Wellness skills programs

These programs offer students the opportunity to work with a specific counsellor on a weekly basis to focus on a specific set of skills. These programs are offered in a group format, based on interest and may be taken multiple times if needed. All programs require registration unless marked as a “drop-in.” All programs are run by registered counsellors.

Register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca. Please let us know in advance if you require accommodations.

Students with an interest in wellness may also choose to become a Wellness Advocate through the Co-Curricular Record (CRR). Wellness skills programs count as approved content towards the designation of Wellness Advocate on the CCR.

Hello: Is There Anyone Out There?

Presented by: Pia Muscat
Friday: 3 pm to 3:45 pm
Preregistration Required.

Physically distanced does not have to mean socially distanced. Let’s figure out together how to overcome the effects of isolation, while making positive connections with other students in the Mohawk College community.

Managing Anxiety

Presented by: Peter Young
Tuesday: 12 pm to 12:45 pm
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Limited enrollment of 10 students.

Feeling some anxiety can be normal. But when it begins to affect how we live our lives and the goals we’d like to achieve, then it can be concerning. In this workshop, we will share and discuss proven ways to help reduce experiences of anxiety, both
now and in the future.

Koru Mindfulness

Presented by: Heather Drummond and Basilia Iatomasi
Wednesday: 10:15 pm to 11:30 am
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Limited enrollment of 20 students; must be able to attend each class.

Koru Mindfulness Meditation is a 4-week course that teaches 10 mindfulness skills and practices to reduce stress, promote restful sleep and help increase focus.

Self-Compassion

Presented by: Don Jamieson
Tuesday: 1 pm to 2 pm
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Are you more kind to others than you are to yourself? During this safe, interactive workshop, students will look at how to break free from harsh self judgments and high standards to enhance emotional wellbeing.

Introduction to Assertiveness Training

Presented by: Don Jamieson
Tuesday: 1 pm to 2 pm
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

This workshop is an introduction to basic assertiveness skills that will describe some techniques students can use to challenge themselves and communicate more effectively. During this workshop, we will differentiate between passive and aggressive behaviours, and outline a process for communicating assertively.

Chai Chats

Presented by: Mona Fathieh
Tuesday: 2 pm to 3 pm
Contact us at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca
New topic every month.

Chai Chats is a casual and relaxing space for international students to gather and discuss various topics that support their emotional and mental wellbeing. This is a great way to connect with other students while learning new strategies for stress release and management. Chai Chats offers a warm and welcoming environment, where students can talk over a cup of tea or coffee.

Self-Care Circle for Indigenous Students

Prensented by: Mona Fathieh, Shanna Giroux and Kristen Shoemaker
Thursday: 3 pm to 4 pm
Contact us at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Self-Care Circle is a casual space where students can openly discuss topics related to wellness and self-care and brainstorm ways that welcome healthier habits into their own lives.