Oasis of Radical Wellbeing

Wellbeing content for you!

Welcome! Here you will find material and hints about wellbeing.

Especially at these times it is essential that we all take care of the safe space of all the members of our community - that of our own, and that of everybody else. The content on this page is produced, curated and gathered with this in mind, in and from outside Aalto University, by the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing team.

We warmly encourage you to start from Provost Kristiina Mäkelä's speech "Fostering equality, diversity and inclusion in the Aalto Community".

How to use music as a wellbeing tool?

Music is a way to convey certain kinds of emotional states and experiences through sounds. Hence, music can be used to aim for suitable emotional states.

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Course feedback: aiming at excellence – in wellbeing

A blogpost by Tiina Pylkkönen, community developer, Oasis of Radical Wellbeing and Mari Nuottajärvi, pedagogical specialist, Teacher services

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Benefits of Calmness: mindfulness and other calming practices for You

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

Read more and find mindfulness practices as podcasts!
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Self-Compassion I: Prison of the Mind

What happens when we notice that one of us is missing? Compassion towards others and ourselves is of essence for students and for the faculty and staff. A short film by Merita Petäjä and Eero Tiilikainen (Aalto University, 2018)

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

Fostering equality, diversity and inclusivity in the Aalto Community.

"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.

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Portrait of Aalto University's Provost Kristiina Mäkelä
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Wellbeing in teaching

Recently the higher education field and its teaching have been shaken by many changes. It makes us ask what is high quality teaching nowadays and how is it achieved? How can the wellbeing of the teachers and the students be taken into account at the same time? Pedagogical wellbeing entails both teaher and student perspective. Our aim is to support pedagogical wellbeing in all Aalto community.

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Vararehtori Petri Suomala.

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

The Best Thing Today podcast series

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

Find it on major podcast platforms (Google, Apple, Spotify) or here
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Learning hub on diversity and inclusion

Practical tips for fostering diversity and inclusion.

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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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Blog posts

NEW! It is time to be together by Merita Petäjä. Getting together now feels especially important. The war in Ukraine has changed the way we see Europe and ourselves — our role in the community.

Fierce Self-Compassion in Action by Merita Petäjä, leader of Oasis of Radical Wellbeing:
Self-compassion means that we try to figure out what is good for us in the long run. Self-care means that... read on!

Radical Wellbeing is a necessity by Merita Petäjä, leader of Oasis of Radical Wellbeing:
The key concepts of radical self-care are self-preservation, protecting oneself from harm, and... read on!

"Introvert's guide to networking" by Lauri Järvilehto, professor of practice at Aalto University's Aalto Ventures Program:
The whole idea of subjecting other people into instruments for your success... read on!

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Oasis of Radical Wellbeing blogs (external link)

Read more about radical wellbeing. From Oasis crew and our guests.

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Follow Aalto wellbeing issues on IG! @aaltowellbeing is run by the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing crew!

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Oasis Archives: Vice president Petri Suomala zoomed with Dr. Kamilah Majied (external link)

Oasis Archives: Vice president Petri Suomala zoomed with Dr. Kamilah Majied amidst the pandemic and discussed issues of inclusivity and equity in higher education.

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