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Exam Self-Care Circles

  • When Dec 06, 2022 to Dec 16, 2022 (America/New_York / UTC-500)
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Mindful Mornings

  • Tuesday, December 6 and 13, 9:00-9:20am, online

Begin your day with a guided mindfulness practice and a check-in on your intentions. Build a strong and grounded start to your day in the company of others, while de-stressing and preparing yourself to give your best to your studies.


Self-care during Exams

  • Wednesday, December 7 and 14 , 3:30-4:20pm, in person
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Try acupressure and Tai Chi energy exercises for stress and overwhelm. Learn and discuss ideas for managing stress. Hear the stories of others, share your own, and explore some healthy alternatives to take care of yourself. An exam time edition of Body Mind Spirit Reflection Circle.


Mindfulness Circle

Fridays, December 9 and 16, 12:30-1:20pm, in person


Take a pause during exams to reduce stress, improve well-being, and cultivate resilience. Learn a different meditation practice each week on themes such as relaxation, awareness, mind-body connection, compassion, and discovering your inner wisdom.


About Reflection Circles

Reflection Circles are a safe space for connecting with other students and awakening to your authentic life through mindfulness practice, creative expression, and discussion. We create an atmosphere of respect, and confidentiality. You may speak or simply be present through listening. You are welcome to attend any week!

What can I expect at a Reflection Circle?

  • A judgement free, respectful, and confidential space where everyone is welcomed to share or pass
  • Opening quotation to set the tone for the activity and reflection
  • Introductions and brief, no-pressure icebreaker activity
  • Check-in about how your week has been so far
  • 15-20-minute practice that relates to a different theme each week
  • Time for reflection and discussion
  • Drop in with no commitment required (please arrive on time to honour the group’s process)
  • You do not need to sign up or be part of Open Circle to attend a Reflection Circle

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Open Circle

  • Open Circle is a diverse and consensus-based student community where we value, respect and learn from each other
  • Creates forums to discuss life, spiritual and societal issues
  • Links McMaster students with volunteer opportunities in Hamilton (CVC)

Community Volunteer Circles (CVC)

  • Volunteer weekly with other McMaster students in Hamilton. Reflect for 30 min. after each volunteer session on your experiences and how these relate to larger societal issues.