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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Learn from Other Students

Feeling Lonely and Isolated? Tap into Nod

As the world continues to cope with the challenges of COVID-19, we know that forming and maintaining social connections is more challenging than ever, and in spite of this fact, remains a core component of the student experience.

With that, the University of Oregon is proud to announce Nod, a research-backed app for students that taps into positive psychology and the science of social connections to help you build the friendships you want and need. Nod is not a social media app, but is all about helping you achieve your social goals in real life.

Download Nod on Your Mobile Device

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

YouTube DuckNest Playlist Items

Feb 24
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment8:00 a.m.

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All...
February 1–26

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

Please submit this form if you would like to enter the 2021 All Sizes Fit Virtual Art Show. Your submission should be a representation of body positivity, body acceptance, body image, and/or All Sizes Fit. If you plan to enter more than one piece, please fill out this form for each piece.

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9sK3KbpAMOuELsy

All entries due by Friday, February 26, 2021. After we receive your piece digitally we will send another form for you to complete where you can share more about your piece (e.g. title, artist statement, etc.)

1st Place Prize: $100 Duck Store Gift Certificate
2nd Place Prize: $75 Duck Store Gift Certificate
3rd Place Prize: $50 Duck Store Gift Certificate
Honorable Mentions (10): $10 Duck Store Gift Certificates

For any questions please contact Suzie Stadelman at sstadelm@uoregon.edu

We will accept entries from non-UO students, but only current UO students are eligible to win prizes. All entries will be screened to make sure they don't contain triggering or inappropriate imagery.

Feb 24
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...
January 7–March 11

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!

 

WEDNESDAY 11-12:30: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93505613716

THURSDAY 12-2: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/94665697348

 

Feb 24
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual)12:30 p.m.

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra...
January 12–March 12

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra training in campus resources and college student wellness who can talk with you about anything you want. Many people utilize Chit Chats to talk about feelings of loneliness, difficulty adjusting to college life, and so much more!

Feel free to drop-in to these hours, or sign-up ahead of time at https://calendly.com/ducknest/.

TUESDAYS 5:00- 6:30PM : https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/4441491614

WEDNESDAYS 12:30-2:00PM : https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/5564752226

FRIDAYS 9:30-11:00AM: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/99191709305?pwd=WXVBYUNsRTA3V2NCWXpQUUk3VDUwZz09

Feb 24
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)2:00 p.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...
January 11–March 12
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 also have virtual options listed on our calendly page. If these times do not work you can always email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to set up a time.

Feb 24
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.
January 6–March 10

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

Feb 25
Talking About Mental Health2:00 p.m.

A workshop for everyone to come learn about mental health challenges and how they can present in different people. This session is not meant to diagnose, but instead raise...
February 25 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

A workshop for everyone to come learn about mental health challenges and how they can present in different people. This session is not meant to diagnose, but instead raise awareness of the variety of mental health concerns common on college campuses and how they may manifest differently in different individuals. We will also discuss how to talk about our mental health with others while fighting stigma and promoting positive mental health habits. ​This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff. 

Feb 25
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...
January 7–March 18

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. Please have your cameras on if you are able and find a space in your homes that have minimal distraction. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88466719052?pwd=YzZCdzZrRzZKUWJiUFBtY0c1N1dhZz09

Feb 26
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. We...
January 15–March 12
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. We have fun themes every week ranging from yoga to gratitude, silent discos and existential topics, picnics and crafting and more! 

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.

Mar 1
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (In Person)11:00 a.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...
January 11–March 8
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 peerhealth@uoregon.edu to let us know and set up a time

Mar 2
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 2020–March 16 2021

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. Mary Ann talks more about slowing down, particularly during winter time in her blog: http://www.maryannpetersen.com/?p=2844

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.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 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)

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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