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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.

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mindful moments

Offered every Thursday, 12:10 - 12:50 pm from Sept. 10, 2020 - April 8, 2021 (excluding holidays and March Break) Please note: Time changed to 4:10 - 4:50 pm on Oct 15; Oct 29; Dec 3; Jan 21; Feb 11; Mar 25; April 1

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.

Recorded Sessions available:
Fall 2020 Recordings
September 17, 2020 November 12, 2020 - 1
September 24, 2020 - 1 November 12, 2020 - 2
September 24, 2020 - 2 November 19, 2020 - 1
October 1, 2020 - 1 November 19, 2020 - 2
October 1, 2020 - 2 November 26, 2020 - 1
October 8, 2020 - 1 November 26, 2020 - 2
October 8, 2020 - 2 December 3, 2020 - 1
October 22, 2020 - 1 December 3, 2020 - 2
October 22, 2020 - 2 October 29, 2020 - 1
  October 29, 2020 - 2
Winter 2021  
Audio Recordings Transcripts
January 7, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording January 7, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
January 7, 2021 Part 2 Audio Recording January 7, 2021 Part 2 Transcript
January 14, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording January 14, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
January 14, 2021 Part 2 Audio Recording January 14, 2021 Part 2 Transcript
January 21, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording January 21, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
January 21, 2021 Part 2 Audio Recording January 21, 2021 Part 2 Transcript
January 28, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording January 28, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
February 4, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording February 4, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
February 4, 2021 Part 2 Audio Recording February 4, 2021 Part 2 Transcript
February 4, 2021 Part 3 Audio Recording February 4, 2021 Part 3 Transcript
February 11, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording February 11, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
February 11, 2021 Part 2 Audio Recording February 11, 2021 Part 2 Transcript
February 18, 2021 Part 1 Audio Recording February 18, 2021 Part 1 Transcript
February 18, 2021 Part 2 Audio Recording February 18, 2021 Part 2 Transcript
   


Listen to some past guided meditation sessions with Rose


Rise & Realign
 
Offered every Monday, 8:00 - 8:30 am from September 14, 2020 - April 5, 2021 
(excluding holidays and March Break)
 
Facilitator: Jennifer Baradi
 
Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

This 30-minute meditation/yoga session is open to all members of the OISE community. Participants may discover rejuvenation as well as ease as they start their day and week with practices of gentle yoga, mindfulness and meditation, meaningful discussion and sharing. As participants may have classes or meetings scheduled, they may arrive or depart quietly and respectfully during the session.

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Recorded Sessions available:
Fall 2020
September 14, 2020 November 2, 2020
September 21, 2020 November 9, 2020
September 28, 2020 November 16, 2020
October 5, 2020 November 23, 2020
October 12, 2020 November 30, 2020
October 19, 2020 December 7, 2020
October 26, 2020 December 14, 2020
   
Winter 2021  
Zoom Recordings Transcripts
January 4, 2021 Zoom Recording January 4, 2021 Transcript
January 11, 2021 Zoom Recording January 11, 2021 Transcript
January 18, 2021 Zoom Recording January 18, 2021 Transcript
January 25, 2021 Zoom Recording January 25, 2021 Transcript
February 1, 2021 Zoom Recording February 1, 2021 Transcript
February 8, 2021 Zoom Recording February 8, 2021 Transcript
February 22, 2021 Zoom Recording February 22, 2021 Transcript


Restorative Reset

FOR STAFF & FACULTY ONLY
 
Offered every Monday, 12:00 - 12:30 pm from September 14, 2020 - April 5, 2021 (excluding holidays and March Break) 
 
Facilitator: Jennifer Baradi
 
Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).
 
This 30-minute meditation session is open to all staff and faculty. During this time together, participants may find restoration through movement as well as calm with opportunities for gentle yoga, mindfulness and meditation, discussion, and sharing. As participants may have classes or meetings scheduled, they may arrive or depart quietly and respectfully during the session.
 

Monday Mantra

Facilitator: Ellen Jamieson

Monday | 12:15 - 12:45pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

 

Cultivate Mindfulness Practices for Resiliency and Peace. Join Ellen for weekly drop-in sessions grounded in holistic approaches to mental health and wellness.

 

Feb. 8: Gratitude

Feb. 15: Compassion (3:15-3:45pm)* 

Feb. 22: Nourishment & Mindful Eating (3:15-3:45pm)* 

Mar. 1: Body Image (3:15-3:45pm)* 

Mar. 8: Movement (3:15-3:45pm)* 

Mar. 22: Journaling & Mantras

Mar. 29: Breath 

 

*note: time change during 4 weeks of practicum 

 

What to expect at a mindfulness session: Mini Monday Mantra Video

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Coming Home to Ourselves: Mindfulness for Navigating Change

Facilitator: Shalyn Isaacs

Offered every Tuesdays | 12:30-1:00pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

Change is an inevitable part of our daily experiences. This meditation will help us cultivate a sense of mindfulness, present-moment awareness, and compassion to help us feel grounded within our bodies and prepared to engage with the dynamics of change without becoming overwhelmed. This mindfulness meditation series focuses on creating a sense of inner security as we navigate change in our daily lives and learn to create a space within ourselves where different emotional experiences can be held with compassion and curiosity. No matter what changes are happening in our lives, we can use mindfulness meditation to create a safe home within our bodies that we can feel securely grounded in. The mindfulness skills students will learn can help them experience greater inner freedom, emotional regulation, stability, and choice.

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Stop, Stretch, & Soul 

Faciliator: Ellen Jamieson

**Please note this session will not be running Feb 16-Mar 12

Wednesdays | 12:15-12:45pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

Take a moment to nourish your body, mind, and soul with some gentle yoga in between Zooms. These sessions will stretch and strengthen your spine and soothe your stress so you can get back to studying! No yoga experience required and sessions will accommodate for small spaces. Everyone is welcome!

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Mindfulness for Cultivating Compassion 

Facilitator: Shalyn Isaacs

Thursdays | 4:00-4:30pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

This mindfulness meditation series is focused on using mindfulness to cultivate a sense of compassion for ourselves and others. Through living in a society that values production and external achievement at the expense of emotional and physical well-being, it can feel counterintuitive to experience compassion for ourselves, other people, and sentient beings. We will be using this mindfulness meditation practice to explore what compassion looks and feels like in our bodies, and ways we can feel and practice compassion for ourselves, our communities, nature, and all sentient beings in order to take small but important steps towards creating a more compassionate society. 
 

This session is sponsored by ORSS

 


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