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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Take Care of your Body

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Dec 3
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.

Dec 3
Climate Council4:00 p.m.

The Climate Council is a safe space for peers to discuss intersecting topics such as climate change, COVID-19, health disparities, economic insecurity and much more! This group...
November 5–December 3

The Climate Council is a safe space for peers to discuss intersecting topics such as climate change, COVID-19, health disparities, economic insecurity and much more! This group will provide a space to bring your authentic self to explore painful or heavy topics, build community with peers, source strategies for taking meaningful action, pause amidst the chaos of daily life, and build resiliency.

Please keep in mind this is not a replacement for professional therapy, but a space to share how the current world affects us and create community in the process.

 

Join us Thursday's of Week 6, 7, 8, and 10 from 4-5pm via Zoom! We are asking that everyone commit to attending all of the sessions to create a safety and support within the group environment.

Sign up at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/climate-council

Climate Council is being co-sponsored by the Duck Nest and the Office of Sustainability

Dec 3
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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Dec 8
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.

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.–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.

Email Peer Wellness Advocates

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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