Expand
WEBINAR: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World: The Yin and Yang of Women's Hormones Perimenopause to Menopause
Thu 11/14 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Melinda Choy
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide a framework for understanding women’s health and offer self-care methods to navigate the physiological changes that occur across the lifespan. In this noontime webinar, we will focus on the perimenopause to menopause transition. You will learn how the Taoist concept of yin and yang is used in TCM to identify your unique hormonal profile. You will discover nutritional and lifestyle techniques to support your body in the aging process and the natural waning of hormones, learn foundational tools to manage the root cause of hormonal imbalance, and be empowered to celebrate the shift towards the freedom phase of your life. Class discussion will relate TCM concepts to modern day biomedicine and interweave this ancient wisdom with our modern understanding of physiology.

Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructor: Melinda Choy is a licensed acupuncturist and functional medicine provider in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She is the founder and CEO of a holistic family health care clinic and is a consultant for integrative medicine and acupuncture at the Barton Center for Orthopedics and Wellness.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 46   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: awmw-30

Expand
ONLINE: Better Choices, Better Health - Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

This 6-week online workshop, also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), is ideal for individuals with ongoing and persistent health conditions. The safe and anonymous online workshop is designed to help people feel better, manage symptoms, and gain confidence in their ability to lead active and purposeful lives.

Developed and evaluated at Stanford 20 years ago, Better Choices, Better Health is now offered online. Participants join a workshop of 25 to 30 other people with long-term health conditions, and can expect the workshop to begin within 1 to 2 weeks after signing up. At their convenience, participants access weekly lessons that support them with healthy eating, exercise planning, communication skills, dealing with frustration, fatigue, and pain, making informed treatment decisions and other disease-related problem solving. Trained facilitators, also living with long-term health conditions, guide participants in setting small, achievable goals with an Action Planning tool.

As participants give and receive support, their shared success builds the kind of confidence proven to facilitate lasting positive changes. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions and access to the program’s alumni community upon completion. Learn more



Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $270.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 23   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: bcbh-30

Expand
 CANCELLED Building Strong Communities: Strategies and Tools for Making a Difference
Thu 10/24 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Christy Matta, Joanne Ambras
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry
Canceled

Many of us want to make a positive impact in the world, but it can be hard to know where to start or how to be effective. During this noonhour webinar, you will learn key advocacy skills that will help you put your good will into action and make a positive difference in your community.

Guided by the principles of community engagement and the Stanford HAAS Center's 6 Pathways of Public Service, you will come away with an advocacy tool kit that will empower you to explore your own unique strengths and identify opportunities for applying these skills in your community.

Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructors: Christy Matta, MA, is the Wellness on Wheels manager for the Health Improvement Program and has worked in non-profits and local government overseeing programs for disadvantaged people and those with disabilities for more than 20 years.

Joanne Ambras is a BeWell coach whose vision is to help end homelessness by creating productive relationships with community and campus organizations, engaging employees, and mentoring high school students who will become the next generation of advocates.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: bsc-30

Expand
ONLINE: CheckUp & Choices - Confidential Digital Program for Drinking and Drug Use
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

CheckUp & Choices [C&C] is a confidential, online program for people concerned or wondering about their drinking and drug use. It is empirically supported; randomized clinical trials have demonstrated significant and sustained reductions in drinking. You will learn scientifically proven skills that help you live a healthier life with fewer alcohol-related problems.

The CheckUp is a 45-minute brief intervention that gives you objective, non-judgmental feedback about your drinking. The CheckUp can be used as a stand-alone intervention or as a jump start to the Choices modules. The Choices modules are based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques that help you achieve your goal of moderation or abstinence. Tools such as drink trackers, urge trackers, guided emails, and text reminders keep you engaged and on track. During the year-long subscription, you can access your online account from any smartphone, tablet, or desktop, so support is always within reach while keeping your data 100% private. C&C also offers abstinence programs for opioids, marijuana, and stimulants.

Learn More about the CheckUp & Choices program.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $185.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: cnc-30

Expand
WEBINAR: Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety in the Workplace
Wed 11/06 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Patty Purpur de Vries, MS
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

How psychologically safe is your workplace? Do people feel comfortable speaking up in team meetings, asking questions, making mistakes, or expressing a dissenting view? Psychological safety is the shared belief among team members that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking. Project Aristotle, a research initiative conducted by Google, studied the effectiveness of teams across the organization. After analyzing data from many angles, it zeroed in on psychological safety, more than anything else, as the key to team effectiveness and performance. How do you develop and nurture this critical condition in the workplace?

In this noontime webinar, you will learn how you can help create a psychologically safe work environment. We will look at research by Amy Edmonson, Barbara Fredrickson, Carol Dweck, and others to tap into their best practices for a more positive work culture. You will walk away with practical tips for increasing positivity and psychological safety in your organization and your home life.

Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructor: Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, is the associate director of faculty and staff well-being and strategy and innovation for the Health Improvement Program and BeWell. She is also director of the Stanford LeadWell Network and ambassador for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels:
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 48   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: ccps-30

Expand
WEBINAR: Digital Wellness: Health Impacts of Wireless Technology
Tue 11/19 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Cindy Russell
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Are you concerned about excessive screen time for yourself or your family or the physical risks of radiation generated by cell phones and Wi Fi? You are not alone.

While the use of wireless devices has skyrocketed, there have been more questions than answers raised about associated mental health, physical health, environmental, privacy, and security issues of this new technology. While there are conflicting opinions, there is credible research that underscores the need for precaution.

In this noontime webinar, you will learn scientific research regarding wireless technologies and their effects on biological systems as well as the psychosocial aspects of digital addictions and how digital technology and excessive screen time can have physiological and psychological effects on children and adults.

You will walk away with effective measures that can be used to reduce your exposure to wireless radiofrequency radiation in the home as well as tools to tame technology addictions at home. A resource list will be provided.

Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructor: Cindy Russell, MD, is the executive director of Physicians for Safe Technology and has been part of the Santa Clara County Medical Association for more than 25 years. She became interested in public health and prevention strategies while treating breast cancer patients over the last 30 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 39   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: digw-01

Expand
ONLINE: Headspace: Meditation Made Simple
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Brilliant things happen to calm minds. Meditation is a way to give your mind the time to pause, detach, and re-energize in order to manage stress, increase happiness, and boost focus for sustainable high performance.

Headspace is meditation made simple, teaching you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Research has shown that Headspace can help individuals learn to cope more effectively with work pressures, reduce stress, and reduce mind wandering. Headspace also has been shown to improve compassion, happiness, and mood. And meditation generally has evidence for improving sleep, anxiety, working memory, pain management, and many other outcomes.

With this digital program's subscription, you'll have access to every meditation and mindfulness exercise in the Headspace library as well as animated lessons that teach you how to use mindfulness to improve your overall sense of well-being. That means over 650 hours of unique, guided content. Lessons and exercises focus on topics such as pain management, relationships, and creativity and last anywhere from 2 to 60 minutes. Completing the basics series is recommended before progressing to other packs. The basics series gives you a solid base on which to build your practice. Your registration will give you access to the Headspace app through October 12, 2020.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 121   (Min: 0, Max: 272)
Class Code: headspace-30

Expand
ONLINE: Kurbo - Simple "Traffic-Light" Weight Loss Program
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Kurbo Personal Coach
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Kurbo is a 12-week digital/mobile health coaching program based on 30 years of research to help you and your family eat healthier, exercise more, and manage weight. Rather than focus on calorie counting, Kurbo utilizes the proven “Traffic Light” food classification system to help you understand food choices, find healthy substitutions, and gradually decrease the number of red lights (unhealthy foods) over time.

The Kurbo curriculum is based on proven behavior modification strategies for weight management and the research-based concept of supportive accountability, which is the belief that participant success and adherence is greatly improved through a support network of family and friends. In this program, your personal behavior coach will keep you accountable and motivated with weekly check-ins via video chat or phone.

You will learn simple behavior modification strategies and tools such as goal setting to help you reach your health goals. Between coaching sessions, you will track your food and exercise behaviors in the app and have access to learning materials like videos, cookbooks, and shopping lists to keep you motivated and on track. Lessons cover topics such as reading a food label, understanding portion size, meal planning, exercise strategies, and tips for eating out.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $250.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 21   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: kurbo-30

Expand
ONLINE: Omada™ - Weight-Loss Program for Prevention of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Welcome to Omada registration through the Health Improvement Program.

Complete registration and payment (credit card or STAP funds) here. Once you have registered, you will be contacted by Omada for next steps.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $550.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: omadareg-30

Expand
ONLINE: Omada™: Online Weight-Loss Program for Prevention of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Join this online health program to lose weight, develop healthy habits, and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Omada is an innovative program that combines the support of a live health coach with a weekly online curriculum, helpful tools including a wireless scale and pedometer, and the accountability of a small group of peers. The program is all online, so you can participate via your computer, tablet, or smartphone, whenever it's most convenient for you. Over 500 Stanford University employees have already enrolled!

Omada is clinically supported and grounded in behavior science. You'll learn new strategies related to nutrition and physical activity as well as daily challenges that will help you create a sustainable, healthy approach for the long term. Based on what you learn, you'll set and meet personal and group health goals. The average participant loses 11 pounds at 16 weeks. Register anytime and begin the program within 2 weeks of your registration date.

Instructor: A professionally trained Omada health coach will facilitate your small online group and provide 1:1 guidance, encouragement, and accountability throughout the program.

Day/Dates: Rolling start Time: Self-paced 16 weeks, with maintenance up to a year.

Apply for the program at omadahealth.com/su

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $550.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: omada-30

Expand
ONLINE: Sleepio - Digital Sleep Improvement Program
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Sleep plays an essential role in regulating our emotions, behavior, and physiology. In fact, lack of sleep has been linked with 7 of the 15 leading causes of death in the United States, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Sleepio is a digital sleep improvement program, scientifically proven to work. Over several weeks, you'll learn evidence-based techniques to improve your sleep using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT trains people to address the mental (or cognitive) factors associated with insomnia, such as the 'racing mind,' and to overcome the worry and other negative emotions that accompany the experience of being unable to sleep.

The program consists of automated weekly sessions of about 15 minutes each, which you can view wherever and whenever is convenient for you on your computer, tablet, or phone. You'll also gain access to a library of articles and guides which cover common problem areas, like pregnancy and sleep, shift work, and jet lag.

Discover your Sleep Score for free at https://www.sleepio.com/stanford.

Instructor: Sleepio's virtual sleep expert, The Prof, will guide you through the program. The Prof will help you get your sleep back on track by providing techniques that are tailored to your specific problems and progress.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $300.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 30   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: sleepio-30

Expand
WEBINAR: Standing Tall for Life
Tue 10/29 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Kerry Spear
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Good posture matters. It keeps bones and joints in alignment so that muscles are used properly and we can sit, stand and move with ease. Proper alignment reduces friction and abnormal wear on joint surfaces, decreases the stress on ligaments holding joints of the spine together, and prevents backache and muscular pain.

In this 1-hour webinar, you will learn how posture impacts your overall health and what you can do to improve and maintain good alignment. We will explore the benefits and drawbacks postural alignment presents for daily activities, how healthy patterns established early in life affect us throughout the years, how postural awareness affects balance and strength, and the top 10 benefits of maintaining proper body alignment. We will also address the multiple benefits of balance training including fall prevention as it relates to bone and joint health.

Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructor: Kerry Spear has been a certified Pilates instructor and ACE Personal Trainer in Palo Alto, CA, since 2000. A Post-Rehabilitation Pilates Practitioner through Polestar International, she is uniquely able to assess and create appropriate movement programs for clients and groups of all fitness levels.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 83   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: stall-30