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Health & wellness, General, Mental health

From stress to self-care: The radical history and practice of self-care with a special focus on racialized and Indigenous communities, part I - Online

Date & time
Monday, October 2, 2023
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration is closed

Other dates

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


This event is free



This event is part of Wellness Week! Find the full schedule of activities.

Have you ever found it hard to manage self-care when juggling classes, exams, family, friends, and work? Do you ever experience issues taking care of yourself because self-care was not promoted or discussed in your culture or community? Do you feel misunderstood or guilty when you attempt to set boundaries related to self-care?

Whether you are a racialized or non-racialized person, this workshop will allow you to better understand how and why we coined the term self-care. In recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day, we will also honor current issues within Indigenous communities, as well as Indigenous knowledge and sacred ways of practicing radical self-care to maintain community, connection and solidarity.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding the benefits of implementing a daily self-care practice
  • Understanding the radical history of self-care and why it is crucial for racialized communities
  • Gaining knowledge about the cultural implications of self-care in Indigenous communities 
  • Reflecting on current challenges, knowledges and how to honor sacred practices in Indigenous communities 

Facilitators: Myrlie Marcelin, Nmesoma Umenwofor-Nweze, Killaq Enuaraq-Strauss

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