Wellness at Home

Wellness at Home

Overview

Wellness at Home is a new online initiative featuring daily wellness workshops, activities, and resources from Mondays through Fridays.  Brought to you by the University of Toronto Mississauga: Health & Counselling Centre (HCC). Open to all UofT students.

Follow @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; and/or visit this website, for all the latest updates about Wellness at Home programming.

Weekly Schedule

Mindful Monday: Mindfulness Meditation 

Start your week off by taking time to be in the present moment and becoming aligned with your goals for the days ahead. Our weekly Mindfulness Meditation class is led by HCC Counselling Staff and requires no experience to participate! 

Time: 1 - 1:30 pm 

Platform: Instagram Live via HCC Wellness at UTM @utmhccwellness

Format: Drop-in any time

Tea Talk Tuesday 

Looking to connect with other students? BYOT (bring your own tea) and connect with fellow peers for some good conversation as we tackle a different wellness topic each week. Student-led and judgment-free.

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Platform: Zoom:  https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/96925046749

Format: Drop-in anytime during the hour, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.


Upcoming Sessions:

Date  Session 
Jul 7  Staying Well: Join us for the Minute to Win It Challenge and put your wellness skills to a test in this friendly competition.
Jul 14  Trivia Time: Join us for a fun trivia hour and see how well you have been keeping up with today's culture. 
Jul 21 Show Off Your Green ThumbJoin us to learn more about the best ways to make your plants thrive - all plants welcome. 
Jul 28 Master Chef, Wellness at Home EditionJoin us and show off your quarantine cooking skills with fun demos and delicious treat ideas.
Aug 4 Quarantine CraftsJoin us to see what great hobbies and activities people have been engaged in this summer - bring something you have been working on!
Aug 11 Find Your Balance: Join us and take a moment to reflect & assess your current wellness goals, and learn how you can achieve balance and thrive as a student! 

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: Wellness 101 Workshops

Learn from staff and faculty on how to become your healthiest and happiest self! Featuring a unique wellness topic each week. 

Time: 1 - 2 pm

Platform: Zoom: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/96601698173

Format: Drop-in but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.    


Upcoming Workshops:

Date  Workshops
Jul 15

What's in a Breath? Simple Meditation Techniques for Positive Mental Health

Dr. Norman Farb | UTM Department of Psychology

In this workshop, Prof. Farb will discuss the role of meditation in promoting mental health and well-being. We will explore 2 different techniques: one for calming the mind and finding relief from stress, and a second for re-engaging with life and exploring new solutions to our most chronic concerns. No experience necessary! We'll talk a bit about the science and theory and then try to focus on practice.

Jul 22

Building Resilience: What's my Identity got to do with it? 

Martina Douglas | EDO  & Rebeca Mahadeo | IEC

This session will shed some light on the connection between identity (and race) and mental health. How is it connected? What does it feel like? What does it look like? Followed by an action plan for coping and healing.

Jul 29

Cannabis & Coping: Get Your Answers Here! 

Dr. Karen Woodall | Forensic Science

TBD

Aug 5

Myth Busting the "Quarantine-19"

Lauren Drouillard & Kimberly Green | UTM Health & Counselling Centre

During quarantine, there have been a lot of pressure to focus on and control your body shape/size through rigit diet and exercise. This sometimes led to increase of misinformation and encouragement of unhealthy practices, negatively impacting our mental health. Join us as we dismantle the misinformation behind "Quarantine-19" with a Q&A session and provide you with strategies to manage unhealthy thoughts and nourish yourself in compassionate and healthy ways. 

Aug 12

Creating a Study Plan 

RGASC

TBD

Aug 19

 

The Healing Powers of Movement

Alicia Brown | Hart House

Join us for some feel good movement and breath practices to keep your mind and body feeling its best. We will explore restorative self-care practices with an emphasis on healing movement practices. Students will be invited to participate in a low-intensity mobility and physical recovery stretch session followed by a short mindful breathing meditation. Students can expect to leave the session feeling informed, relaxed, restored, and re-energized. 

 

Wellness Wednesday: Live Cooking Classes

Join the HCC's Dietitian, Kimberly Green, for a weekly live cooking tutorial on Instagram Live, based on one of her signature, healthy, and budget-friendly recipes.

Time: 3 - 4 pm

Platform: Instagram Live via HCC Dietitian @utmdietitian

Format: Drop-in any time

 

Self-Care Thursday 

Take a break in your day to practice some intentional self-care with a different activity each week. 

Platforms: Instagram via HCC Wellness at UTM @utmhccwellness; Zoom (where applicable): https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/93748268893

Format: Drop-in, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.


Upcoming Self Care Activities:

Date   Activity

TBD

 

Today I Rise....Affirmations of Self Love - Postponed

Rebeckah Price | Hart House

This gentle restorative yoga class will create moments of rest to connect to self and listen to your inner voice. We will begin in conversation and reflection by asking ourselves some journal prompts that connect us to our inner selves  and provide space for us to dig deeper. After restorative yoga you will be guided through a self love meditation to root you into the space of self affirmation. We will then close out and pause in reflection as we all cultivate our our affirmations rooted in self love.

Register here.

 

Foodie Friday

Get inspired to cook at home with the HCC's Dietitian, Kimberly Green! Featuring a unique recipe every Friday on the @WellnessatUTM Instagram account (served up with some nutritional advice, tips and tricks), followed by a live cooking tutorial the following Wednesday on Instagram. 

Platform: Instagram via HCC Wellness at UTM @utmhccwellness