Counselling & Clinical Services

Free Drop-In Workshops

Our drop-in workshops are casual, one-time events that give you a chance to learn about a mental health topic while interacting with a psychologist (or intern) and your peers. Workshops focus on common psychological concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship break ups, cross-cultural adjustment, grief, disordered eating, sleeping problems and others. Our workshops will help you understand a particular mental health issue and teach you some real-world strategies to deal with it.

All U of A students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Anxiety Management

  • 1. Addressing Anxious Thoughts

    Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - CANCELLED

    Find yourself dwelling on “what-ifs”? Worrying about the worst case scenario? How we talk to ourselves has a big impact on how anxious we feel.

    In this workshop you will learn how to address the mind’s responses to anxiety by identifying and challenging anxious thinking.

  • 2. Facing Fears and Gaining Control

    Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
    Location: SUB 4-02

    Facing what scares us the most is often the best remedy for our fears. In this workshop you will learn how to address behavioural responses to anxiety, and why doing something that feels scary can actually help you feel stronger and more capable. 

Mindfulness

  • 1. Introduction to Mindfulness

    Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: SUB 0-31

    Mindfulness is a trendy term these days, but what is it actually? Learn about the theory and practice of mindfulness and get concrete strategies to incorporate it into daily life.

  • 2. Yoga for Peace of Mind - Mindfulness, Meditation & Motion

    Dates: Mondays (ongoing, except for statutory holidays)
    Time: 10 - 11:45 a.m.
    Location: SUB 3-02

    This weekly mindfulness yoga drop-in class is designed for students who are looking to develop or complement their wellness strategies. Meditation, breathing exercises and yoga postures will help you quiet your mind to promote balanced mood and improved memory. This class will also address the physical consequences of prolonged study and computer use.
  • 3. Yoga for Mental Hygiene

    Dates: Thursdays (ongoing, except for statutory holidays)
    Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
    Location: SUB 3-02

    This weekly mindfulness yoga drop in class is designed for students who are looking to develop or complement their existing wellness strategies for dealing with academic and life stress with simple postures and yoga breathing exercises. 

Wellness

  • 1. Cultivating Self-Compassion

    Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m. 
    Location: SUB 0-31

    Have you ever thought of treating yourself as well as you treat others? Learn to build a better relationship with yourself, practice self-kindness, and face life’s challenges through compassion.

  • 2. How to Set Healthy Boundaries

    Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: SUB 0-31

    We all have our limits, but we don’t always recognize or communicate them. Learn about the purpose of boundaries, identify your own and get strategies to express and maintain them.

  • 3. Make Stress Your New BFF

    Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: SUB 0-31

    Stressed? Overworked? Overwhelmed? This workshop will help you identify sources of stress,learn coping skills, and shift your relationship with stress from foe to friend.