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Self-Care for Busy Days

December 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:583 MacOdrum Library

Stress has a significant impact on people’s mental and physical health. With the demands of the university, students, staff, and faculty often experience stress. This workshop is designed to offer a variety of self-care practices that can be learned easily and carried out within the demands of a busy day. Leaving participants with a tool kit of practices that they have tried is the main aim of the workshop. We’ll conduct a self care inventory and a rationale for why it’s worth taking the time to do self-care. We will spend most of the time in health promoting activities; we’ll engage in breathing exercises, deep relaxation, gentle movement and stretching, reflection, visualization. Participants may also make special requests. We’ll work towards mental and physical well-being of our participants.

Biography of the Facilitator: Dr Farah Shroff

Dr Farah Shroff, PhD, is a public health educator and researcher with a passion for creating health for all through mind/body practices and social justice. Having taught yoga, dance, self-defence and other movement practices in over 50 countries, she is has a wealth of experience in a variety of methods to support wellness. For over 20 years she has taught self-care practices to UBC faculty and staff members. She is a faculty member in the School of Population and Public Health and the Department of Family Practice at UBC.  She loves teaching and finding innovative means to foster student learning and engagement.

This workshop is supported by Carleton University Healthy Workplace and Dr. Jerzy Elżanowski, Assistant Professor.

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