Duck Nest

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Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

In an effort to make Duck Nest programming available to students during this time of social distancing, we are making our programs available for streaming and on-demand. Please check this site often as we are adding programming weekly!
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Promoting Self-Care and Balance Virtually

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. During this time of remote education and physical distancing, the Duck Nest is here for you. We want to provide you with resources from within the UO community and beyond. We've divided these into eight different dimensions of wellness.

 

 

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Oct 29
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats10:00 a.m.

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat** with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem...
October 7–November 24
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat** with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem they'd like to talk through, or simply wanting to talk with an understanding person then this is the opportunity for you. This isn't counseling, but rather a space to talk with a fellow student and someone who understands what you are going through.

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're happy to offer these chats online. Just email us at [email protected] to let us know and set up a time.

Oct 29
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)11:00 a.m.

Come to the Duck Nest's virtual office hours to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security...
October 15–December 3

Come to the Duck Nest's virtual office hours to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

Oct 29
Introduction to Rudra Meditation7:00 p.m.

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform...
October 8–December 10

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform tension to build a strong foundation, clarity of mind, and an open heart. 

Class will begin with an introduction to the technique, followed by meditation, and completed with a question and answer session. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor.

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Oct 30
Weekly Walking Group11:00 a.m.

Join the Duck Nest every Friday from 11am-12pm for our walking group! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and socialize while staying physically distant....
October 9–November 20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Meet by the Craft Center gates (by the O Lawn)

Join the Duck Nest every Friday from 11am-12pm for our walking group!

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and socialize while staying physically distant. Some walks will be themed (meditation, gratitude), while others will be open for more general conversations.

We’ll meet and end at the Craft Center gates every week. Masks are required, and we will be adhering to physical distancing guidelines, staying at least 6 feet away from each other.

Nov 2
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (In Person)12:30 p.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too! You...
October 12–November 24
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're happy to offer these chats online. Just email us at [email protected] to let us know and set up a time

Nov 3
Movement and Meditationnoon

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others. This...
October 6–December 8

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others.

This is a core workout for resilience, care of the spirit and emotional fitness. Attention paid to elements of the season and our relationship with the planet.

Join us and plug into the power of slowing down.

Led by Mary Ann Petersen, acupuncturist at University Health Services, who has a Masters in Chinese Medicine.

Nov 3
Substance Use and Recovery2:00 p.m.

Students can attend this workshop to learn about advocating for their needs around substance use, how to be an ally to a friend or loved on in recovery, and lastly, to learn ways...
October 20–December 1

Students can attend this workshop to learn about advocating for their needs around substance use, how to be an ally to a friend or loved on in recovery, and lastly, to learn ways to party safely, care for themselves adequately, and get to know resources on and around campus. Join via Zoom using your uoregon account: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93193430705

Nov 3
Resiliency Skills Training4:00 p.m.

Do you want to learn tools to build coping skills and find ways to thrive rather than just survive? Do you want to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and increase...
October 27–November 17

Do you want to learn tools to build coping skills and find ways to thrive rather than just survive?

Do you want to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and increase a sense of belonging, connection and life satisfaction?

Sign up for a 4-week training that will help you build skills around resiliency. Each week you'll participate in an online group session for 1-hour with other college students to build these skills.

Register for the training at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/resiliency-training-workshop 

**Please note we ask that you commit to attending all 4 weeks to get the most out of the training! (This training will take place on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, weeks 5 to 8 during Fall Term) 

 

Nov 4
Self-Care During COVID1:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help students who are interested in learning creative ways to start, improve, or adjust their self-care practices during COVID-19. With the impact of...
October 21–December 2

This workshop is designed to help students who are interested in learning creative ways to start, improve, or adjust their self-care practices during COVID-19. With the impact of COVID-19 and the loss of resources many of us have previously relied on for self-care, it is more important than ever to consider ways in which we can maintain and improve our mental, emotional, and physical wellness through engaging in on-going self-care practices.

This workshop will consist of a one-hour introductory workshop that will be recorded and available on our website, followed by a series of 30-minute weekly virtual workshops that will focus on learning and practicing specific self-care skills.

Week 4, October 21
How Do I Know What I Need and How to Make it Happen?

Week 5, October 28
Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Being Present in a COVID World

Week 6, November 4
Valued Living and Valued Action

Week 7, November 11
Creating and Maintaining Connection During COVID

Week 8, November 18
Cultivating Gratitude and Positive Thinking

Week 9, November 25
Boundaries, Assertiveness, and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Week 10, December 2
Taking Care of Yourself During Finals

Nov 4
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.
October 7–December 2

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.

What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

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Duck Nest Hours

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Contact the Duck Nest
Erb Memorial Union, Room 041
(Ground level of EMU near Campus Copy)

Peers Helping Peers

Peer Wellness Advocates are change agents in their communities, act as liaisons to campus wellness services, and create and implement student-driven wellness programs.

Our Peer Wellness Advocates also offer one-on-one support services for the UO student community, including SNAP enrollment assistance, or simply time to check in about whatever is going on in your life.

Sign Up for Online and In-Person Assistance

Want to join us as a volunteer? Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Improved leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skill development and career enhancement
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the health of UO students
  • Being involved in social justice and equity work

Want to know more? Email our current Peer Wellness Advocates and learn how you can get involved.

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Connect with Us

Does your group want to learn more about stress management, relaxation, nutrition, sexual health, or suicide prevention? Our team is working hard to make each of our workshops available on demand. Check back to see what’s available.

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