The Wellness Collaborative is the cross-campus partnership to move the Okanagan Charter and Healthy Workplace Statement into action. All members of the University of Waterloo community are invited to attend this free event. The agenda runs 9:00 am - 11:30 am with informal networking and refreshments starting at 8:30.
What is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a widely used, evidence-based approach often used for depression. CBT focuses on helping you change unhelpful thoughts, unpleasant feelings and problematic behaviours, such as avoidance. The focus is on the present and helping you see how negative thoughts can lead to distressing feelings and problem behaviours and supporting you to replace unhelpful thoughts with adaptive thoughts and healthier behaviours.
Do you cycle into low mood and depression?
This skills-based group offers evidence-based therapy that helps sustain recovery from depression and decrease risk of relapse.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an empirically validated group treatment program that is specifically designed to help individuals who have recovered from depression, to avoid future relapse.
The primary prevention skills are mindfulness-based practices and the focus of therapy is in prevention of relapses.
Learn about the habit loop, stages of change cycle, how to re-shape or change habits, strategies to increase motivation, overcome obstacles and increase chances for success; and relax using progressive muscle relaxation
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1-hour support group for anyone struggling with disordered eating or issues with food
This training teaches students, staff, and faculty how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. QPR is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.
What is cognitive-behavioural therapy?
CBT is a widely used, evidence-based approach to treating anxiety. This approach can help you understand the relationship between your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and how these experiences interact to maintain anxiety.
The focus of CBT is:
- The identification of the specific thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours that maintain your anxiety
- The introduction of strategies for challenging thoughts and beliefs as well as changing behaviour to reduce anxiety
- The use of mindfulness for improved coping
Why practice self-compassion?
Through research, self-compassion has been linked to positive well-being in the reduction of negative mind states, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism and shame. In addition, it has been associated with improved emotional coping and greater resilience.
Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to explore self-compassion by participating in reflection and writing exercises, meditations, and open discussions.
- This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships. This group can be attended on a drop-in basis - attendance at each session is not required.
- Understand how to navigate issues in your academic and personal life.
- Share your experience, obtain feedback, and explore new ways of coping with issues unique to graduate students in a safe and confidential context.
Learn the five core emotions and their functions; the importance of cultivating happiness and how to increase it; how to identify emotional triggers; how to regulate emotions with distress tolerance, self-soothing and improving the moment strategies; how to increase enjoyable activities; and how to relax using guided imagery visualization.
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