Workshops

Looking for effective strategies to maintain positive mental health? Register for one of our workshops today.

Upcoming workshops and training


Student workshops

All wellness workshops will be offered virtually for the Fall 2020 semester. Workshops are open to current University of Calgary students only. 

Learn skills to overcome negative thoughts about yourself and learn to practice self-compassion.

  1. Pushing through perfectionism

    Are you struggling with perfectionism?

    Reduce perfectionism's unhelpful influence by exploring strategies to shift your mindset, level of self-kindness and sense of acceptance in this 50-minute workshop.

  2. Boosting self-compassion

    Are you your own biggest critic? Are you often hard on yourself?

    Explore the benefits of self-compassion and strategies to increase kindness to yourself and others in this 50-minute workshop.

Make a plan to deal with stress and anxiety, and evolve your understanding of the role of stress in your life.

  1. Move over, anxiety

    Do you find anxiety overwhelming? Learn how to work with your anxiety, rather than being consumed by it. Go from surviving to thriving in this 50-minute experiential workshop.

    Tues, September 29 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Fri, October 2 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Wed, October 7 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Tues, October 13 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Fri, October 16 from 12:00 - 1:00pm

    Wed, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Tues, October 27 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 29 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

  2. Stress management

    Is your daily stress feeling overwhelming?

    Learn strategies to develop a stress mindset and explore healthy coping skills in this 50-minute workshop.

    Thurs, September 24 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Mon, October 5 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 8 from 5:00 - 6:00pm

    Wed, October 14 from 12:00 - 1:00pm

    Mon, October 19 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 22 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Tues, October 27 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Fri, October 30 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

  3. Transitioning from high school to university

    Want to get off to a good start at university?

    You’ll leave this workshop with time and stress management skills, good study habits and knowing where to get more support when you need it.

    Tues, September 22 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Wed, September 30 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

Overcome less than helpful behaviours that can interfere with your quality of life.

  1. Motivation and time management

    Is your motivation low? Are you struggling to get started on work?

    Learn practical strategies to increase motivation and reduce procrastination in this 50-minute workshop.

    Fri, September 25 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Tues, October 6 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 8 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Wed, October 14 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Tues, October 20 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 22 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

  2. Sleep strategies

    Not getting enough sleep? Experiencing problems with the quality of your rest?

    Learn about the sleep cycle, gain strategies to improve your sleep quality, and feel more rested with this 50-minute workshop.

  3. Discover your self care

    Feeling drained or like you never focus on yourself?

    Learn how planning can enhance your well-being. You’ll get an individual wellness assessment and your own wellness plan in this 50-minute workshop.

    Wed, September 23 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Tues, September 29 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 1 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Wed, October 7 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Tues, October 13 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 15 from 5:00 - 6:00pm

    Wed, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Mon, October 26 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 29 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

Master your mood and take charge of your emotional well-being with workshops designed to help you make positive changes to your thinking patterns.

  1. Healthy thinking

    Having trouble with difficult or negative thoughts?

    Learn strategies to manage negative thoughts, emotions and mood in this 50-minute workshop.

    Wed, September 23 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Mon, September 28 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 1 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Tues, October 6 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Friday, October 9 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Thurs, October 15 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Tues, October 20 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

    Friday, October 23 from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

    Wed, October 28 from 5:00 - 6:00pm 

  2. Holistic ways of well-being

    Experience new ways of well-being through Indigenous ways of knowing. Gain insight into a circular worldview and how well-being is defined within different Indigenous tribes. Connect to a holistic way of well-being and create a deeper understanding of yourself. Open to all UCalgary students.

  3. Tapping into your creative self

    Want to increase your self-esteem, reduce stress and enhance wellness while creating art?

    Learn stress management, self-exploration and playfulness through art activities in this student workshop.

     

  4. All the Feels: Tools for Managing Emotions

    Feeling overwhelmed or like your emotions are running your life? In this workshop, we will learn about emotions, identify how they can be helpful, and learn strategies to manage them in a healthy way. Click the links to register. 

    All workshops have been cancelled due to ongoing public health recommendations. 


Request a workshop

You can request a workshop with our Community Training Coordinator.

Thinking about booking a workshop?

  • Give us three weeks' notice when booking
  • We can tailor our workshops for your audience
  • Customized workshops can be developed on specialized topics

Have questions? Email communityhub@ucalgary.ca

 

Workshops in the community

Recovery College focuses on helping people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one’s recovery journey.

Everyone is welcome to attend these free courses and drop-in classes. No previous experience is required and with more than 30 courses to choose from, there is a course for everyone.