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Wellness Activites

Huron’s Wellness Team is committed to offering you meaningful activities that support your success and health, and foster community on our campus, including:

  • Yoga Classes
  • Mindful Mondays
  • Koru Mindfulness
  • Heart to Hearts
  • Huron Hikes

Follow @huronatwestern on Instagram to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in Wellness!

Your Wellness Team has developed a roster of programming that offers something for everyone. Look and see what interests you!

Wellness Pillars

WEllness Pillars

Students may experience a number of common challenges or stressors throughout the year. Wellness Services hosts a variety of activities and workshops to promote mental health and wellness literacy and to encourage our students to consider how they can care for their whole selves and develop the resilience and self-care strategies that will carry them beyond their years at Huron.

September - Social

Developing a sense of connection, belonging and a well-developed support system. Making meaningful connections with people by taking an active part in your community and maintaining positive relationships.

Activities may include:

  • Hygge Hour
  • Movie and Games Nights
  • Sidewalk Talks
  • Relationships and Boundaries Workshop
October - Intellectual

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. Inspiring a sense of curiosity by opening your mind to new experiences, concepts and skills that are mentally stimulating and creative.

Activities may include:

  • Wellness Book Club
  • Ted Talks
  • Time Management and Motivation Workshop
November - Emotional

Coping effectively with life, creating satisfying relationships. Being emotionally balanced, understanding yourself and seeking support, if necessary.

Activities may include:

  • Encouragement and Gratitude Wall
  • Long Night Against Procrastination
  • Self Care and Vision Boards
  • Emotion Regulation Workshop
December - Spiritual

Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life. Fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony while participating in activities that support one’s beliefs and values.

Activities may include:

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Quiet space in the Wellness Centre
  • Self Care Resources
January - Financial

Satisfaction with current and future financial situations. Understanding your financial situation and your relationship with money, so you can make sound decisions.

Activities may include:

  • Budgeting Workshop
  • Zero Waste Popup
February - Physical

Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep. Adopting healthy habits and minimizing risky behaviours that may affect your wellbeing.

Activities may include:

  • Yoga
  • Meal Planning on a Budget
  • Cooking Class
March - Occupational

Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work. Identifying work/volunteer and hobby opportunities in settings that promote personal satisfaction and enrich your personal and professional life.

Activities may include:

  • Character Strengths Discussion
  • Suggest-Fest
  • Build Your Bucket List
  • Career and Volunteerism Workshops
April - Environmental

Good health by occupying pleasant and stimulating environments that supports wellbeing. Making efforts to protect and sustain your surrounding environment to promote health and wellbeing.

Activities may include:

  • Plogging
  • Gardening
  • Huron Hikes

Group Opportunities and Skill Development

Learn to Thrive
Koru Mindfulness

Was your last academic year tough? Didn’t get the grades you had hoped for? Want to do better, but don’t know where to start? Learn to Thrive is a Wellness Services initiative aimed at supporting students to thrive, academically and personally. Build motivation, optimism, and resilience, along with learning strategy essentials like time management and effective studying.

Learn to Thrive welcomes all students including those on academic probation, students with disabilities, mature students, international students, working students, and students raising or caring for families. We welcome racialized and marginalized students, Indigenous students, equity-seeking students, LGBTQQIP2SAA students. If you are ready to take a new approach to living and learning, we encourage you to register at here.

Learn to Thrive is a 9 week group that builds on previously discussed materials. Can’t make it to all 9 weeks? No problem – come when you can and take what you need from each session.

NOTE: Learn to Thrive is currently being offered as a self-guided program through OWL. Click here to get started. Learn to Thrive is Co-curricular record approved if you complete 60% of the material and provide a written reflection.

Open your mind. Manage your stress. Learn mindfulness & meditation.

Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to university students.

Stay tuned for upcoming Koru classes or learn more at https://korumindfulness.org/

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