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WELLNESS 110: The Science of Motivation and Procrastination

Examine the factors that increase motivation and decrease procrastination from a scientific point of view. Investigate research and models of motivation and procrastination in task engagement arising from the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, and cognitive neuroscience. Cultivate and apply cognitive, behavioral, and social tools that enhance motivation and decrease procrastination while supporting balanced and healthy achievement.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: O'Reilly, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 112: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Building Confidence

Examine the science and societal implications of "imposter syndrome" and its counterpart, confidence. Utilize the lenses of social science, psychology, mindfulness, and neurobiology to explore your own relationship with imposter syndrome and to build confidence. Investigate the systemic impact of imposter syndrome and confidence in academia, the workforce, and other cultural spaces. Topics include: race, class, and gender; behavior change; neuroplasticity; body language and mindset; the psychology of stress; risk-taking; metacognition; and the physiology of confidence. By the end of this course students will be able to recognize imposter syndrome and utilize confidence-building strategies in their own lives.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

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
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 123: Living on Purpose

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: Win, Spr | Units: 1-2

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: Spr | 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, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for 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

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

WELLNESS 152: Mindfulness and Food

Explore the psychological foundations of a positive relationship with food to enhance mind-body health and optimize performance. Focuses on nutritional science and research-based mindfulness practices shown to enhance physical and psychological well-being. Covers topics ranging from inner and outer wisdom, self-assessment of hunger and satiety, critical thinking about food related media messages, stress, and transitions as they influence eating habits. Emphasizes translating theory and research into lifestyle practices.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

WELLNESS 164: Designing Wellbeing

Design processes and technologies that support wellbeing and human connection. Learn about research-based models of human flourishing, explore existing technologies, and interact with innovators and thought leaders in the field of transformative design and technology. Utilize empathy-driven discovery methods that deepen understanding of existing wellbeing problems and, in interdisciplinary project teams, generate and pitch concepts for next-generation tech solutions. Personal and interpersonal development is essential for designing transformative technologies and this viewpoint is foundational for this design journey.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
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