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Student Wellness Centre

Student Wellness Centre Group room

Student Wellness Centre

Workshops, Groups & Events

This is where you'll find workshops and ongoing group events hosted by the various departments in the Student Wellness Centre. You'll also be able to find information on various community events by organizations the Student Wellness Centre promotes or finds of relevant interest.

Please note that these workshops & group sessions are exclusively for students at Trent University and will take place in the Student Wellness Centre Group Room in Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

“Don’t Worry…Be Happy Workshop” – leader – Karen Searle

Although everyone would like ideal conditions in their lives, the reality is that day to day living often involves a mix of good times and difficult ones. But, what if there were strategies you could develop to build your capacity to handle challenges, and also boost the positives in your life? Join us for a 90 minute workshop to explore some of the science behind coping well and feeling good, and ways you can increase your resilience and feel happier more often.
Thursday, October 12 – 1:15 to 2:45 pm (register)
Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 

Wednesday, November 8 – 1:15 to 2:45 pm (register)
Traill College- Scott House- Senior Common Room

“Keep Calm and Carry On” – leader – John Britton

When we feel less stressed and anxious life becomes more fun and not so overwhelming. No one can entirely eliminate stress and worry. But understanding anxiety and how to work with it can help you learn to tame it. This 90 minute workshop will offer tools to help you begin to take those steps.

Wednesday, October 18  - 2:00-3:30 p.m (register)
Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 

Thursday, November 16  - 1:15-2:45 p.m. (register)
Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 


Mindfulness Group

Cultivating mindfulness helps us appreciate our lives more fully, even as it supports our health on many levels. The Wellness Centre is offering a six-week group called, “An Introduction to Mindfulness”, based on the principles of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). If you are a registered student at Trent, you are eligible to attend and there is no fee. Participants need not have any prior experience.

Please note that to complete the registration process, you will need to fill out a questionnaire via a link that will be sent to you using the email address you provide in the first step of the registration process below. The purpose of the questionnaire is to understand your needs more fully and general themes participants may be interested in hearing about. Since each session builds upon the next and involves practice homework (approximately 15 to 30 minutes daily), you are invited to consider whether you can commit at this time to attending the series and making some space in your schedule for practice.

Where: Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8

Dates: October 12, 19, November 2, 9, 16 & 23 (all Thursday evenings)

When: 5:30-7:00pm (90 minutes)

Please note that the Mindfulness Group is now full for this semester. You may choose to register in a waitlist spot (if one is available) and the coordinator will contact you if a spot opens up. The group will run again in the New Year. Thank you for your interest.

Register (waitlist) for the Mindfulness Group


Gender Journeys for Trent University Students

Gender Journeys logo

Are you thinking of transitioning? Are you transgender, gender diverse, or questioning? 

Gender Journeys may be for you!

The Gender Journeys Education and Support Group for Trent students meets on Tuesday evenings, 6-8 pm, at the Trent main campus. Gender Journeys provides information about transitioning, in a safe space that promotes community support. This group is respectful of diverse non-binary gender identities. 

If you are interested in joining this group or would like more details, please contact us confidentially at genderjourneys@cmhahkpr.ca or call us at 705-748-6711 ext 2100