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WELLNESS 114: Emotional Social Intelligence: Increasing Life Effectiveness

Examine, understand, and develop emotional and social intelligence (ESI). Presents leading models of and skills for enhancing emotional and social intelligence in order to measurably increase life effectiveness. Blends course lecture, discussion, peer coaching, and guided practice to develop theoretical and practical knowledge of ESI. Assess, understand, and utilize ESI strengths and mitigate weaknesses in order to enhance stress management and resilience, increase self-other awareness, and increase balanced productivity and impact.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 115: Why Decisions are Difficult: Making Wise Choices from Love to Lunch

Examine why making decisions can be difficult and how 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 skills in topic areas ranging from mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cognitive reframing, self-compassion, empathy, gratitude, and courage. Focus on making wiser decisions, big and small, short-term and long-term.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 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 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: Aut, 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
Instructors: Robinson, J. (PI)

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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