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Keys to Your Wellbeing IV: In It Together

Studies support the positive importance of a high-quality connection in life. Even short encounters can improve our working memory and information processing speed. High-quality connections can also help us develop and grow as humans and connect to communities and organizations around us. They also impact our health.

Read the article below to set the ground. Then, read on, listen and excercise!

This is the fourth part of the Key to Your Wellbeing series.

Corrosive interaction or high-quality connections?

Our connections with others affect our lives: our health, commitment, performance and wellbeing. Connecting with others can be practised and developed, just like any other skill.

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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!

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Teamwork First-Aid Kit

Teamwork First-Aid Kit gathers tools that have proved to be useful in supporting diverse teams tackling ill-defined problems and building foundational elements for the successful teamwork. It is a small step toward educating game-changers who can make a team more than a sum of its parts. Undeniably, teamwork skills are among the most pivotal work-life skills that younger generation entering the workforce are expected to master.

Aalto Wellbeing Picnic 2022 Mölkky. (c) Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Interaction in teaching - What is compassion pedagogy all about?

As a teacher, are you ever frustrated and annoyed when students do not master the basic knowledge of the field you teach and the basic study skills? When they lack motivation? It's frustrating and annoying, but what could be done? As one way, you could change your own thinking with the help of compassion pedagogy.

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Abstract illustration for embodied intelligence toolbox by Anna Muchenikova.

Increase your team's interaction and ability to change

Stress decreases our wellbeing, creativity and capacity for change. Radical Creativity team organised two embodied practices workshops to boost collective resilience and renewal. You can try the exercises with your team.

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Future-led Learning 11: Pirjo Kääriäinen (external link)

What is inclusion in the context of higher education? What kind of feedback do we get from our students? And what is the teacher's responsibility? Why is it important to foster inclusive learning culture? It's all about interaction. Pirjo Kääriäinen works as a professor at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) and collaborates closely with the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM). Since 2011 she has been facilitating interdisciplinary CHEMARTS collaboration together with professor Tapani Vuorinen.

How to improve your listening skills? Suvi Helko 2023

Exercise: How to improve your listening skills?

Listening is a key communication skill. Listening skills are related to both professional success and personal wellbeing. Listening is more than just hearing ─ it also involves the ability to understand, remember, interpret, evaluate, and respond to what we have heard.

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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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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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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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Keys to Your Wellbeing IV (2023) contributors: Suvi Helko, Merita Petäjä, Tiina Pylkkönen, Inkeri Roos-Manninen, Viivi Virtanen, Ilona Suojanen and Jari Ylitalo. Produced by Sakari Heiskanen. The quotes on these pages are course feedback from students. Read more about the course feedback survey here.

Wellbeing News

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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.
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Annukka Svanda: It's important to challenge yourself to do hard things

'I believe that those of us who can and are capable have a duty to work to make the world a little better place all the time. For example, we can try to improve the situation of those who are not so well off.'

Wellbeing Events

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Aalto Wellbeing Week 2023

Check all the events during Wellbeing Week
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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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