List of Services


If your program is interested in having a Resident Wellness Counsellor provide one of our available workshops, you can contact us via e-mail at resident.wellness@ubc.ca to submit a request, or click the ‘Book Now’ button below. These workshops are most commonly booked during an academic day, allowing for most residents to attend. The workshops are approximately 60-90 minutes in length. We ask that you try to provide as much notice as possible to allow us to schedule accordingly. A reminder that for those at distributed sites, the following workshops/groups can be provided during one of the Resident Wellness Counsellor’s site visits.

*Please note, our workshops and groups supports are experiential and sharing based in nature. To ensure a confidential and safe environment we ask that no one in an evaluative role be present. If this does not meet your vision for the workshop and you’d like to have faculty present please let us know and we will ensure that we tailor our workshop to accommodate this request.*

The following workshops are available for you to choose according to the specific needs of the residents in your program, please click on the titles below to learn more:

Workshops


This workshop’s focus is on mindfulness and its relevance to the practice of medicine.  It reviews what mindfulness is and the seven pillars of mindfulness practice.  This involves some experiential exercises and discussion of how mindfulness can be practiced at work and in leisure.


This workshop’s focus is on how to increase your resilience as residents by offering an in-depth understanding of the cognitive behavioural framework. This workshop identifies the role our thoughts play in our life and explores the top ten “Thinking Traps”. It then provides a simple framework for how to challenge these common cognitive distortions.  The relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour are described, and tools and strategies to manage unhelpful ways of thinking are taught and practiced. This workshop includes time for in depth group discussion, case studies and self-reflection.

Group Support


Ice Cream Rounds is a confidential, resident-only group that allows medical learners to connect, offer one another support and share in the highs and lows of residency. Residency can be intense and overwhelming and the sharing of experiences in a safe, non evaluative environment helps residents to feel more connected to their work, one another and ultimately themselves.


Adverse events and unexpected outcomes are a part of medicine. Some can challenge and impact us more than others. Should residents in your program be affected by a traumatic or adverse event, know that the Resident Wellness Office is here to support you by offering voluntary, confidential group debriefing. To find out if this would be the right service for your program please call us for a consultation