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Dealing With Feelings

Keys to Your Wellbeing I: Dealing With Feelings

We can try to accept and explore difficult feelings. How? A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

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

Self-compassion helps, and you can learn and practice it. 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!?

Flow can also be achieved together with others! A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

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In It Together - Keys to Your Wellbeing IV

Keys to Your Wellbeing IV: In It Together

What kind of quality you bring to interaction with people? Connecting with others can be developed. A wellbeing package for your use, produced by Aalto wellbeing professionals.

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Keys to your Wellbeing V: Movement for a Better Brain

Keys to Your Wellbeing V: Movement for a Better Brain

Even a small amount of movement can refresh the brain and enrich thinking.

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Aalto Party at Alvar Aalto Park

Building socially sustainable academic communities

Social sustainability in academic communities is not just a goal, it is a vision of inclusivity, diversity, wellbeing and the power of social interactions.

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Radical wellbeing is a necessity. By Merita Petäjä (external link)

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing is a new project from Aalto University researching, collecting information and distributing it to Aalto community and beyond. The aim of the project is to


Oasis blog: The meaning of encounters

As a teacher, researcher and developer of leadership, I have had hundreds of opportunities over the years to support managers, supervisors, experts and students in their cooperation and development of interaction skills.

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Oasis blog: Mental Distress is Not Your Fault

“When the source of mental distress is structural, there is nothing even an army of occupational counsellors, physicians, therapists or nurses can do to fix it”, says Risto Sarvas.

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Calming practices for you

Mindfulness Excercises

Benefits of Calmness: mindfulness and other calming practices for You

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

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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.

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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.


Short films

Short films to watch and discuss

Self-Compassion I: A Mental Prison. Short film by Merita Petäjä and Eero Tiilkainen, 2018.

Compassion I: Prison of the Mind (external link)

What happens when we notice that one of us is missing? A short film by Merita Petäjä and Eero Tiilikainen (Aalto University, 2018)

Compassion II movie pic Stefan Scherer 2021

Compassion II: Have a Good Day (external link)

Groundhog Day -type story about self-compassion. Short film by Merita Petäjä and Eero Tiilikainen, produced by Aalto AllWell? / Sakari Heiskanen, 2021.

Aalto student student Sonja contemplating in the nature. From Short film Compassion III: Sonja.

Compassion III: Sonja (external link)

A student receives an interesting internship offer but is faced with a difficult decision after learning that greenwashing is practiced at the internship company. The short film is starred by the Jussi prize nominee Elsi Sloan. A film by Merita Petäjä and Eero Tiilikainen. Produced by Oasis of Radical Wellbeing, Aalto University.

Learning material

Frank Martela

Aalto University launches new MOOC "Art of Living" by Frank Martela

This new massive open online course on how to live a good life is lectured by Ph.D., university lecturer Frank Martela. The course is produced by the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing project and it is part of Aalto’s lifewide learning portfolio. The course was launched on May 30th, 2023

Power of Imperfection (c) Aalto 2022

Power of Self-Compassion in MyCourses (external link)

Self-compassion is one of the most beneficial skills you can learn in life. This course consists of mindfulness exercises that help us to nurture an accepting and sympathetic relationship with ourselves.

Wellbeing in Teaching

Wellbeing in Teaching

Pedagogical wellbeing entails both teacher and student perspectives. These pages serve as a teachers' reference and study package for improving wellbeing in teaching and studies at Aalto.


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

Dr. Kamilah Majied

Talk about wellbeing on Aalto Social

Come and chat on internal social media

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Wellbeing news

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Mind & Study - toolbox for being well in studies is organized also in English

Popular course "Mind & Study - toolbox for being well in studies" will be organized in Finnish and English in the spring!
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Hi teacher! Participate the project examining pedagogical competence and well-being

Interested in developing your teaching in such a way that it would support your well-being?
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Oasis at the Aalto Wellbeing Week

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing project participates in the Wellbeing Week on 2.-6.10.
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Support for those suffering from the consequences of the earthquake in Morocco and Storm Daniel

How the university can support staff and students in dealing with the crisis, and how you can help the victims of the earthquake and storm

Find out more about wellbeing in Aalto University:

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing team

Merita Petäjä

Project Manager

Tuuli Asunmaa


Minna-Mari Moisio

Ida Salin

Ida Salin

HR Specialist, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Laura Miettinen

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