Just like washing your brushes, mindfulness is easy to fit into your life to support you as an artist or designer.
Help clear your mind and hone your artistic practice with free mindfulness resources. Take part in our increased mindfulness programming and peer support hours, or join the Mindfulness for Resiliency program, developed specifically for Canada’s art and design students by The Centre for Mindfulness Studies.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment—our thoughts, emotions, and sensations—on purpose and non-judgementally. By guiding our attention in this way, we can affect our behaviour, and get on the way to feeling calmer, happier, and more empowered.
Take a look at our resources for cultivating mindfulness in your artistic practice and everyday life.
Learn about implementing mindfulness into your artistic practice and everyday life through online courses by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Each course will be offered online* throughout the fall and winter semesters, with certain sections exclusive for BIPOC students.
Mindfulness Building Blocks: An introduction to mindfulness, its benefits for health and well-being, and simple practices to develop awareness of the present moment.
Personal Mindfulness: A overview of mindfulness strategies for enhancing psychological flexibility, self-efficacy, and reducing reactivity.
Interpersonal Mindfulness: A look at how mindfulness can teach us to communicate more effectively, reduce judgment toward ourselves and others, and help cultivate empathy and compassion.
Building Your Mindful Toolkit: Build your personal toolkit of skills, practices, and exercises that can be used in everyday life to maintain and enhance well-being.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Drop by the EV Zen Den (EV-2.781) for non-judgmental and confidential active listening and peer support.
Our peer supporters are students in the Faculty of Fine Arts that are trained in active listening and completed mindfulness training from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. A Peer Supporter can help you troubleshoot a problem, direct you to resources, or simply provide non-judgemental and empathetic listening.
Schedule coming in September 2023
Kristen Russel Peer Supporter Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Art History and Studio Art
Saba Moayed Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Design
Christina Lee Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialization in Film Studies Minor in Professional Writing
Samika Prupas Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Design
Moh Zadeh PhD candidate, INDI program Fine Arts department
Courtney Dookwah Engagement Lead/ Peer supporter
Bachelor of Fine Arts