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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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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 | 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 124: Intro to Wellness: Nutrition, Movement, Stress, and the Body

Investigate how physical factors (proper nutrition, adequate exercise, stress management, and effective sleep practices) serve as the foundation for mind-body wellness. Examine current controversies and research in the field of mind-body wellness and holistic health, with specific emphasis on the relationship between physical factors and psychological states. Provides guided practices on using established wellbeing principles to live a healthy and happy life.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No 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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Cusick, R. (PI)

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 160: Radically Human Technology: Enhancing Connection and Wellbeing

Explore the present and future relationships between technology, humanity, and the search for happiness & flourishing. Investigate and develop the core questions, concerns, ethical considerations, and broad implications of technologies that shape human culture and consciousness. Course draws from science and technology studies, contemplative science, neurophenomenology, positive psychology, biomedical engineering, central nervous system stimulation, and neurofeedback. Evaluate the latest tech, interact with luminaries in the field, and rapid-design your own consumer tech concept.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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