Jump to Main Content
Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size



Burnout Prevention

Friday, July 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Alexia Georgousis, ND

Location: Zoom (Access information will be emailed 24 hours prior to the webinar)

Burnout is a symptom of disconnection from the self, and sub-symptoms include fatigue, overwhelm, difficulty concentrating and irritability.  Interestingly enough, burnout is not alleviated by rest alone because the mind, body and spirit are equally affected. External factors are often considered to be the cause of burnout, but the external factors are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this state of being. And as with an iceberg, the hidden aspects are far more impactful to the whole.  In this session, simple conscious awareness practices will be offered as a holistic approach to burnout prevention.

Register today!

Inner Stability

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Alexia Georgousis, ND

Location: Zoom (Access information will be emailed 24 hours prior to the webinar)

This session focuses on recognizing feelings of emotional instability and how to shift into a more centred state. Instability is a reactive place where our brains and physiology are reacting automatically due to fear and/or chronic/toxic stress. This is not something that comes from our thoughts, it comes from our physiology which in turn influences our thoughts. This lack of body-mind awareness often leads to exhaustion and inner suffering. Learning how to stabilize internally provides the foundation to feel more vital, clear, self-confident, balanced and empowered.

Register today!

Dr. Alexia Georgousis has been in private practice for 22 years and has an extensive background in post-secondary education. She has worked as Associate Dean of Clinical Studies as well as a Clinical Faculty member at the only two accredited naturopathic educational institutions in Canada. Alexia has a special interest in working with individuals who suffer from chronic stress, burnout and lack of vitality. Her approach is unique and truly holistic, where the mind, body and spirit are integrated. 


Mindful Moments - Offered online

OISE-sponsored sessions with Rose Mina Munjee

Sessions have been extended to August 27, 2020 |12:10 - 12:50 PM | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

We will be meeting virtually through Zoom to practice secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency, and focus. Late arrivals and early departures welcome.

Mindfulness & Self-Care

Facilitators: Sofia Lydiatt Elton & Montserrat Sanchez Mejorada Martinez 

Monday at 10 am: guided mindfulness meditation

Thursdays at 12:40 pm: open space to share our doubts, experiences or reflections around a specific topic of mindfulness.

Get Meeting Details (You will need to login using your UTORid to gain access to the meeting details) 

Mindfulness & Self-Care- This is a space for self-care and for building community through mindfulness meditations and conversations around our living experiences of mindfulness practices. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required.

Other University-sponsored sessions

Mondays | 12 – 1 p.m. | Online via Zoom – Mindful Moments with Liam O’Leary


True Blue Awards

True Blue Informal Recognitions highlight the practices of exemplary faculty and staff who make invaluable contributions to the University every day. The University of Toronto ranks as Canada’s leading institution of learning and is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities because of the vital work of employees across our three campuses.

Visit uoft.me/thanks to access the recognition platform.



COVID-19 Coping Resources for the OISE Community

Professor Earl Woodruff and his colleagues within APHD developed coping resources for members of our community who are experiencing stress and isolation. 

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, please use one of the following 24/7 emergency counselling services:

My Student Support Program (My SSP) | 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.

Culturally-competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for all U of T students.

Good2Talk Student Helpline | 1-866-925-5454 - Professional counseling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and students well-being.

Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200

Toronto Distress Centre416-408-4357

Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603

Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600


Here are some recordings of our past events. 

SUPPORTING STUDENT EXPERIENCE - Co-Curricular Credit Opportunity

Cultivating Personal Health & Wellness through Mindfulness

The Cultivating Personal Health & Wellness through Mindfulness program is an opportunity for students to become aware of, develop knowledge about, and practice mindfulness for their overall health and well being.  The program is intended to improve one's general well-being to impact both their academic and personal lives.  Successful students will have attended 10 or more of the available OISE Wellness sessions throughout the year.  Sessions can include Mindful Moments, Lunch & Learn sessions, yoga or other pre-approved activities for this program.  This opportunity is available to all OISE students.

Find out more and how to register 

REQUIRMENTS Update: We recognize that many of you have attended sessions throughout the year to fulfill your CCR requirements and that you may have been planning to complete it over the next couple of weeks.  Given the current situation, for the remainder of the Winter session and for 2020 Spring/Summer sessions only, you can fulfill up to 5 sessions of your CCR requirements by attending our online opportunities.  If you are not graduating this year, you also have the option to complete the requirements in the coming year(s) before graduation.  There is no time limit for this CCR. 

Here are some online options that you can use towards your CCR:

When completing your CCR, simply note the online sessions attended or viewed on your Reflection piece and they will be counted towards your CCR requirements.