Workshops

Looking to make a positive change in your life? Maybe you want to manage your stress, get a better night's sleep, or find ways to cope with difficult personal challenges. Whatever your situation, we can help.

Join one of our supportive workshops and connect with other students with similar intentions—you'll be glad you did.

Cancellation Policy

Please note: our cancellation policy applies to all workshops. If you are unable to attend, please provide 48 hours notice to our reception at 416-978-8030, so your spot can be made available to another student. There is a charge of $60 for each missed workshop if 48 hours notice of cancellation is not provided.

Breathe Well

"For breath is life, so if you breathe well you will live long on earth." – Sanskrit proverb

Learn about the many benefits of incorporating more restorative breath, try new techniques for relaxation and muscle tension reduction, and learn new tips for making time to breathe.  

Dates for Fall 2019:

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15, 2019 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

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Sleep Well

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for everything". – Irish proverb

Are you feeling too busy or stressed to sleep properly?

Come learn more about what you can do to improve your sleep and feel more rested and refreshed.

Dates for Fall 2019:

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, October 18, 2019 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 2019 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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Better Coping Skills

If you're having trouble coping with the demands of university life—or even regular everyday situations—this series of workshops can help you build the skills you need to thrive. 

Grief Support Sharing Circle

Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. The grief support sharing circle is an informal drop-in mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. The group is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, PhD and post-doc students with mixed types of loss.

Mindful Moments: Meditation and Yoga

Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practise secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation and focus. Learn how to relax and focus in the midst of daily stress. Experience the health benefits of meditation through one of our drop-in meditation sessions on campus.

 

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Mindful Eating: Food and Mood

Join us for a mindful exploration of healthy eating and how our relationship with food can affect our mood. This is an interactive workshop that combines relaxation and mindfulness meditation exercises with practical nutrition knowledge.

Find more information on Food and Mood workshops

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safeTALK: Suicide alertness for everyone

SafeTALK is a 3-hour training workshop designed to ensure that people with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interventions. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the whole training. The training is offered throughout the year and is free for all students currently studying at University of Toronto.

Learn more about safeTALK. See the schedule for 2019-20 and register for a workshop.

Sexual Health Information Workshop

Join us for a non-judgmental, sex-positive session to talk about different methods of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, how we think about risk and more. Bring your sexual health questions!

Workshop for Dons & RAs Working at U of T

Dons and RAs learn how to identify and address stressors in the residence workplace. Practice strategies for managing stress while mobilizing internal resources. Engage in community problem solving with the support of a counsellor. Learn more about this workshop.