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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 the foundations for 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.

Collaboration
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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.

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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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Self-compassion

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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Break Pro -break exercise program adds movement to the day – more videos available now!

Break Pro -break exercise program adds movement to the day
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Register now to Aalto walk & run event 21.9.2024

Join the whole Aalto community's free of charge sports event. Run, jog, or walk – you choose!
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@aaltowellbeing in IG!

Stay on top of the latest research-based wellness information and Aalto University events and services related to wellness and inclusion by following the @aaltowellbeing account.
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Coffee in the guild room and chat on Telegram – Small acts can help create a psychologically safe atmosphere

Prioritizing psychological safety is absolutely critical for building and maintaining a thriving academic environment..

Wellbeing Events

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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, 17-19 June 2024.
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Aalto walk & run sports event on Saturday 21.9.2024

Join the whole Aalto community's free of charge sports event! 10 or 5K walking or running – you choose. This year a new Aalto walk 5K.
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Aalto Wellbeing Week 2024

Check all the events during Wellbeing Week
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