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OISE Wellness: Supporting Health and Wellbeing in our Community

WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICE

Join us for weekly drop-in sessions to help you reconnect with your body, mind, and emotions. Learn techniques, including mindfulness and yoga, for increasing our capacity to be reflective, strengthen our resilience, and improve our relationships with others.

mindful moments

Offered every Thursday in the Fall, 12:10 - 12:50 pm from September 23 - December 9 (sessions will be held at 4:00 pm on Oct 7, Oct 28, and Nov 4); and every Tuesday in the Winter, 12:10 - 12:50 pm from January 11 - April 5 (no session during March Break, March 15; sessions will be held at 4pm on Feb 15, and Mar 8)

Facilitator: Rose Mina Munjee, MBA, RP, MBSR, MBCT, MSC, AMM-MIND, MPS 
 
Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

These mindful moments sessions are open to all staff, students, and faculty. It is 45 minutes with 5-10 minutes at the beginning and end of the session for informal sharing and questions, allowing students some flexibility in arriving and departing. The session includes a short introduction, 20-30 minutes of practice (breath meditation, body scan, mindful walking or movement, compassion and loving kindness, and gratitude practices), sharing, Q&A, and discussion about stress management, benefits of mindfulness meditation, and latest research findings about mindfulness in mental health, including physiology and neuroscience.

Guided Meditation Recorded Sessions available:
Audio Recordings Transcripts
January 11, 2022 - 1 Recording (short) January 11, 2022 - 1 Transcript
January 11, 2022 - 2 Recording (body scan) January 11, 2022 - 2 Transcript
January 25, 2022 - 1 Recording  
January 25, 2022 - 2 Recording  
March 8, 2022 - Zoom Recording (loving kindness)  

 

You can also listen to past Recorded Sessions. 

Rise & Realign
 
FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE OISE COMMUNITY
 
Offered every Monday, 8:10am - 8:50 am from September 20 - April 4 (no session October 11 (Thanksgiving), December 20, Family Day, Feb 21 (Family Day), or March 13 (March Break))
 
Facilitator: Jen Baradi, MAET, M.A, OCT, Certified iRest Teacher, 400 RYT Yoga Teacher
 
During this session, all members of the OISE community are invited to take time for themselves, so they can flow into their work day and daily lives. Jen will guide participants through gentle yoga, mindfulness, and iRest@ yoga nidra practices as well as meaningful discussion and sharing. As participants may have classes or meetings scheduled, they may arrive or depart quietly and respectfully during the session.

(*Comfortable clothes and a stable chair are necessary. Cushions/bolsters, blanket, eye pillow, and essential oils are optional.)

Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

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Recorded Sessions available:
Fall 2021
Zoom Recordings Transcripts
September 20, 2021 Zoom Recording September 20, 2021 Transcript
September 27, 2021 Zoom Recording September 27, 2021 Transcript
October 4, 2021 Zoom Recording October 4, 2021 Transcript
October 18, 2021 Zoom Recording October 18, 2021 Transcript
October 25, 2021 Zoom Recording October 25, 2021 Transcript
November 1, 2021 Zoom Recording November 1, 2021 Transcript
November 8, 2021 Zoom Recording November 8, 2021 Transcript
November 15, 2021 Zoom Recording November 15, 2021 Transcript
November 22, 2021 Zoom Recording November 22, 2021 Transcript
November 29, 2021 Zoom Recording November 29, 2021 Transcript
December 6, 2021 Zoom Recording December 6, 2021 Transcript
January 3, 2022 Zoom Recording January 3, 2022 Transcript
January 10, 2022 Zoom Recording January 10, 2022 Transcript
January 17, 2022 Zoom Recording January 17, 2022 Transcript
January 31, 2022 Zoom Recording January 31, 2022 Transcript
February 7, 2022 Zoom Recording February 7, 2022 Transcript
February 14, 2022 Zoom Recording February 14, 2022 Transcript
February 28, 2022 Zoom Recording February 28, 2022 Transcript
March 7, 2022 Zoom Recording March 7, 2022 Transcript
March 21, 2022 Zoom Recording March 21, 2022 Transcript
March 28, 2022 Zoom Recording March 28, 2022 Transcript
April 4, 2022 Zoom Recording April 4, 2022 Transcript

ORSS SPONSORED WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICE

The ORSS also offers weekly opportunities to practice mindfulness.  Students are invited to join any of the sessions listed on the ORSS website at: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/orss/Mindfulness_Practice.html

 

Summer 2022 Schedule

These sessions run from May 16, 2022 - August 19, 2022

Visual Arts-Based Mindfulness | Emily Springgay | Wednesdays, 12:10-1:00pm

These sessions introduce art-making as a tool to connect to the present moment. The arts can help you develop awareness of your inner experiences, access strengths and resources, and cultivate self-compassion and compassion towards others. Each session will include a visual arts-based exercise and personal reflection/journaling, followed by a brief discussion. Cameras may be turned on or off at any time. You can use any art materials available to you (e.g., any kind of paper/cardboard/canvas and any mark-making materials such as pencils, pens, markers, highlighters, crayons, paint, etc). Sessions are free and do not require registration. No previous experience or skill level required. Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/89586144012 * No session May 25 or June 1

Guided Imagery | Emily Springgay | Wednesdays, 4:10-5:00pm

These sessions introduce guided imagery and visualization as a tool for relaxation. This practice can help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension in the body. Centred on a new theme each week, you will be guided by verbal prompts to engage your imagination and envision a relaxing scene. Each session will include a meditation, personal reflection/journaling, and a brief discussion. Cameras may be turned on or off at any time. Sessions are free and do not require registration. No previous experience or skill level required. Zoom link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/85160106858 * No session May 25 or June 1

Cultivating a Gratitude Practice | Rebecca Osterlee | Fridays, 9:10am-10:00am 

These sessions introduce gratitude and meditation to OISE students as a tool to ground themselves for the day ahead. Practicing mindful gratitude can help individuals feel more positive emotions, increase their resilience, and strengthen their mental flexibility over time. Each session will include a grounding morning meditation followed by various gratitude journaling prompts, and a personal reflection/journaling period to conclude. Attendees will be welcomed to share their experience in a brief discussion if they desire. Cameras may be turned on or off at any time. You can use a scrap sheet of paper and any writing utensils. Sessions are free and do not require registration. No previous experience with meditation and/or gratitude required.   Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/86780882824

Mindful Habit Formation | Rebecca Osterlee | Fridays, 3:10pm-4:00pm 

These sessions introduce a mindful approach towards habit formation as a tool to make the most out of busy days as an OISE student. Forming habits can seem difficult; approaching habit formation from a position of mindfulness can increase self-esteem and feelings of self-efficacy over time. Each session will include a grounding body scan followed by various writing prompts aimed at identifying realistic daily habits that OISE students can incorporate into their lives. Attendees will be welcomed to share their experience in a brief concluding discussion if they desire. Cameras may be turned on or off at any time. You can use a scrap sheet of paper and any writing utensils. Sessions are free and do not require registration. No previous experience with mindfulness and/or habit formation required.   Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88468904900

 

 


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