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WEBINAR: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World: The Yin and Yang of Women's Hormones Perimenopause to Menopause
Thu 11/14 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Melinda Choy
Location: At your computer/device
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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide a framework for understanding women’s health and offer self-care methods to navigate the physiological changes that occur across the lifespan. In this noontime webinar, we will focus on the perimenopause to menopause transition. You will learn how the Taoist concept of yin and yang is used in TCM to identify your unique hormonal profile. You will discover nutritional and lifestyle techniques to support your body in the aging process and the natural waning of hormones, learn foundational tools to manage the root cause of hormonal imbalance, and be empowered to celebrate the shift towards the freedom phase of your life. Class discussion will relate TCM concepts to modern day biomedicine and interweave this ancient wisdom with our modern understanding of physiology.

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 96   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: awmw-30

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Awaken Your Natural Voice
Wed 10/30-11/20 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Deanna Anderson
Location: Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), First Floor, El Capitan, Room 116 (484 Oak Road)
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As we age, we can begin to experience a decline in our vocal strength and quality. Our voices may be raspier or thinner, and we may get out of breath more easily. Sometimes our voices deepen so that we lose the ability to use more vocal range, including those sweet higher pitches in speaking and singing.

In this 4-session class, you will learn a series of integrated breath, movement, and vocal exercises that can help you rediscover your natural, free voice. This pleasurable and relaxed process will invite your whole body to release the natural vitality and resonance of your voice, allowing you to discover new depth, range, and expressiveness in your vocal quality.

The valuable, practical techniques you learn in this course can be practiced in just 10 minutes a day to help you continue to improve the health and quality of your voice. Greater vocal control will help you relax and express yourself from a place of more presence, power, confidence, and ease.

Instructor: Deanna Anderson is a dancer, actor, and movement therapist. Her training includes professional certification in the Expressive Actor Method, which synthesizes acting, voice, and movement into a unified method for development.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $140.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 12, Max: 30)
Class Code: anv-01

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Ayurveda's Algorithm: Nature's Code
Sat 10/19 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructor: Geetanjali Chakraborty
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 205/206 (291 Campus Drive)
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Registration Closed

Ayurveda, India’s 5,000-year-old medical system, offers a precise, logical algorithm to understand your constitution and your imbalance. Learn how to get attuned with nature and apply Ayurvedic principles to your food and lifestyle choices.

This 1-day workshop will help you appreciate Ayurveda’s process by applying it to your own customized diet. You will even use an app that implements the algorithm to help you understand the foundations and building blocks for your customized diet.

Instructor: Geetanjali Chakraborty is a NAMA-Certified Ayurveda Clinical Specialist and an independent Ayurveda consultant. She was the dean of Ayurveda studies at Vedika Global, serving more than 300 clients. Prior to embarking on her Ayurvedic journey, Geetanjali had five years of molecular biology research experience at Georgetown University and Stanford University.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $175.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: ayuralg-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Foundations of Healing Touch Course 1
Sat Sun 11/16-11/17 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Helms
Location: Advanced Medicine Center - Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr., Room CC-2103 - CC-2105 (875 Blake Wilbur Drive)
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Healing Touch is a complementary, energy-based approach to health that uses heart-centered, gentle, non-invasive techniques to clear, balance, and align the human energy system. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, placing the recipient in the position to self-heal.

In course 1, you will learn techniques to use on yourself, your family and friends, and to incorporate into your professional practice if you are a health care provider. Healing Touch recipients report effects ranging from deep relaxation to a more vivid sense of mind-body-spirit connection, and many people report significant relief from physical pain. Healing Touch comes from an energetic perspective and is proving to be very effective as a complementary modality in the medical environment. Currently, Healing Touch is being used in several capacities at Stanford University Medical Center.

This class is open to registered nurses, health care providers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about energy work and healing. This is the first class in the Healing Beyond Borders HTI Certification program and provides 18 continuing education contact hours for nurses. Cost includes textbook used in all 5 courses of Healing Touch.

Instructor: Elizabeth Helms, RN, BSN, MATP, is a certified Healing Touch practitioner and instructor. She has been teaching Healing Touch since 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey Bay Area and most recently the Sierra Nevada. Prior to moving to the Sierra, Elizabeth had a private practice in Palo Alto and worked as a Healing Touch Provider for Stanford Cancer Supportive Services at the Integrative Medicine Clinic, along with being the co-founder and associate director of Healing Partners at Stanford University Medical Center.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $390.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: ht-01

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Hear Your Heart Speak with Embodied Storytelling
Tue 10/08-11/12 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa Chu, MD
Location: Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) - Cardinal Hall, Room 145 (505 Broadway)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Registration Closed

Can finding and telling your own story be an act of wellness and healthy transformation?

Research has shown that expressing our deeply held stories through language and other creative modalities can improve immune system and lung function, diminish psychological distress, and enhance relationships and social role functioning. Come and explore your own expressions in this introduction to embodied storytelling.

In this 6-week class, you will engage in playful, creative, interactive exercises using your whole body, mind, and soul in vocal sound, movement, imagination, and listening, all in a supportive environment.

At the end of the course, you will be able to engage in multiple modes of expression such as speaking, movement, sound, and gesture in telling stories of personal significance. You will also learn ways of witnessing and supporting others in a creative process, learn specific practices for engaging in playful creative expression, and personally experience the energy, resilience, and healthy transformation that can come through storytelling.

Instructor: Lisa Chu, MD, is a multidisciplinary artist, performance creator, and SoulBodyMind life coach. She enjoys encouraging people of all ages to recognize and explore their own creative potential, which she herself has explored through research and practice at the intersection of expressive arts and healing for the past decade and performing arts and teaching for the past 3 decades.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 6, Max: 16)
Class Code: fyv-01

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 CLASS FULL Knowing and Using Your Strengths
Wed 10/23 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Instructor: Patty Purpur de Vries, MS
Location: Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), First Floor, El Capitan, Room 116 (484 Oak Road)
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Registration Closed

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. We each have talents, and when we honor the talents in ourselves and in others, we can create a powerful and positive work environment.

During this facilitated noontime course, you will see new ways to view yourself and your co-workers. You will learn the difference between talents and strengths, identify ways to develop your talents into strengths, and 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 35-minute online assessment prior to class. The tool identifies your top 5 talents from the list of 34 potential strengths. Please bring this list to class.

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $80.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 32   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: kuys-01

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Life's Purpose Workshop: Exploring Purpose for Health, Happiness, and Longevity
Fri 11/01-11/22 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: Clark Center, Clark S361 (318 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Do you ever feel a need for greater professional or 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, but are also healthier and happier. In this 4-session workshop, we will take a methodological approach to understanding the importance of purpose, finding your purpose and putting it in the driver’s seat for living a healthier and more fulfilled life.

Join us, as we:
- Identify the health benefits of having purpose in life (reduced anxiety, better sleep, lower mortality to name a few),
- Recognize and prioritize our values,
- Define the positive impact of value-based behaviors on health,
- Uncover our personal passion and talents/gifts through reflection, worksheets, and guided discussion,
- And align our values, passions, and gifts with purpose.

By the end of class, you will have developed your own Purpose Statement and be ready to implement a plan of action for living a healthy, more purpose-driven life.

Instructor: 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, and smoking cessation.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 22)
Class Code: lpw-01

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Oh, For A Good Night's Sleep: Using Mindfulness to Regulate Your Sleep and Your Life
Wed 10/16-10/30 4:30 pm-5:45 pm
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: SLAC National Accelerator Center, El Dorado Conference Room (Building 28, Room 10) (2575 Sand Hill Road)
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Registration Closed

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 calmer 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 is the founder of Mindful Wellness and has more than 20 years of experience as a wellness consultant. She currently teaches classes in mindfulness for Stanford's Cancer Supportive Care Program and Health Improvement Program and has taught for other organizations including Apple and Google.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $155.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: gns-01

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 CLASS FULL Personalized Fitness Design
Mon Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Ashley Gephart
Location:
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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'd 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: Ashley Gephart, MA, brings 10+ years of experience in health and wellness promotion as a health educator, lifestyle coach, and fitness professional. She is a firm believer that small steps add up to big successes, and she finds great joy in partnering with people on the journey to unlock full potential and achieve goals.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: pfd-04c

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 CLASS FULL Refresh, Restore, Renew
Thu 11/21 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: SLAC National Accelerator Center, El Dorado Conference Room, Building 028, Room 10 (2575 Sand Hill Road)
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Feeling pressed for time? Join the majority! Treat yourself to a special noontime class to reconnect with your priorities and learn how to use your precious 24/7 in a more meaningful way.

In a give-and-take setting, you can learn how to be effective and fulfilled both at work and at home. Take time to catch your breath, do some thinking about your work and life plans, and consider new solutions. We will explore how to juggle time and responsibilities and how to identify time savers and time wasters all based on your values. By reconnecting to the things that are personally significant, you can stay whole, healthy, and enjoy your life and your loved ones.

Instructor: Linda Hawes Clever, MD, is a Stanford graduate, former associate dean of alumni affairs of the Stanford School of Medicine, a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She founded the non-profit RENEW and is author of The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $40.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 25   (Min: 10, Max: 25)
Class Code: vital-01

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Sit and Stand Comfortably at Your Computer Station - 3 Individual Sessions
Mon Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: At your computer/device
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Even with appropriately fitting equipment, the way you use your workstation can make all the difference. These individual sessions that take place at your workstation, provide a body-centered approach to optimize your actions while working and to reduce sources of tension and pain. You will receive customized instruction to help alleviate pain in your neck, shoulders, back, and arms, and prevent injury and reverse bad habits before they become chronic. Take the guesswork out of working comfortably. Improve habits and learn to make small adjustments to commonly used actions at your desk while sitting and standing. Please allow 2 weeks for instructor to contact you.

Instructor: Jean Elvin, MFA, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, with special training for repetitive strain, back, neck, and shoulder issues as well as professional ergonomic experience. She has a cooperative relationship with Stanford Ergonomics and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $350.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 4)
Class Code: sccs-03

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

Even with appropriately fitting equipment, the way you use your workstation can make all the difference. These individual sessions that take place at your workstation, provide a body-centered approach to optimize your actions while working and to reduce sources of tension and pain. You will receive customized instruction to help alleviate pain in your neck, shoulders, back, and arms, and prevent injury and reverse bad habits before they become chronic. Take the guesswork out of working comfortably. Improve habits and learn to make small adjustments to commonly used actions at your desk while sitting and standing. Please allow 2 weeks for instructor to contact you.

Instructor: Jean Elvin, MFA, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, with special training for repetitive strain, back, neck, and shoulder issues as well as professional ergonomic experience. She has a cooperative relationship with Stanford Ergonomics and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $125.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: sccs-02

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Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer Station: Group Introduction
Mon 10/14 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) - Cardinal Hall, Room 145 (505 Broadway)
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Registration Closed

Sitting all day hunched over a computer can wreak havoc on your body. Fortunately, having appropriately fitting equipment and using it properly can make all the difference. This introductory group class will explore concepts that can be applied by anyone while at their workstation to reduce sources of tension and pain caused by poor workstation set up and habits.

In this 1-hour class, you will improve awareness of habits for workplace sitting and standing by using a series of questions and visualizations specifically designed to identify possible areas of improvement. In addition, you will learn movement exercises and adjustments which fine tune your physical experience while sitting and standing for common work activities. These exercises can be applied immediately at any workstation. Those who want customized attention at their own workstation have the option of signing up for an individual session when they are ready.

Instructor: Jean Elvin, MFA, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, with special training for repetitive strain, back, neck, and shoulder issues as well as professional ergonomic experience. She has a cooperative relationship with Stanford Ergonomics and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 13   (Min: 5, Max: 30)
Class Code: sccs-01

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

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

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $300.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 31   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: sleepio-30

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Spinefulness Plus: Focus on Neck, Shoulders, Arms, and Hands
Tue 11/05-12/03 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jean Couch, Jean Couch
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 101 and 304/305 (291 Campus Drive)
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Whether you are suffering in your neck, feet, or joints, the Spinefulness approach will guide you to replace patterns of wear and tear with habits that restore joints. Sit with ease, drive in your car without pain, or stand happily in line at the grocery store. Tap into the healing potential of gravity in any moment of the day, anywhere you are.

This 4-session class will combine the foundational Spinefulness class with an extra class that pays special attention to your neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. You will learn body awareness and corrections that can bring relief from mechanically-based joint and back pain, small but critical position shifts that will enable a release of muscle tension in your neck and shoulders, and correct shoulder blade placement that can relieve pain in your hands.

Instructor: Jean Couch is founder of the Balance Center and the author of The Runner’s Yoga Book. For more than 25 years, she has been involved in empirical research studying populations of people who have no back or joint pain.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
(Class NOT HELD ON 11/19/19)
Fee: $175.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 24   (Min: 12, Max: 30)
Class Code: spinens-01

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 125   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: stall-30

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 CLASS FULL Tending Your Fall Garden
Mon 10/07-10/28 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Anna Lee
Location: O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm (Oak Road)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Registration Closed

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 4-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 as well as how 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. 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 the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 14   (Min: 8, Max: 12)
Class Code: garden-01

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The Gokhale Method: No More Aches and Pains
Sat 11/02 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Esther Gokhale
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Room 4205 (269 Campus Drive)
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Registration Closed

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 a qualified Gokhale Method teacher, 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 is the creator of the Gokhale Method and the author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. She studied biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton, and acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Oriental Medicine.

Kathleen O'Donohue is a qualified Gokhale Method teacher. Trained as a primary care Physician Assistant (PA), Kathleen has studied and practiced health and wellness for decades, with a focus on women’s healthcare, elder care, and community health education.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $545.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: gokn-02

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The Gokhale Method: No More Aches and Pains
Sun 10/20 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Esther Gokhale
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 203/204 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Registration Closed

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 a qualified Gokhale Method teacher, 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 is the creator of the Gokhale Method and the author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. She studied biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton, and acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Oriental Medicine.

Kathleen O'Donohue is a qualified Gokhale Method teacher. Trained as a primary care Physician Assistant (PA), Kathleen has studied and practiced health and wellness for decades, with a focus on women’s healthcare, elder care, and community health education.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $545.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: gokn-01

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The Knowing-Doing Gap: Applying Business Best Practices to Personal Well-Being
Thu 11/14 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Instructor: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Location: Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) - Cardinal Hall, Conference Center C105 (505 Broadway)
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In their ground-breaking book The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action, Stanford professors and authors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton discuss why our actions often don't match our ideals and what we can do about it. Almost 20 years later, the insights from this book still ring true. And while the authors’ research is drawn from the corporate world, many of their take-aways apply for individuals as well.

You are invited to join Jeffrey for a presentation and panel discussion of the key elements of the Knowing-Doing Gap and how they apply to the health and wellness choices we make as individuals. The panelists will discuss the key components to successfully translating knowledge into sustainable behavior change, such as building upon successively more ambitious short-term goals that fit into the realities of people’s existing routines, identifying barriers to success, and modifying goals when we experience inevitable setbacks. All attendees with paid registration will receive a copy of the book.

Presenter: Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD, is the Thomas D. Dee II professor of organizational behavior at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, where he has taught since 1979, as well as the author or co-author of 15 books.

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

Panelists:
Marguerite Kunze, PhD, is the associate vice president of Talent Management and Workforce Strategy at Stanford.
Jackie Bertoldo, MPH, RDN, is the assistant director of Food Choice Architecture and Nutrition at Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises.
Deborah Balfanz, PhD, is the program manager for the Health Improvement Program behavior change classes and also provides individual wellness coaching.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $65.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 48   (Min: 0, Max: 60)
Class Code: kdg-01

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 CANCELLED The Road to Resilience: Overcoming Stress by Engaging your Best Self
Mon 10/07 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) - Cardinal Hall, Room 145 (505 Broadway)
BeWell Berry
Canceled

It is impossible to live life without some exposure to stress. But research has shown that by changing how we think and act in response to stress, we can build resilience and achieve more positive outcomes in the face of adversity.

In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn evidence-based mindset interventions, explore thinking strategies that turn stress into courage, and practice exercises designed to change the body’s stress response and foster emotional resilience. You will leave with key strategies to think and act with resilience, including developing bigger-than-self mindsets and connecting to our common humanity.

Instructor: Christy Matta, MA, is the Wellness on Wheels manager for the Health Improvement Program. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a cognitive behavioral treatment designed to help people with intense emotional experiences, and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of emotional regulation and resilience.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 12, Max: 30)
Class Code: wytm-01

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Time Management for Less Stress and More Joy
Tue 10/15-10/22 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Laura Becker-Lewke
Location: Clark Center, Room 361 (318 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Registration Closed

Whether it's trying to get to the gym, preparing and eating more vegetables, or doing the important things that add value to your life, too often, our good intentions get thwarted by time. Stress builds, it seems exponentially, the shorter we feel on time.

In this 2-week class, we will come together to share the challenges we face in connection with stress and time. You will learn about recent research findings on stress and time management, review relevant books, and create a "time diary." Within a small collaborative community, you will learn to rethink time management and to create a new approach, one with less stress and greater margins for joy.

Instructor: Laura Becker Lewke, LLB, MBA, is a lawyer, businesswoman, mother of four children, and longterm caregiver for her mother who experienced a life-changing stroke. Laura is now a BeWell coach at Stanford and development professional with Hope Unlimited for Children. She is an experienced facilitator of small groups of many types and proponent of learning interactively and collaboratively.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $70.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 16   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: tmmj-01

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Traditional Oriental Medicine:
Sat 10/05 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Luca Moschini
Location: Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (STLC), Rm. 105 (376 Lomita Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Registration Closed

This practical introduction to the ancient wisdom of Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM), also often called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a 1-day workshop 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.

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 20   (Min: 10, Max: 25)
Class Code: tom-01

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 CLASS FULL Wellness Coaching - Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Mon Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Location:
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 wellness coaching is:

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 an in-person session. The initial session is followed by 4 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 differs in their availability.

Coach: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, is the group behavior change program manager for the the Stanford Health Improvement Program and has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to HIP in 2002. 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.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 3)
Class Code: well-04b

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 CLASS FULL Wellness Coaching - Elizabeth Skolnik
Mon Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
Location:
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 wellness coaching is:

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 an in-person session. The initial session is followed by 4 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 differs in their availability.

Coach: Elizabeth Skolnik is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. She works with individuals wishing to make lasting behavior change in stress management, wellness, emotional regulation, and living a more balanced life. She brings her experience to the Stanford BeWell Program and the Health Improvement Program, meeting you with compassion, non-judgment and insight.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 5)
Class Code: well-04c

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Wellness Coaching - Jayna Rogers, MPH
Mon Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location:
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 wellness coaching is:

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 an in-person session. The initial session is followed by 4 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 differs in their availability.

Coach: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a health education manager for the Health Improvement Program and workshop coordinator for the BeWell Employee Incentive Program. 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: $275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 5)
Class Code: well-04d