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1 - 10 of 11 results for: WELLNESS ; Currently searching spring courses. You can expand your search to include all quarters

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 113: Stress Less, Sleep Better

Effectively manage stress and practice positive sleep strategies to enhance clarity, focus, and energy. Presents tools for assessing perceived stress and sleep quality, findings in the science of stress management, current research in sleep studies, and cognitive-behavioral theories and interventions (CBT-i) demonstrated to reduce stress and certain insomnias, while enhancing sleep quality.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Matta, C. (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, Sum | 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 including quality sleep, stress management, movement and consistent nutrient supply. Practically apply principles of metabolism to one¿s unique physiology and lifestyle for optimal well-being.
Terms: 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 | Units: 1 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 2 units total)

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
Instructors: Lian, B. (PI)

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, Spr | Units: 1

WELLNESS 170: Laughter & Play for Wellbeing (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: Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Otalvaro, G. (PI)

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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