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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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 123: Finding Your Purpose

Explore the science and art of purpose finding as it relates to living a more flourishing life at Stanford and beyond. Investigate the psychological, social, neuroscientific, and contemplative factors and tools that promote living authenticity, deepen meaning making, and optimize wellbeing in the present and across the life span. Highly interactive course utilizes lectures, discussions, group meetings, and mini-fieldtrips to ask and clarify basic human questions on how to live an intentional, authentic, and purposeful life.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No 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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 138: Mindfulness and Stress Management

Effectively manage stress through mindfulness meditation strategies (sitting and movement-based) that positively impact the brain-body system to enhance clarity, focus, and energy. Examine tools for assessing perceived stress and mindfulness, current findings in the science of stress management and meditation, and cognitive-behavioral theories and interventions demonstrated to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Course is based on the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) curriculum.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 150: Introduction to Nutrition

Optimize nutrition for health and performance based on established and emerging research. Discern between popular trends and scientific understandings of healthy nutrition and nutritional habits. Topics include evidence-based analysis of macronutrients, fad diets, sugar addiction, low-calorie sweeteners, caloric restriction, disease prevention, and general nutrition with an emphasis on translating research into implementable, day-to-day dietary practices.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Robinson, J. (PI)

WELLNESS 152: How to Eat: Healthy Habits of Eating

Explore the both the nutritional and behavioral foundations of positive eating habits and basic medical nutrition practices that enhance mind-body health and optimize performance. Focuses on nutritional science and behavioral practices that promote a healthy relationship with food for enhanced physical and psychological well-being. Covers topics ranging from nutrient density and macro/micro-nutrients to psycho-physiological factors of sleep, exercise, and stress management that impact digestive and metabolic processes to psychological factors that influence eating habits. Emphasizes translating theory and research into lifestyle practices.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 163: Meditation and Technology

Challenge the traditional definition of meditation while examining and using the latest meditation technologies that amplify attention and awareness. Learn how these technologies can be integrated into existing practices or help support new meditators. Explore the range of tools, such as brain, heart, and breath sensing/feedback devices, and find what works best in one¿s own practice. Move past traditional boundaries of meditation and experiment with new ways that wearables, apps, and other tech can support meditation practice both in formal sitting practice and day-to-day living in a hyper-connected world.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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