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Wellness Matters Your Spirituality

It’s pretty straightforward to get help with your car, and pretty quick to get your hands on study notes. But, you may not give much thought to getting a personal tune up. Whether you’ve mastered circular breathing and meditation or you’ve noticed that you’re falling asleep in lectures you might find some useful information in the Wellness Matters section. Here we start the conversation about maintaining the dimensions of wellness while in medical school.  Keep yourself physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually well. Check your Vitals.


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“If Spirituality is that you’re humble in the face of forces greater than you and you believe those forces are more inclined to being good than being bad, then I’m a spiritual person.” – Michael J. Fox (1961- )

For some people, the constant pillar in their lives is their spirituality. Wherever they go and whomever they meet, their faith is always there. Being in medicine and understanding science is not mutually exclusive to having a system of beliefs regarding the metaphysical. Ultimately, your wellness may involve finding a spiritual community to connect with.

Resources

  • You can find information about gathering places for major religious groups here: London Windsor
  • The multi-faith space, located on the 2nd floor of the UCC is home to spiritual and faith-based activity, and is open from 9am to 10pm. More information: Multi-Faith Space
  • Mindfulness medication is a means to stay in the moment and can help one deal with the stresses of life.  Free mindfulness downloads Free Mindfulness, the SDC offers mindfulness drop-in sessions on Thursdays at 9am and a mindfulness group. Student Services
  • Western University Chaplains – Chaplains of multiple faiths are available for appointment and opportunities for worship in the London community for many faiths are listed on their website: UCC Rm 256. Chaplains

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