Enriching the College culture and improving the quality of life for Loyalist students through programming, educational opportunities and engagement initiatives.

Wellness Programming and Training Opportunities: Winter 2021

One-on-One Wellness Coaching
Want to learn more about managing stress and performance?  Strategies for time and energy management?  How to set goals and find purpose?  Sign-up for a One-on-One Wellness Coaching session with resident wellness and performance professional, Ryan Stoness.  
To book a session with Ryan, please email rstoness@loyalistcollege.com

Weekly Wellness Ambassador Activity Sessions
Date: Saturdays
Time: 5 pm

Join us every Saturday at 5 pm on Wellness@Loyalist Instagram for a weekly wellness activity ranging from arts and crafts to guided relaxation classes, each week a different experience with our Wellness Ambassador Team!
No registration required.

Weekly Guided Relaxation Classes 
Dates: February 16 – March 30
Time: 9 – 9:15 am

Join us each Tuesday at 9 am for a 15 min. guided relaxation session. Find a quiet space, sit back and relax as you get your day started. 
Sessions will include imagery, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation. No registration required and open to staff and students. 

Join the Zoom link to participate. 
Meeting ID: 789 3363 5597
Passcode: H3q0hD

Meditation Classes*
Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18
Time: 1 – 2 pm

Join us each Thursday at 1 pm for a 60 min. guided meditation class. This is a guaranteed time out for you each week. Find a quiet space, pop in your headphones, and join me on this journeyEach week, we will explore different topics, ways of bringing yourself back to center and shift your perspective as we grow our practice of meditation together. Regular meditation sessions have been proven to lower stress and anxiety levels, lengthen your attention span and help you sleep better at night. With regular meditation comes ease. Is this your first class? Not to worry. Don’t be shy. We all begin at the same place. Everyone is welcome!  

*Registration is required and limited for these sessions. Students and Staff who register will receive program links prior to start of session with any required details.
Join the Zoom link to participate. 
Meeting ID: 822 0914 3087
Passcode: 623214


Mental Health First Aid Certification Training* 
Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Mental Health First Aid is an important certification for anyone planning to work in health care, social work or supports, recreation, or justice studies.  
Students who register for this training must engage in the pre-work required and be available to participate in the training for the entire day on Saturday, March 27.
*This training is free and will be limited to 15 students. To register, please email rstoness@loyalistcollege.com.

Mental Skills & High-Performance Training with Dr, Faizan Imtiaz
Dates: February 18, March 4 and March 18
Time: 6 pm

Sign-up for this three-part Mental Skills & High-Performance Training session with Dr. Faizan Imtiaz who will lead us through a series of interactive workshops on understanding your mental skills and how to use them to improve your performance.
Dr. Imtiaz is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at Towson University in Maryland. His industry experience includes the delivery of interactive workshops, training, and coaching to leaders and their teams across a wide range of domains including sport, business, and academia. 

February 18
Bend but Don’t Break: An introduction to resilience and mental skills training: 
This interactive workshop will introduce key concepts from the field of performance psychology and outline cutting edge research on how to cultivate peak performance in high-pressure environments, grounded in the context of the current Covid-19 Pandemic. 

March 4
The Power of Reframing:  In this workshop, we will learn to shift our focus inward towards our internal locus of control in order to cope more effectively with challenges.

March 18
Mindfulness for Performance:
  In this session, we will learn how to increase Mindful Practice through awareness and acceptance, in turn enhancing our productivity and performance. 

To register for these sessions please email rstoness@loyalistcollege.com.

Mental Health During the Pandemic: We Need a Thermometer  
Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 7 – 8 pm

Join Mental Health Expert Debra Lefebvre, as we discuss our mental health during the pandemic.  The evidence is clear; the pandemic has turned our world upside down, and along with it, our mental health. During this engaging one-hour session, learn practical and useful tips to measure your mental wellbeing and what to do about it. 

To register for this sessions please email rstoness@loyalistcollege.com.

Wellness@Loyalist offers the following additional programming:

  • Wellness Break 
    • Join us for a range of activities and events
  • Wellness Strategy, Space and Policy
  • Student Food Cupboard
  • My SSP: Mental Wellness Student Support Program
    • Loyalist Student Government is pleased to offer the innovative keep.meSAFE program, which provides 24/7 mental health support to all Loyalist College full-time and part-time day students at the Belleville, Bancroft and Port Hope campuses. Students have access to support from counsellors who speak their language, understand their culture, and the unique challenges they face. The My SSP app provides students with access to a wide variety of articles, videos and other mental health resources as well as direct access to a counsellor by telephone or chat. Support is available anywhere in the world and in multiple languages.
  • Academic Wellness Initiatives 
    • Book us in your class for one of the following workshops: Understanding Stress and Resiliency; Relaxation and Mindfulness Tools; and Balance and High Performance in a 24/7 World.
    • Or, work with our team to build wellness projects in your classroom.
  • The Spa at Loyalist
  • The Wellness Loft 
  • Therapy Dogs

Wellness@Loyalist Student Jobs

Interested candidates should apply to rstoness@loyalistcollege.com and include resume and cover letter in application prior to March 1, 2021.

Full-Time Wellness Summer Positions (2021)

The Student Orientation Lead is a full-time (30-35 hrs/week) summer position from May to September for a returning work study eligible student. This position will take a supportive role in the planning and delivery of both Spring and Fall Student Orientation, specifically the recruitment of other student leaders to help support these events. The successful candidate should have experience and be comfortable leading and planning events and activities.

The Wellness Ambassador Lead is a full-time (30-35hrs/week) summer position from May to August for a returning work study eligible student. This role will be responsible for preparing various wellness services including; educational campaigns, social media content, website updates, and limited programming and activities delivery. The successful candidate should have experience in graphic design, social media content creation and be passionate and knowledgeable about wellness.

Part-Time Wellness Positions (September 2021 – April 2022)

The Wellness Ambassador Team are part-time roles offering students 6-12 hrs of employment per week from September 2021 to April 2022, with a responsibility to create awareness and enhance the culture of wellness across campus. Each position may take a different lead including social media content creation, educational campaigns creation, wellness events, and activities or wellness loft support and operations. Successful candidates should be passionate about wellness.


For more information, please contact Coordinator of Wellness Programming Ryan Stoness at rstoness@loyalistcollege.com.