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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.

Winter 2018 Workshop Schedule

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: January 17, 24 & 31, February 7, 14 & 28 (all Wednesday evenings)

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

Please Note: The start date of the group has been moved ahead to January 31st. If interested in the group, please register and you will be notified by email about further details, including confirmation of the start date.

Registration is closed!


Got test anxiety? 

It’s time to start studying and you’re having trouble focusing. Your text book and cue cards look like gibberish. And that practice equation the Prof offered is like nothing you’ve seen before. When you sit down to write the test the tension in the room full of other students is palpable. Suddenly your heart starts to pound, you can’t breathe, and your mind goes blank. The words on the page run together, and you’re convinced that you studied all the wrong material. Your mind jumps to thoughts of failing the course, the term, the whole year. You think maybe you're in the wrong program. Maybe you're not even cut out for University... and that someday you'll end up living on the streets in a cardboard box.

Sound familiar? While most everyone experiences anxiety under pressure, sometimes it can be too much. This 5-session group starting on January 18th can help! We will go over tips and tricks for studying and test writing skills, and introduce strategies to quiet, calm and control test anxiety from both Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches. Each session builds slightly on the previous one, so we recommend you attend as many as you are able to. We will also discuss the possibility of a 6th session after Reading Week to celebrate survival of exams.

**Please note that participants may be contacted before the first session for screening.

***Space Still Available! Sign up today to attend the next session!***

In Blackburn Hall suite 135.8
Thursdays 1:15pm - 2:45pm
January 18, 25,
February 1, 8, 15; March TBD

Register for the test anxiety workshop series


“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, February 15, 2018 – 10:00AM - 11:45AM (register)
Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 1:15PM - 2:45PM (register)
Traill College- Wallis Hall Room 226

“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, February 7, 2018 – 1:15PM - 2:45PM (CANCELED) 
Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 1:15PM - 2:45PM (register)
Wellness Centre Group Room, Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 


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