Thursdays: Feb 3 - Mar 3, 2022
12PM - 1PM EST
Live on Zoom or On-Demand
Alumni and friends were invited to attend a 5-week virtual webinar series dedicated to mental health and physical well-being. The series included engaging presentations, practical exercises and interactive Q&A discussions covering a variety of perspectives and practices centred around wellness.
WATCH THE ALUMNI WELLNESS WEBINAR RECORDINGS
FEB 3 - WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Work-life balance is often difficult to achieve, especially in the midst of working remotely. This session delivers key tips and tricks to help you curate a more ideal work-life balance. We will discuss possible barriers to work-life balance you may be dealing with, review key time-wasting activities and how to reduce their hold in your life, and provide you with strategies to help you enlist more support at home or the office.
FEB 10 - THE POWER OF POSITIVE EMOTIONS: EXPLORING HOW SELF-TRANSCENDENT EMOTIONS CAN IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Emotions are incredibly important to our health and well-being. Only recently have researchers moved beyond studying the damaging effects of negative emotions to identify the numerous benefits of positive emotions. Within this diverse category of positive emotions, Prof. Stellar will highlight a family of emotions, called self-transcendent emotions, that she believes are key to promoting health and well-being. These emotions encourage us to focus our attention away from ourselves and towards others. Jennifer will discuss the science behind three self-transcendent emotions: awe, compassion, and gratitude, and offer data-driven advice about how to cultivate these emotions in your own life.
FEB 17 - SOOTHE YOUR PSYCHE WITH YOGA FOR EVERY-BODY
The word yoga often conjures up a lot of assumptions for people, some positive and some negative. Since it has become so popular in North America, it’s notable that the practice itself has often been taught in a way that is alienated from its origins. The Sanskrit word yoga means to “yolk” – as in connect with yourself, to know oneself, and be able to sit with oneself. Vigorous and “athletic” yoga proliferates in the west, but the purpose of that type of practice is to guide the doer toward the goal of stillness, sitting and being – otherwise known as meditation. Join this session with Megan to experience a gentler, more embodied form of yoga that incorporates movement, breathwork and visualization, all intentioned to soothe your psyche, leaving you feeling enlivened, safe and connected.
MAR 3 - TRAIN THE BRAIN FOR GREATER HEALTH
In the past, there was a belief that health and wellness existed largely out of our control and was determined by environment and genetics. With a modern understanding of the benefits of diet and exercise we've gained some control, however extremely high rates of anxiety, depression, pain, physical illness and disease still persist. The good news is that by shifting the focus we can address these concerns. Many of us take a couple of hours a week to go to a gym, go for a run or take an exercise class, but do we also take a couple of hours a week to train our minds? When we take control of our mind, we take control of our health! In this session Bani will introduce easy and effective practices such as breathwork, visualization, emotional freedom technique and mindset. These practices have the potential to dramatically change the course of your overall health and wellness.
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