Could one of these people be you?
You finished a project at 2 am because you went out for a friend's birthday. Got 3½ hours sleep before you went to your part-time job as a lifeguard for a 2 hour shift. You have a major assignment due on Monday morning and your Mom wants you to make the 4 hour drive home for your Grandpa's 75th birthday party. You're supposed to work an afternoon shift, too.
- When you woke up you sneezed 4 times. Each one was loud enough to wake your roommate. You were thrown a bottle of herbal cold pills as you headed to the shower.You are out of Kleenex because the canmate who was supposed to buy toilet paper forgot, but at least there was another kind of tissue. Until now.
- You know that there's a gym on campus, but you aren't an athlete. What can you do to stay active?
Our wellness advisor can help
Wellness is the ability to maintain a balance between your physical, mental and spiritual health. When one is out of balance, you may feel overwhelmed.
The wellness advisor, Nadine Konyk, promotes holistic mental, physical and social well-being to help you achieve balance and the best possible quality of life while you're at college and for the rest of your life.
Our services are free
Nadine can provide a variety of services including connecting you to information and community resources, helping you get to the right on campus service, and working in tandem with other Commons services as well as just listening to your concerns.
Our services cover six areas:
- Educational wellness
- Financial wellness
- Mental health wellness
- Physical wellness
- Social wellness
- Spiritual wellness
Check the menu choices on the left to learn more about each of these areas.
Our mission is to promote a positive college experience for you and make everyone aware of the components of a healthy lifestyle.
Contact Nadine Konyk to book an appointment. She is generally on the Lloydminster campus (1057) on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and on the Vermilion campus (AH028) on Tuesday and Friday.
Our counsellor can help
Our counsellor can help
Counselling is available to ALL
students for FREE
. Chantel Walker is a Registered Psychologist that splits her time between the Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses.
Students see Chantel for a wide range of reasons. Some students want to learn tools to better handle excessive worries, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, other mental health diagnosis’, grief, relationship changes, sexuality and/or gender understanding, learning challenges, conflict with others, addiction concerns, domestic violence, stress, witnessing or experiencing a trauma, test anxiety, sexual assault, and many more. Most people who seek counselling support find the process helpful. They find they gain a better understanding of themselves, their personal goals and values, and they develop skills for improving relationships. Chantel uses a client-centered approach to working with individuals. What this means is you can expect a program tailored to your needs. Strategies such as dialogue, interpretation, cognitive reframing, awareness exercises, self-monitoring exercises, meditation, visualization activities, journal writing, drawing and reading books are used.
Chantel also runs an 8 week program called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The core of the MBCT approach is practice and experiential learning. The sessions focus mainly on teaching skills that develop awareness of body sensations, feelings, and thoughts, which are then applied in relation to particular cognitive therapy-based exercises. In each session there will be a mixture of "skills practice," "conversation" about this practice and exercises from cognitive therapy. This is not a therapy group, so you will not be expected to share details of your personal life. At the heart of each group will be a guided mindfulness practice and an opportunity to talk about it. Everything is "invitational," and you will not be required to speak in the group if you would prefer not to.
Chantel is on the Lloydminster campus on Tuesday and Friday and is located upstairs in 2074A. She is on the Vermilion campus on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and is located in AH 120 (Student Services). It is best to book an appointment. Times can be flexible to accommodate meetings before and after classes.
Contact Chantel Walker or Dominique Komar to book an appointment on the Lloydminster campus
Contact Chantel Walker or Jerri Dolen to book an appointment on the Vermilion campus
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