Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

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Dealing With Feelings

Keys to Your Wellbeing I: Dealing With Feelings

A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

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Self-compassion

Keys to Your Wellbeing II: Self-Compassion With a Fierce Twist

A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

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Group Flow - What!?

Keys to Your Wellbeing III: Group Flow - What!?

A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

Wellbeing content for self use

Benefits of Calmness: mindfulness and other calming practices for You

Mindfulness and other soothing practices can be useful tools for you!

Mindfulness Excercises

Procrastination - what is it and what to do about it?

Procrastination, delaying, postponing... What is it and what to do if it disturbs you?

Procrastination by Oasis

Recovery

How to build your resilience and ability to recover.

Recovery, Image by Merita Petäjä 2022

Wellbeing Blogs (external link)

Blogs about wellbeing at Aalto.

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing 2022.
Oasis blog: Teach Them to Talk
Oasis blog: Said something wrong to someone? When they correct you, say thank you.

Wellbeing together

Starting Point of Wellbeing

The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students advice and guidance on services related to wellbeing. We post links, tips and contact information here.

Starting Point of Wellbeing

EDI Learning Hub

Practical tips for fostering diversity and inclusion.

Aalto people

EDI discussions for Aalto personnel

In monthly EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) discussions, members of Aalto personnel gets together to discuss how to advance equity, diversity and inclusion at our work.

EDI sessions English

Renewed wellbeing in teaching site to support wellbeing of the community

Wellbeing in teaching site was created spring 2022 to support the wellbeing of the community. Now, it has been renewed to give more concrete ideas how to improve the wellbeing in teaching. The relaunch of the site is today October 5th, on World Teachers day.

Wellbeing in Teaching

Wellbeing Desk

Wellbeing Desk is a low-threshold service point for all Aalto personnel.

Wellbeing Desk
Blog: LGBTQ+ in Aalto

People Worth Listening To

Fostering equality, diversity and inclusivity in the Aalto Community. (external link)

"Diversity is part of who we are. Aalto university wants to foster a community that shines by working together", says provost Kristiina Mäkelä in her speech about equality, diversity and inclusion.

Portrait of Aalto University's Provost Kristiina Mäkelä

Future-led Learning podcast, EPS 8: Petri Suomala on the art of listening (external link)

Vice president Petri Suomala of Aalto University speaks about equity, diversity and inclusion and the art of listening with Riikka Evans

Vararehtori Petri Suomala.

Who are the wellbeing ambassadors?

The task of welfare ambassadors is to bring Aalto's activities aimed at improving wellbeing closer to students.

Master of Social Distancing. Image by Suvi Helko, 2022.

Ville Ojanen: Is Your Brain Stuck? Watch this keynote lecture

Top lecturer and psychologist Ville Ojanen (PhD) delivered the keynote speech on Aalto Wellbeing Week 2022.

Psykologi Ville Ojanen, FT

Be careful what you wish for - blog post by Frank Martela

What kind of values and goals contribute to wellbeing, and what do not? Start the new season by investing in goals that produce wellbeing instead of unhealthiness. Read the blog post by Aalto University lecturer and philosopher Frank Martela.

Frank Martela blog

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Oasis blog: Navigating Student Life in Finland - A Global South Perspective

How to traverse studies, friendships, and relationships in an unfamiliar university system? It is vital to understand oneself and develop a strong sense of self to be able to form external relationships that complement one’s life. Read on to learn more about the tips by Aalto student Pranava Pakala on how to navigate in Finland as an international student!

Oppimiskeskus

Oasis blog: Said something wrong to someone? When they correct you, say thank you.

How to communicate so that mistakes do not lead to conflicts? What is the role of the person giving the feedback and the one receiving the feedback? Read the blog post below by Suvi Helko, Project Specialist of Oasis of Radical Wellbeing, to find out!

Oasis team

Blog: LGBTQ+ in Aalto

Read about student association GAYY's reflections on the "LGBTQ+ in Aalto" discussion for Aalto personnel.

EDI session

Be careful what you wish for - blog post by Frank Martela

What kind of values and goals contribute to wellbeing, and what do not? Start the new season by investing in goals that produce wellbeing instead of unhealthiness. Read the blog post by Aalto University lecturer and philosopher Frank Martela.

Frank Martela blog

If people were machines blog post (external link)

If people were machines, we would marvel at their robust features for energy regulation, self-repair and auto-enhancement. Read the new blog post by psychotherapist Liisa Uusitalo-Arola!

Palautuminen

Wellbeing Blogs (external link)

Blogs about wellbeing at Aalto.

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing 2022.

Keys to Your Wellbeing II: Self-Compassion With a Fierce Twist

A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

Self-compassion

Book tips of 2022 by Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

Looking for a fascinating new book to read during the holidays? Oasis of Radical Wellbeing has published booktips througout the year 2022 on @aaltowellbeing Instagram. Read the complete list of the book tips below!

Book tips by Oasis

Listen

The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

Future-led Learning podcast

The Future-led Learning podcast offers a platform for university educators to reflect their ideas about teaching and learning.

Podcasts
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The Best Thing Today podcast series

The Best Thing Today is a podcast series by Aalto study, career and advanced study psychologists.

Podcasts
Compassion II movie pic Stefan Scherer 2021

Short films for you to watch and discuss

Scripted drama is an excellent tool for developing your self care skills. Enjoy the films and think!

Wellbeing needs to be part of the pedagogy of the institution... integrated into the overall functioning of the university.

Dr. Kamilah Majied

Wellbeing news

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Beat the Blues! - events for Aalto international students (spring 2023)

Beat the Blues! are Wellbeing-themed events for all international students at Aalto organized by Starting Point of Wellbeing (during spring 2023) and Wellbeing Ambassadors.
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Follow @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok!

Stay up to date on research-based information, events and services on wellbeing and inclusion at Aalto University by following @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.
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How to facilitate teamwork? Listen to a podcast

New season of Future-led learning podcast takes you to a very practical level of working with students. This season includes topical issues such as academic advising, inclusion, co-teaching and sustainability. The first episode takes you to the world of well-functioning teams and what is requires from teachers.
Olli Halminen, photo by Jutta Kalli
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Dissertation: "Slowing-down efficiency" could increase well-being of older people – as well as prevent chaos at emergency rooms

The management of Finnish social and health care is often fragmented, says doctoral researcher Olli Halminen from Aalto University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. He has examined how older people’s services in Finland function as a whole, and formulated suggestions for improvement.

Wellbeing events

Pedagogical training elective course
For Aalto community Pedagogical training

Supporting Teacher’s Multicultural Competence (5 cr), elective course, enrollment 1.2.-22.3.2023

This course explores multicultural issues concerning teaching, learning and communication.

Find out more about wellbeing in Aalto University:

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing team

Merita Petäjä

Project Manager

Suvi Helko

Projektiasiantuntija

Tuuli Asunmaa

Specialist

Minna-Mari Moisio

Päällikkö
Ida Salin

Ida Salin

HR Specialist, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Laura Miettinen

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