Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

Keys to Your Wellbeing I: Dealing With Feelings

Feelings often have a message for us. Grief tells us that we have lost something important to us once and for all. Jealousy speaks to which direction we would like to go. Disappointment tells us that something hasn't happened in line with our expectations. Irritation tells us that some of our needs hasn't been realized. Through a self-compassionate approach, we can try to accept and explore these feelings.

Read the article below to set the ground. Then, try listening to your difficult feelings. You can try the self-compassion excercise underneath to do this. Also, see Nyyti ry's tips for regulation of feelings and attend VOICE training with your team. Read more below!

This is the first part of the Key to Your Wellbeing series. Look for more in December 2022.

Toxic Positivity - how does positivity become poisonous?

Encouraging, spurring advice? Good tips on how to ignore life's challenges and bad feelings to move towards success? Well, let's have a closer look.

Read the article!
Dealing with feelings: Toxic positivity

Excercise: Soften, soothe, allow!

Accepting and exploring our difficult feelings help us to identify our own needs. After identifying the needs, it is easier to correct our own activities or we can try to express our needs to others and then the likelihood of meeting needs increases. Facing and accepting negative feelings and working with them increases one's wellbeing in the long run. Take a good position and listen to this self-compassion excercise. Duration: 8 m 20 s.

The excercise is also in Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Dealing With Feelings Excercise

Dealing With Feelings excercise: Soften, soothe, allow (8'20) (external link)

Facing and accepting negative feelings and working with them increases one's wellbeing in the long run.

The Keys to Your Wellbeing Series

Keys to your wellbeing

Keys To Your Wellbeing series is here

Keys To Your Wellbeing series by Oasis of Radical Wellbeing collects wellbeing materials (science-based articles, podcasts, videos, trainings and exercises) on monthly changing topics.

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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More things to consider


Processing feelings (external link)

Read here Nyyti ry's tips regarding the ability to perceive, express and regulate one's own emotions.

VOICE Training

VOICE training for Aalto personnel teams

Sometimes a negative feeling is a message that we need to speak up. Attend VOICE training for personnel with your team to learn how to speak up thoughtfully and productevily, and how to encourage your team members to do so too!

Keys to Your Wellbeing I (2022) contributors: Suvi Helko, Merita Petäjä, Tiina Pylkkönen, Ilona Suojanen. Produced by Sakari Heiskanen.

Wellbeing News

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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
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Suggest how you would use 13,000 eur for the wellbeing of Aalto University students!

Submit your proposal by September 29, 2023, for a participatory budgeting project to improve student wellbeing on campus. A winner will be voted on from the feasible ideas within the year 2023.

Wellbeing Events

Word cloud of salutations from our new international students in many languages

Better Student Life at Aalto 2024

Orientation lecture for new international students
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Conferences, Workshops

ARCH24 - The 6th International conference on Architecture, Research, Health and Care (external link)

The International ARCH24 Conference will be held at Aalto University, Espoo, in June 17th to 19th in 2024.
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