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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: Aut, Win | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 123: Finding Your Purpose

Explore the science and art of purpose finding as it relates to living a more flourishing life at Stanford and beyond. Investigate the psychological, social, neuroscientific, and contemplative factors and tools that promote living authenticity, deepen meaning making, and optimize wellbeing in the present and across the life span. Highly interactive course utilizes lectures, discussions, group meetings, and mini-fieldtrips to ask and clarify 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 wellbeing principles to live a healthy and happy life.
Terms: Aut, Win | 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

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, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 152: How to Eat: Healthy Habits of Eating

Explore the both the nutritional and behavioral foundations of positive eating habits and basic medical nutrition practices that enhance mind-body health and optimize performance. Focuses on nutritional science and behavioral practices that promote a healthy relationship with food for enhanced physical and psychological well-being. Covers topics ranging from nutrient density and macro/micro-nutrients to psycho-physiological factors of sleep, exercise, and stress management that impact digestive and metabolic processes to psychological factors that influence eating habits. Emphasizes translating theory and research into lifestyle practices.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Tu, R. (PI)

WELLNESS 182: Mindfulness & Yoga: Tools for Future Educators and Leaders

Explore the foundations of contemplation, mindfulness, and yoga as they are taught and experienced in educational and leadership settings. As a future educator or leader, learn to instruct basic contemplative, mindfulness, and yoga practices as resources that both increase self-awareness, emotional regulation, and self-care, as well as practices that promote personal, professional, and contemplative development. Topics include the physiological, neurobiological, psychological, social, and philosophical bases of contemplation, mindfulness, and yoga in educational and leadership contexts. The course requires an interest in and dedication to developing one's own practice in order to authentically and appropriately teach the concepts and practices to others.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Rettger, J. (PI)

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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