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WELLNESS 18: 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. 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

WELLNESS 187: Analysis of Human Movement

This course covers the basic principles governing human movement with an emphasis on sports applications. The course spends roughly equal amounts of time on anatomy and biology (large- and small-scale structure and function). Applied anatomy: Anatomy (body structure) and mechanics (force, torque, etc) together describe macroscopic movement. Applied biology: The molecular and cellular basis of movement, including: muscles contraction, nerves signals, and related topics such as exercise damage, cramping, muscle memory, DOMS and fatigue.
Terms: given next year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 188: The Athlete and Personal Identity Development

Overview of identity development theory related to religious/spiritual identity development, gender, and sexuality identity development, racial and cultural identity development, ethical and moral development, and the development of meaning and purpose. The ways in which athletic participation affects and contributes to each of these developmental areas. This course also examines each of these topics in a larger context by discussing relevant current issues and events in sport.
Terms: given next year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 192: Mindful Nourishment: Training for Healthy Nutrition and Wellbeing

Intuitive Eating entails the scientific study and the application of mindfulness applied to nutrition, health, and eating through contemplative and applied practices. ¿Mindfulness¿ is a way of being engaged in our lives with greater emotional and mental balance. This course involves: 1) Participating in dialogue that cultivates shared mindfulness 2) Develop inner and outer wisdom applied to your health and eating. 3) Apply mindfulness skills to your emotional and physical health and greater well-being. These practices aim to develop greater insight, self-awareness, emotional regulation, and skillful responding. 4) Use mindfulness as way to create collaborative learning. Collaborative learning at its best is when we can listen deeply, suspend judgment, and speak authentically. When we do these, we create the conditions for meaningful dialogue and learning.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 194: Healthy Cooking: Food as Medicine

The class will explore the basics in healthy nutrition and the essentials for a healthy balanced plate. Classes will focus on recipes in East Asia &India, the benefits of foods for certain ailments, super-foods, plant based diets and phyto-nutrients, cleansing foods, the use of foods for skin care and aromatherapy, understanding the link between the foods we eat and the soil they grow in, and lastly healthy comfort foods. This interactive and experiential class will help one to develop a healthy relationship with food and develop some practical cooking skills.
Terms: given next year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 195: Wellness: Mind, Body, Spirit

How psychological, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual factors promote optimal wellness and flourishing. Models of integrated wellbeing (PERMA, Seligman), meditation, deep meaning making, and social dynamics of integration from interpersonal neurobiology (Siegel, Schore), contemplative neuroscience (Davidson), and secular meditation practices. Lecture and practice format surveys the theory and skills promoting wellness throughout the lifetime, including deep meaning cultivation, emotional regulation, social connection, and mind-brain-body integration.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 196: Practice of Happiness

How research-based happiness theory and principles are applied to enhance daily and life satisfaction. Positions happiness as the cornerstone of personal wellness, purpose, and fulfillment. Investigates the science of happiness through lecture, guided practice, dialogue, and course material in order to enhance both its understanding and implementation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 198: Stress Less, Sleep Better

This course helps students better manage their stress and sleep more soundly. It does so by presenting the latest findings in the science of stress and sleep. Functional definitions of stress and perceived stress are given, student stress levels are assessed, and tools are given to manage stress more effectively. Students learn about the sleep cycle and its effect on the brain, understand the causes of insomnia, track their sleep behaviors, and practice getting a better night¿s sleep by using cognitive-behavioral interventions rooted in the latest findings of sleep research. By the end of the course students will be more empowered to work effectively with stress and sleep so they have more clarity, focus, and energy in their day-to-day lives.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 200: Transformative Technology Intensive: The Future of Wellbeing

Explores the history, current trends, and future speculations on the role that modern technologies play in psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing on an individual and collective scale. From stone tools to mars rovers, technology is a defining human quality. With the same consistency, the search for wellbeing is a fundamental human impulse. In what ways do science and technology support our search for peace and happiness? Because this is a new and evolving idea space, there are no widely established theories or principles to hand down. Instead there are disparate fields from which this course is drawn, including: Contemplative Science, Neurophenomenology, Positive Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, and Brain Stimulation & Neurofeedback (usually psychiatry). Students will play an active role in discussing and developing the core questions, concerns, ethical considerations, and broad implications of technologies that can rapidly shift human consciousness on a massive global scale. Course includes direct interaction with significant technologies and major luminaries in the space.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 201: Intro to Wellness: Nutrition, Stress, Movement, and the Body

An introduction to wellness focusing on physical well being and the importance of that in leading a happy and successful life. Topics covered are proper diet and nutrition, exercise, sleep, brain fitness and the concept of flow or engagement. Woven throughout the class will be the need to manage stress and remain productive and centered.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)
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