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WELLNESS 114: Emotional Intelligence: Enhancing Your Effectiveness and Balance

Examine the science and practice of emotional intelligence and how it increases effectiveness and balance. Utilize leading frameworks and tools for enhancing emotional and social intelligence, including the understanding, managing, perceiving, and use of emotions. Blends lecture with experiential learning to develop theoretical and practical knowledge resulting in enhanced intra- and interpersonal skills.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2

WELLNESS 115: Why Decisions are Difficult: Making Wise Choices from Love to Lunch

Examine why making decisions can be difficult and how making wiser decisions enhances satisfaction, happiness, and life success. Investigate practical decision-making frameworks and skills while building awareness around common decision-making fallacies and pitfalls. Develop skills in topic areas ranging from mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cognitive reframing, self-compassion, empathy, gratitude, and courage. Focus on making wiser decisions, big and small, short-term and long-term.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 116: Resilience: How to Bounce Back

Examine the science and practice of resilience. Investigate the emerging field of resilience studies and learn the frameworks and skills that allow people to bounce back more quickly and effectively from life challenges. Topics include mindset and cognitive appraisal, emotional and affect management, central nervous system and vagal system regulation, and perspectives on creating resilient social systems. Harness insights in service rising above life adversity and thriving, even in the midst of tough times.
Terms: Win | Units: 1

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: Win | Units: 1-2

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 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 131: Compassion Meditation: Strengthening the Heart

Investigate evidence-based models of compassion meditation and cultivation based on Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) program and following the Stanford Compassion Training Protocol (CPT). Examine strategies to develop self-compassion, experience genuine happiness, reduce stress and negative thoughts, resolve differences with difficult others, and take compassionate action that makes a difference in the world. Courses mixes direct instruction, meditation, and group discussion on current research and its real world application.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Cusick, R. (PI)

WELLNESS 132: Breathwork for Wellbeing

Discover the power of the breath as a gateway to reach a meditative state of mind. Combine meditative practice with activities that inspire connection and purpose through community building and mindful leadership. Learn through breathwork, meditation, lecture, class discussion, experiential learning, and yoga. Cornerstone of the course is evidence-based Sky Meditation technique that utilizes the breath to quiet the nind, supporting a deep experience of meditation and a practical approach to happiness. Course requirements include attendance at a mini-retreat (see "notes" section). Also note: Wellness 132 was previously offered as MED 130.
Terms: Win | Units: 1

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 183: Financial Wellness for a Healthy, Long Life

Utilize a practical, financial planning approach to financial wellness with integrated psychological research and theory in human behavior. Explore critical personal finance concepts connected to long-term financial health, such as credit, debt, saving, and investing for retirement, alongside relevant cognitive and neuroscience studies in behavior and decision-making. Apply a financial analysis and psychological approach to financial wellness leading to enhanced emotional and mental wellbeing, in particular focusing on increasing self-confidence, life satisfaction, motivation, and stress management. Guest speakers include experts and researchers in the fields of finance and psychology.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
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