those who are registered for the workshop.

Why?  Mindfulness and self-compassion practices offer a foundational way in which to strengthen awareness, ease stress, and live from the heart. Cultivating inner resources and focusing on loving-kindness can offer a refuge of peace in challenging times. And, students can carry the tangible tools and sampling of resources that they learn in this workshop with them throughout their lives.

How?  Students can be added right to the workshop by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Or students can email counselling.services@uleth.ca to register.

Rest & Relax

Who? This workshop offers an experiential opportunity to anyone who wants to just...relax.

What? Each workshop will begin with gentle restorative movement followed by a shavasana or a resting posture with the use of at-home props, including blankets and pillows. The workshop will borrow from breath-work, yoga nidra, and progressive relaxation practices to offer replenishment from the week so you can move into the weekend feeling more energized. Workshops are a drop-in format but registration for each workshop is required.

When?  The workshop is offered once per month in the Spring 2021 semester on Thursday afternoons:

  • January 28th 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • February 25th 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • March 25th 4:30pn-6:00pm
  • April 15th 4:30pm-6:00pm

How?  Students can be added right to the workshop by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Or students can email counselling.services@uleth.ca to register.

Where?  The workshop will have a recurring zoom link that will be sent to those who are registered for the workshop.

Attention & Skill Development Workshop Series

Who? This 5-session workshop is intended for students with a diagnosis of ADD/ADH.

What? This workshop series will provide specific tools to work with your ADHD, not against it. Some topics that will be covered are:

  • Organization, planning and scheduling
  • Prioritizing and breaking down tasks
  • Reducing distractibility
  • Adaptive thinking
  • Procrastination

The sessions will provide you with knowledge, skills and tools that will benefit you both during your university years and after you begin your career.

When?  Every Wednesdays 2:30- 4pm starting Jan 27th.

How?  Students can be added right to the workshop by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Or students can email counselling.services@uleth.ca to register.

Exam Anxiety Workshop Series

Who?  This group is for anyone who wants to gain more skills for dealing with test anxiety to enhance their performance anxiety.  Presented by Counselling Services & Accomodated Learning Centre

What?  In this 4 session workshop series, students with be provided with tools and strategies to manage exam anxiety. Sessions include an introduction to exam anxiety, grounding exercises, normalizing anxiety, and strategic studying techniques. This workshop has proven effectiveness in helping students conquer their exam anxiety and succeed! 


When?  Weekly from February 24th until March 17th @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Where?  The meeting will have a recurring Zoom link that will be sent to all group members before group starts. 


Why?  If anxiety negatively impacts your academic performance, please consider attending. The sessions will provide you with knowledge, skills and tools that will benefit you both during your university years and after you begin your career.

How?  Client’s will be added right to the group by contacting either Brianne Erichsen @ Brianne.erichsen@uleth.ca or Jenny Selinger @ jenny.selinger@uleth.ca and a reoccurring zoom link will be sent to all students who express interest in attending. This is an open workshop meaning that if you can’t make it for all sessions that it okay! Come to as many as you can to get what you need.