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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
Instructors: Cusick, R. (PI)

WELLNESS 120: Let's Talk About Sex


WELLNESS 121: Performance as Healing


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.

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.
Last offered: Spring 2016 | Repeatable for 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.
Last offered: Winter 2015 | Repeatable for 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
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 202: Wellness: Mind, Body, Spirit

An introduction to wellness focusing on emotional health and the cultivation of happiness. Managing stress and enhancing productivity while remaining centered are the primary learning objectives. Class will be lecture and discussion with time for guided practice in skill development.
Last offered: Winter 2015

WELLNESS 204: Resilience: How to Bounce Back

Resilience is the ability to bounce back in the face of life¿s challenges, whether these challenges are getting a poor test grade, breaking-up with a significant other, battling illness, or taking on any number of other tough events. In this course students study insights from the emerging field of resilience to learn about and practice the skills that allow them to bounce back more quickly and effectively from life¿s setbacks. Models of resilience will be presented and students will learn about the cognitive, emotional, and social aspects that allow them to enhance their capacity to rise above life adversity and thrive, even in the midst of tough times.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 207: Meaningful Work: Creating a Career You Love

Finding work that is meaningful and a career that actualizes one's potential while maximizing success and well-being deepens insights present in research on motivation, meaning, and purpose creation. Philosophical traditions and psychological science converge on the conclusion that meaningful work leads to professional success, positive relationships, and improved health. Develop the theoretical understanding and skills that lead to both reframing current endeavors for enhanced purpose and choose new endeavors with higher meaning, optimizes both future achievement and lasting happiness.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
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