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Mindful Moments Program supports student mental health

Counsellors across Student Wellness Services (SWS) have introduced Mindful Moments, a new initiative to support student mental health and stress management during this challenging time.

At weekly drop-in group sessions, students can learn a variety of mindful practices, including Mindful Self Compassion and Mindful Meditation, that they can incorporate into their day.

“Mindful Moments allows students to connect with other students and with themselves,” says Nadia Sawaya Fehr, Residence Outreach Counsellor and program organizer. “Now more than ever we need something that can help us to slow down and reconnect; Mindful Moments is a program that can help students to do this.” 

Each session is led by a different SWS therapist and begins with a 10-minute introduction to the topic or skill, followed by a 17-20-minute practice. There will also be an optional 15-minute debrief. By meeting a different SWS therapist each week, students can interact with members of the university’s counselling staff and establish relationships for future support.

Mindful Moments will be held each Wednesday, from Jan. 20 to April 28 from 2:30-3:15pm EST. Topics will include “Connecting to your Spirit – Mindfulness/Meditation" and mindful self-compassion.

Interested participants can find more information here and register for any of the weekly sessions here.

For more Health Promotion events, visit the SWS Events Calendars.

Poster promoting Mindful Moments program