Women’s Wellness – Boundaries, Nervous Systems and Communication 101

Women’s Wellness is open to all women –  trans and cis – and nonbinary people who want to participate in programming that centers women’s experience who live in 30 or 35 Charles Street, University Family Housing. 

Take time out of your busy schedule just for you! Enjoy a breakfast and a weekly interactive session with on-site childminding provided. Raffle prizes each week! The Women’s Wellness series is an opportunity to pause and pay attention to your physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

The 2023 series weekly interactive sessions will be:

  • Thursday February 16 Connecting with Others and Ourselves
  • Thursday February 23 Find Your Slow: A Gentle Writing Workshop
  • Thursday March 2 Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence
  • Thursday March 9 Boundaries, Nervous Systems and Communication 101

To register, please email family.care@utoronto.ca and include the sessions you are registering for, your name, U of T status (or status of your partner), and the names and ages of your children if you require free childminding.

Organized by the Family Care Office, in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, University Family Housing, and the Community Safety Office.

Boundaries, Nervous Systems and Communication 101

Date: Thursday, March 9
Time: Breakfast begins at 9:30, childminding drop-off at 9:45 am and the workshop will run from 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: Activity room at 30 Charles Street West

While stress is a regular part of our lives, being overwhelmed can get in the way of us understanding our needs and boundaries. This workshop will provide frameworks to understand one’s needs and to better equip participants in learning how to express them.

This workshop with be an introduction into:

  • stress and our nervous system
  • what our nervous systems tells us about our boundaries
  • communicating our needs
  • learning grounding techniques


Ninotchka (she/her) is a registered social worker providing therapy in private practice in Toronto. With a B.Ed and a MSW, she believes in the power of social change through education, when growth, development, justice and wellbeing are nurtured intentionally with skill, integrity and support. She has focused her work on supporting people who have experienced marginalization and harm through systemic barriers and oppression. Combining her clinical and educational skills, Ninotchka aims to disrupt systems of harm and contribute to building a just society and relationships founded in support and skills in care, responsibility, consent, well-being and joy.