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Active Transportation Counseling™
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn to gradually expand your non-auto transportation without aiming for perfection. In this 1-hour session, in-person, or in two 30 minute phone calls, talk with an experienced health behavior counselor to set goals and overcome barriers that stand between your good intentions and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even trying once a month can be a good start. In addition to environmental and economic benefits, active transportation provides great health advantages such as increased exercise and stress reduction.

For Stanford employees, there will be support for accessing Commute Club opportunities, if desired. For questions, call Jane Rosten, LCSW, at 498-4744.

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $100 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: atc-04

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Boost Your Metabolism
Wed 11/14 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Joyce Hanna
Location: SLAC National Accelerator Center, Building 40, Room 195 (Sycamore Conference Room) (2575 Sand Hill Road)
BeWell Berry

Do you want to rev up your metabolism and burn more calories around the clock? There are certain things about your metabolism you cannot control, like gender, age, and genetics. There are some things, however, that you can control, such as when and how you exercise, how much you eat, and when and what you eat. In this popular class, you will learn ways to encourage your body to burn calories, rather than storing them as fat. Bring a calculator and learn how to estimate your own basal metabolic rate!

Instructor: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS, is the Associate Director of HIP, and an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and behavioral health consultant. Joyce has been with HIP since 1991, and is the director of the annual Stanford Alumni Retreat for Women, and director of Living Strong Living Well, an exercise program for cancer survivors.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $40 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 32   (Min: 0, Max: 44)
Class Code: bym-01

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CBD: Awakening to Space and Place: Conversation with Stanford Architect David Lenox and John Barton
Wed 11/07-11/13 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Instructor: John Barton, David Lenox
Location: , Green Library, Bender Room
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center, Architectural Design Program

Space, place and architecture make a difference. Working from general principles, and using Stanford’s campus as a model, we will explore how spaces make us feel good or uncomfortable. We will also explore how to read the cues in architecture and landscape to enhance personal well-being. PLEASE NOTE: Architectural features of the Bender Room are highlighted in the themes of this talk, and thus it is being held there.

Panelists: David Lenox, M.Arch., is the Stanford University Architect and Executive Director of Campus Planning and Design. Since 2005 he has focused on establishing a framework for continued physical growth of the campus to support the mission and vision of the University. He has led the development of a campus master plan that outlines strategies to restore the original Olmsted campus plan, and has provided direction for design on all new campus buildings including milestone projects such as the Bing Concert Hall, Windhover, School of Medicine LKSC, SEQ, Knight Management Center, and the Neukom Building. He is currently the Vice President on the Board of the Association of University Architects and has served on design juries for AIA San Francisco, California Preservation Foundation, AIA National Interior Design Awards, and the Society for College and University Planning.

John Barton, M.Arch., is Director of Stanford’s Architectural Design Program and an architect in private practice. John has taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State Universities. His practice has spanned over thirty years and has received numerous design awards including a recent AIACC Honor Award in Urban Design for collaborative work on high-speed rail options in Palo Alto. He was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2013.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 164   (Min: 0, Max: 200)
Class Code: CBD18W2-3

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CBD: Carillon Concert and Community-Wide Contemplative Pause
Wed 10/31 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Master Wong, Patricia Becker
Location: Hoover Tower, Hoover Lawn, Oval Ear, Dohrmann Grove and Meyer Green Lawn (550 Serra Mall)
Not BeWell berry eligible
Class Past

Sponsored by: BeWell, HIP, WorkLife, Residential and Dining Enterprises, Haas Center for Public Service, iThrive, HELP Center

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only CBD Summit event for which a BeWell Berry is not awarded.

The Hoover carillon bells ring again this year to signal the University’s commitment to emotional well-being. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to pause, reflect and take time to unwind. Gather in Dohrmann Grove, the Oval Ear, Hoover Lawn or Meyer Green to share the concert and contemplative pause together as a community. You may also enjoy the experience by pausing wherever you are on or off campus. Concert by Julie Zhu, Graduate Fellow in Music Composition.

PARKING: Free parking will be available in Lot 2 behind the Stanford stadium. From there, it is a short 10-minute walk to the Carillon Concert. PLEASE NOTE: The lot is being shared with Stanford construction workers and may be crowded. Please avoid parking in shuttle paths that are set up for the workers.

12:00-12:30pm

Meyer Green: Gather for a pre-carillon-concert show by the a cappella group Talisman. Bring a picnic if you wish. Given that it is Halloween, costumes are welcome, especially in themes of peace, justice, wisdom, compassion, and rainbows.

Dorhmann Grove, Hoover Lawn and the Oval Ear: Enjoy gentle stretching (led by Patricia Becker) or guided tai chi (led by Tony Wong) and quiet space for simple relaxation or meditation. Please bring your yoga mat for gentle stretching.

12:30pm
We invite you to sit back and enjoy the 20 minute Carillon Concert, which will be followed by a 10 minute period of quiet contemplation.

REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED YET NOT REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 149   (Min: 0, Max: 1000)
Class Code: CBD18W-2

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Ceremonial Healing
Fri 11/02 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Randall Weingarten
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, HELP Center

We will consider several forms of ceremonial practice that serve healing. By healing we mean a traditional, ritualized effort that is both guided and spontaneous. It serves a purpose: sometimes to promote recovery from illness, or to promote health in its totality of physical, mental, social and spiritual integrity. A third purpose of ceremonial healing is to serve wholeness, fulfillment and awakening.

The Ceremonial Healing we plan to share and practice today is more akin to prayer and meditation on one axis, and to creating music, dance, symbolic forms and sheer delight on another. Three specific forms will be included: 1) 'How to hold a Tea Bowl', The Japanese form for offering and receiving a bowl of Tea, 2) The Navajo story of 'When the two came to their Father', and 3) The Tibetan practice of creating a sand mandala. Through these three forms, we will create simple and direct Ceremonial Healing.

Instructor: Randall Weingarten, M.D., is a psychiatry specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1968.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 104   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: CBD18F-2

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CBD: Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony
Thu 11/08-11/13 4:00 pm-4:30 pm
Instructor: Lobsang Dorji
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Alumni Center Lobby (326 Galvez Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Stanford Alumni Association, HIP

As completion of the Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala creation, Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal will lead a closing ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the monks will provide a small bag filled with sand from the mandala to any attendees who would like to take one home. The sand is considered blessed. Whatever sand is left will be placed in an urn, taken to the ocean, and spread in the water to bless the oceans and their creatures.

Instructor: Geshe Lobsang Dorji joined the Sera Jey Monastery in India at the age of 10 in 1986, received his Geshe degree in 2009 and is currently a resident teacher at Sera Jey Foundation in California.

About the program: A mandala is a symbol that translates literally to “center and its surroundings.” It is a physical representation of interdependence and interconnectedness in all of life. Created as a tool for visualization and meditation, every detail of a mandala—the design, the colors, and placement of symbols—is deliberate and holds layers of meaning. After creating the mandala with intense concentration, the final grains of sand are placed and then the entire sand painting is swept up in a final display of impermanence.

Highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will create the sand mandala of the Compassion Buddha in the gracious lobby of Stanford’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. The venerable monks will carefully place millions of grains of colored sand on a flat surface, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years. The creation of this mandala is intended to help the viewer generate compassion for all beings.

For more details, please see the Stanford Events listing.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 162   (Min: 0, Max: 225)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-4

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CBD: Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Descriptive Talk
Sun 11/04-11/07 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Jhado Rinpoche
Location: , Landau Economics Building, Room 140
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Jhado Tulku Rinpoche will give a talk on the tradition of the sand mandala with a focus on the mandala for the Compassion Buddha. This talk is part of the creation of the Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala by Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Sera Jey Foundaton. The mandala is being created in the lobby of the Stanford Alumni Center.

Instructor: Instructor: Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage today. In addition to his excellent education in the Geluk monastic college system, over the years Rinpoche has also received many oral transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his two main tutors, as well as from many great teachers from other traditions. Renowned for his keen intelligence and dynamic teaching style, Jhado Rinpoche is also highly acclaimed for his ability to engage Western students in ways that are interesting and personally relevant. In addition to these qualities, Rinpoche is also well known and loved for his gentle demeanor and his kindness. Jhado Rinpoche teaches mostly in Tibetan, and there will be English translation.Sponsored by: Stanford Alumni Association, HIP



For more details, please see the Stanford Events listing.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 88   (Min: 0, Max: 106)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-4

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony
Sat 11/03 10:00 am-10:30 am
Instructor: Lobsang Dorji
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Alumni Center Lobby (326 Galvez Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Stanford Alumni Association, HIP

As part of the creation of the Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala, Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will lead an opening ceremony for the mandala.

Instructor: Geshe Lobsang Dorji joined the Sera Jey Monastery in India at the age of 10 in 1986, received his Geshe degree in 2009 and is currently a resident teacher at Sera Jey Foundation in California.

About the program: A mandala is a symbol that translates literally to “center and its surroundings.” It is a physical representation of interdependence and interconnectedness in all of life. Created as a tool for visualization and meditation, every detail of a mandala—the design, the colors, and placement of symbols—is deliberate and holds layers of meaning. After creating the mandala with intense concentration, the final grains of sand are placed and then the entire sand painting is swept up in a final display of impermanence.

Highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will create the sand mandala of the Compassion Buddha in the gracious lobby of Stanford’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. The venerable monks will carefully place millions of grains of colored sand on a flat surface, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years. The creation of this mandala is intended to help the viewer generate compassion for all beings.

For more details, please see the Stanford Events listing.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 61   (Min: 0, Max: 60)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-3

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CBD: Contemplation and Compline, Memorial Church
Sun 11/04-11/06 9:00 pm-9:30 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) – Join us for a quiet, reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chants. Enjoy the music of the Crescendo Choir in the tranquil candlelit ambience of Memorial Church. Reverend Joanne Sanders will provide an introduction to the compline tradition to open this service.

Facilitator: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford. Rev. Sanders preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. Under her leadership, she has brought contemplative practices, such as Compline and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 51   (Min: 0, Max: 700)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-7

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CBD: Contemplative Computing: Being more mindful in a world of distracting technologies
Sun 11/04 5:15 pm-6:15 pm
Instructor: Alex Pang
Location: Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (STLC), Room 111 (376 Lomita Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

We often think of technologies as dehumanizing: smartphones, social media, and mobile devices create a high-tech barrier between us and the world, or between us and our better selves. In this workshop, Alex argues that our relationships with technologies are actually quite profound, and that we have a great capacity to use them to extend our physical and cognitive abilities. Our dissatisfaction with today’s technologies is the result of mindless use and bad design by companies that seek to capture and commoditize our attention. However, we can learn to regain control over our digital lives and extended selves by practicing what Alex calls contemplative computing.

Facilitator: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D., is a futurist and author whose work focuses on people, technology, and the worlds they create. His most recent books include The Distraction Addiction and Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, and the latest edition of Rest features a foreword by Arianna Huffington. Alex has a Ph.D. in history of science, and has held fellowships at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 77   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-6

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CBD: Contemplative Concert at Bing
Thu 11/08-11/13 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: TBD
Location: Bing Concert Hall (327 Lasuen Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: TAPS, Department of Music, Stanford Arts, Bing Concert Hall, HIP, BeWell

Through music, dance and song, experience PEACE: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others and Express. The concert includes performances by the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, a Stanford multidisciplinary student performing arts group, Kaorihiva, Stanford’s Polynesian dance group, Na Wahine O’ Kalani, a staff/faculty/community dance group, Mark Takata, Native American flutist, and Talisman a cappella group.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 775   (Min: 0, Max: 800)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-3

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CBD: Contemplative Skills for P.E.A.C.E.
Tue 10/30 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 320, Room 105 (Geology Corner Auditorium) (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by HIP, BeWell, HELP

Welcome to the 2018 Contemplation by Design Summit. In this session, we will begin to experience renewal, peace of mind and well-being by pausing to quiet the striving mind, engage the senses, relax and replenish. We will explore the fundamental role of contemplative practices in creating a life of sustained excellence, service, joy, compassion, wisdom and health — a life lived fully. Learn practical evidence-based contemplative skills for enjoying the power of pause. Activities will cultivate the 5 states of P.E.A.C.E — Pause, Exhale, Attend, Connect, and Express — that support 5 P.E.A.C.E traits — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion and Ethics.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director, Contemplation by Design (CBD), has been integrating contemplative practices into resilience, stress management and career training programs at Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984. Her creation and leadership of the CBD program is an expression of her steadfast dedication to the resilience and well-being of the Stanford community.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 214   (Min: 0, Max: 403)
Class Code: CBD18T-1

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CBD: Conversation with Donal Godfrey
Sun 11/04-11/07 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Instructor: Donal Godfrey
Location: Memorial Church, Round Room (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Join us in the Round Room of Memorial Church for a conversation centered in the themes shared by Fr. Donal Godfrey during his talk in the University Public Worship service. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and deepen your insights and understanding of contemplative practice.

Instructor: Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., is an Irish Jesuit priest of the Society of Jesus. In addition to teaching Arruple Justice Immersion and interdisciplinary courses, Fr. Godfrey runs Ignatian spirituality programs for USF’s faculty and staff, including book clubs, the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and a lecture series. He was born Liverpool, England and is also a member of the Irish Bar.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 32   (Min: 0, Max: 75)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-2

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CBD: Cultural Mindfulness: Recognizing how culture shapes our patterns of thought
Tue 10/30 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
Instructor: Jeremy Lent
Location: Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

Our mainstream culture is built on unexamined structures of thought inherited from previous generations. In this talk, followed by interactive practice and discussion, Jeremy Lent will identify historical foundations of our modern worldview and show how, by becoming mindful of our patterns of thought, we have the potential to redirect them for more beneficial outcomes.

Instructor: Jeremy Lent is an author whose recently published book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on Earth.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 206   (Min: 0, Max: 510)
Class Code: CBD18T-3

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CBD: Dream Yoga: Lucid dreaming from the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet
Tue 11/06-11/08 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
Instructor: Tenzin Wangyal
Location: Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

It is said that the practice of dream yoga deepens our awareness during all our experience: the dreams of the night; the dream-like experience of the day; and the bardo experiences after death. Indeed, the practice of dream yoga is a powerful tool of awakening, used for hundreds of years by the great masters of the Tibetan traditions. Unlike in the Western psychological approach to dreams, the ultimate goal of Tibetan dream yoga is the recognition of the nature of mind or enlightenment itself.

Instructor: Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher in the Bön Buddhist tradition to students throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Fluent in English, Tenzin Rinpoche is renowned for his depth of wisdom, his clear, engaging teaching style, and his ability to make the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 245   (Min: 0, Max: 510)
Class Code: CBD18T2-5

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CBD: Ethnographic Body Map Workshop
Sat 11/03 12:15 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Cari Costanzo
Location: , Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Anthropology

Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage, and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life. This unique workshop utilizes an anthropological lens, encouraging individuals to locate the cultural landscape(s) that both positively and negatively shape our embodied selves, creating a space for active awareness and empowerment.

Instructor: Cari Costanzo, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and an Academic Advisor who co-teaches Reading the Body in Stanford’s Thinking Matters program. Cari’s research and writing focus on ritual, embodiment, and identity formation in contemporary society, looking closely at the cultural construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She designs Ethnographic Body Mapping workshops that combine cultural awareness with artistic and contemplative practices to encourage the reframing and reclaiming of embodied experiences, enabling participants to both reflect upon and creatively share their life stories.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 42   (Min: 0, Max: 66)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-4b

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CBD: Ethnographic Body Map Workshop
Sat 11/03 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Cari Costanzo
Location: , Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Anthropology

Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage, and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life. This unique workshop utilizes an anthropological lens, encouraging individuals to locate the cultural landscape(s) that both positively and negatively shape our embodied selves, creating a space for active awareness and empowerment.

Instructor: Cari Costanzo, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and an Academic Advisor who co-teaches Reading the Body in Stanford’s Thinking Matters program. Cari’s research and writing focus on ritual, embodiment, and identity formation in contemporary society, looking closely at the cultural construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She designs Ethnographic Body Mapping workshops that combine cultural awareness with artistic and contemplative practices to encourage the reframing and reclaiming of embodied experiences, enabling participants to both reflect upon and creatively share their life stories.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 59   (Min: 0, Max: 66)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-4a

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CBD: Foundations of Healing Qigong: Circulation
Sat 11/03 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Instructor: David Wei
Location: , Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

The Chinese have an idiom, “Good circulation–good health.” From this view, stasis is the root cause of all degenerative conditions, making movement the primary means of preventative health care. Daoists have maintained countless methods of movement aimed to improve health by simply improving circulation. Participants will learn to assess their own vascular health along with various methods for improving overall circulatory function. No prior experience is necessary.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 84   (Min: 0, Max: 333)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-7a

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CBD: Foundations of Healing Qigong: Circulation
Sat 11/03 3:30 pm-4:45 pm
Instructor: David Wei
Location: , Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

The Chinese have an idiom, “Good circulation–good health.” From this view, stasis is the root cause of all degenerative conditions, making movement the primary means of preventative health care. Daoists have maintained countless methods of movement aimed to improve health by simply improving circulation. Participants will learn to assess their own vascular health along with various methods for improving overall circulatory function. No prior experience is necessary.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 61   (Min: 0, Max: 333)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-7b

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Guided Ignatian Meditation with Donal Godfrey in Windhover
Sun 11/04-11/07 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Instructor: Donal Godfrey
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Fr. Godfrey will lead an Ignatian meditation on the story of the loaves and fish as told by Mark. This meditation involves guided visualization where one is invited to use all the senses in entering into the story. While this comes from within the Jesuit tradition, it will be presented in a way that is accessible to those who do not identify as Christian.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., is an Irish Jesuit priest of the Society of Jesus. In addition to teaching Arruple Justice Immersion and interdisciplinary courses, Fr. Godfrey runs Ignatian spirituality programs for USF’s faculty and staff, including book clubs, the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and a lecture series. He was born Liverpool, England and is also a member of the Irish Bar.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 69   (Min: 0, Max: 70)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-3

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CBD: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection on Joan Halifax’s Keynote
Thu 11/01 9:15 pm-10:15 pm
Instructor: Carole Pertofsky
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Geology Corner Auditorium, 320-105 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance (HHP), iThrive

After Roshi Joan Halifax’s 7:00pm keynote talk in Memorial Church, join us for two simultaneous discussions, each one led by contemplative practice leaders at Stanford. One session is led by Carole Pertofsky and the other is led by Andrew Todhunter. This session is led by Carole Pertofsky.

Instructor: Carole Pertofsky, M.Ed., is Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services at Vaden Health Center, Stanford University, where she teaches positive psychology and wellness courses. Carole is a national speaker and consultant, seminar leader, and wellness and leadership coach.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 29   (Min: 0, Max: 403)
Class Code: CBD18Th-3a

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CBD: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection on Joan Halifax’s Keynote
Thu 11/01 9:15 pm-10:15 pm
Instructor: Andrew Todhunter
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance (HHP), LifeWorks

After Roshi Joan Halifax’s 7:00pm keynote talk in Memorial Church, join us for two simultaneous discussions, each one led by contemplative practice leaders at Stanford. One session is led by Carole Pertofsky and the other is led by Andrew Todhunter. This session is led by Andrew Todhunter.

Instructor: Andrew Todhunter is a writer, filmmaker, and lecturer at Stanford. He has authored three books, including the PEN USA Literary Award-winning A Meal Observed, and dozens of articles for national publications including National Geographic, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. At Stanford, he co-founded the Senior Reflection creative capstone program in Biology, and the LifeWorks program for integrative learning. He often integrates wilderness experiences, meditation, and other embodied practices into his teaching.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 25   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Th-3b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: 3172 Porter Drive
Mon 11/05 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: 3172 Porter Drive, Room 1512
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

You are invited to enjoy this peaceful morning meditation. This guided meditation will give you the experience of the five states of P.E.A.C.E. —Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity , Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director of Contemplation by Design.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 21   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: CBD18M-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: 4100 Bohannon Drive
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: 4100 Bohannon Drive, Room 120
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

A simple way to bring mindfulness practice into your life is with awareness of your body. Practice focused mindful breathing and exercises that bring openness and connection to your body for a calm, balanced start to your day.

Instructor: Christy Matta, BeWell Coach at Stanford, Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 30   (Min: 0, Max: 42)
Class Code: CBD18Th-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Alway Building
Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Alway Building, Room M112
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

This guided meditation takes one through the practice of mindful awareness using the awareness of breathing as an anchor for staying in the moment and tuning into the sensory experiences of the body, of sounds, and even of thoughts that arise as one pays attention within oneself.

Instructor: Mark Abramson, D.D.S., D.A.B.O.P., D.A.B.D.S.M., D.A.B.O.M., F.A.A.C.P., T.M.J. and Dental Sleep Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, Director of Stanford Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 28   (Min: 0, Max: 105)
Class Code: CBD18F-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons, Arrillaga Wellness Room (489 Arguello Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

PLEASE NOTE: While this session was originally scheduled to be taught by Fred Luskin, he will be teaching out of town that day and will not be available. The session will be led by Tia Rich. Thank you for your understanding.

Sponsored by: HIP

You are invited to enjoy this peaceful morning meditation. This guided meditation will give you the experience of the five states of P.E.A.C.E. —Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity , Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director of Contemplation by Design.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 21   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: At your computer
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

PLEASE NOTE: This session is a remote session via Zoom. If you register for this session you will receive an email with instructions on how to join this session on your laptop via Zoom. If you are looking for the in-person session, please search for class code CBD18T2-1d.

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 61   (Min: 0, Max: 833)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1e

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CBD: Guided Meditation: BEAM Stanford Career Education
Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Dominique DelChiaro
Location: BEAM, Stanford Career Education , 2nd floor lounge (563 Salvatierra Walk)
BeWell Berry
Class Past


Sponsored by: HIP

This magnificent mindfulness journey will start with a simple body energization exercise to help focus the mind and the body, followed by a guided meditation that includes centering breathing and visualization, and ends with a writing or drawing opportunity.

Instructor: Dominique Del Chiaro, M.Ed., Healthy Living Program Manager at Health Improvement Program, Transpersonal Life Coach, Hula Instructor.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 22   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18F-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Graduate Community Center
Mon 11/05 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Aneel Chima
Location: , Graduate Community Center, Havana Room
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance

Aneel will be leading a progressive meditation that unifies “focused attention” with “open awareness” in a way that is accessible and practical. All levels of meditators are welcome.

Instructor: Aneel Chima, Ph.D., Associate Director of Health and Human Performance.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 24   (Min: 0, Max: 400)
Class Code: CBD18M-5b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Harmony House
Mon 11/05 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Location: , Harmony House
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance

We will do a loving kindness meditation to cultivate compassion for self and other creatures.

Instructor: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ph.D., Psychologist in the Program for Health and Human Performance at the Stanford School of Medicine and Lecturer in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 0, Max: 28)
Class Code: CBD18M-5c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Landau Economics Building
Thu 11/08 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Sanne Lim
Location: , Landau Economics Building, Lucas Conference Center, Room 134A
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Your breath is a powerful reminder of living in the present moment, right here and right now, and helps you tap into an inner calm. This meditation will guide you in how to rest your attention on your breath and how to handle your mind when it starts speculating or ruminating about the past or future so you may return to your present moment experience.

Instructor: Sanne Lim, Certified Life and Mindfulness Coach.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 56)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Landau Economics Building
Wed 11/07-11/09 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden
Location: , Landau Economics Building, Lucas Conference Center, Room 134A
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Rejuvenate from your life source and inner being by discovering how to become centered in the moment—Here-Now—using your senses as a doorway. Learn to set your worries aside, unplug from non-stop thinking and enjoy a peaceful, clear mind.

Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden, Author, founder and meditation teacher at Lovegarden Meditations, Health Improvement Program instructor.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 35   (Min: 0, Max: 56)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lathrop Library
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: John Rettger
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

This mindfulness meditation will support present-moment awareness through a focus on the mind, body, and emotions. Participants also will learn skills in self-compassion and breathwork to promote relaxation.

Instructor: John Rettger, Ph.D., Director of Mindfulness, Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 30   (Min: 0, Max: 75)
Class Code: CBD18Th-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 120 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 18   (Min: 0, Max: 156)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1d

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Thu 11/08 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 120 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 17   (Min: 0, Max: 156)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 209 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

A simple way to bring mindfulness practice into your life is with awareness of your body. Practice focused mindful breathing and exercises that bring openness and connection to your body for a calm, balanced start to your day.

Instructor: Christy Matta, BeWell Coach at Stanford, Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 12   (Min: 0, Max: 53)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 120 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 0, Max: 156)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1d

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Mon 11/05 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Lani Krantz
Location: , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Sanctuary Healing Garden Labyrinth
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

This program will include a short introduction of the history of labyrinths, a brief presentation of basic instructions for walking the labyrinth and time to walk the labyrinth at your pace. You will also receive a handout with the instructions and two printed labyrinths for your personal use.

Instructor: Lani Krantz, IT Systems Analyst at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH), Certified Veriditas Labyrinth facilitator.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 14   (Min: 0, Max: 33)
Class Code: CBD18M-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Diana Brady, Sarah Johnson
Location: , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Sanctuary
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Chaplaincy Services

Join Diana Brady and Sarah Johnson in a Guided Meditation of Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a simple method of meditation emphasizing interior silence, preparing us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.

Instructors: The Rev. Diana Brady, B.S.N., M.Div., B.C.C., Director of Chaplaincy Services, The Charles L. Dostal, Jr. Endowed Chaplain, and Sarah Johnson, Senior Organization Development Specialist in Human Resources at LPCH.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Lani Krantz
Location: , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Sanctuary Healing Garden Labyrinth
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

This program will include a short introduction of the history of labyrinths, a brief presentation of basic instructions for walking the labyrinth and time to walk the labyrinth at your pace. You will also receive a handout with the instructions and two printed labyrinths for your personal use.

Instructor: Lani Krantz, IT Systems Analyst at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH), Certified Veriditas Labyrinth facilitator.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 33)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: SLAC
Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: SLAC National Accelerator Center, SLAC Sonoma Room (2575 Sand Hill Road)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

PLEASE NOTE: To gain access to SLAC for this session, please bring a valid, government-issued photo I.D. to present at the guard house at the main entrance.

Sponsored by: HIP

Learn the technique of focusing the breath on letting go. This practice can be repeated many times throughout the day in order to de-activate stress reactivity and produce calm in the present moment.

Instructor: Patty McLucas, Wellness Consultant, Founder and Instructor at Mindful Wellness.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 0, Max: 41)
Class Code: CBD18F-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18F-1d

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Wed 10/31 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 26   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18W-1

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Mon 11/05 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18M-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 17   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18Th-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Law School
Mon 11/05-11/13 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Robert Cusick
Location: Law School - Crown Quadrangle, F. I. R. Hall Room 290 (559 Nathan Abbott Way)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance

Robert Cusick will lead participants in a guided meditation session on the theme and intersection of “mindfulness in the service of cultivating compassion for self and others”.

Instructor: Robert Cusick, Stanford Lecturer, Certified Sr. Stanford CCT™ (Compassion Cultivation Training) Instructor, Grief Counselor at Kara.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 12   (Min: 0, Max: 300)
Class Code: CBD18M-5a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: The CIRCLE
Thu 11/08 7:45 am-8:45 am
Instructor: Swami Vidyadhishananda
Location: , The CIRCLE, Old Union 3rd Floor, 520 Lasuen Mall
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Office for Religious Life

In this 60-minute session, experience a Himalayan meditation based on the ancient Patanjali-Yogasutra, which integrates breath awareness and relaxation to bring about mental clarity and calm repose.

Instructor: His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda is a Himalayan monk and meditation master of the ancient Vedanta order. He was awarded the degree of Mahamahopadhyay (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature. He is the spiritual founder of the nonprofit Self Enquiry Life Fellowship.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 104   (Min: 0, Max: 125)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-2

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Y2E2 Building
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
Location: Y2E2 Building, Room 111 (473 Via Ortega)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, LifeWorks

Session will include guided meditations on the breath, body, values, and intentions. No meditation experience necessary. Following the meditation, there will be an optional 15-minute period for discussion, Q&A, and sharing.

Instructor: Sarah Meyer Tapia, M.A., Associate Director of Health and Human Performance, LifeWorks.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1a

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CBD: Herbal and Nutritional Self-Care Skills as Contemplation
Sat 11/03 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Vitality and calm in the physical body provide a valuable foundation for meditative states. The normal fluctuations in the physical body also offer opportunities for learning mindfulness around lifestyle choices that contribute to or detract from physical vitality and calm. The Tibetan contemplative tradition for over 5000 years has respected the essential role of precise personalized nutritional and herbal practices as a core component of contemplative life. This workshop provides the opportunity to discover practices for nutrition and herbs that match your unique bodily constitution through lecture and demonstration. You’ll receive fundamental tools for making foods and teas that will support your physical well-being, and in turn, your contemplative life.

Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). Menpa Yangdron has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California. She was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University. She has been teaching medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 106   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-5a

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CBD: Herbal and Nutritional Self-Care Skills as Contemplation
Sat 11/03-11/07 12:15 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Vitality and calm in the physical body provide a valuable foundation for meditative states. The normal fluctuations in the physical body also offer opportunities for learning mindfulness around lifestyle choices that contribute to or detract from physical vitality and calm. The Tibetan contemplative tradition for over 5000 years has respected the essential role of precise personalized nutritional and herbal practices as a core component of contemplative life. This workshop provides the opportunity to discover practices for nutrition and herbs that match your unique bodily constitution through lecture and demonstration. You’ll receive fundamental tools for making foods and teas that will support your physical well-being, and in turn, your contemplative life.

Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). Menpa Yangdron has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California. She was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University. She has been teaching medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 95   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-5b

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CBD: Jazz Interactive Concert: On self-care
Sat 11/03 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Instructor: Sam Priven
Location: , Toyon Hall Lounge, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Student Affairs

“Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” ~James Joyce

Too often this is our reality as well. Moving mechanically from “A” to “B”, while we process how we’ll get to “C”. Over-stimulated and underwhelmed as we endlessly search for a time to be at peace. A place to lay down and rest. Let’s make that place together. Join us for a night of embodiment through music, dance, and stillness. Together we will begin to slow down and ground in the sensations of our bodies, allowing for the capacity of our individual and collective care to naturally rise to the surface. Let us ask ourselves, “Did I remember to live today?” Please bring a yoga mat or camping pad to use in the portion of the concert that invites you to lie down and rest.

Jazz Band Members: Sam Priven – Saxophonist. Having performed, studied, and recorded in nearly a dozen countries, he returns home to the SF Bay Area to make music of community and embodiment. Artist Website: www.sampriven.com

Javier Santiago – Pianist. An accomplished educator, arranger and producer, he was a finalist in the 2016 American Jazz Pianist Competition. He attended the Brubeck Institute and the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. His debut LP of all original compositions, Phoenix, features Nicholas Payto, John Raymond, J. Hoard and Corey Fonville.

Danielle Wertz – Jazz Vocalist. An internationally recognized jazz vocalist, educator, composer and arranger in the SF Bay Area. After being named a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2015, she self-released a duo project with Israeli pianist, Tal Cohen. The album was recorded at ABC Studios in Sydney, Australia and has been receiving high praise since its release in April 2017.

Zachary Ostroff – Bassist. Zachary is a Stanford Alum. Matthew Buckner – Drummer. Ryan Pate – Guitarist.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 166   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-9

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CBD: Justice, Compassion, and Self-Care
Mon 11/05 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Tyler
Location: Law School - Crown Quadrangle, F. I. R. Hall Room 290 (559 Nathan Abbott Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Law School

This one-hour session explores the pathway to justice through compassion and self-care. Prof. Tyler will deeply explore CBD’s 5 states of P.E.A.C.E — Pause, Exhale, Attend, Connect, and Express — that support 5 P.E.A.C.E traits — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion and Ethics.

He will share the challenges and triumphs in cultivating P.E.A.C.E., during a 20-year career as a public defender and, since 2012, as a clinical law professor. Questions he will address are:
- How has he integrated contemplative practices and self-care into his life to support the capacity for a long career of service?
- How has he taught and mentored students and lawyers in the conscious cultivation of the 5 P.E.A.C.E states to support, deepen and sustain the 5 P.E.A.C.E traits?

The session will include substantial opportunities for engagement among attendees.
- Attendees will be invited to ponder and discuss a series of scenarios that implicate fundamental values of justice in conflict with other values.
- Attendees will be asked to consider how they might respond to the scenarios in the context of the P.E.A.C.E states and P.E.A.C.E traits at the center of the Contemplation by Design program.

Instructor: Ron Tyler, J.D., is Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Stanford Law School. The Clinic represents clients in the superior courts of California. Professor Tyler’s scholarly agenda focuses on self-care skills for lawyers and criminal practice and procedure, and in 2016 he published an article in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law titled The First Thing We Do, Let’s Heal All the Law Students: Incorporating Self-Care Into A Criminal Defense Clinic. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty, Professor Tyler was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for 22 years in the Northern District of California.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 97   (Min: 0, Max: 300)
Class Code: CBD18M-4

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Labyrinth Walk at Windhover (8:00 - 8:20pm)
Wed 11/07 8:00 pm-8:20 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Walk your way to a healthier outlook on life. Enter the labyrinth and discover that intentionally walking in a circular pattern can enhance direction in your life – the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Join us at the Windhover contemplative center to walk the labyrinth based on the one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candlelit service of chanted song, and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, and Director of Contemplation By Design, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 42   (Min: 0, Max: 40)
Class Code: CBD18W2-5a

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CBD: Labyrinth Walk at Windhover (8:20 - 8:40pm)
Wed 11/07 8:20 pm-8:40 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Walk your way to a healthier outlook on life. Enter the labyrinth and discover that intentionally walking in a circular pattern can enhance direction in your life – the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Join us at the Windhover contemplative center to walk the labyrinth based on the one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candlelit service of chanted song, and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, and Director of Contemplation By Design, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 34   (Min: 0, Max: 35)
Class Code: CBD18W2-5b

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CBD: Labyrinth Walk at Windhover (8:40 - 9:00pm)
Wed 11/07 8:40 pm-9:00 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Walk your way to a healthier outlook on life. Enter the labyrinth and discover that intentionally walking in a circular pattern can enhance direction in your life – the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Join us at the Windhover contemplative center to walk the labyrinth based on the one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candlelit service of chanted song, and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, and Director of Contemplation By Design, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 35)
Class Code: CBD18W2-5c

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Mindful Yoga in Windhover
Wed 11/07 8:00 am-9:00 am
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Mindfulness and breath are central to yoga. They are also central to Stanford’s beautiful contemplative space, Windhover. Begin your morning in the serenity of Windhover; join us for a mindful yoga practice. The practice will begin with sun salutations, and flow into standing and floor poses while helping you to listen to your body, and compassionately and wisely respect your capabilities. Suitable for all levels. PLEASE NOTE: Please bring your yoga mat.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, has been teaching yoga and integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the university and medical center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 63   (Min: 0, Max: 60)
Class Code: CBD18W2-2

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 CLASS FULL CBD: More Mindful, Less Muddle: A five step approach to declutter your internal and external life
Sat 11/03 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Instructor: Pauline Wiles
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

It’s true that outer order supports inner calm, and equally, a mindful approach can help you declutter your home or office. In this workshop, you’ll learn practical steps to follow when embarking on an organizing project, common mistakes to avoid, and strategies to call upon when letting go of possessions is challenging. You’ll leave with your own plan to declutter a space which is important to you.

Instructor: Pauline Wiles is an author, speaker and creator of the Serenity Project, a year-long personal experiment in techniques to quiet the mind and make time for smelling the roses. A former professional organizer, she mentors others in the benefits of soothing surroundings to promote both well-being and productivity.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 72   (Min: 0, Max: 60)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-6a

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 CLASS FULL CBD: More Mindful, Less Muddle: A five step approach to declutter your internal and external life
Sat 11/03 3:30 pm-4:45 pm
Instructor: Pauline Wiles
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

It’s true that outer order supports inner calm, and equally, a mindful approach can help you declutter your home or office. In this workshop, you’ll learn practical steps to follow when embarking on an organizing project, common mistakes to avoid, and strategies to call upon when letting go of possessions is challenging. You’ll leave with your own plan to declutter a space which is important to you.

Instructor: Pauline Wiles is an author, speaker and creator of the Serenity Project, a year-long personal experiment in techniques to quiet the mind and make time for smelling the roses. A former professional organizer, she mentors others in the benefits of soothing surroundings to promote both well-being and productivity.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 57   (Min: 0, Max: 55)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-6b

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CBD: Neuroscience of Contemplative Practices: Existing evidence and remaining questions
Thu 11/01 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Manish Saggar
Location: Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

This talk will share some of the existing and new research from the emerging interdisciplinary field of contemplative neuroscience. The goal of this talk is to share our current understanding about how training of contemplative practices (e.g. meditation) affects the brain and behavior. Some of the remaining questions and new directions for research also will be discussed.

Instructor: Manish Saggar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is a computational neuroscientist and directs the Brain Dynamics Lab at Stanford. The overarching goal of his lab is to develop computational methods that would allow for extracting personalized insights about the brain’s dynamical organization in healthy and patient populations. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked on developing one of the first biophysical network models for understanding how intensive meditation training changes brain dynamics. He is a meditator for more than 20 years and loves to talk about meditation and the brain.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 252   (Min: 0, Max: 510)
Class Code: CBD18Th-2

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CBD: Om Under the Dome (yoga) in Memorial Church
Tue 11/06-11/13 5:30 pm-6:45 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Snowball
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit as we perform sacred gestures in the special space of Memorial Church. The space and light this architecture offers to visitors is awe-inspiring and memorable.

PLEASE NOTE: Please bring your yoga mat.

This event will be led by yoga instructor Rebecca Snowball.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 244   (Min: 0, Max: 400)
Class Code: CBD18T2-4

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Presence Under Pressure: The playful gift of the improviser’s mindset
Fri 11/02 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Dan Klein
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Theater and Performance Studies

Improvisers have the reputation of being fast and funny. But the true value of practicing collaborative creativity is the opportunity to develop your powers of listening, suspending judgment, and paying attention to the moment. There is a quality of human play, often suppressed after childhood, that is essential for creativity, connection and joy. PLEASE NOTE: This event is an improv workshop led by Dan Klein, and attendees will be encouraged to participate in improv games.

Instructor: Dan Klein is a lecturer in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, as well as the Graduate School of Business. He teaches workshops on creativity, teamwork, status, Design Thinking and storytelling on campus and around the world. Dan was also a professional improviser, and the Dean of the BATS School of Improv in San Francisco.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 150   (Min: 0, Max: 140)
Class Code: CBD18F-3

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CBD: Recording and Listening: Focusing attention to live authentically
Wed 11/07 5:45 pm-7:15 pm
Instructor: Cheri Huber
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Jordan Hall (Building 420), Room 40 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

Have you ever started a meditation practice, or anything else that takes care of you, only to be besieged by messages of it’s not working/you’re not doing it right? Do you find yourself knowing what you need to do to take care of yourself, but not doing it? Do you long for someone in your life who can support and encourage you and see you for who you truly are? Then Recording and Listening is the practice you’ve been looking for. Bring your smartphone and earbuds and join Cheri for an interactive exploration of a simple yet powerful tool for focusing the attention, clarifying the life we want, and taking steps to realize that life.

Instructor: Cheri Huber, author of 24 books, has been a student and teacher of Zen for over 35 years. In 1983, Cheri founded the Mountain View Zen Center, and in 1987 she founded the Zen Monastery Peace Center near Murphys, California. She and the monks at the Monastery conduct workshops and retreats at these centers, other places around the U.S., and internationally.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 129   (Min: 0, Max: 200)
Class Code: CBD18W2-4

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Sun 11/04 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Instructor: Sairus Patel, Carl Cheney
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.
Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

Carl Cheney is a docent at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he leads natural science tours and is a member of the Herbarium Team. He has a B.A. in History from Stanford, and is a retired corporate organization development executive.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 53   (Min: 0, Max: 160)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-5b

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Sun 11/04 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Sairus Patel, Carl Cheney
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.

Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

Carl Cheney is a docent at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he leads natural science tours and is a member of the Herbarium Team. He has a B.A. in History from Stanford, and is a retired corporate organization development executive.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 92   (Min: 0, Max: 160)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-5a

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:45 am
Instructor: Sairus Patel, Carl Cheney
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.

Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

Carl Cheney is a docent at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he leads natural science tours and is a member of the Herbarium Team. He has a B.A. in History from Stanford, and is a retired corporate organization development executive.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 36   (Min: 0, Max: 160)
Class Code: CBD18T2-2

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Mon 11/05-11/13 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Instructor: Sairus Patel
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.

Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 75   (Min: 0, Max: 80)
Class Code: CBD18M-3

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body
Sat 11/03 8:00 am-9:00 am
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: , Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans claim that sound both can “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we may experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center. Please bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow for your comfort.

Instructor: Danny Goldberg, B.F.A., is an artist and environmental educator who facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, and groups around the Bay Area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers and events throughout the U.S.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 91   (Min: 0, Max: 90)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-2a

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 CLASS FULL CBD: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body
Sat 11/03 9:15 am-10:15 am
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: , Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans claim that sound both can “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we may experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center. Please bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow for your comfort.

Instructor: Danny Goldberg, B.F.A., is an artist and environmental educator who facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, and groups around the Bay Area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers and events throughout the U.S.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 94   (Min: 0, Max: 90)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-2b

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CBD: The Action Bias and The Human Condition: The role of contemplation
Tue 11/06 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Instructor: Blakey Vermeule
Location: Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, English Department

Professor Vermeule will discuss the benefits of both action and contemplation which is the topic of her recent book, Action versus Contemplation: Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters. The publisher, University of Chicago Books, states that the book "reminds us of the richness of a life that embraces action and contemplation, company and solitude, living in the moment and planning for the future. The active and the contemplative can—and should—be vibrantly alive in each of us, fused rather than sundered. … we can discover how the two can nourish, invigorate, and give meaning to each other, as they have for the many writers, artists, and thinkers, past and present, whose examples give the book its rich, lively texture of interplay and reference."

Instructor: Blakey Vermeule, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of English at Stanford. She has written three books in literature and philosophy, which is her intellectual passion. A New Englander, she moved to California for graduate school.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 93   (Min: 0, Max: 510)
Class Code: CBD18T2-6

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CBD: The Power of Rest
Sat 11/03 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Instructor: Alex Pang
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

In today’s 24/7 always-on world, overwork has become the default, and rest is an afterthought. But we neglect rest at our peril; and as argued in the book Rest: Why You get More Done When You Work Less, some of history’s most famous thinkers learned to use rest to be more creative and productive. This workshop builds on the lessons of the book to examine what kinds of rest are most mentally and physically restorative; the structural and cultural forces that prevent us from resting well; and how we can find more rest in our lives. PLEASE NOTE: Feel free to join us even if you have not finished reading the book.

Facilitator: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D., is a futurist and author whose work focuses on people, technology, and the worlds they create. His most recent books include The Distraction Addiction and Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, and the latest edition of Rest features a foreword by Arianna Huffington. Alex has a Ph.D. in history of science, and has held fellowships at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 108   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-8

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CBD: Tu Gu Na Xin: Daoist breathwork
Sat 11/03 8:00 am-9:00 am
Instructor: David Wei
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300 Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Daoists directly relate ones quality of breath with their quality of life. Tu Gu Na Xin is a Daoist breathing method that cleans and clears the lungs. This allows for deeper, fuller breaths, contributing to a richer experience of life. Participants will learn to assess their breath capacity in addition to various methods for improving overall lung health. Both solo and partnered work will be introduced. No experience is necessary, all are welcome to enjoy the session.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 40   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-1a

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CBD: Tu Gu Na Xin: Daoist breathwork
Sat 11/03 9:15 am-10:15 am
Instructor: David Wei
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP

Daoists directly relate ones quality of breath with their quality of life. Tu Gu Na Xin is a Daoist breathing method that cleans and clears the lungs. This allows for deeper, fuller breaths, contributing to a richer experience of life. Participants will learn to assess their breath capacity in addition to various methods for improving overall lung health. Both solo and partnered work will be introduced. No experience is necessary, all are welcome to enjoy the session.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 71   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-1b

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CBD: University Public Worship (UPW), Donal Godfrey sermon on “Living the Loaves and the Fishes”
Sun 11/04 10:00 am-11:00 am
Instructor: Donal Godfrey
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Memorial Church has historically been an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University since the church was dedicated in 1903. It is open to anyone, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey. Please join us in this spectacular and sacred venue.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., is an Irish Jesuit priest of the Society of Jesus. In addition to teaching Arruple Justice Immersion and interdisciplinary courses, Fr. Godfrey runs Ignatian spirituality programs for USF’s faculty and staff, including book clubs, the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and a lecture series. He was born Liverpool, England and is also a member of the Irish Bar.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 32   (Min: 0, Max: 1000)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-1

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CBD: Using Fiction and Poetry to Deepen Your Presence to Life
Tue 10/30 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Instructor: Jonah Willihnganz
Location: Graduate Community Center, Havana Room (750 Escondido Road)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: The Stanford Storytelling Project, HIP, HELP Center

Like meditation, fiction and poetry have long been a vehicle for creating greater presence to ourselves, others, and our world. In this workshop, you will explore how to turn your encounters with stories into contemplative practices, with many of the same benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices. Join us to experience how to use fiction and poetry to reflect deeply and create more intimacy in all of your relationships.

Instructor: Jonah Willihnganz, M.F.A., Ph.D., has taught literature and writing at Stanford since 2002 and is Director of the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program that sponsors courses, grants, and acclaimed event series, and the award-winning radio program State of the Human. He is also co-founder of LifeWorks, a new initiative at Stanford that helps students cultivate natural human capacities such as courage, resilience, compassion, and deep attention.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 149   (Min: 0, Max: 400)
Class Code: CBD18T-2

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CBD: Walking Meditation and Contemplation of Memorial Church Inscriptions
Tue 11/06 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, Office for Religious Life

Join us in the awe-inspiring tranquility of Memorial Church for a walking meditation. The event will be centered on the inscriptions carved in the sandstone interior walls of this beautiful sacred space. Assembled by Jane Stanford, these inscriptions represent a collection of instructive and inspirational quotes to nourish the soul and spirit.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candelit service of chanted song and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director, Contemplation by Design (CBD), has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into resilience, stress management and career training programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 78   (Min: 0, Max: 130)
Class Code: CBD18T2-3

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CBD: WorkLife Integration: Creating your personal success plan
Mon 11/05 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Phyllis Stewart Pires
Location: , Braun Music Center, Campbell Recital Hall
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Sponsored by: HIP, WorkLife

This interactive workshop will explore the challenges of integrating our 24/7 work demands with the rest of our lives. This session will include insights from the WorkLife Office’s coaching of hundreds of Stanford community members, strategies for managing the multiple demands on our time and energy, and how to start on a personalized plan for action.This informative session will also address intentional choices, purposeful decision making, and accepting what life is in the current moment.

Instructor: Phyllis Stewart Pires, Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy at Stanford, designs and manages programs that support the Stanford community in navigating the competing demands of work, study, personal and family lives. These include a large system of early education programs, life-cycle support services, and peer-mentor circles leveraging original worklife integration content. She has worked with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research on a variety of women’s leadership and diversity initiatives and was selected as a 2016-17 Beyond Bias Fellow. Phyllis founded the award-winning Family Services programs at Cisco and her career in the technology sector included a variety of HR, communications, and diversity roles, including serving as the Global Head of Diversity for SAP.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 162   (Min: 0, Max: 186)
Class Code: CBD18M-2

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CBD: [Keynote by Joan Halifax] PLEASE REGISTER at The Stanford Ticket Office Website. Standing at the Edge: Finding freedom w
Thu 11/01 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Joan Halifax
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

PLEASE NOTE: The registration for this Contemplation By Design session is being managed by the Stanford Ticket Office (STO). Please register at the STO's Joan Halifax registration page. Thank you.

Sponsored by: HIP, Office for Religious Life

We will explore five psychological territories called Edge States—altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement—that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience. Through the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and research on compassion, we open up perspectives on how compassion is the pivot out of the shadow side of the Edge States.

Instructor: Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 while teaching at the University of Miami Medical School. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary Research Fellow in Medical Ethnobotany at Harvard University, and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress. More information is available at Stanford Events.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: CBD18Th-4

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ONLINE: CheckUp & Choices - Online Program for Reducing Alcohol and Drug-Related Problems
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 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. 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.
To get started:
Step 1 - Complete the CheckUp
Step 2 - Register through HIP and continue with the full online CheckUp & Choices program


Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $175 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: cnc-30

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Climate Change: What You Can Do
Thu 10/11-10/25 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Rm 205/206 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

Climate disruption, one of the foremost challenges of our time, has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause, has increased to levels never observed before. With US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many more are asking what they can do to have an impact on climate change. Fortunately, we can take action with a variety of approaches to safeguard the planet, lower our carbon footprints, and in the process save money, increase community, and improve health.

This fun class is comprised of 3 sessions, designed to turn good environmental intentions into action. The course takes much guesswork out of which actions have greatest impact, providing a roadmap for where to spend precious time. Participants will be introduced to skills such as how to ?green" transportation at their own pace, save energy at home, recycle better, green finances, make dietary changes, impact policy, and more. Instructors will combine their expertise from over two decades of professional work on the issue, with behavioral science and group support, to help participants make a difference.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is also approved for the new Cardinal Green financial incentive. Details at http://sustainable.stanford.edu/my-cardinal-green



Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is the Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $150 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: locarb-01

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 CLASS FULL CPR and AED
Mon 10/22 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location: Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC), Room 103D (285 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
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CPR is an emergency first aid procedure for victims of cardiac arrest. Participants will learn how to help victims of heart attacks and accidents, and also learn the Heimlich Maneuver to aid choking victims. Practice with mannequins and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training included. Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.



Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: cpr-02

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 CLASS FULL CPR and AED
Mon 10/08 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

CPR is an emergency first aid procedure for victims of cardiac arrest. Participants will learn how to help victims of heart attacks and accidents, and also learn the Heimlich Maneuver to aid choking victims. Practice with mannequins and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training included. Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.



Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: cpr-01

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NEW CLASS: Diet How To's of Metabolic Homeostasis
Thu 10/11-11/01 11:45 am-1:15 pm
Instructor: Gretchen George PhD
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 304/305 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

Homeostasis describes how the human body regulates fluid, nutrients, and temperature balance. The current diet culture repeatedly tells us that we must do all the work to keep our body in balance through "clean eating," fasting, and cleansing. These messages lead to confusion and sometimes anxiety over not doing the right thing.
Join this 4-week class to both learn and practice sound nutrition principles. Not only will you learn the basics of nutrition from a metabolic perspective, you will participate in a healthy diet boot camp where each week, as a group, we will review eating patterns and practice what we learn. There will be opportunities to share the emotional and physical changes we experience. Learn how the digestive system and metabolic system (related to hunger and satiation) work, and increase your confidence to choose foods that best meet your personal health needs.

Instructor: Gretchen George, PhD, RD, is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition at San Francisco State University. She worked at Stanford Prevention Research Center prior to her faculty position as a Research Dietitian on multiple weight loss studies. She currently focuses her work on body dissatisfaction, environmental stress, and health risk factors in overweight and obese youth and also in college students majoring in health-related professions.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: hth-01

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 CLASS FULL Enhancing Resilience by Cultivating a Contemplative Lifestyle
Wed 10/17-11/14 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Cubberley Education Building, Room 313 (485 Lasuen Mall)
BeWell Engagement or Berry


Delight in effectively developing daily lifestyle habits that render the resilience-building benefits of contemplative practices. Resilience is the ability to efficiently bounce back after hard times and adapt to change, and more importantly, to learn from both. This increases a person's capacity to manage stress, deal with difficult feelings and effectively handle whatever comes their way. Thus, resilience supports professional excellence. Fifty years of research has shown that contemplative practices, such as mindfulness, self-compassion, breathing, reflection, quieting the thinking mind through gentle movement, gratitude, journaling, awareness-awakening nature walks, and experiencing membership in something larger than your individual life, all enhance resilience.

This 2-session workshop, in conjunction with Stanford's 2018 Contemplation By Design (CBD) Summit, October 30 -November 8, will equip you with tools from the science of behavior change, (namely identify the behavior change goal, develop a plan, evaluate the resources and barriers, act on plan for two weeks, reassess and revise plan as needed) for creating or strengthening your contemplative lifestyle routine. Enjoy developing a personal resilience-building lifestyle action plan during these two 1-hour sessions. Learn ways to deepen and enhance your engagement with the numerous contemplation-related opportunities offered in the CBD Summit, and thus maximize the benefits you receive from the free Summit sessions you attend.

Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, Senior Specialist in Health Promotion. Dr. Rich's creation and leadership of the Contemplation by Design (CBD) program is an expression of her steadfast dedication to the resilience and wellbeing of the Stanford community.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $60 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 22   (Min: 10, Max: 25)
Class Code: erccl-01

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Equine-imity Somatic Horsemanship: 1 Hour Individual Session
Mon Tue Wed 09/24-11/07 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Instructor: Beverley Kane MD
Location: Webb Ranch (2720 Alpine Road)
BeWell Berry
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Whether you have taken the 4-week Equine-imity course and want to add an additional session, or just wish to experience this program privately, this individual session provides a unique opportunity for stress reduction and emotional self-regulation.

These 1-hour individual sessions are conducted with one or more gentle, sociable horses at a beautiful ranch 10 minutes from campus. Using techniques from mindfulness meditation, tai chi, qigong, yoga, Reiki, and nature-based therapy, you will learn to ground, center, and relax by touching and breathing with horses. All activities are conducted on the ground with the herd or with a single selected horse. There is an option for a mounted meditation ride after completing one ground session. (A Ranch surcharge applies, not covered by STAP.) No horse experience needed. Handbook included. Sessions are held weekdays until 2:00 pm. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment. Want to attend with a co-worker? Semi-private sessions (1.5 hours) are also available.

Instructor: Beverley Kane, MD, is a Family Medicine physician and equine-guided learning specialist on the faculty of Stanford Medical School.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: srphi-04

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 CLASS FULL Equine-imity: Stress Reduction In the Company of Horses
Thu 10/04-10/25 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Instructor: Beverley Kane MD
Location: Webb Ranch (2720 Alpine Road)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

Do you wonder what it means to be "healthy as a horse"? This 4-week course uses the horse-human relationship to enhance our ability to breathe deeply and relax, to self-regulate our emotions, and to apply other stress relief techniques. Horses help us develop these skills through their magnificent strength, grace and reading of body language. They teach us to use all our senses plus breath and movement to release stress, heal, and invigorate the body.

Using techniques from mindfulness meditation, tai chi, qigong, yoga, Reiki, and nature-based therapy, you will learn to ground, center, and relax by touching and breathing with horses. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi cites medical studies showing the value of tai chi and qigong on long-term stress reduction and improvement in cognitive function. Horse-assisted somatic or "of the body" learning, in combination with daily practices offered in class, will help you establish a lasting and healthy integration of your physical movements and senses with your intellect, emotions, and intuition. The course includes 4 class sessions plus 1 individual private session. No horse experience needed.

Instructor: Beverley Kane, MD is a Family Medicine physician and equine-assisted learning specialist on the faculty of Stanford Medical School. Dr. Kane will be assisted by Robin Murphy, PATH-Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, with extensive experience in teaching adults and children.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $320 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 14   (Min: 0, Max: 14)
Class Code: srph-01

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First Aid
Mon 10/15 12:30 pm-4:30 PM
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location: Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC), Room 103D (285 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

This 4-hour workshop will provide a variety of first aid techniques to use when responding to victims of accidents. You will learn how these medical techniques can be performed with minimal equipment.

Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: first-01

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

Headspace is your very own personal guide, here to help you train your mind. 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.

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 1-year 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 ranging from pain management to relationships to creativity and last anywhere from 2 to 60 minutes. We recommend completing the Basics series before you jump into other packs though. The Basics series gives you a solid base on which to build your practice.

Special Two-Step Registration Process:
Step 1 - Register for the Headspace program at hip.stanford.edu
Step 2 - Receive email from HIP with unique code and instructions for how to access your program

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 126   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: headspace-30

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Holiday Eating - Breaking the Cycle
Fri 11/09 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Christina Becker
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 102 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Fall is around the corner and so are the winter holidays! This time of year we may look forward to joyful experiences and time spent with loved ones, yet many of us also anticipate what can feel like the inevitable entourage to all these good times... too much food, drinks, sweets, and the resulting unhealthy yo-yo weight cycling.
How can we set ourselves up for a healthier holiday season? One where we gain joy and memories, and not weight? Join this noon hour class to learn how to "maintain, not gain" during the 2018 holiday season.

You will learn:
- How to navigate holiday dinners and buffets
- How to apply the hunger/fullness scale to prevent overeating
- How to practice mindful eating to be intentional about food choices
- How to make healthier versions of your favorite holiday treats

Instructor: Christina Becker, MPH, RDN, CHCW. Christina has over 14 years of experience working in dietetics, corporate wellness, and health and wellness coaching. She is a graduate of the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and is a certified Hatha yoga instructor.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $30 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 38   (Min: 0, Max: 60)
Class Code: hebc-01

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Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
Tue 10/23 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: Onsite, Mitchell Park Community Center Palo Alto
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This free class is co-sponsored and generously supported by City of Palo Alto. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Are you considering leasing or buying an electric vehicle (EV) and want real information versus a sales pitch? Come hear from a panel of local, long-time EV drivers and experts on their experiences. Get your questions answered on the difference between all-electric and plug-in hybrid EVs; EV charging (home, work and public space); range anxiety misconceptions; battery longevity; buying vs. leasing; and the environmental, economic, and personal benefits of EV adoption.

*As a bonus, before class (starting at 4:15pm) and 30+ minutes after class ends at 7:30pm, there will be a number of EVs to explore in and out, likely including Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Chevy Volt, Fiat 500-e, Ford Focus EV, Tesla, all-electric Chevy Bolt w/ 238 mile range, and others!

Instructors: Sven Thesen, founder of Project Green Home in Palo Alto (ProjectGreenHome.org). Sven is a chemical engineer and one of 2,000 scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with former Vice President Al Gore, for his work on IPCC climate guidelines. He is often referred to as an EV-angelist for his spirited work in promoting electric vehicles.

Jim Barbera, Systems Engineer at ChargePoint (the nation?s largest charging company). Jim is versed in all aspects of EV life, including leasing, buying, charging, maintenance, installing charging stations and solar panels. He is now an experienced EV driver (85,000 electric miles), and has driven nearly all makes and models of EVs.

Marc Geller, founder and member of the Board of Directors of Plug In America, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Electric Auto Association. Marc has been driving an electric car since 2001, and is one of the earliest EV adopters/ advocates.

Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP?s Environmental Behavior Change program and happy driver of an EV.


Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 121   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: ecars-01

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 CLASS FULL Knowing and Using Your Strengths
Thu 10/25 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Instructor: Patty de Vries, MS
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Rm 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

This course is designed to help you focus on your unique talents that can be developed into true strengths. According to the Gallup Organization, individuals who use their talents and strengths each day are six times more likely to be engaged in their work, their careers, and their lives.

During this facilitated course, you will see new ways to view yourself and your co-workers. We each have talents and when we honor the talents in ourselves and in others, we can create a powerful and positive work environment.


Join us to:

Learn the difference between talents and strengths

Identify ways to develop your talents into strengths

Find ways to use your talents each day and support others to do the same


As a part of this course, participants will receive a code for the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. Participants are asked to complete this 45-minute online assessment prior to class. The tool identifies your top five talents from the list of 34 potential strengths. Please bring this list of your top 5 strengths to class.


Instructor: Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, is the Associate Director of Strategy and Engagement for the Health Improvement Program and BeWell.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $65 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 30   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: kuys-01

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ONLINE: Kurbo - Simple "traffic-light" weight loss program
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
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 over 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: $225 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 32   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: kurbo-30

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 CLASS FULL Life's Purpose Workshop: Exploring Purpose for Health, Happiness, and Longevity
Fri 10/05-11/02 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Jayna Rogers, Susan Saba MPH
Location: Health Research & Policy, Redwood Building (HRP), T116 (150 Governor's Lane)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
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The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. - Pablo Picasso

Have you ever wished for more professional and personal fulfillment? In the past few decades, studies on longevity have shown that people who live a "purpose-driven" life, not only find more meaning and fulfillment, they are also healthier and happier. In this 5-session workshop, you will learn why purpose is important to your health, and we will take a methodological approach to finding your purpose and putting it in the driver's seat for living a healthier and more fulfilled life.
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:

- Identify the health benefits of having purpose in life (such as reduced stress, anxiety, better sleep, lower mortality)
- Recognize one's values (by doing reflection activities, and conversations on personal values systems)
- Define the positive impact of value-based behaviors on health (review the effect of value affirmation in behavior change)
- Uncover their passion and talents/gifts through reflection, worksheets, and guided conversation
- Align values, passions, and gifts with purpose (class activities to define top 5 passions and top 5 gifts in a purpose formula)
- Draft and use one?s Purpose Statement to develop a plan of action for living a healthy, purpose-driven life.

Instructors: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a Health Education Manager for the Health Improvement Program and the BeWell Employee Incentive Program Workshop Coordinator. She has been a health educator and researcher for the Stanford School of Medicine for 20 years in the areas of chronic disease self-management, smoking cessation.

Susan Saba, MPH. Susan has a background in health education program planning, group facilitation, and health behavior change. She has worked at Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) as social research professional on health outcomes and chronic disease prevention.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: lpw-01

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 CLASS FULL Living With Intention for a More Fulfilling Life
Wed 10/10-11/14 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Bodega Bay Room
BeWell Engagement or Berry


Research shows that living a life of intention and purpose provides fulfillment and contributes to longevity. Yet often, our days are filled with commitments and little time is spent doing what is most important to us. This can be exhausting and overwhelming at times. How can we rediscover what is most important to us (our values), and feel more alive each day?

In this 6-week class, you will be guided through the process of reconnecting with your values, uncovering what contributes to your fulfillment, and exploring how to live your life in alignment with your values. Through partner work, mapping exercises, guided meditations, and reflective writing, you will learn concrete tools for living a life of intention and managing the barriers that hold you back. Please join us.

Instructor: Elizabeth Buckley Skolnik is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Elizabeth brings her extensive experience as a Life Coach in private practice, a Leadership Coach within the corporate world, and a Wellness Coach for Stanford’s BeWell and Health Improvement Programs to her passion for helping individuals make lasting behavior change in the areas of decision making, emotional regulation, wellness, and life balance.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 12   (Min: 0, Max: 12)
Class Code: lwi-01

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Tue 09/25-11/13 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Rm 130 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Co-sponsored with the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine.

It has been known for centuries in the meditative traditions, and now widely accepted in western culture, that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects on one's life. This 8-week class is modeled on the program taught at the U MASS Stress Reduction Clinic and will focus on mindfulness meditation to help you gain a new understanding of how stress affects your life, and how life can be lived more fully. Included in the class fee is the text Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, handouts, and recorded meditations.

Instructor: Mark Abramson, DDS, the founder and facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs at Stanford. He has practiced dentistry in the Bay Area for more than thirty years, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and temporomandibular disorders.



Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $330 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 18   (Min: 0, Max: 19)
Class Code: msm-01

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Oh, For A Good Night's Sleep: Using Mindfulness to Regulate Your Sleep and Your Life
Thu 10/11-10/25 5:30 pm-6:45 pm
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 304/305 (291 Campus Drive)
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Discover how the simple practice of mindfulness can help transform your lifestyle habits to set the stage for a peaceful night's sleep. In this 3-session class, we will review core aspects of wellness - sound sleep, stress reduction, consistent exercise, and healthy eating - and learn how the quality of these fundamental activities affects each moment of our day. Experience guided meditations that will help you feel better and improve your ability to cope with the typical stressors of daily life. You will learn current guidelines for good sleep hygiene and the most common causes of difficulty falling asleep or nighttime wakefulness. Class activities will include goal setting for implementing healthy sleep habits, tracking sleep patterns, and assessing results.

Instructor: Patty McLucas, Director of Mindful Wellness, delivers programs in Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating, Sound Sleep and Mindful Leadership Communication to senior executives and employees. A Wellness Consultant for over 20 years, Patty teaches Mindfulness Meditation for Stanford?s Cancer Supportive Care Program, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Stanford?s Health Improvement Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: gns-01

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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!

You'll learn new strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and 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 one-on-one 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 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: omada-30

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Fitness Design – Cecille Tabernero
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Cecille Tabernero
Location: TBD
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This 3-session individualized program is designed for those who would like guidance and/or support to begin, sustain, or ramp up their exercise endeavors. Whether you would like to start a walking program, improve your cardiovascular function, body composition, flexibility, or just explore new ways to be active, these 1:1 sessions with an experienced exercise physiologist and wellness coach will help you to create a safe, fun, and effective plan of action. Meeting three times in a supportive and non-judgmental space, you will be able to set goals, review progress, explore challenges, and refine your plan to make physical activity a rewarding and core component of your healthy lifestyle. This is a non gym-based program focused on empowering individuals to become self-managers of their health.

Please note: The first session is 1-hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

Instructor: Cecille Tabernero, MS, CPT, EP-C, is a certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist and Health Screening Manager for the BeWell program. Cecille has over 20 years of experience in the field of exercise physiology, physical training, health and wellness. She believes in "meet people where they are" in order to build a foundation and establish rewarding and sustainable healthy habits.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: pfd-04a

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Fitness Design – Maia Tamanakis
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Maia Tamanakis
Location: TBD
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This 3-session individualized program is designed for those who would like guidance and/or support to begin, sustain, or ramp up their exercise endeavors. Whether you would like to start a walking program, improve your cardiovascular function, body composition, flexibility, or just explore new ways to get active, these 1:1 sessions with an experienced exercise physiologist and wellness coach will help you to create a safe, fun, and effective plan of action. Meeting three times in a supportive and non-judgmental space, you will be able to set goals, review progress, explore challenges, and refine your plan to make physical activity a rewarding and core component of your healthy lifestyle. This is a non gym-based program focused on empowering individuals to become self-managers of their health.


PLEASE NOTE: The first session is 1-hour followed by two 45-minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

Instructor: Maia Tamanakis has over 15 yrs of experience in personal fitness and is also an experienced wellness coach with certifications in personal training, wellness coaching, and behavior change from the American Council on Exercise and Wellcoaches. She has been a BeWell coach for over two years and loves supporting others in their journey towards personal transformation and optimal well-being.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: pfd-04b

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Personalized Mentoring for Weight Loss Behaviors
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Linda Adler
Location: TBD
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You've successfully begun your healthy eating journey: now you need to deepen your practice to maintain your success. With a mentor by your side, you can increase your skills, learn new ones, and enjoy the support of an advocate to turn to when you run into inevitable challenges. Practice new behaviors together, get introduced to new strategies, and experience the many benefits of a personal mentor cheering you on your way. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Mentor: Linda Adler, MPH, MA, is the Founder and CEO of Pathfinders Medical, as well as the Principal at Linda Adler Consulting. A former Stanford student and health policy researcher, Linda found success with her own weight management issues through the HIP Weight Management: Starting the Journey class. She is excited to share both her personal experience and professional coaching and mentoring background to help others achieve their goals.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $250 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: pmwl-04

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Christina Becker, MPH, RDN
Wed Fri Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Christina Becker
Location: At your computer/device
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Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. PLEASE NOTE: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: Christina Becker, MPH, RDN, NBC-HCW, is a Registered Dietitian, public health nutritionist, and integrative wellness coach. Christina has over 14 years of experience working in the healthcare industry with a combination of disciplines including dietetics, non-profit, community health, corporate wellness, and has also served as a BeWell Coach. Christina is a graduate of the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and a certified Hatha yoga instructor.

Christina provides guidance on a variety of nutrition topics including healthy and mindful eating, weight management, heart disease, diabetes, GI conditions, and nutrition for athletic performance. She also enjoys helping healthy individuals boost energy levels and improve overall wellbeing. Christina will support you with a compassionate and caring approach, and get you from "I should" to "I want and will" and, ultimately "I did."

Note: Christina's sessions are conducted over the phone. Special requests for in-person appointments will be considered. Appointments are schedueled on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 12   (Min: 0, Max: 12)
Class Code: pnc-04a

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Joanne Ambras
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Joanne Ambras
Location: TBD
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Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: Joanne Ambras is a Certified Nutrition Educator and Wellness Coach. She has extensive experience helping people reach their goals as part of the BeWell team, her own private nutrition practice, and at a Silicon Valley Fortune 50 company. Joanne's areas of focus include: plant-based diets, healthy digestion, eating strategies to help lower cholesterol, glucose or blood pressure, and healthy eating for busy people. She is enthusiastic about working with clients to create a sustainable plan that suits each individual's unique body, lifestyle, food preferences and health goals.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 3)
Class Code: pnc-04c

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Marlon John
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Marlon John
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry


Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: Marlon John, MPH, NSCA-CPT, is a public health nutritionist and certified personal trainer, and wellness coach. Marlon is the Lead Coach at BeWell, and has over 20 years of experience working in the health and fitness industry including being a former Hollywood personal trainer. Marlon provides guidance on losing body fat and nutrition for athletic performance, and assists people in building skill power, so willpower becomes unnecessary.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: pnc-04h

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Natalie Lavorato
Fri Dates/Times: NA 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructor: Natalie Lavorato
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry


Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: Natalie Lavorato is a Nutritionist with over 10 years of experience working as a Health Educator. Formally a Stanford BeWell Coach, Natalie is now a Program Manager for Kaiser Permanente's Medical Weight Management Program in Daly City. She is passionate about helping others tackle such issues as weight management, heart disease, nutrition for athletic performance and glucose management. Natalie can help you to make lasting lifestyle changes by beginning with small sustainable steps or simply improve on an already healthy lifestyle. Natalie takes appointments between 10:00am - 3:00pm on Fridays.


Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: pnc-04f

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Shauna Hyde
Tue Thu Dates/Times: NA 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Instructor: Shauna Hyde
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry


Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: Shauna Hyde is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in diabetes prevention and management, cholesterol management, weight loss and blood pressure control. She has worked at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation on a number of research projects ? primarily providing lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factor reduction education to study participants. Shauna can help you improve your diet with simple, realistic modifications. Healthy meal preparation, grocery shopping, eating out, and physical activity are all topics that she can help you improve. Shauna is an exercise enthusiast! She loves hiking, jogging, yoga and kick-boxing. Shauna schedules appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 9:30am ? 3:00pm.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 0, Max: 7)
Class Code: pnc-04d

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Personalized Stress Reduction - Patty McLucas
Tue Wed Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

This 3-session personalized program is designed for people who would like to understand and learn ways to better manage the stress in their lives. Practicing mindfulness has been empirically shown to improve quality of life and reduce the symptoms of stress, whether it manifests as anxiety, depression, physical agitation, or illness. With 1:1 support in a comfortable, individualized setting, you will be introduced to mindfulness techniques such as breath awareness, meditation, body scan, and gentle yoga and begin to develop a practice that resonates with you and fits into your lifestyle. We will also practice awareness of automatic thoughts, re-framing, and connecting to the values that inform the life you want to lead.

PLEASE NOTE: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

Instructor: Patty McLucas, Founder of Mindful Wellness, delivers programs in Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating, Sound Sleep and Mindful Leadership Communication to senior executives and employees. A Wellness Consultant for over 20 years, Patty teaches Mindfulness Meditation for Stanford?s Cancer Supportive Care Program, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Stanford's Health Improvement Program. She has taught mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction for organizations including Apple Computer and Google.

Appointments:

Tuesdays 2-3pm

Wednesdays 11-2pm.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: psrp-04b

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Physician Health Coaching for Preventing Burnout and Building Connection
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Julie Anderson
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

The 2016 Physician Burnout Survey, conducted by Stanford WellMD, illuminates the increasing prevalence of burnout among medical providers. In response to the survey results, and the WellMD call for the creation of more personal resilience trainings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering Health Coaching designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to experience personal and professional fulfillment. Physicians will work 1-on-1 with a certified coach to build productive engagement in areas key to physical vitality, resilience, connection, purposeful living, and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

The program is designed with flexibility and accessibility in mind. You choose the time and frequency of your coaching sessions (e.g. weekly, bi-monthly, monthly for up to an hour each session). Sessions are available by zoom video conferencing, by phone, or in person (depending on location).

Our coaches are certified from an accredited coaching program and/or Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches. Please read biographies carefully before registering, as each brings a unique set of specializations and experiences.

Coach: Julie Anderson, MPH. Julie has been with Stanford's Health Improvement Program since 1991. She is the Manager of the BeWell Wellness Profile Program and Associate Director of the Living Strong Living Well Program. Julie has a BS in Health Fitness, a master's in Public Health, a Wellness Coaching certification through Wellcoaches® and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Julie works with individuals in the areas of weight management, healthy eating and exercise, and other areas to create sustainable behavior change. As a working mom in her early 50s, Julie knows what it's like to juggle work, marriage, parenting a young child, and prioritizing wellness.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $650 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: hc7-04a

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Physician Health Coaching for Preventing Burnout and Building Connection
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

The 2016 Physician Burnout Survey, conducted by Stanford WellMD, illuminates the increasing prevalence of burnout among medical providers. In response to the survey results, and the WellMD call for the creation of more personal resilience trainings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering Health Coaching designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to experience personal and professional fulfillment. Physicians will work 1-on-1 with a certified coach to build productive engagement in areas key to physical vitality, resilience, connection, purposeful living, and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

The program is designed with flexibility and accessibility in mind. You choose the time and frequency of your coaching sessions (e.g. weekly, bi-monthly, monthly for up to an hour each session). Sessions are available by zoom video conferencing, by phone, or in person (depending on location).

Our coaches are certified from an accredited coaching program and/or Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches. Please read biographies carefully before registering, as each brings a unique set of specializations and experiences.

Coach: Elizabeth Buckley Skolnik, CPCC. Elizabeth received her certification through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Elizabeth utilizes her skills and experience as a Wellness Coach with the Stanford BeWell Program, a Life Coach with the Stanford Health Improvement Program, and a Leadership Coach within the corporate world. Elizabeth has a long career working with individuals wishing to make lasting behavior change in the areas of life choices, emotional regulation, and living a more balanced life. Elizabeth will meet you where you are with compassion, non-judgement, and insight.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $650 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: hc7-04b

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Physician Health Coaching for Preventing Burnout and Building Connection
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Claire Palomo
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

The 2016 Physician Burnout Survey, conducted by Stanford WellMD, illuminates the increasing prevalence of burnout among medical providers. In response to the survey results, and the WellMD call for the creation of more personal resilience trainings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering Health Coaching designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to experience personal and professional fulfillment. Physicians will work 1-on-1 with a certified coach to build productive engagement in areas key to physical vitality, resilience, connection, purposeful living, and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

The program is designed with flexibility and accessibility in mind. You choose the time and frequency of your coaching sessions (e.g. weekly, bi-monthly, monthly for up to an hour each session). Sessions are available by zoom video conferencing, by phone, or in person (depending on location).

Our coaches are certified from an accredited coaching program and/or Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches. Please read biographies carefully before registering, as each brings a unique set of specializations and experiences.

Coach: Claire Palomo, BA, NBC-HWC, received her certification as an Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She currently works in Stanford's Health Improvement Program as a Bewell Coach and oversees Stanford's Physician Health Coaching Program through HIP.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $650 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 3)
Class Code: hc7-04c

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Reiki Energy Healing Level 1
Mon Sat 10/13 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Alderman
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Reiki is a natural healing art in which universal life force energy is applied with light touch, either on or slightly above certain areas of the body. This awakens the body's own wisdom and natural healing powers, inducing a state of deep relaxation and balanced energy.

Level 1: The history, benefits and principles that guide the practice of Reiki will be introduced. You will learn the basic hands-on healing positions and how to receive an energetic attunement. The human bio-energy field and techniques of energy perception, cultivation, grounding and clearing will be discussed and experienced. Students will practice self-healing and giving and receiving Reiki sessions to classmates. Your level 1 certificate allows you to advance to Level 2 Reiki training when desired.

Instructor: Linda Alderman, BA, Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: rh-01

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Reiki Energy Healing Level 2
Sat 11/10 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Alderman
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Reiki is a natural healing art in which universal life force energy is applied with light touch, either on or slightly above certain areas of the body. This awakens the body's own wisdom and natural healing powers, inducing a state of deep relaxation and balanced energy.

Level 2: You will learn to focus and develop your Reiki healing energy using three mantras and symbols: the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional symbol and the Distance Healing symbol. Three additional attunements will be provided that expand your abilities and energetic awareness. Full treatment protocols will be discussed. You will learn how to use Reiki to assist people, places and global situations remotely, beyond present time and space. Level 1 Reiki certification (any lineage) is a prerequisite.

Instructor: Linda Alderman, BA, Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: Intermediate Advanced
Fee: $225 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 6)
Class Code: rh-02

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Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer Station - 3 Individual Sessions
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Would you benefit from customized help at your workstation? Even with good ergonomic equipment, the way you use your workstation can make all the difference. Improving habits for sitting and standing comfortably at your computer can relieve stress. You will learn to make small adjustments in commonly used actions at your desk, improve skeletal support in your chair and while standing in order to alleviate pain in your neck, shoulders, back and arms. Take the guesswork out of working pain free - prevent injury and reverse bad habits before they become chronic.
NOTE: Please allow 2-3 weeks for the instructor to contact you by email for scheduling.

Instructor: Jean Elvin MFA, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, with professional ergonomic evaluation experience. She has a cooperative relationship with Stanford Ergonomics, EH&S. She teaches "Feldenkrais, an Antidote to RSI, Back, Neck and Shoulder Tension", for HIP, fel-01.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $325 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: sccs-03

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Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer Station - Individual Session
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Would you benefit from customized help at your workstation? Even with good ergonomic equipment, the way you use your workstation can make all the difference. Improving habits for sitting and standing comfortably at your computer can relieve stress. You will learn to make small adjustments in commonly used actions at your desk, improve skeletal support in your chair and while standing in order to alleviate pain in your neck, shoulders, back and arms. Take the guesswork out of working pain free - prevent injury and reverse bad habits before they become chronic.
NOTE: Please allow 2-3 weeks for the instructor to contact you by email for scheduling.

Instructor: Jean Elvin MFA, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, with professional ergonomic evaluation experience. She has a cooperative relationship with Stanford Ergonomics, EH&S. She teaches "Feldenkrais, an Antidote to RSI, Back, Neck and Shoulder Tension," for HIP, fel-01.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $110 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: sccs-02

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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.

To get started:

Step 1 - Discover your Sleep Score for free at https://www.sleepio.com/stanford

Step 2 - Register through HIP and continue with the full online sleep improvement program.

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 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: sleepio-30

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Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
Not BeWell berry eligible

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco.

This program begins with an initial 20-minute intake phone call, followed by one 60-minute in-person consultation on the Stanford campus. Following the in-person consultation, the instructor and the participant move forward with sessions that support the process of letting go of tobacco. Participants typically find that 10 sessions over one year are helpful to support the quitting process.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a smoking cessation specialist for HIP. Jayna Rogers has facilitated smoking cessation programs and provided individual consultation for over 15 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: sciq-04a

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Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting - for University Employees and Dependents
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco. HIP has partnered with Stanford Benefits to offer this FREE tobacco cessation program for benefits-eligible University employees, their families and their dependents (14 years and older). Free over-the-counter aids for tobacco cessation are included.

This program begins with an initial 20-minute intake phone call, followed by one 60-minute in-person consultation on the Stanford campus. Following the in-person consultation, the instructor and the participant move forward with sessions that support the process of letting go of tobacco. Participants typically find that 10 sessions over one year are helpful to support the quitting process.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a smoking cessation specialist for HIP. Jayna Rogers has facilitated smoking cessation programs and provided individual consultation for over 15 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: sciq-04

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Spinefulness Plus: Focus on Knees
Fri 10/12-11/16 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Instructor: Jenn Sherer
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 203/204 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Are you plagued by chronic tension, stress, aches or pains? Are you fit, but injured? Whether you are a high performance athlete or someone who sits all day, having your bones work for you, instead of against you, can relieve pain and allow your body to regain its natural strength and efficiency. In the first 4 weeks of this 6-week class, we will examine alignment while sitting, standing, bending, and walking. You will learn to sense the interplay between muscle tension and bone alignment in all of these activities. Simple, yet profound changes will help you find and keep your 'spinefulness'. This class is great for beginners or those ready to take their posture awareness to the next level.

In the last 2 sessions of this class, we will focus in on the knees. Do your knees talk to you with clicks, creaks, pops, or just cry 'ouch' with every step? Is it hard to get up and down or climb stairs? Learn how applying 'spinefulness' skills and using your leg muscles in complimentary support can bring relief to tired and painful knees.

Please Note: Wear loose comfortable pants to class (no jeans).

Instructor: Jenn Sherer, BS, owns and runs Spinefulness Studio in Palo Alto. Spinefulness freed her of the ailments that made her feel old: chronic shoulder, neck, knee, bunion and back pain. Now, she champions Spinefulness as a practical non-invasive way to resolve muscular skeletal pains and as a way to increase overall wellness.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $225 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 11   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: spinek-01

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 CANCELLED Tending Your Fall Garden
Mon 10/15-10/29 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Anna Lee
Location: O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm (Oak Road)
BeWell Berry
Canceled

This class is co-sponsored with the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

Plant your winter garden this fall! Gardening provides a wholesome activity that promotes the health of both mind and body. Experiencing the contemplative activities of gardening and interacting with nature can help one to relax, unwind, reflect and restore. And not least, gardening nourishes us with fresh vegetables and fruits. Join us in this 3-session class at the O'Donohue Stanford Educational Farm at this very transitional time of the year where we can still enjoy and be inspired by autumn's bounty around us while we prepare the soil and ourselves for another healthy season.

You will learn:
*how to grow winter vegetables and about crop rotation throughout the seasons to maintain healthy garden beds.
*to enhance the harmonious experience of connecting with nature by practicing mindfulness in the garden.

Instructor: Anna Lee is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). She is a Master Composter for San Mateo County, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz, and an MS in Agroecology from UW-Madison.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $135 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: garden-01

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The Gokhale Method: No More Aches and Pains
Sat 10/06 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Esther Gokhale
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Improving posture and movement is one of the simplest and most powerful ways of reducing pain, elevating mood, and improving performance. The Gokhale Method uses personalized coaching and cutting-edge technology to transform the way you sit, stand, walk, and exercise.

You will use the recently invented Gokhale Spine Tracker™ wearable to get a real-time read of the shape of your spine as you learn improved ways to be in your body. Attain a new level of wellness and enjoy a fascinating journey into the anthropology, history, and anatomy of human structure and movement.

The workshop is taught by two qualified Gokhale Method teachers and capped at 20 students, allowing for lots of hands-on guidance and individualized feedback. Each participant receives a private online follow-up session with Monisha White, a PDF copy of Gokhale's "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back", a streamable version of "Back Pain: The Primal Posture Solution", and a Stretchsit® cushion.

Class format: 3 hour morning instruction, a bring-your-own-lunch discussion hour, 3 hour afternoon instruction.


Instructors: Esther Gokhale, creator of the Gokhale Method. (www.GokhaleMethod.com). She is the author of "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back".
Monisha White, qualified Gokhale Method teacher. Ms. White is a recent Stanford graduate (B.S. in computer science) and Esther's youngest child. Being raised with the Gokhale Method has enriched her life and kept her natural posture intact.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $545 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: gokn-01

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The Gokhale Method: No More Aches and Pains
Sun 11/04 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Esther Gokhale
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Improving posture and movement is one of the simplest and most powerful ways of reducing pain, elevating mood, and improving performance. The Gokhale Method uses personalized coaching and cutting-edge technology to transform the way you sit, stand, walk, and exercise.

You will use the recently invented Gokhale Spine Tracker™ wearable to get a real-time read of the shape of your spine as you learn improved ways to be in your body. Attain a new level of wellness and enjoy a fascinating journey into the anthropology, history, and anatomy of human structure and movement.

The workshop is taught by two qualified Gokhale Method teachers and capped at 20 students, allowing for lots of hands-on guidance and individualized feedback. Each participant receives a private online follow-up session with Monisha White, a PDF copy of Gokhale's "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back", a streamable version of "Back Pain: The Primal Posture Solution", and a Stretchsit® cushion.

Class format: 3 hour morning instruction, a bring-your-own-lunch discussion hour, 3 hour afternoon instruction.

Instructors: Esther Gokhale, creator of the Gokhale Method. (www.GokhaleMethod.com). She is the author of "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back".
Monisha White, qualified Gokhale Method teacher. Ms. White is a recent Stanford graduate (B.S. in computer science) and Esther's youngest child. Being raised with the Gokhale Method has enriched her life and kept her natural posture intact.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $545 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: gokn-02

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Traditional Oriental Medicine Self-Care Principles and Practices
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10/22-10/26 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Luca Moschini
Location: Health Research & Policy, Redwood Building (HRP), Rm T138B (150 Governor's Lane)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

This practical introduction to the ancient wisdom of Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM), also often called Chinese Medicine, is a 5-session class in which knowledge and practical self-care skills are cultivated for the purpose of improving and strengthening the healing potential of your body.

You will learn basic TOM, including theories of qi, yin and yang, the 5 elements, and acupuncture meridians and apply them during practices of acupressure and qigong movement. At course completion, you will be able to use acupressure points and movement patterns to influence the physical and emotional health of specific organ systems of your body. You will also be able to apply qigong breathing techniques to your daily activities in order to relax, improve your mental clarity, and emotional awareness. The power of healing is in your hands.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a M-F course, October 22-26, in the evening from 5:45-7:00pm

Instructor: Luca Moschini, Dipl. ABT (Asian Bodywork Therapy) is the founder and head instructor of Dashen® Foundation of acupressure and qigong training. Luca is currently a faculty member of Five Branches University of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Jose, CA. He also has a private practice in Ashland, Oregon and Mountain View, California.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 18   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: tom-01

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 CLASS FULL Weight Management: Starting the Journey
Wed 10/24-01/09 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Location: Psychiatry Building, Room 1211 (401 Quarry Road)
BeWell Engagement or Berry


This 8-week program will help you take the first steps in the process of changing life-long habits related to nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. Through setting and implementing small goals around lifestyle practices you will begin to see sustainable improvements in your health, enjoy improved interpersonal relationships, and experience increased effectiveness at work.

Each class will consist of individual health behavior goal setting, group discussion and activities. All interested individuals are required to engage in a short phone call with the facilitator before registering to ensure that the class is the right fit for them.

Facilitator: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, coordinator of the Stanford Behavior Change/Weight Management Program.

Please contact Debbie at 650-725-3185 before registering.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
(Class NOT HELD ON 10/31, 11/21, 12/26, 1/2/19)
Fee: $250 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 12)
Class Code: wmsj-01

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Wellness Coaching - Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Wed Dates/Times: NA 8:00 am-10:00 am
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is NOT.

Unlike personalized nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches' biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Debbie Balfanz received her PhD in Social Psychology from Princeton and came to HIP in '02. As both the Manager of HIP's group weight management programs, and as a working mom, she understands the realities of trying to fit in physical activity and healthy eating while living a busy life. She enjoys helping others identify and manage their barriers to a healthy lifestyle. Appts: Wednesday mornings.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: well-04b

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Wellness Coaching - Elizabeth Skolnik
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
Location: At your computer/device
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Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is NOT

Unlike personalized nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches' biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Elizabeth Skolnik, Certified Professional Coach, is an experienced Wellness Coach with the Stanford BeWell Program and Leadership Coach within the corporate world. She has a long career working with individuals wishing to make lasting behavior change in the areas of decision making, emotional regulation, and living a more balanced life. She will meet you where you are with compassion, non-judgment and insight.

Appts: Wednesdays, 3:00

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: well-04c

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Wellness Coaching - Jayna Rogers, MPH
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is NOT.

Unlike personalized nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches' biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a Health Education Manager for the Health Improvement Program and the BeWell Employee Incentive Program Workshop Coordinator. She has been a health educator and researcher for the Stanford School of Medicine for 20 years in the areas of chronic disease self-management, smoking cessation, weight management, women's health and wellness coaching for long-term behavior change.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: well-04d

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Wellness Coaching - Julie Anderson, MPH
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Julie Anderson
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is it NOT

Unlike personalizd nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches' biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Julie Anderson, MPH, has been with HIP since 1991 and is currently the Manager of the BeWell Wellness Profile Program. Julie has a BS in health fitness; a Masters degree in public health, and holds a Wellness Coaching certification through Wellcoaches®. As a working mom in her early 50?s, Julie knows what it?s like to juggle work, marriage, parenting a young child, and prioritizing wellness. Julie's appointments are conducted by phone.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: well-04a

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ONLINE: Webinar: 5K and Beyond - Sport Nutrition Recommendations for Better Race Results
Tue 10/16 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Marlon John
Location: At your computer/device
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Gels, bars, and protein shakes, oh my! How can you power your race effectively, avoiding the pitfalls of the "bonk" and stomach issues? Most endurance runners, from beginner to professional, often lack a solid nutrition plan to support their training and race day regimen.
In this webinar, you will learn sports nutrition strategies and guidelines based on the latest science, to optimize your 5K or other extended endurance endeavor. This class will take into consideration individual body weight to determine carbohydrate, protein, and fat fuel intake, as well as optimal fluid-replacement strategies. An effective nutrition plan can turbo charge your training and get your diet "up to speed".

Instructor: Marlon John, MPH, is the Lead BeWell Coach and the Physical Activity Coordinator for the 10X for Wellness program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition & Weight
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 59   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: 5kab-01

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FREE WEBINAR: Atrial Fibrillation - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nitish Badhwar MD, Linda Ottoboni
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Join this noon hour webinar with Dr. Nitish Bahhwar and his colleagues with the Stanford Arrhythmia Service as they provide an overview of the irregular rhythm, Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). The incidence of Atrial Fibrillation increases with age and is associated with an increased risk of stroke. The team will review the conduction abnormality, the symptoms associated with Afib, and provide an overview of management options. They will also discuss lifestyle behaviors that you can adopt to reduce your risk of Afib.
Instructors: Nitish Badhwar, MD, Clinical Professor and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program at Stanford. Dr. Badhwar recently began his faculty position at Stanford University in February 2018 and brings his expertise in treating patients with arrhythmias, particularly ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation along with his strong teaching skills to train future electrophysiologists.
Christine Tacklind, ACNP has been with the Stanford Electrophysiology Service for the last 4 years. Prior to becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practioner, Christine spent 12 years as a bed-side nurse in the Stanford Emergency, Trauma and ICU Department.
Linda K. Ottoboni, RN, PhD has been a clinical nurse specialist with the Stanford Electrophysiology Service for several years. Currently, her focus is on providing patients with strategies to manage symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation and supporting lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.


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FREE WEBINAR: Butter is Not Back! A Scientific Review of the Impact of Saturated Fats vs "Good Fats" on our Arteries
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

In the past few months we've all seen the bold statement: "Butter is back!". In this webinar we will discuss the reasons why butter, and other saturated fats, are not back but that eating more "good fats" is now helpful, and why these issues are so important. The number of deaths from heart attacks and strokes has declined, but the rising obesity epidemic (and its consequent epidemic of pre-diabetes) makes this a complex issue.

We'll talk about the prevention of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes as well as the loss of cognitive function that can occur as a result of narrowed arteries. The history of research on saturated fat, LDL, blood triglycerides and their connections to these diseases will be reviewed, and methods of lowering risk will be described.




Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.


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FREE WEBINAR: Change it Up! Research-based Tools to Help Achieve Your Change Goals
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Marily Oppezzo
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

'I think I can, I think I can, I think I can The Little Engine that Could made it up that hill through bravery, persistence, and sheer grit! In this noon-hour webinar, you will learn small behavior change tips that can help make your hills a little easier to climb. We will discuss research-based, concrete suggestions for how to achieve your behavioral goals and make sustainable lifestyle changes. Learn helpful tools for making that 'Double-black-diamond' mountain of a behavior change seem more like a "Blue square".

Instructor: Marily Oppezzo, PhD, MS Nutritional Science, RD. As a nutritional counselor, Dr. Oppezzo has worked with a variety of populations with different goals: treatment of a medical condition, healthy eating in difficult situations, fueling for performance, and general healthy lifestyle improvement.


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FREE WEBINAR: Cocaine in my Cookies - How Addictive is Sugar?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Have you ever felt you might be a sugar addict? Do you have a difficult time turning down sweets, bread, juice, etc.? Take a look into the science behind sugar addiction, it's impact on our health, and then learn effective ways you can 'kick the habit'.

Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO, is a board certified internal medicine physician specializing in women's wellness through integrative medicine. Recorded February 12, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Colorectal Cancer Prevention: What We All Should Know
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Uri Ladabaum MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Even though colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women combined, it is preventable as well as one of the most curable cancers when detected at an early stage. Take this opportunity at the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Prevention Awareness month to join Dr. Uri Ladabaum in a review of the natural history of colon cancer, current treatments, and most important, the steps you can take to lower your risk of colorectal cancer, including having recommended screening tests. Instructor: Uri Ladabaum, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Stanford Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. Recorded on March 2, 2010.


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FREE WEBINAR: Don't Let the Monsters Out of the Closet! How to Prevent Diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Blood cholesterol, blood triglycerides and blood sugar levels can be hidden from us, escape our control and make us victims of preventable heart attacks and diabetes! We can keep them tamed and contained with wise food & exercise choices. Learn why almost 1 in 2 adults have the metabolic syndrome and why low-fat diets make it worse. Learn the special perils of sitting and how recent science findings give us new chances for better health.

Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded October 1, 2013.


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FREE WEBINAR: Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Barbara Erny, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

In our everyday life we are exposed to a countless variety of environmental toxins. How can we minimize our exposure and the damage they can do to our bodies? In this noon-hour lecture with Dr. Barbara Erny, learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure. You will learn the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticide residue, what fish are safest to eat, and be given tips on finding alternative personal products, household cleaners, and the safest plastics. Dr. Erny will discuss the current regulation on product ingredients and what more should be done.

Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, Stanford MD. Dr. Erny is an ophthalmologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 20 years, and gives talks on environmental health for Physicians for Social Responsibility.


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FREE WEBINAR: Emotional Intelligence A Crucial Tool to Manage Stress Effectively and Efficiently
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

This noon-hour webinar will address the important role that emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, plays in the management of stress. The four domains and sub-elements of EQ will be defined, including the historical background. Specific behavior change tools and strategies to enable participants to increase their EQ levels will be recommended. By the end of the webinar the participant will know the potential health benefits of mastering EQ skills. The presentation will include multiple links and references to serve as theoretical and practical follow up such as books, articles, tests differentiating abilities and traits, and exercises. Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, and Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program. He is currently Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.


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FREE WEBINAR: Getting Moving at Stanford: No Barriers!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, Jayna Rogers
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

With all that we have to juggle in our busy lives, how can we fit in exercise? In this interactive webinar, learn how to apply behavioral science principles to create practical solutions to your barriers to physical activity. We will discuss cognitive distortions that often get in the way of our best intentions, as well as how to construct realistic goals around physical activity. Learn how to cultivate social and physical environments supportive of physical activity. Participants will leave the webinar with strategies to overcome the barriers that we all face trying to fit in physical activity during our busy Stanford workdays. Techniques and tips will be provided for those who work on campus and off.

Instructors: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, coordinator of the Stanford Behavior Change/Weight Management Program. Jayna Rogers, MPH,
HIP smoking cessation specialist, coordinator of HIP?s Wellness on Wheels (WOW), and BeWell Workshops. Recorded October 27, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Happy Liver, Happy Life: Two tests that can save your life from liver cancer
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Stephanie Chao, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

The San Francisco Bay Area has the highest rate of liver cancer in the country. This is largely due to the high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infection, particularly among Asians and other foreign born individuals. Across the US, hepatitis C is the most common cause of liver cancer and new treatments are emerging. Both can be detected through a simple blood test. Most affected individuals do not know they are infected, and thus are at risk for liver disease and liver cancer. Learn about whether you may be at risk for liver cancer and steps that you can take to protect you and your family.


Instructor: Stephanie Chao MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine, and a long time hepatitis B researcher and advocate.


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FREE WEBINAR: Hypertension: Improving Control One Lifestyle Change at a Time
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Sandra Tsai, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

High blood pressure is extremely prevalent and affects approximately 33% or 80 million US adults. In this webinar, we will discuss current hypertension guidelines, risk factors for hypertension, and the benefits of hypertension control. We will focus on non-pharmacologic methods for hypertension control, which include recommendations for diet, exercise, weight, and stress management.

Instructor: Sandra Tsai MD. Dr. Tsai is an attending physician in the Preventive Cardiology Clinic, the Women?s Heart Health Clinic, and Stanford Primary Care. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medical Disciplines and Cardiovascular Medicine.


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FREE WEBINAR: Improve Your Cholesterol Profile Without Drugs
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Join this noon hour webinar with Dr. Yann Meunier as he reviews metabolism and the essential functions of cholesterol in the body and the many health issues linked with excess cholesterol in the blood. He will discuss the French paradox and how simply decreasing your fat intake does not necessarily translate into lower cholesterol levels or reduced risk for related diseases and medical conditions. Dr. Meunier will outline a 6-prong strategy based on behavior change for improving cholesterol profile without using drugs.

Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was formerly the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and was the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network. He is currently a Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.


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FREE WEBINAR: Intro to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

We can't always change our circumstances, but we can change our relationship to them. We can?t always take things off our plate, but we can be present and focused on what we are doing. By practicing curious, gentle, and precise attention to the present moment we literally re-wire our brains and enable ourselves to live with high function, low stress, focused minds, and open hearts. In this 1-hour webinar, we will discuss current research and utilize practical, accessible, universal skills to develop mindfulness in everyday life.

Instructor: Sarah Meyer, MA, completed her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2010. She is Manager of Operations for BeWell Coaching at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly 15 years.


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FREE WEBINAR: Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Geetanjali Chakraborty, Ananta Ripa Ajmera
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Did you know that the grandfather of modern surgery was a leading practitioner of the ancient Indian medical science of Ayurveda? With fundamental building blocks, offered in an accessible framework, Ayurveda provides a complete roadmap for health promotion and disease prevention through seasonal diet and lifestyle protocols for sound sleep, good digestion, managing stress, pain relief, boosting immunity, and more. You will walk away from this webinar with a new perspective about health, along with practical tips on utilizing humble kitchen spices for greater physical well-being, and a special practice to enhance your overall mental health.

Instructors:
Shaaranya Geetanjali Chakraborty has an MS in Biochemistry and research experience in Molecular Biology at Georgetown University and Stanford University. She is a Certified Ayurveda Clinical Specialist and serves as an Associate Faculty Member at Vedika Global, where she teaches about kitchen nutrition.

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Health Practitioner, and NYU Stern Business School graduate. Ananta is Associate Faculty at Vedika Global, where she teaches Ayurveda lifestyle and Yoga.



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FREE WEBINAR: Is a Calorie Always a Calorie?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Christopher Gardner, Phd
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Assuming you have at least a vague idea of what a calorie is, you are probably aware that one way or another too many of these mysterious calories must be contributing to the 2/3 of Americans that are either overweight or obese. If you eat more calories than you spend, you gain weight. To lose weight, just the opposite, right? It doesn?t matter if those calories come from bread or butter or beef, or does it? Does celery really have negative calories? What about those zero calorie artificial sweeteners? All of this and suggestions for choosing the best calories for optimal health and weight control will be discussed.


Instructor: Christopher Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, SPRC. Dr. Gardner is a nutrition scientist who has been an active researcher in this area for the past decade. Recorded October 8, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: Memory Like an Elephant: Foods that Boost Cognition
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Lisa Offringa
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Do you feel like your memory could be better? Dr. Lisa Offringa spent five years living in Thailand studying memory and Thai medicinal plants to improve brain function. Thai Traditional Medicine has a unique perspective on health, both physical and mental. Join us for this informative noon-hour webinar with Dr. Offringa, as she shares her experience immersed in Thai medicinal culture, her research findings, and how we might use plants - many of them found at your local grocery store - to help our brain function. Come build your mental muscle!

Instructor: Lisa Offringa, PhD. Dr. Offringa is the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University and San Jose State University. Recorded October 7, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Movement Versus Exercise: What is the DIFFERENCE and why does it MATTER?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Clyde Wilson PhD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

It is not news that exercise reduces disease risk, and may add to one?s longevity by a decade or more.  But "movement", which is less intense and performed regularly throughout the day and the lifespan, is correlated to potential longevity beyond that achieved by exercise. Lack of movement, on the other hand, creates a "super-relaxed state" of muscle that reduces the metabolic rate dramatically and creates profound negative implications for disease risk and mortality. These findings indicate that movement would be more important for overall lifespan than exercise, but that exercise would be an important way to compensate for a lifestyle requiring most hours of your day to be sedentary (such as working at a computer). This webinar will lay out where the science is at this time, why the body distinguishes between movement and exercise so much, and what to do about it for the healthiest outcomes.
Instructor: Clyde Wilson, PhD (Stanford).  Dr. Wilson has taught Analysis of Human Movement in the Department of Athletics at Stanford for 8 years, and teaches BeWell nutrition workshops. He is a research scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Institute within the Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of muscle contraction and metabolism, and the recently-discovered super-relaxed (SR) state of muscle. Recorded May 13, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Newest Breakthroughs on Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

The complex plant kingdom contains many thousands of biologically active substances, called "phytochemicals". "Phyto" means "plant". Many phytochemicals singly can decrease cancer cell growth, but in assorted combinations they function more geometrically than additively. This means that a variety of natural plant-derived foods are more effective than any extracts or supplements derived from a single plant source. Different combinations of foods are effective in preventing breast, colon, prostate or lung cancers. Many new factors have been discovered, and the goal of this presentation will be to describe new and exciting information - while highlighting the practical application. The anti-cancer effects of herbs and spices have recently become better established. You will hear which food (and spice or herb) to eat and how much, and how often and - with an emphasis on veggies, and some fruits (e.g., cranberries) also making the list. The final words will be: Don't "phyte" your chemicals, eat them!! Do this for yourself and for your loved ones!
Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.


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FREE WEBINAR: Non-medication Tips and Trick to Prevent and Control Hypertension
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Rebecca Boyle
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Did you know lowering blood pressure just 1 - 2 points can reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, & heart failure?

Led by an American Society of Hypertension-Certified Hypertension Clinician, this hour-long webinar empowers participants to understand strategies for preventing hypertension and improving blood pressure control. By the end of the session, participants will be able to understand how diet impacts blood pressure, identify goals for total salt intake, exercise and weight, as well as recognize medications and supplements that can influence blood pressure. Resources will be provided for individuals wishing to learn more about specific topics reviewed in the webinar as well as how to access specialty hypertension care.

Instructor: Rebecca Boyle is the Physician Assistant for the Stanford Hypertension Center and recognized by the American Society of Hypertension as an expert Certified Hypertension Clinician (ASH-CHC). She received her undergraduate degree at University of California, Los Angeles and received her Physician Assistant degree at Western University of Health Sciences. She has clinical experience with the Oncology and Hematology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.



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FREE WEBINAR: Nutrition and Wellness During Pregnancy
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Mandy Murphy
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Did you know what you eat and what you do during pregnancy can have a positive impact on your baby?s health long after birth? In this class, we will discuss three important aspects of wellness during pregnancy: optimal eating habits, emotional health & stress, and physical activity. It will be an opportunity to identify what you could change during your pregnancy, and to explore how to transform these changes into sustainable lifelong habits ? stretching far beyond the nine months of your pregnancy.
Instructor: Mandy Murphy, RD, MPH. Mandy's focus and passion has long been with building healthy habits for women and their families during and after pregnancy. She has worked at prenatal clinics, a WIC center, and currently works with the MAMAS study, that promotes mindfulness and good eating habits for pregnant women.


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FREE WEBINAR: Nutrition Controversies: Continuing the Conversation
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Christopher Gardner, Phd
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Nutrition Controversies: Continuing the Conversation
Do I need more protein? What is gluten and should I avoid it? Should I be replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners? Is saturated fat
really OK now ? and is ?butter back?? Should I buy organic ? is it worth it? How bad are GMOs?
All of these nutritional controversies and more will be addressed with a blend of science and humor by Professor Gardner. He is also
open to answering some of your own dietary conundrums.
Instructor: Christopher Gardner, PhD in Nutrition Science, UC Berkeley. Dr. Gardner is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University
where he has been with the Stanford Prevention Research Center for 20 years. He has conducted over a dozen randomized
controlled human nutrition studies with more than 1,500 study participants.


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FREE WEBINAR: Nutrition Hacks: Tips for Eating 10% Healthier for the Over-scheduled
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Marily Oppezzo
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Sugar is the reason for all of your problems. Oh no wait, it?s gluten?s fault. Maybe it?s your microwave?! Are you exhausted by
contradicting nutrition rumors or the peer pressure to detox with kale shakes?

Tune in to this 1-hour nutrition webinar to get
science-based tips on eating healthier, coupled with actionable moves you can try without overhauling your budget ? or
your lifestyle. We?ll even take a virtual mini and change ideas to help your modifications stick for the long
run!

Instructor: Marily Oppezzo, PhD, MS Nutritional Science, RD. As a nutritional counselor, Dr. Oppezzo has worked with a variety of populations with different goals: treatment of a medical condition, healthy eating in difficult situations, fueling for performance, and health promotion.


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FREE WEBINAR: Own Your Workout
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Amanda Perez, Nathan McKenzie
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Are you trying to develop your own fitness program, but are unsure that it has the right components to help you reach your fitness goals? Developing a personalized, well-rounded, and strategic fitness plan will help you meet your goals sooner, save you time, and keep you at the top of your health by reducing the occurrence of injury and setbacks.
Join us for this 2-session webinar as we cover the basics of fitness program design, including American College of Sports Medicine exercise protocol; nutrition tips for energy, hydration, and aiding muscle repair; basic mechanics of good form, and overcoming barriers. You will leave the first session with the tools to begin designing your own fitness plan. Session 2 is optional, but highly encouraged. We will spend time answering questions, discussing strategies, and trouble-shooting challenges. Leave this class with the confidence to implement your fitness plan, make informed nutrition choices, and own your workout!
Instructors: Amanda Perez, BA (Sociology and Exercise Science), NASM CPT; Nathan McKenzie, MPH, ACSM CPT; Cecille Tabernero, BS (Kinesiology), NASM CPT. Ashley Gephart, MA CPT; Marlon John, BS (Exercise Science), NSCA-CPT, AASDN. Amanda, Nathan, Cecille, Ashley, and Marlon are all BeWell Wellness Advisors and combined, have more than 50 years experience as personal trainers, fitness instructors, and health coaches.


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FREE WEBINAR: Own Your Workout - Part 2
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Are you trying to develop your own fitness program, but are unsure that it has the right components to help you reach your fitness goals? Developing a personalized, well-rounded, and strategic fitness plan will help you meet your goals sooner, save you time, and keep you at the top of your health by reducing the occurrence of injury and setbacks.
Join us for this 2-session webinar as we cover the basics of fitness program design, including American College of Sports Medicine exercise protocol; nutrition tips for energy, hydration, and aiding muscle repair; basic mechanics of good form, and overcoming barriers. You will leave the first session with the tools to begin designing your own fitness plan. Session 2 is optional, but highly encouraged. We will spend time answering questions, discussing strategies, and trouble-shooting challenges. Leave this class with the confidence to implement your fitness plan, make informed nutrition choices, and own your workout!
Instructors: Amanda Perez, BA (Sociology and Exercise Science), NASM CPT; Nathan McKenzie, MPH, ACSM CPT; Cecille Tabernero, BS (Kinesiology), NASM CPT. Ashley Gephart, MA CPT; Marlon John, BS (Exercise Science), NSCA-CPT, AASDN. Amanda, Nathan, Cecille, Ashley, and Marlon are all BeWell Wellness Advisors and combined, have more than 50 years experience as personal trainers, fitness instructors, and health coaches.


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FREE WEBINAR: Pain Psychology - Harnessing the Power of the Mind for Pain Relief
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Instructor: Beth Darnall, PhD
Location: At your computer/device
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Pain is relevant to all of us. Up to 100 million Americans are living with ongoing pain and it is the number one cause of work disability. Most people are interested in reducing or avoiding pain medications to minimize their health risks. In this 60 minute webinar, you will learn about the surprising power of pain psychology, including:
(1) How your thoughts, expectations and beliefs about pain and treatments will determine how much pain you feel and how much treatment you need.
(2) The science of how psychological treatment for pain changes your brain and reduces your pain.
(3) How you can reduce pain and health risks by using evidence-based psychological strategies.
Attendees will receive a list of resources including articles, books, websites and webinars where you can learn more and pursue empowered pain relief.
Instructor: Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University. She is principal investigator for $13 million in federal research that is investigating psychological treatment for chronic pain. She is passionate about educating patients and healthcare clinicians about effective, low-risk, low-cost strategies to reduce pain and suffering. She is author of 3 books: The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit ?2016, Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ?2014, and Psychobehavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain: The Evidence-Based Basics, available in 2018.


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FREE WEBINAR: Please, Don't Have a Seat!
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Instructor: Laura Putnam
Location: At your computer/device
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Plain and simple, as human beings we are designed to move even when we are at work. In this noon-hour webinar, learn about what's happening to us as a result of our pervasive sedentary lifestyles, why getting active is more than just getting a workout and how you can infuse movement right at your desk, even while listening to a webinar! You will hear the latest statistics and research on how sedentary lifestyles are affecting us, from obesity to chronic disease to nagging aches & pains, and most importantly, learn what you can do about it. You will get personalized tips on how to improve your own physical activity profile and be offered Motion Infusion in the Office, an exercise routine that can be applied on the job to help you refresh and re-focus. After participating in this workshop, you will think again the next time you ask someone to have a seat! Instructor: Laura Putnam, MA, wellness consultant, and Founder & CEO of Motion Infusion, a company inspiring increased physical activity in the workplace. Recorded April 23, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: Pre-Diabetes - What does it mean and how to prevent type-2 diabetes
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Instructor: Shauna Hyde
Location: At your computer/device
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This webinar is for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes, those with family members or loved-ones who have pre-diabetes or those who have been told that they are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. The significance of pre-diabetes will be discussed as well as symptoms, laboratory results, and the likihood of developing type-2 diabetes in the future. Proven means to prevent type-2 diabetes will be discussed in depth.


Instructor: Shauna Hyde, RD and certified diabetes instructor. She has provided cardiovascular risk reduction and lifestyle education for HIP and SPRC for many years. Recorded March 15, 2013


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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Burnout
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Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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Please join Dr. Yann Meunier in this noon-hour webinar to learn about burnout: what it is, and its prevalence in the workplace. What are its predisposing signs/determinants, risk factors, and health consequences? Dr. Meunier will offer prevention recommendations at the individual level, including targets, and intervention strategies.

Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was formerly the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, and a Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program. He is currently a Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.


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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Diabetes
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Instructor: Cynthia Lamendola
Location: At your computer/device
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Have you been told that you have elevated fasting blood sugar, are borderline diabetic, or that you are at risk to develop type 2 diabetes? Do you have a friend or family member that has high blood sugar? If so, you are not alone. There are 57 million Americans who have abnormal or high fasting blood sugars putting them at risk for type 2diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The good news is that scientific studies have conclusively shown that people at risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent developing it by making lifestyle changes. Learn what you can do right now to prevent type 2 diabetes. Instructor: Cynthia Lamendola, MSN, ANP, practices in the diabetes clinic at Stanford HealthCare and is Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Recorded February 9, 2011.


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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Liver Cancer
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Instructor: Samuel So, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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Recorded May 10, 2010. Samuel So, MD, FACS, Director of the Liver Cancer Program at Stanford University Medical Center.


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FREE WEBINAR: RENEW: Finding Focus; Staying Focused
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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Here are three good questions: Are you climbing the right mountain? Do you have the equipment and companions you need? Where can you get the energy to move ahead? In this noontime session we will find practical and powerful ways to refresh, work toward finding or re-finding your sense of purpose, and build effectiveness and enthusiasm. In order to make sure you can have a vision and stay on track, we?ll discuss values and how best to say ?No? and ?Yes? at the right times in your career and life.

We?ll talk about the five characteristics of ?fit? people, and will have a lively discussion about getting through a tough day. After this program, you will feel refreshed, re-charged, and better able to move ahead. Join in the inspiration.

Instructor: Linda Hawes Clever, MD is a Stanford undergrad and medical school alumna. Over the last 16 years as founder and president of the non-profit RENEW, she has worked with staff, faculty, nurses, physicians, and graduate students here and elsewhere who want to maintain robust vitality, outlook and purpose. She is author of The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life.



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FREE WEBINAR: Salt: How it Impacts Our Health
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Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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This webinar will present the reasons why Americans, and most of those in the rest of the world need to lower their salt intake. The major reason is to help keep our blood pressures at normal levels, but the role of salt in causing stomach cancer will also be presented. The webinar will provide tips on how to lower salt intake, especially looking at the canned, pre-packaged and prepared foods that now make up almost all the salt we take into our bodies. A list of the ten most common high-salt foods to avoid will be given. You will learn the difference between "reduced sodium", "low sodium", and "very low sodium". Guidelines for the amount of sodium (in milligrams) one should ingest in a single serving, and for the day will be provided. Lastly, you will be given tasty ideas for seasoning your food without salt. Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active) Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded September 9, 2011.


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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep and Common Sleep Problems
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Clete Kushida, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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The need for sleep and the impact of daytime fatigue and sleepiness in the workplace is affecting society as a whole. Dr. Clete Kushida, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford discusses the composition of sleep during the night and its changes throughout the life cycle. The most common sleep disorders will be individually discussed and tips for improving one's sleep will be offered.

Instructor: Clete A. Kushida, M.D., Ph.D., RPSGT, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. Recorded on August 13, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep and Why it is Sometimes Elusive
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Rachel Manber PhD
Location: At your computer/device
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Even though we know that sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing, sometimes we lie awake at night as though we have forgotten how to do it. This webinar will explain the biological and psychological factors that contribute to the regulation of healthy sleep. You will learn what can cause sleep problems, and how you can use the principles of sleep regulation to promote good sleep.

Instructor: Rachel Manber, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is the director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in the practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Recorded on November 7, 2013.


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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep: from A to Zzzz
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Emmanuel Mignot
Location: At your computer/device
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Sleep, like nutrition, is a critical factor of health and well-being. Although we spend nearly one third of our lives asleep, the science of sleep is a relatively new field and little is known about why we sleep. As a society, we place very little value on sleep and in our busy, fast paced lives, sleep can feel like a pesky, time consuming nuisance. As a result, Americans are chronically sleep deprived, and seventy million people suffer from chronic, severe sleep disorders such as repeated airway collapse during sleep, difficulty falling or staying asleep, or abnormal movements impacting sleep.

In this 2-part webinar you will learn that by obtaining adequate sleep and treating sleep disorders you can improve health, productivity, quality of life, and reduce accidents on roads and in the workplace. The first session will focus on the latest information about sleep and why we need it. The second session will continue the discussion.

Instructor: Emmanuel Mignot, MD, is the Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. Dr. Mignot is most well-known for discovering the cause of narcolepsy. Most of his current research focuses on the neurobiology, genetics and immunology of narcolepsy, with indirect interest in the neuroimmunology of other brain disorders. Recorded on November 18 and 25, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Smoking Cessation: An Integrated Approach
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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After providing a brief overview of smoking (recent history, prevalence, description, and gravity of the problem), Dr. Meunier will focus on the core information regarding the most efficient strategies to stop smoking and will share specific tools that rely on the integration of medications meant to address the physiological and psychological sides of nicotine addiction and psychological support.

Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was formerly the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, and a Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program. He is currently a Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Best Diet Ever!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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This webinar will review the complex and growing evidence that certain foods can help prevent many cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and age-related mental decline. This selection we call "The Best Diet Ever!"" The evidence for cancer prevention from this diet, including Vitamin D, can have its greatest effect on cancer of the breast, prostate, and colon ? all very common. The webinar take away message is: this information can give us confidence taht we can change our lives for the better. Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active) Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded February 8, 2012


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FREE WEBINAR: The Ins and Outs of Advance Healthcare Planning
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Instructor: Joshua Fronk
Location: At your computer/device
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An important element of one?s own wellness plan that often gets forgotten or pushed down the road (until sometimes too late) is advance care planning. Identifying and documenting your treatment care wishes with advanced directives will give you a strong voice in the decisions and management of your care. Join Dr. Joshua Fronk for this noon-hour webinar as he simplifies and demystifies the ins and outs of advance healthcare planning. Learn about the various options available to discuss and share medical decisions with your physician and medical team. Dr. Fronk will invite an interactive discussion about what is means to have a good quality of life.

Instructor: Joshua Fronk, DO. Dr. Fronk is clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines. He is a full-time palliative medicine and supportive oncology physician. He also serves as medical director for Stanford outpatient primary care palliative medicine.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Menstrual Cycle: What's Normal/What's Not Across The Lifespan
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Paula Hillard, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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Join Dr. Paula Hillard for an informative and interactive webinar on the often glossed-over area of women?s health: the menstrual cycle. Dr. Hillard will shed new light on the female reproductive system, what is normal and what?s not. She will address normal cycle length, normal bleeding parameters, and common menstrual symptoms for women in each decade of their reproductive lives. Beginning by focusing on the middle reproductive years, Dr. Hillard will move on to address the perimenopause, and then for mothers of teens, she will discuss normal puberty, the onset of menstrual cycles (menarche) and what to expect for teen cycles. Learn what health behaviors impact the menstrual cycle and reproductive health.

Instructor: Dr Paula Hillard graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977, left for 30 years to study, teach and work at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and the University of Cincinnati before returning to Stanford as Professor in the Department ofObstetrics and Gynecology; she has devoted her career to the care of women and to educating medical professionals and women themselves about women's healthcare.



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FREE WEBINAR: The New Cholesterol Guidelines - Do They Apply to Me?
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Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: At your computer/device
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In November of 2013, new guidelines for the management of Cholesterol in adults were published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. These new guidelines proposed a change in how cholesterol is managed based on our health history and other factors including new weight and lifestyle measures. Understanding these guidelines, and the steps you can take in partnership with your health care provider can be lifesaving.

Instructor: Kathy Berra MSN, NP. Ms. Berra is a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her career at Stanford has been spent evaluating ways to better manage cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on lifestyle. Recorded March 3, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Secret Society: Part 1 Breaking Out of the Norm
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Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: At your computer/device
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For you to prevent or reverse disease and weight gain you must begin to reshape how you see food. You may have to reject much of what you know about food and begin to access "real food" that promotes health and well-being. There are a lot of factors that play into why we make the choices we make, from societal cues to simply knowing what foods to eat or avoid. In this 3-part webinar, you will learn how to recognize our deadly societal eating norms, identify healthful foods, and develop the tools to live in the secret society of health. Part 1: Breaking out of the norm: How to identify the social eating norms that make healthy eating difficult.


Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO, Internal Medicine physician specializing in women's wellness through integrative medicine. Recorded on October 16, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Secret Society: Part 2 - The Grocery List
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Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: At your computer/device
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For you to prevent or reverse disease and weight gain you must begin to reshape how you see food. You may have to reject much of what you know about food and begin to access "real food" that promotes health and well-being. There are a lot of factors that play into why we make the choices we make, from societal cues to simply knowing what foods to eat or avoid. In this 3-part webinar, you will learn how to recognize our deadly societal eating norms, identify healthful foods, and develop the tools to live in the secret society of health. Part 2: The Grocery List: What should be on my shopping list and what shouldn?t be.


Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO, Internal Medicine physician specializing in women's wellness through integrative medicine. Recorded on October 23, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Secret Society: Part 3 The Tools
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: At your computer/device
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For you to prevent or reverse disease and weight gain you must begin to reshape how you see food. You may have to reject much of what you know about food and begin to access "real food" that promotes health and well-being. There are a lot of factors that play into why we make the choices we make, from societal cues to simply knowing what foods to eat or avoid. In this 3-part webinar, you will learn how to recognize our deadly societal eating norms, identify healthful foods, and develop the tools to live in the secret society of health. Part 3: The Tools: Specific tips on how to integrate healthy eating into your life starting today.


Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO, Internal Medicine physician specializing in women's wellness through integrative medicine. Recorded October 30, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: Time Saving Tricks to Make Healthy Homemade Cooking a Breeze
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Instructor: Anna Rakoczy
Location: At your computer/device
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Do you want to cook at home more ? not only to lose weight but also to improve your health and your family?s health? Do you need to make changes to your diet and lifestyle in order to improve your blood numbers, energy, and body confidence? Do you feel that time is the biggest barrier to you eating a healthier diet? Join us for this noon-hour webinar on simple preparation and time saving tricks to make healthy, homemade meals a breeze. You will learn: -How to plan and execute your grocery shopping to set you up for healthy eating for the week - and make healthy choices the ?easy? choice during the busy working week, -How to save money & reduce food waste - and avoid ?temptation? purchases when shopping, -How you can spend 3-5 minutes prepping in the morning and reduce the barrier to preparing a healthy, homemade meal at night, -The #1 trick used by healthy home cooks to get tasty, nourishing meals on the table every night ? no matter how busy their schedules; and -How to ?engineer? your meal so you can cook using the ingredients you already have in your fridge. We will also cover bulk cooking and preparation ideas for easy, healthy breakfasts and lunches. Instructor: Anna Rakoczy is a cook, an author, a health coach and the Co-Founder of Homemade Cooking. She has taught classes at Google, Stanford, the JCC and around the Bay Area.


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FREE WEBINAR: Tools for Healthy Eating Habits
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Instructor: Jennifer Robinson, PhD
Location: At your computer/device
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Do ever find yourself in the grocery store staring at options like a deer in the headlights? Wait, is this good for me today? I think it was good for me yesterday, but I heard that?s no longer true...And what the heck are the DRI, RDA, EAR, and DGA?? With so much nutrition information out there, it is amazing we even know we are supposed to eat vegetables and fruits!


In this webinar, we will walk you through some of the most helpful nutrition tools and how to use them to make simple and healthy food choices. We will cover the Dietary Reference Intakes, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the food labels (past, present and future), and ChooseMyPlate.gov. By the end of the class, everyone will set a personal goal to be a savvy and selective consumer.

Instructor: Jennifer Robinson, PhD, is Program Manager for the Nutrition Studies Group, Stanford Prevention Research Center.


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FREE WEBINAR: Training Camp for Your Brain
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Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
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It is good news that people are living longer, but it takes a sharp and undiminished mind to be able to age successfully. How can we best optimize our brains for the long haul? Recent research has told us that neuroplasticity exists and that we can improve many brain functions. In this webinar, Dr. John Farquhar will draw from the latest research in his discussion of the most promising foods, supplements, physical and brain fitness exercises, as well as the positive impact of social connections on brain health.


Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded on February 11, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Trust Your Gut - High Fiber, Microbes and Your Health
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Instructor: Lisa Offringa
Location: At your computer/device
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The health benefits of a diet high in dietary fiber are well established. Studies show eating fiber results in a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammation, diabetes and obesity. Why is the non-digestible part of our diet so beneficial to our health? One reason is that our intestinal microbiota uses fiber as its primary fuel and nourishment. By choosing foods high in fiber, we have the potential to modify the gut microbiome, and our health in a positive way.

Join Dr. Lisa Offringa in this noon hour webinar to learn about the fascinating universe of our intestinal microbiome, learn how to identify high fiber foods and ways to include more fiber into your daily diet.

Instructor: Lisa Offringa, PhD. Research Fellow at Stanford Prevention Research Center, and Lecturer in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley.


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FREE WEBINAR: Why Sweat It? What's so HOT about Menopause in 2017
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Instructor: Marcia Stefanick
Location: At your computer/device
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Most women start to experience symptoms of natural menopause in their mid-40?s to mid-50?s as ovarian estrogens decline towards the end of their reproductive years. Surgical menopause, i.e. removal of both ovaries, results in an abrupt change, regardless of age. The most common menopausal symptoms, hot flushes and night sweats (which often disrupt sleep), may be mild to severe and may continue for several years. In this noon-hour webinar, the risks, benefits, and effectiveness of common approaches to managing menopausal symptoms will be discussed, including estrogens, with (if a woman still has her uterus) or without a progestin (if a woman had a hysterectomy), non-hormonal drug treatments, and lifestyle and behavioral techniques, including alternative medical approaches

Instructor: Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) Center.


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FREE WEBINAR: Women and Heart Disease
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: At your computer/device
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women worldwide, yet it is very preventable. Understanding your risk factors for heart disease and knowing how to manage them is important for all women. It is also important for women to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack (which can be very different from men) so that they can take immediate action if the need arises. Almost 2/3 of the women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. This webinar will help you understand and maximize your heart health. Instructor: Kathy Berra MSN, NP. Ms. Berra is a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her career at Stanford has been spent evaluating ways to better manage cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on lifestyle. Recorded on December 1 2011.