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WELLNESS 101: Peer Counseling on Comprehensive Sexual Health

Explore core topics related to sexual health and learn how to make educated and responsible decisions about sexual interactions. Develop and practice the skills necessary to appropriately advise peers about sexual health. Topics include information on sexually transmitted infections, methods of birth control, communication techniques, societal attitudes and pressures, pregnancy, abortion, and the range of sexual expression. Sex positive, supportive environment uses peer education, discussions, role-plays, and outreach projects that support students in applying knowledge and developing counseling skills. Presented by the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC), class is facilitated by SHPRC trained student counselors and is intended for and required of students who plan to become counselors at the SHPRC, but all interested students are welcome to enroll.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 110: Science of Motivation

Examine factors that give rise to and sustain motivation. Cultivate the psycho-physiological factors that increase motivation, while reducing those aspects that depress it. Presents the meaning, mastery, and autonomy model of motivation in task engagement, plus research from the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience. Apply tools to enhance motivation and achievement while maintaining balance and health.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Walters, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 119: Cultivating Healthy Romantic Relationships

Explore the factors that support healthy romantic relationships from psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives. Investigate the questions, ¿What is a healthy romantic relationship?¿ and ¿How do I know if my relationship is healthy?¿ Study the structures of healthy romantic relationships through learning about attraction, attachment, attunement, individuation, cultural scripts, gender roles, and considerations of non-monogamous and non-heteronormative relationships.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 123: Finding Your Purpose

Explore ideas and practices for deep meaning making, social connection, and human flourishing that support finding a deeper sense of purpose in your life at Stanford and beyond. Investigate how psychological, social, and contemplative factors promote the search for authenticity and optimal well-being in the present moment and across the lifespan. Highly interactive format conceptually and experientially examines meditation/contemplation theory and practice, models of purpose finding and well-being, relationship attunement and flow through interpersonal neurobiology practices, and the role of the arts and humanities in clarifying basic human questions on how to live an intentional, authentic, and purposeful life.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 130: Meditation

Introduces diverse forms of meditation practice in both theory (contemplative neuroscience, phenomenological traditions) and practice. Practices in guided imagery, compassion, loving kindness, positive emotion, mindfulness and mantra meditation will be offered to enhance stress management and well-being. While meditation practices emerge from religious traditions, all practice and instruction will be secular.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

WELLNESS 135: Mindful Self-Compassion, Strength, and Courage

Investigate how harsh self-criticism adversely impacts well-being, strength, and performance. In contrast, explore how mindful self-compassion (MSC) enhances emotional well-being, increases resilience and strength in coping with life challenges, and supports positive personal relationships. Using the scientifically validated MSC method (Neff & Germer), learn how to better pursue goals and commitments (academic, personal/social development, community service, and/or activism) with greater inner-peace, confidence, and courage.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 150: Introduction to Nutrition

Optimize nutrition for health and performance based on established and emerging research. Discern between popular trends and scientific understandings of healthy nutrition and nutritional habits. Topics include evidence-based analysis of macronutrients, fad diets, sugar addiction, low-calorie sweeteners, caloric restriction, disease prevention, and general nutrition with an emphasis on translating research into implementable, day-to-day dietary practices.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 160: Wired for Wellness: Exploring the Technology of Flourishing

Explore the present and future relationships between technology, humanity, and the search for happiness & flourishing. Investigate and develop the core questions, concerns, ethical considerations, and broad implications of technologies that shape human culture and consciousness. Course draws from science and technology studies, contemplative science, neurophenomenology, positive psychology, biomedical engineering, central nervous system stimulation, and neurofeedback. Evaluate the latest tech, interact with luminaries in the field, and rapid-design your own consumer tech concept.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 181: Flourishing Leaders and Teams

Connect leadership and team performance models to models of human flourishing and well-being in order to broaden and build new definitions of success. Develop and practice leadership skill-sets that enhance human performance and flourishing of individuals and small groups in an engaging experiential format. Integrate leadership and well-being theory and practice through facilitated simulations. Covers topics ranging from resilience and well-being research, neuro-performance, emotional-social intelligence, team dynamics and group flow, communication theory and skills, and human development.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 193: Applying Wellness Individual Studies

Translate theoretical knowledge and acquired skills into actionable wellness projects that enhance an aspect of wellness within the Stanford community. Students work in collaborative groups or individually under the mentorship of the course instructor(s) to design, deliver, and evaluate a wellness initiative at Stanford.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)
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