August 2018

How to savour the moment and cultivate positivity

students arriving on move in day

Do you feel negative thoughts cloud your memories of big events in your life or even your day-to-day living? It could be that you did have a positive experience, but because of the way your thoughts have framed the memory, you can no longer remember the good things that happened. Building your savouring skills might be the answer for you. According to Miriam Akhtar, the author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression, savouring “is the capacity to appreciate and enhance positive experiences in life.” Savouring something involves slowing down and appreciating everything that is going on during a positive experience.

Single and Sexy celebrates 30 years of performances during Orientation week

2018 S&S cast

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of Single and Sexy. Single and Sexy is a play produced by Campus Wellness and supported by various departments and community organizations. The play replaces the traditional orientation lecture, with a high energy, entertaining, non-judgmental, powerful presentation of scenarios and attitudes first-year students may witness or experience.

Stress management and tips for finding a sense of balance

Scale of heart vs. brain

Everyone has experienced stress symptoms at some point in their life. Whether it is headaches, loss of appetite, muscle tightness, or any of the many other symptoms of stress; you’ve probably felt it. Stressful events could include deadlines, moving house, feeling pressure to exceed, or a job interview. According to Hans Selye, an endocrinologist who specialized in studies on stress, stress is “a positive or negative reaction occurring when there is a substantial imbalance (perceived or real) between environmental demand and the response capability of the individual.“

Tips for building your resilience skills

student using laptop in STC

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