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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
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 122: Creating Your Courageous Career: Discovering Your Impact

Discover your impact as expressed through a career of purpose. Presents ideas and concepts on navigating change, mindfulness, decision-making, and resilience as these topics relate to one¿s career journey. Blends lecture, discussion, individual and group coaching, and small and large group interactions. Interactive activities guide practice and enhance theoretical and practical career-related knowledge. This class is open to juniors, seniors, and masters students across all disciplines.
Terms: Aut | 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

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 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 138: Mindfulness and Stress Management

Effectively manage stress through mindfulness meditation strategies (sitting and movement-based) that positively impact the brain-body system to enhance clarity, focus, and energy. Examine tools for assessing perceived stress and mindfulness, current findings in the science of stress management and meditation, and cognitive-behavioral theories and interventions demonstrated to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Course is based on the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) curriculum.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

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
Instructors: Robinson, J. (PI)

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

WELLNESS 163: Meditation and Technology

Challenges the traditional defintion of meditation, incorporating the latest technoligies for psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Learn how these technologies can be integrated into an existing practices, or help to support novice meditators. Explore the wide range of tools, such as brain, heart, and breath sensing/feedback, and find out what works best for you. Push past traditional boundaries of meditation and experiment with new ways that wearables, apps, and other tech can support awareness both in formal sitting practice and day-to-day living in a hyper-connected world.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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