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NEW CLASS: Experience Forgiveness: Sound Healing for the Heart
Tue 02/12 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Fred Luskin, Donatella Moltisanti
Location: Graduate Community Center, Havana Room (750 Escondido Road)
BeWell Berry

Join Fred Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, and operatic sound healer Donatella Moltisanti, for an educational and experiential class on the healing power of forgiveness. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress, and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self confidence. Dr. Luskin will share the principles and applications of forgiveness, then go on to share both scientific research and clinical anecdotes showing how the mind-body-spirit connection makes forgiveness a key part of overall well-being.

Following this presentation, Donatella will share how music and sound can guide the listener into a profound state of relaxation and meditation, and in this space of calm, one can be invited to experience the feelings of forgiveness and compassion. Donatella will then guide participants through the Moltisanti Soul Singing program – combining guided meditation with operatic vocalization and crystal singing bowls. Participants will be provided with a 5-step take-home exercise to begin embodying the practical applications of forgiveness in their lives. Please bring yoga mat and pillow to class.

Instructors: Fred Luskin, PhD, is a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford University, the director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good.

Donatella Moltisanti is the founder of Moltisanti Soul Healing method, a six-step process that helps individuals access their core being, let go of residue from trauma, and express themselves authentically.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $60 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: shbh-01

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

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: 56   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: headspace-30

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Intuitive Intelligence Meditation
Wed 02/06-03/06 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Room 4205 (269 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Increase your intuitive intelligence, while sharpening your mind! Accessing your intuition is like having a GPS guide you through your professional and personal life. Intuition enhances your logical mind, providing you with a "gut check", to aid with discernment and choices.

You may have already experienced moments of being guided by your intuitive wisdom. Imagine what it would be like if you simply knew which direction to take in your life, and what choices to make on a day-to-day basis to accomplish what's important to you. This 5-session class teaches you simple ways to connect with your internal GPS, trust your inner vision, and act on your instincts.

To continue practice connecting with your intuition in daily life, participants will receive a series of 10-20 minute guided meditations, through the Lovegarden Meditations App.

Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden, Author of Meditations on the Fridge. Born into a family of meditators, and trained by pre-eminent meditation leaders, Tarika carries forth her lineage teaching individuals and organizations, including Oracle, eBay, and Genentech.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 11   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: iimed-01

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Wed 02/06-03/27 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 205/206 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

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.

Instructor: Patty McLucas, Founder of Mindful Wellness, delivers programs in Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating, Sound Sleep and Mindful Leadership Communication. A Wellness Consultant for over 20 years, Patty teaches Mindfulness Meditation for Stanford?s Cancer Supportive Care Program, and teaches mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction for organizations including Apple Computer and Google. All day retreat: Sunday, March 10 in Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm 205/206

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $330 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: msm-02

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Tue 01/08-02/26 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Alway Building, M112
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 9-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.

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.

NOTE: Retreat on Saturday, February 9 from 9a-5p in Li Ka Shing, Room 120.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $330 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 8)
Class Code: msm-01

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Sound Immersion Experience - Gongs & Singing Bowls
Thu 02/28 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Graduate Community Center, Havana Room (750 Escondido Road)
BeWell Berry

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 can not only 'tune the soul' but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. 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, BFA, is an artist and environmental educator, Danny facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, hotels, and private groups around the Bay Area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers, and events throughout the U.S. For more information, visit DannyGoldberg.org

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 13, Max: 30)
Class Code: scir-01a

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Sound Immersion Experience - Gongs & Singing Bowls
Thu 03/07 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Graduate Community Center, Havana Room (750 Escondido Road)
BeWell Berry

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 can not only 'tune the soul' but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. 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, BFA, is an artist and environmental educator, Danny facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, hotels, and private groups around the Bay Area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers, and events throughout the U.S. For more information, visit DannyGoldberg.org

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 13, Max: 30)
Class Code: scir-01b

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The Power of the Pause Meditation Retreat at Stanford
Sat 02/23 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Cubberley Education Building, Room 313 (485 Lasuen Mall)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

For thousands of years, people have taken contemplative retreats, time spent away from one's normal life, for the purpose of cultivating resilience and equanimity, while deepening meaning, compassion, and wisdom. This Saturday immersion retreat offers you the experience of listening deeply to your body, spirit, and mind while being guided by an experienced teacher in a beautiful setting. Within the nourishing atmosphere and beauty of Stanford's campus, a combination of teaching, practice and reflection provides a transformative learning experience.

Join us for contemplative practice and walks among Stanford’s natural beauty and art, supported by evidence-based contemplative teachings. Careful guidance and training is offered in several practices including ones that facilitate focused attention, embodiment, breath awareness, mindfulness, emotion regulation, values alignment, reflective insight, awe, self-compassion and loving kindness. This retreat is suitable for both new and more experienced students of contemplative practices. You will receive information on contemplative practice opportunities on campus along with guidance on how to continue the “power of the pause” in your daily life. Retreat participants will receive the "Breathing for Longevity Love and Livelihood" CD as part of the course.

Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, Contemplation by Design Director, HIP Resilience, Stress Management and Contemplative Practices manager.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $225 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 18)
Class Code: popmr-01

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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.