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Exploring the Procrastinating Mind

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Did you know that procrastination has neurobiological roots? This 5-week group is structured to review skills and strategies to increase efficiency and focus when completing tasks. Additionally, this group will explore how to create and maintain new habits. This group will run on Tuesdays from 10:30AM – 12:00PM during the weeks of February 23 2021 […]

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Thrive Week 2021

The Student Wellness Centre and Healthy Workplace Committee are excited to announce the return of Thrive Week at McMaster! Thrive is a week-long series of events focused on helping students, faculty and staff at McMaster explore their path to mental health.   Thrive is also a mindset. We all have mental health, and we can each strengthen our […]

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Wellness (Book) Worms

Wellness Book Worms

Welcome to Wellness Worms! Welcome to Student Wellness Centre’s very own book club! The goal of this program is to inspire reflection within a community setting. With this in mind, the book selections will be wellness-themed. Through reading and guided discussion we hope that peers will be able help each other in the process of […]

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Be a Tourist in Your Own City – Scavenger Hunt

be a tourist in your own city SWC Active Living step challenge

SWC’s Active Living Team is hosting a step challenge for the remainder of the semester and it’s open to all McMaster students! Get some fresh air, get your steps in, and explore your city with our “Be a Tourist in Your Own City” scavenger hunt. Every Monday, the week’s scavenger hunt challenge item will be […]

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“Is That a Thought or a Feeling?!” – Communication Skills Building Group

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This is a 7-week Communication Skill Building Group to develop effective techniques and avoid common traps when having difficult conversations. This group is based on principles and strategies of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s International work on Nonviolent Communication. Students will explore patterns of alienating communication in their personal lives and practice skills that promote accurate verbal […]

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Fostering Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

A 5-week online psycho-educational group which explores self-compassion, self-love, and mindfulness. The sessions will focus on defining self-compassion, techniques to challenge the ‘inner critic’, and strategies to foster self-compassion and mindfulness. To register, contact Simone Gomes (gomessf@mcmaster.ca). […]

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McMaster Pen Pals

McMaster Pen pals, bringing back an old way of meeting new people

The McMaster Pen Pals program is a new initiative to help connect McMaster students who would like to meet new friends while we’re away from campus. After filling out this 9-question-form, the Health Promotion team will match you with someone else who also filled this form and introduce you to one another via your McMaster […]

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LivingWorks Start

LivingWorks Start teaches valuable skills to everyone 13 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. When you sign up for LivingWorks Start training, you’ll learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and you’ll have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations. Safety resources and […]

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Perfectionism Power Hour

Are you having difficulties with procrastination? Are you constantly striving to meet excessively high academic standards? Are you constantly dissatisfied with grades, even when others commented how well you did? If so, this is the group for you. A 10-week virtual therapy group for individuals having difficulties with perfectionism. Please note that this is a […]

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Wellness Webinars

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April 28 Finding Inner Calm: Managing stress during COVID-19 Finding Inner Calm: Managing Stress During COVID-19 May 7 Community Care In this talk, we’ll move beyond self-care into community care. Participants will have the opportunity to explore what community care looks like in the context of COVID-19 and finish off by putting theory into practice. […]

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