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WELLNESS 211: Exploring Happiness

Explores how research-based happiness theory and principles are applied to enhance daily and life satisfaction. Positions happiness as a cornerstone construct of personal wellness, purpose, and fulfillment. Investigates the science of happiness through lecture, guided practice, dialogue, and course material in order to enhance understanding and implementation.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 1

WELLNESS 214: Using Emotional Intelligence to Increase Effectiveness

Examine, understand, and develop emotional and social intelligence (ESI). Presents leading models (Bar-on, Mayer, Salovey, Caruso) of and skills (Goleman) for enhancing emotional and social intelligence. 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.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 217: Behavior Change: Building A Better You

Change behaviors using evidence-based techniques. Addresses habit cycles, procrastination mitigation, productivity enhancement, motivational factors, and addiction and addictive processes (both substances and non-substance related) in changing behavior from maladaptive to adaptive patterns. Draws from neuroscience (Davidson, Siegel) and psychology (Beck, Miller, Rollnick) and employs motivational interviewing, cognitive reframing, peer coaching, and mindfulness meditation models and intervention strategies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 230: 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 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
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

WELLNESS 250: Introduction to Nutrition

Optimize nutrition for health and performance based on established research. Topics include evidence-based analysis of macronutrients, fad diets, sugar addiction, low-calorie sweeteners, caloric restriction, disease prevention, and general nutrition. Discern between popular trends and scientific understanding in nutrition and nutritional habits.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1

WELLNESS 254: Analysis of Human Movement

Covers the basic principles governing human movement with an emphasis on sports and performance applications. Examines anatomy and biology (large- and small-scale structure and function); applied anatomy, both anatomy (body structure) and mechanics (force, torque), which together describe macroscopic movement; applied biology, specifically the molecular and cellular basis of movement mechanics (force, torque, etc) together describe macroscopic movement; applied biology, specifically the molecular and cellular basis of movement including muscles contraction, nerves signals, and related topics such as exercise damage, cramping, muscle memory, DOMS and fatigue.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Wilson, C. (PI)

WELLNESS 260: Wired for Wellness: Exploring the Technology of Flourishing

Explore the present and future relationship 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, and brain stimulation & neurofeedback. Explore and evaluate the latest tech, interact with luminaries in the field, and rapid-design a consumer tech concept.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2
Instructors: Siegel, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 263: Technology Augmented Meditation

Challenges the traditional definition of meditation by incorporating the latest technologies for psychological, emotional, and contemplative wellbeing into meditation theory and practice. Learn how to integrate technology into a beginning or existing practice. Explore the range of technology based meditation tools, including brain, heart, and breath sensing/feedback, and experiment with new ways that wearables, apps, and other tech can support awareness and presence in contemplative practice and in daily life.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2
Instructors: Siegel, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 291: Intro to Wellness: Nutrition, Stress, Movement, and the Body

Explores how physical factors (proper nutrition, adequate exercise, stress management, and effective sleep practices) serve as the foundation for wellness. Examines 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 wellness principles to live a healthy and happy life.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 2
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

WELLNESS 293: Applying Wellness Individual Studies

Translating theoretical knowledge and acquired skills into actionable wellness projects that enhances 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: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)
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