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WELLNESS 207: Meaningful Work: Creating a Career You Love

Finding work that is meaningful and a career that actualizes one's potential while maximizing success and well-being deepens insights present in research on motivation, meaning, and purpose creation. Philosophical traditions and psychological science converge on the conclusion that meaningful work leads to professional success, positive relationships, and improved health. Develop the theoretical understanding and skills that lead to both reframing current endeavors for enhanced purpose and choose new endeavors with higher meaning, optimizes both future achievement and lasting happiness.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 219: Cultivating Healthy Romantic Relationships

Explore the factors that support healthy romantic relationships from psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives. Investigates the questions What is a healthy romantic relationship? and How do I know if my relationship is healthy?Through learning about attraction, attachment, attunement, individuation, cultural scripts, gender roles, and considerations for non-monogamous and non-heteronormative relationships, the structures of healthy romantic relationships will be studied.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 230: 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 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 233: Meditation Retreat: Weekend Campus Intensive

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

WELLNESS 234: Forgive for Good: Practice, Meditation, and Contemplation

Examines forgiveness from a variety of perspectives with an emphasis on its value for physical and mental wellbeing. Presents forgiveness both as a useful response to interpersonal hurt and a teachable skill, backed by scientific research from preventative medicine and psychology. Explores the idea that forgiveness and grievance are both narrative responses to painful experience, but differing in their adaptability and utility. Spiritual and contemplative approaches are considered, but the methods are secular and research-tested.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

WELLNESS 235: Mindful Self-Compassion, Strength, and Courage

Investigate how harsh self-criticism adversely impacts well-being, strength, and performance. In contrast, explore how mindful self-comapssion (MSC) enhances emotional wellbeing, resilience in coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying 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 255: Intro to Human Movement: Mind-Body Performance

Investigate the basic principles governing human movement with an emphasis on sports applications and lifelong wellness. Conceptually and experientially examine the latest research and theories on basic anatomy and biology as pertaining to injury prevention, principles of optimal human performance, and the mind-body connection. Topics include periodization, modes of exercises, types of injuries, the healing process, and physiological and psychological factors influencing body movement.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 260: Wired for Wellness: Exploring the Technology of Flourishing

Explore the present and future relationship 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, and brain stimulation & neurofeedback. Explore and evaluate the latest tech, interact with luminaries in the field, and rapid-design a consumer tech concept.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Siegel, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 261: Wired for Wellness: Intro to the Technology of Flourishing (Weekend Intensive)

Explore the present and future relationship 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, and brain stimulation & neurofeedback. Explore and evaluate the latest tech, interact with luminaries in the field, and rapid-design a consumer tech concept.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 263: Technology Augmented Meditation

Challenges the traditional definition of meditation by incorporating the latest technologies for psychological, emotional, and contemplative wellbeing into meditation theory and practice. Learn how to integrate technology into a beginning or existing practice. Explore the range of technology based meditation tools, including brain, heart, and breath sensing/feedback, and experiment with new ways that wearables, apps, and other tech can support awareness and presence in contemplative practice and in daily life.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Siegel, M. (PI)
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