Wellness Workshops

Wellness Workshop

Be creative. Build skills and practice strategies to support your wellness. 

Location: Zone D | RAWC, Gym A/B





11:00 am

Being Positive in the Time of Climate Crisis

Join UTM's Sustainability Office for a facilitated session, guided through the book All We Can Save Feel Circle. In this session, we will facilitate meaningful discuss on solutions to cope with climate anxiety, and feel supported by other students. To end the workshop, students are welcome to join us for a walk through UTM's Natural Trail and enjoy the healing joy of nature (Note: nature walk TBD based on weather). 

UTM Sustainability Office


12:00 pm


Discovering the Art of Sense-Foraging: The Science of How Sensation Helps Us Get Unstuck and Reconnect with the World

If "life is about the journey, not the destination", why are we so obsessed with getting places? In this session, Professor Norman Farb will share emerging research on how we can integrate age-old wisdom to help cope with the frenetic pace of modern life. We will discuss how some small shifts in our approach to the everyday can sow the seeds to personal transformation.   

Professor Norman Farb, UTM Psychology

1:00 pm

Journaling for Self-Esteem

Self Esteem refers to our subjective idea of how valuable and worthy you are. Simply put, it relates to how much we are able to appreciate and like ourselves.  It impacts our values, our behaviour and especially our thoughts and feelings.  Many people struggle with developing a healthy sense of self-esteem and there are many ways to work toward improving it on your journey to self-love.  In this workshop, we learn about using personal journaling as a way to build self-esteem.  We’ll talk about why this works and how to do it.   

Denise Alton, Lead HCC Counsellor

2:00 pm 

Self-Care: Caring for Yourself is a Radical Act

Self-care is about taking care of your needs first. In a broader sense, radical self-care involves taking care of your heart, your mind, your soul, and healing your body in order to keep moving forward. It is about being present in your own care and caring for yourself in an intentional way. Radical self-care challenges the notion of a one size fits all version of self-care and instead focuses on self-preservation and making decisions that prioritize your well-being. In this brief workshop, we will explore six domains of “self-care”. These are aspects of “self” that we need to protect and care for in order to maintain our balance in this world.

Tiffany D'Souza, HCC Counsellor