Take time out for mindfulness

Mindfulness is worth your time


Increase your calm. Boost your focus. Be present in the moment.

Practicing mindfulness can help improve memory and reduce negative emotions. Make a moment mindful with these tips from SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling team.

Stop, look around 

Name five things you see, four things you feel, three things you hear, two things you smell, one thing you taste.


Pick an object and slowly describe it in detail — colour, texture, shape.

Savour the flavour

Use all five senses during your next snack. Focus on taste, texture, temperature.

Take a break

Look up, look around and search for five colours. If you go for a walk, notice your feet as they hit the ground, count each step.

Breathe freely

Try breathing in and thinking of one thing you’re thankful for. Then breathe out and exhale one worry.


📺 WATCH one or more videos from this mindfulness playlist to restore some calm in your day, whether you're feeling tired, overwhelmed or just need to take a break.

🛠️ Relax, build resilience and increase your mental fitness with free online tools, including Headversity and TAO.  

Focus on well-being

Maintaining positive mental health and well-being is a key factor in your success as a student, in your career and in life. There’s no magic formula, but there are ways every student can thrive at SAIT — plus resources and services to support you whether you’re studying on or off campus.

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Strategic plan

a view of the moutains and stream in between

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.