CANCELLED Exploring Embodying the Divine and Divining the Body for a Meaningful Life
Tue Thu 07/10-07/19 5:15 pm-6:15 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Education Building (Cubberly), Rm 313
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Receive inspiration and skills to deepen meaning and purpose in your personal and professional life by immersing in the beauty and transformative representations of the integrated mind, body and spirit at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s “Divine Bodies” special exhibit. Centered around the exhibit experience, this arts-based, work-life skills and well-being program provides a unique opportunity to meet yourself more fully and discover ways to authentically express yourself.

Part 1) Lecture: Class meeting at Stanford will provide a framework, a compass, and outline for this transformational learning endeavor. A self-assessment activity for setting learning goals for personal and professional life will be included.

Part 2) Experience: View the SF Asian Art Museum’s special exhibit of Divine Bodies with a private, expert docent who will guide us into a deeper appreciation of how the artistic portrayal of the body illuminates human values, ideals, and transformative aspirations. There will be time for personal engagement with the art.

Part 3) Reflection and Integration: Class meeting at Stanford for conversation about the exhibit experience. Facilitated discussion will identify ways to integrate the workshop skills into daily habits for ongoing enrichment of personal and professional life.

PLEASE NOTE: Class fee includes entry to the SF Asian Art Museum

Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, Contemplation by Design Director.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $225 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 25)
Class Code: eddb-01

Five Times Ten: 10 Minute Mindfulness Practices to Do Anytime, Anywhere
Tue Thu 07/31-08/23 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: Health Research Policy Building (HRP), Rm 138B
BeWell Berry

You’ve heard about the benefits of mindfulness for reducing stress, improving sleep, and elevating the experience of daily living, and you’d like to get started… but don’t have much time to spare.

This workshop-style class is designed to provide a low-friction entry into learning and benefiting from foundational mindfulness practices. In eight sessions, you will learn five practical and replicable practices, and ways to implement them into your life without requiring extra time. With just a shift in awareness, these practices can be done simultaneously with daily activities at work or home. You’ll receive fundamental, experience-based instruction in meditation and mindfulness derived from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum, and the latest science demonstrating the benefits to brain, body, and mind.

Instructor: Patty McLucas is the Founder of Mindful Wellness, elevating the performance of organizational leaders through training in Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating, Sound Sleep and Leadership Communication. She is a public speaker on these topics and on mindfulness, resilience, and group health behavior. For more information about Patty, please see www.mindfulwellnessgroup.com.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: 5X10-01

ONLINE: Headspace
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: Online
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: 104   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: headspace-30

NEW CLASS: Intuitive Intelligence Meditation
Wed 07/11-07/18 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden
Location: Health Research Policy (HRP) Building, Rm T138B
BeWell Berry
Class Past

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 2-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: $75 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 14   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: iimed-01

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Tue 06/26-08/14 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 130
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, August 11 from 9a-5p in Li Ka Shing, Room 101/102.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $330 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: msm-01

Sound Immersion Experience - Gongs & Singing Bowls
Thu 08/09 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Stanford Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Road, Havana Room
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. 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: $30 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 13, Max: 30)
Class Code: scir-01b

Sun Energy: Intro to Breathing
Wed 08/15 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Moj Razmi
Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Rm Pacific Ocean Rm
BeWell Berry

Summer is the season of playfulness. Days are longer, hence the earth receives more of the Sun’s energy. This is a great season for us to do so too. Join us for an hour of tapping into deep, restorative breathing, connecting to the energy and vibrancy of the sun, and celebrating the energy that it brings us.

Instructor: Moj Razmi has taught yoga, group fitness, and Healthy Living classes for HIP for the past 13 years. She is an ERYT500 certified yoga instructor and Inspired Anusara teacher. She has completed more than 600 hours of yoga, breathing, meditation, ayurvedic & chakra workshops.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $30 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 61)
Class Code: seib-01

 CLASS FULL The Power of the Pause Meditation Retreat at Stanford
Sat 07/14 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Education Building (Cubberly), Rms 313 & 334
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

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.

The schedule includes time 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.

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: $175 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 17   (Min: 0, Max: 18)
Class Code: popmr-01

Walking Meditation in Nature - Pescadero Creek County Park
Sat 08/18 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Pescadero Creek County Park, Parking off Camp Pomponio Rd.
BeWell Berry

Listen to the birds, the creek 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 secret spots in local parks and preserves near Stanford.

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 wellbeing 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. Plus, it can be good exercise! Bring a water bottle and wear hiking attire appropriate for the weather. Meet at Pescadero Creek County Park (parking off Camp Pomponio Rd.). Hike will leave promptly at 10am.

Instructor:Danny Goldberg has led guided hiking tours and taught environmental education in California since 1999. Danny combines his passions for nature, health, meditation and the arts to offer inspiring hiking experiences and new insight into the world around us.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $40 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: mwm-01a

FREE WEBINAR: Intro to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
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.