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Spring term resources and hours

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Welcome back for another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

FAQs About Workshops, Seminars, and Group Therapy

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Campus Wellness offers a variety of ways for you to learn different life skills and personal development opportunities. Within our departments, there are many different ways that you can participate including Seminars, Workshops, Group Therapy, and Online Learning.

What to expect at Counselling Services

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Deciding to seek help for your mental health can be a tough decision. Oftentimes the fear of not knowing what will happen when you go for help can be enough to deter some people from going at all. We’ve put together this blog post to help you understand what you can expect when you come to visit us.

After hours help near campus

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What can you do if you need help after Health Services or Counselling Services closes? Luckily there are lots of places you can go or call for after-hours support. Read on to find out where to go:

Campus Wellness services available for you

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Welcome back to another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

Returning home for the end of term break

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Now that your exams are almost over you might be thinking about your trip home for the winter holidays. This might be your first extended amount of time back with your family and in your old family home. For many, this is both an exciting, but also confusing, time. We're here to help you navigate it. Here are some things to consider before going home:

Strategies for dealing with stress

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Whether it is a deadline or an important life event, we all experience stress from time to time.

How to incorporate meditation into your life

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Taking some time in your day to do some quiet reflection and deep breathing can be a really beneficial way to lower your stress levels. Meditation and mindfulness exercises are two ways you can help your body relax by focusing your thoughts and slowing your breathing. You might be wondering if you have time to build these kinds of exercises into your already busy schedule, but the good news is that even a small amount of focused mindfulness can help relax your mind and body.

Common questions about our Coping Skills seminars

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Counselling Services offers four 1-hour Coping Skills seminars all term long. Most every week of term you can find at least one seminar to take. But you might be wondering what a Coping Skills seminar actually is and whether or not taking one is right for you. Our Coping Skills seminars were developed to help you gain insight into your patterns of thinking, feeling, and self-care that can contribute to your overall mood and outlook.

Why should I take a Coping Skills seminar?

By taking the Coping Skills seminars you will cover many of the questions and themes you would cover in your first one or two individual counselling sessions. If you attend a Coping Skills seminar while you are on our waitlist for individual counselling, you might be able to better identify your counselling goals before you are matched with your counsellor for your first appointment.

Five ways to practice resiliency

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Resiliency is a word you hear a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? According to the American Psychological Association, resilience is: “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” Building your resiliency skills can help you face life’s ups and downs more evenly, enabling you to be able to handle change and adversity when they come along.

So what can you do to make yourself more resilient? These five tips can get you started:

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