Toolbox of Resources

Western’s Wellness Education Centre Resource Publications

Student Stress & Anxiety in College and Beyond
Video: Kelly McGonigal – How to make stress your friend [In Psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s talk, she discusses the idea of seeing stress as positive, and introduces the idea of how you think and how you act can change the way you see stress and change your overall health]
Stress Busters- Practical Ways to Reduce Stress
Stress Management Worksheet
Resource: Stress Management [A great article to help with stress management]
Breathing Techniques Resource
Alternate Breathing

Mindfulness Meditation
Guided Meditation ‘Connecting to the Calm Within
Video: Any Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 minutes[Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe talks about the amazing positive outcomes that refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day can do for you]
Famous People that use Mindfulness Meditation
Famous People that use Mindfulness Meditation Video 2
Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Challenge

Mental Health
Video: Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid [Psychologist Guy Winch talks about why we seek professional health for our bodies, but not our minds]
Tool: Feeling Better Now
Resources: [ A great website with tons of resources and articles available about mental health]
Tool: Life Journal [An interactive place to journal your feelings]
Mental Health Bell Lets Talk

Body Image/Self-Esteem
Video: Kelli Jean Drinkwater: Enough with the fear of fat [Kelli Jean Drinkwater confronts the fear of fat and how society is obsessed with body image with her TedTalk]
Video: Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you [Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project talks about the negative implications of low body image and self-esteem]
Self Esteem Fall Inlove with Yourself
10 will powers improving body image