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WELLNESS 102: Nutrition for Lifelong Physical Activity (PE 102)

Understanding the bodies' nutritional needs in all capacities of human movement and daily physical activity is fundamental in achieving health and overall well-being. Learn how to nourish their body to build and maintain their health and well-being throughout their lives. Utilize class discussions, class assignments, and student participation to: identify basic principles of healthy eating to prevent disease and promote optimal health and performance; recognize the role of food and contexts in which food choices are made; and make confident and intelligent eating decisions that will contribute to building and maintaining a well-nourished body, meeting its changing needs.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Kim, S. (PI)

WELLNESS 103: Foundations of Health and Performance Psychology (PE 103)

Drawing upon research and models of sport and exercise psychology, this course examines the personal and social psychology of health and performance, in what ways they are interdependent, and how we can utilize mental skills techniques to boost performance in various areas of our lives.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1

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 | 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, Win | 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 125: Live Better Longer: Enhancing Healthspan for Longer Lifespan

Explore ideas and practices that extend healthspan, the number of years we live free of disease or disability. Translate scientific research around current healthspan theories and understand social behaviors and available technologies that support rather than degrade human health. Apply course material to enhance one's own ability to adapt and self-manage in the face of adversity for improved performance and health.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2
Instructors: Maloof, M. (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 | Units: 1 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 2 units total)

WELLNESS 162: Digital Wellbeing: Healthy Relationships With Technology

It¿s a brave new world of creative design, expression and innovation. The digital aspects of life provide a tremendous opportunity to optimize wellbeing, performance, relationships, purpose, and other important facets of life. Study the latest and most effective technologies in this space. Examine challenges around technology including loneliness, addiction and negative social comparison, while learning how to foster deeper connection and joy. Review current research exploring how to effectively integrate social media, digital media (audio, video, gaming), messaging, digital dating, privacy, and personal branding in a way that supports your goals and values. Design, experiment with, and implement a personalized plan for optimizing your day-to-day technology use with intention.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1

WELLNESS 191: Peer Counseling on Comprehensive Sexual Health

Presented by the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC), this class is intended for and required of students planning to become counselors at the SHPRC, but is open to all interested in sex and sexual health. 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 pressures, 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 featuring guest experts and a student-led discussion section. Discussion, role-play, and peer-education outreach project support application of knowledge and development of counseling skills.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2

WELLNESS 193: Applying Wellness Individual Studies

Translate theoretical knowledge and acquired skills into actionable wellness projects that enhance 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: 1-2 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 6 units total)
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)
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