Update: Douglas College meeting cancelled this week; Kaleidoscope Meetings at UBC are still on

Hi everyone,

Hope your first week went well!

Update: the Kaleidoscope meeting at Douglas College is cancelled tomorrow (Wednesday, September 16th).

Both Kaleidoscope meetings are happening this week and are as follows:

UBC:

Time: Tuesdays 5-6pm
Wednesdays 12-1pm

Location: UBC in BUCH B307 (click here for directions and information)
Click for map: Room 307 Buchanan Building Block B 1866 Main Mall V6T 1Z1

Please email us at info@the-kaleidoscope.com if you have any questions.

All the best for week #2!

January Meetings Times

The Kaleidoscope will reconvene on Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm in the small meeting room of the CSI in Brock Hall. (on the main floor, if you have trouble finding us just ask at the CSI help desk – they are super nice).

Out first meeting  is set for Jan. 10th 2012.

If you’re interested in attending the group but this time doesn’t work for you please send us an email. We have been thinking of setting up an additional meeting time and may be able to work out something 🙂

info@the-kaleidoscope.com

Dude, I’m Stressin’ Me Out

The following is an entry to UBC’s Thrive Blog Challenge (UBC’s mental health awareness week Oct. 17-21):

Over the years I’ve realized I can’t get rid of stress. Here are some things I do to limit how bad it gets.

  1. Remind myself that stress is normal.
  2. Let myself be comfortable with some level of stress and not get caught up in the cycle of stressing about stressing out.
  3. Take some deep breaths; 4 sec in, 4 sec hold, 4 sec out, 4 sec wait, repeat etc. Breathe deeply into your belly, not just your chest. This will help lower your heart rate to calm you down.
  4. Picture the worst thing that could happen, because usually it’s not that bad.
  5. Get a good night’s rest, eat healthily and exercise. You’d be surprised how much these simple things can affect stress, anxiety and mood.
More Thrive blogs can be read on the Healthy Minds at UBC site.