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WELLNESS 113: Stress Less, Sleep Better

Effectively manage stress and practice positive sleep strategies to enhance clarity, focus, and energy. Presents tools for assessing perceived stress and sleep quality, findings in the science of stress management, current research in sleep studies, and cognitive-behavioral theories and interventions (CBT-i) demonstrated to reduce stress and certain insomnias, while enhancing sleep quality.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 115: Wise Decision Making

Examine how being wise and making wiser decisions enhances satisfaction, happiness, and life success. Investigate practical decision-making frameworks and skills while building awareness around common decision-making fallacies and pitfalls. Develop wisdom through guided practice in skills ranging from mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cognitive reframing, humility, empathy, gratitude, and courage. Focus on making wiser decisions, big and small, short-term and long-term.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 116: Resilience: How to Bounce Back

Examine the science and practice of resilience. Investigate the emerging field of resilience studies and learn the frameworks and skills that allow people to bounce back more quickly and effectively from life challenges. Topics include mindset and cognitive appraisal, emotional and affect management, central nervous system and vagal system regulation, and perspectives on creating resilient social systems. Harness insights in service rising above life adversity and thriving, even in the midst of tough times.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 120: Let's Talk About Sex

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Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 121: Performance as Healing

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Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 123: Find 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 124: Intro to Wellness: Nutrition, Movement, Stress, and the Body

Investigate how physical factors (proper nutrition, adequate exercise, stress management, and effective sleep practices) serve as the foundation for mind-body wellness. Examine current controversies and research in the field of mind-body wellness and holistic health, with specific emphasis on the relationship between physical factors and psychological states. Provides guided-practices on using established wellness principles to live a healthy and happy life.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

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 131: Compassion Meditation: Strengthening the Heart

Investigate evidence-based models of compassion meditation and cultivation based on Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) program and following the Stanford Compassion Training Protocol (CPT). Examine strategies to develop self-compassion, experience genuine happiness, reduce stress and negative thoughts, resolve differences with difficult others, and take compassionate action that makes a difference in the world. Courses mixes direct instruction, meditation, and group discussion on current research and its real world application.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Cusick, R. (PI)

WELLNESS 133: Meditation Retreat: Weekend Campus Intensive

Introduces diverse forms of meditation practice in both theory (contemplative neuroscience, phenomenological traditions) and practice. Selected practices in focused attention, mindfulness, guided imagery, compassion, loving kindness, positive emotion, and/or mantra meditation will be offered to enhance focused attention, insight, stress management, and well-being. Takes place in a weekend immersion format (on campus), which allows more immersive exploration of the topic space. While meditation practices emerge from religious traditions, all practice and instruction will be secular.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Rich, T. (PI)
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