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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 106A: Spiritual Wellbeing and Religious Encounter: Reflecting On Our Personal Spiritual Journeys (LEAD 106A)

Engage in meaningful spiritual dialogue and religious encounter with one another, fostering a conversation across differences. Explore ways to nurture meaning and purpose in daily life through experiential learning activities. You will have the opportunity to focus inwards on your own spirituality and write your spiritual autobiography. It is not expected that you will be an adherant of or have expertise in religious practices and traditions or background in religious scholarship. You will gain skills and knowledge enabling you to wrestle with life's ultimate religious and spiritual questions through readings, facilitated discussions, and breakout sessions. All sessions will be held over dinner as communal meals are ways of community building between the students. Dinner is provided.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)

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: Win | 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: 1-2

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 | Units: 1 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 2 units total)

WELLNESS 131: Compassion Meditation

Compassion meditation is an ancient, much studied practice of cultivating care for all beings, including ourselves. This course introduces the various dimensions of compassion and mindfulness meditation, emphasizing experiential learning of practices to increase awareness, shift negative thought patterns, increase self-compassion, relate more skillfully with difficult others, and connect to common humanity. Students will explore the rigorous current research on compassion and discuss how compassion translates to action.
Terms: Win | Units: 1

WELLNESS 132: Breathwork for Wellbeing

Discover the power of the breath as a gateway to reach a meditative state of mind. Combine meditative practice with activities that inspire connection and purpose through community building and mindful leadership. Learn through breathwork, meditation, lecture, class discussion, experiential learning, and yoga. Cornerstone of the course is evidence-based SKY Meditation technique that utilizes the breath to quiet the mind, supporting a deep experience of meditation and a practical approach to happiness. Course requirements include attendance at a mini-retreat (see "notes" section). Also note: Wellness 132 was previously offered as MED 130.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Tang, J. (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 | Units: 1
Instructors: DiPerna, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 158: Lasting Letters and the Art of Deep Listening

This course is an interactive course focused on developing listening skills essential to health care providers. Integrating "See One, Do One, Teach One" with practices from the arts and humanities, students will develop tools physicians find useful in daily practice including talking with patients and colleagues and interviewing skills.Students will complete the class with an enhanced sense of what it means to listen, the unique role that letters of lasting import play in the healing process, and ways in which both enhance one's daily and professional practice in the healing arts. Frish Brandt is a Letter Midwife working primarily in Palliative Care and hospice. Since 2015 she has written a wide range of letters with over 300 people.
Terms: Win | Units: 1

WELLNESS 170: Laughter & Play for Wellbeing (LIFE 170, TAPS 170W)

Learn about and practice laughter yoga, combined with theater exercises. Laughter yoga (distinct from traditional movement-based yoga) is a modality that integrates laughter exercises with yogic breathing. Explore the growing field of research on laughter yoga and its positive effects on wellbeing and other health outcomes. Examine the various dimensions of laughter yoga as a form of cardiovascular and aerobic exercise, mindfulness, and play. Use theater exercises to leverage the power of performative, healing laughter and to cultivate embodied awareness, creativity, resilience, and joy. Readings and exercises will draw from the work of pioneers in the fields of laughter wellness and socially engaged theater, such as Madan Kataria and Augusto Boal.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Otalvaro, G. (PI)
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