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WELLNESS 105: Meeting the Moment: Inner Resources for Hard Times (LIFE 105)

In the face of social, economic, environmental, and public health upheavals, many of us are experiencing an unprecedented degree of uncertainty, isolation, and stress affecting academic and day-to-day life. Challenging times ask us, in a voice louder than usual, to identify sources of strength and develop practices that sustain and even liberate. In this experiential, project-oriented class: Explore practices to find true ground and enact positive change for self and community; Cultivate natural capacities of presence, courage, and compassion; Develop resources to share with one another and the entire Stanford community.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)

WELLNESS 117: Changing For Good: Behavior Change Science & Practice

Change behaviors using evidence-based techniques. Addresses the roles of habit cycles, procrastination mitigation, productivity enhancement, motivational factors, self-compassion, and addiction and addictive processes (both substances and non-substance related) in changing behaviors from maladaptive to adaptive patterns. Drawing from current findings in the neuroscience and psychology of behavior change and habit formation, utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive reframing, peer coaching, and mindfulness meditation models and intervention strategies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2

WELLNESS 118: Sexual and Emotional Intimacy Skills

Learn to cultivate and sustain emotional, physical, and sexual intimacy in relationships. Course takes a sex-positive approach. In addition to scholarly readings on science-based perspectives, the course includes individual, paired, and group exercises in and out of class. Didactic components address the art and science of intimacy through a sociological lens, addressing embodiment, the nuances of consent, needs and boundaries, empathy, safer sex and safer heart conversations, flirting, attunement, escalation and de-escalation, fantasies, pornography, pleasure, selecting partners, repairing relationships, and breaking up.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2
Instructors: Fogarty, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 123: Living on Purpose (LEAD 103)

Explore the art and science of purpose-finding as it relates to living a more flourishing life at Stanford and beyond. Investigate the contemplative, psychological, social, and communal factors that deepen meaning-making, support authenticity, and encourage living more purposefully. Drawing from disciplines as diverse as art, storytelling, design, and positive psychology, create and utilize tools that promote wellbeing. Highly interactive course employs creative expression, group and individual activities, discussions, lectures, and mini-field trips to reflect on fundamental human questions in pragmatic ways.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2

WELLNESS 127: Driving Your Metabolism

Examine the main factors impacting metabolic rate including stress, sleep, movement, and nutrition. Review the science behind the continual need for nourishment from these factors and how they work together synergistically down to the level of gene expression. Practically apply principles of metabolism to one's unique physiology and lifestyle for optimal wellbeing
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Wilson, C. (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 2 times (up to 2 units total)


Explore the intersection of queerness, sexuality and wellbeing. Learn skills and practices to associate queerness with thriving and flourishing. This course integrates empirical psychological and neuroscientific research, community history, and health psychoeducation to provide frameworks for exploration. An interactive structure supports the reflection and development of your relationship with self, community, and queerness.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1
Instructors: Floro, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 160: Radically Human Technology: Enhancing Connection and Wellbeing

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: Aut, Sum | Units: 1

WELLNESS 183: Financial Wellness for a Healthy, Long Life

This course will ground you in the knowledge, skills, and habits you need to identify and achieve your financial goals. We will infuse behavior science and psychology into our exploration of personal finance concepts (e.g., credit, debt, saving, and investing) to build your financial capability in the areas of managing money, planning ahead, making choices, and getting help. By the end of the quarter, you will have a personalized toolkit to create and refine actionable plans for increasing your financial well-being now and throughout your healthy, long life.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1

WELLNESS 191: Peer Education on Comprehensive Sexual Health

Presented by the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC) and the Weiland Health Initiative, this class is open to all interested in sex and sexual health and required of students planning to become counselors at the SHPRC. Course addresses sexual and reproductive anatomy, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, menstruation, pregnancy, abortion, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual assault and abuse, consent and communication, societal stigmas and pressure, kink, toys, and pleasure. Students are equipped to make responsible decisions about their own sexual interactions and to advise others appropriately. Course includes lecture series feupdateaturing guest experts, in-person instruction, and discussion. Discussion, role-play, and peer-education outreach project support application of knowledge and development of counseling skills.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2
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