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
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
Wednesday
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
Monday or Wednesday
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
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.

Sleep. Get it. Keep it. Fix it.

Presented by: Don Jamieson
Monday
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Sleep is necessary for healing, rejuvenation and learning.  Review of the research on sleep and the impact of less of it.  Learn how late nights, screens and stress impact our health, learning and general functioning.  Improving “sleep hygiene” through some easy behaviour changes can dramatically impact the quality of your sleep, health and wellbeing.

Who am I?  What is my Personality?

Presented by: Don Jamieson
Thursday
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Complete and receive an interpretation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from a certified practitioner.  This is a well-recognized instrument that helps people gain insights into their preferences about how they work, learn and relate to people.  Interested participants will register and complete their on-line assessments before attending this two session group.  The results will be provided during the first session.  The final meeting will clarify issues, confirm your preferred type and engage in discussion/exercises to further enhance your type preferences.

Managing Big Emotions

Presented by: Mona Fathieh and Pia Muscat
Wednesday
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Students will learn practical, everyday skills that are drawn from DBT.  These skills are proven to help in better managing behaviours, anxiety, overthinking and avoiding the emotional roller coaster.  It has been shown to improve relationships with significant people in their lives. 

Release & Restore:  Healing Circle for BIPOC Students

Presented by: Glenda van der Leeuw and Shanna Giroux
Wednesday
Pre-register at healthycampus [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Are you experiencing racial battle fatigue given the ongoing social unrest? We’re offing a space designed to cultivate tenderness and acknowledge the full expression of the BIPOC experience and to gather and escape from the social burdens of race.  A space for BIPOC student to unpack and share stories, as well equip you with tools to help heal and thrive.  Facilitated by BIPOC counsellors.

Chai Chats

Presented by: Mona Fathieh
Tuesday
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

Presented by: Mona Fathieh, Shanna Giroux and Tanya Jacobs
Thursday
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.