|An example of a student colouring on a|
mandala-inspired colouring page
Students took part in colouring mandalas that helps remove focus from negative emotions and habits, and channel them into a safe and productive form. It has many other positive effects on mental health, and is the main reason for the surge in popularity of "adult colouring books."
|Various essential oils and an oil diffuser|
The students also experienced an oil diffuser which diffuses the oil and disperses the vapour into the air. The oils also have positive effects on mental and physical health, helping you sleep and relax and elevate your mood. The diffusers are a safer alternative to candles and incense.
The students were taught all of these benefits and got to smell various essential oils and experience the effects of an oil diffuser.
|Several students taking part in the fitness workshop|
They learned about various exercises and workouts that are not very strenuous or excessive, but are fun and easy for anyone to take part in. The students went through each exercise with their presenter, and tried them all together, making for a fun and effective workout.
The students experienced a full morning of learning how to keep themselves happier and healthier, and were encouraged to try and practice more of these healthy habits on their own time. The students were all enthusiastic, and the presenters were very engaged with the students. They helped to guide the students through easy but effective ways to improve their mental and physical health.
The workshop presenters were Wendy Vickers, Gloria Kelly, April Jardine, Chanelle Melanson, Christy Jamieson, Dr. Tiffany Keenan and Danny Underhill.
Article by Veronica Pond and Paulina Sturgeon
Photos by Jenna Coulter