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ONLINE: Body Hacking (for the Sane): Using Exercise Physiology to Slow Aging
Thu 02/07 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Anne Friedlander
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Physical activity is a powerful medicine that can promote health and change the trajectory of aging. However, in the modern world, the barriers to daily movement have gotten stronger, and the burden to exercise has gotten greater. As scientists learn more about the pathways of disease, the causes of aging, and the mechanisms by which exercise exerts its benefits, we can develop targeted exercise strategies that can slow (i.e. “hack”) the aging process. In this noon hour class, you will learn how physical activity can slow aging and how different types and amounts of activity can optimize desired health and fitness outcomes.

Instructor: Anne L. Friedlander, PhD, has been teaching exercise physiology classes at Stanford in the Program in Human Biology for more than 20 years. She has broad research experience in the areas of enhancing human performance, environmental physiology, and using physical activity to promote healthy aging. Anne is passionate about the benefits of movement on the aging process and specializes in giving talks translating scientific findings on physiology and exercise into practical applications for people.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $40 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 56   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: bh4ts-30

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NEW CLASS: Body Hacking (for the Sane): Using Exercise Physiology to Slow Aging
Thu 02/07 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Anne Friedlander
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Physical activity is a powerful medicine that can promote health and change the trajectory of aging. However, in the modern world, the barriers to daily movement have gotten stronger, and the burden to exercise has gotten greater. As scientists learn more about the pathways of disease, the causes of aging, and the mechanisms by which exercise exerts its benefits, we can develop targeted exercise strategies that can slow (i.e. “hack”) the aging process. Join us for this noon hour class, either in person or via Zoom, to learn how physical activity can slow aging, and how different types and amounts of activity can optimize desired health and fitness outcomes.

Instructor: Anne L. Friedlander, PhD, has been teaching exercise physiology classes at Stanford in the Program in Human Biology for more than 20 years. She has broad research experience in the areas of enhancing human performance, environmental physiology, and using physical activity to promote healthy aging. Anne is passionate about the benefits of movement on the aging process and specializes in giving talks translating scientific findings on physiology and exercise into practical applications for people.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $40 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 11   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: bh4ts-01

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Creativity as Your Personal Well-Being Strategy
Tue Thu 03/07-03/14 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce Cryer
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm 4205 (269 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Are you expressing your creativity to the fullest? Do you greet each day with exuberance, joy, and a sense of deeply held mission? Do you make time to nurture yourself and your highest aspiration for living?

We all need more creativity to solve problems, start important projects, repair relationship challenges, help others in need, and simply to be the fullest expression of ourselves we can possibly be. Thanks to significant research in disease prevention, we now know that creativity is also good for our health. Finding our creative flow in artistic or other soul-satisfying endeavors makes our immune system stronger, our cardiovascular system more efficient, and our cognitive function sharper and more clear.

In this 3-session course (3.5 hour session followed by two 75 minute sessions), through music, art, dance, creative writing and other forms of creative expression, you will be immersed in exploring your own creativity. You will learn the science supporting the link between creativity and enhanced health; how to refine talents you barely knew you had; and how to keep creativity alive in your life as your personal well-being strategy.

As a part of the class, each participant will receive a thumb drive containing an audio series of guided meditations, a 19-slide inspiration slide show, a video mini-documentary of the What Makes Your Heart Sing project, and 2 articles on creativity.


PLEASE NOTE the 3 class dates and times: Class 1 on March 7, 1:30-5:00pm in the Center for Clinical Sciences Research, Rm 4205. Classes 2 & 3 on the following Tuesday and Thursday, March 12 in the Medical School Office Bldg., Rm 303 and March 14 will be held 12:00 - 1:15pm in LKS, Rm 308.

Instructor: Bruce Cryer has been a Broadway actor/singer/dancer, entrepreneur, CEO of HeartMath, mentor, strategic consultant, photographer, artist, and author. He is co-author of From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $250 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: cps-01

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Engage Your Playful Nature
Wed 02/20-03/13 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Deanna Anderson, Peter Giordano
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Experience the replenishing gift of creative play.

Learn ways to develop your playful nature and positive outlook on life, de-stress your body and mind, and enjoy the conviviality of community. Playing can boost your energy and vitality and even improve your resistance to disease. Play can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Play stimulates your mind and helps you focus. In this 4-session class, we will rekindle our playful nature with games, joyful music and rhythm making, theater play, creative writing and reciting.
Oh yes- and a whole lot of laughs!

Instructor: Deanna Anderson. Deanna is a dancer, dance instructor, Certified Action Theater Coach and Director, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator (RSMT/E), with over 25 years experience serving people through Expressive and Performance Arts.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $140 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: iplay-01

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Foundations of Healing Touch Level 1
Sat Sun 01/26-01/27 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Helms
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry

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 Level 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 complimentary 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 Levels of HT.

Instructors: Elizabeth Helms, RN, BSN, MATP, is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor and Public Health Nurse. She has been teaching Healing Touch for the past 11 years in the Bay Area. She has worked as a Healing Touch Provider for Cancer Supportive Services at the Integrative Medicine Clinic and as the Associate Director of the Stanford Healing Partners program.

Irina Mulvey, Assistant Instructor, is a long-time resident of the Monterey Peninsula, Irina began her Healing Touch training through the Health Improvement Program at Stanford. She has worked as a Volunteer with Stanford Healing Partners providing Healing Touch to cancer patients since 2014.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $390 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 11   (Min: 10, Max: 16)
Class Code: ht-01

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Getting Older: Don't take it Sitting Down!
Wed 02/27-03/06 12:00 pm-1:00 PM
Instructor: Joyce Hanna
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Rm 205/206 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Do you feel too young to get old? What exactly is healthy aging? The answers are different for people at different stages of life. This 2-session class will cover ways to live longer and better, based on the latest research by experts in the field of growing older.

Session 1 will focus on ways of helping you take charge of your body and mind. What specific kind of exercise do you need to emphasize in your fitness program? What specific kinds of food do you need to be eating? What can you do to remain mentally sharp?

Session 2 will focus on taking charge of your life. What myths do you have about getting older? Are telomeres the key to aging? What do you need to relinquish, and to what do you want to enhance as you move on? What does generativity versus stagnation mean to you? If youth, health, beauty, and power supposedly recede as you get older, why do studies tell us older people are the happiest age group of all? This paradox of aging and other topics will be explored.

Instructor: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS, is the Associate Director of the Stanford Health Improvement Program and the Director of the Living Strong Living Well program for cancer survivors. She is also an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and behavioral health consultant. Joyce has been with HIP since 1991.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $70 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: age-01

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Healing Touch Level 2: Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications
Sat Sun 03/09-03/10 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Helms
Location: Alway Building, Rm M112
BeWell Berry

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 client in the position to self-heal. In Level 2, you will learn ‘back’ techniques, the assessment process, including recording observations and documentation, and best practices of applying Healing Touch in clinical settings. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences of practicing Level 1 techniques for feedback and growth.

This Class is open to anyone who has successfully completed Healing Beyond Borders HTI’s Healing Touch Level 1 and provides 17.5 continuing Education Contact hours for nurses. Foundations and Practice of Healing Touch textbook required.

Instructor: Elizabeth Helms, RN, BSN, MATP is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor and Public Health Nurse. She has been teaching Healing Touch for the past 11 years in the Bay Area. She has worked as a Healing Touch Provider for Cancer Supportive Services at the Integrative Medicine Clinic and as the Associate Director of the Stanford Healing Partners program.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $350 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: ht2-01

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NEW CLASS: Loving an Addict While Loving Yourself- A Facilitated Book Discussion
Wed 01/30-02/06 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Rosan Gomperts, Vinutha Mohan
Location: Kingscote Gardens, Room 140 (419 Lagunita Drive, Suite #110)
BeWell Berry

This facilitated book study group is offered in collaboration with the Stanford Faculty Staff HELP Center.

Individuals whose loved ones are coping with addiction are encouraged to attend this two part class. Skilled therapists and facilitators will lead a discussion of the book “Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction” by Candace Platter. In the first session, a review of the strategies described in the book will be discussed. Time will be provided for participants to identify ways in which they can apply the principles from the book to their own lives. The follow up session will enable participants to debrief about their experiences, and in a supportive group, discuss effective ways to practice and sustain healthy self-care while caring for someone with addiction. Participants are expected to attend both sessions, and are strongly encouraged to read the book before the class. NOTE: Books are not included as a part of the course.

Facilitators: Vinutha Mohan, LMFT is a therapist at the Stanford Faculty Staff HELP Center. Her work specialties include Trauma counseling and Relationship counseling.

Rosan Gomperts, LCSW, is the Director of the Stanford Faculty Staff HELP Center. Her clinical interests include fostering communication skills, facilitating difficult conversations, couples' works, and helping clients manage their life circumstances and experiences.

Debbie Balfanz, PhD, is the Group Behavior Change Manager for the Health Improvement Program (HIP) and provides individual wellness coaching. She has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to HIP in 2002.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 11   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: fbdhelp-01

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NEW CLASS: Manager as Wellness Advocate
Mon 03/04 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, Elizabeth Skolnik
Location: 1070 Arastradero Road, Room 202 A&B
BeWell Berry

In this afternoon workshop, participants learn how employee health is tied to employee performance and productivity, satisfaction, and retention. The manager’s role in supporting employee wellness will be highlighted. Best practices for creating a work environment that supports wellness will be reviewed. Participants will get a chance to put theory into action as they work together through scenarios based on common work place situations.

Instructors: Deborah Balfanz, PhD, is the Group Behavior Change Manager for the Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP) and provides individual wellness coaching. She has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to the HIP in 2002. Her passion is helping to create work environments where “the healthy choice is the easy choice.”

Elizabeth Skolnick, CPCC, received her Professional Coach Certification from The Coaches Training Institute in 2009 and has been working in Organizational Development for 20+ years. She currently provides Wellness Advising and Wellness Coaching as part of Stanford’s Health Improvement Program. Her passion is the neuroscience of behavior change in support of individuals and toward creating a culture of wellness.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $90 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: mwa-01

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Partner Shiatsu for Neck and Shoulder Release
Thu 02/21 6:30 pm-7:45 pm
Instructor: Lisa Burnett
Location: Roble Gym, Studio 114 (375 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of energy/bodywork using the thumbs, fingers, palms and elbows to apply pressure to the acupuncture meridians of the body. The pressure relieves stress by dissipating muscle tension and allowing flow of energy through the body. The repetitive stresses of work are calmed and eliminated, increasing productivity and health. In this academic and experiential class you will work in pairs, while seated, practicing the principles of good alignment as you work. You will learn bodywork techniques for the neck, upper back, and shoulders. The receiver and the practitioner will both benefit from the focusing of energy and intention. Bring your partner for free!

Instructor: Lisa Burnett, MA, MFA. Lisa has been teaching dance since 1977, practicing Shiatsu since 1988, and teaching Pilates since 1995.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $65 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 12   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: shi-02

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Physician Health Coaching for Preventing Burnout and Building Connection
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Daryl Walker
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 and wellness offerings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering a Health Coaching program designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to reach their full potential. Each physician will work 1 on 1 with a certified coach in areas specific to their needs, setting goals, and implementing a plan that promotes professional fulfillment, personal resiliency, social connectedness, and physical health.

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: Daryl Walker, NBC-HWC, is a Life Coach and Certified Personal Trainer who believes you do not need to do it "perfectly" and provides a safe and supportive environment to learn and practice while taking realistic, incremental steps towards your health and wellness goals.

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

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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 and wellness offerings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering a Health Coaching program designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to reach their full potential. Each physician will work 1 on 1 with a certified coach in areas specific to their needs, setting goals, and implementing a plan that promotes professional fulfillment, personal resiliency, social connectedness, and physical health.

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, is the BeWell Wellness Profile Manager and Associate Director of the Living Strong Living Well Program. Julie has a coaching certification through Wellcoaches® and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Julie works with individuals in areas such as weight management, healthy eating, and exercise to create sustained behavior change.

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 and wellness offerings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering a Health Coaching program designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to reach their full potential. Each physician will work 1 on 1 with a certified coach in areas specific to their needs, setting goals, and implementing a plan that promotes professional fulfillment, personal resiliency, social connectedness, and physical health.

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 Skolnik, CPCC, brings to the table experience as a 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.

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 and wellness offerings, the Stanford Health Improvement Program has begun offering a Health Coaching program designed specifically for physicians.

This 6-session program offers physicians a safe and confidential space to pause and reflect on what it means to reach their full potential. Each physician will work 1 on 1 with a certified coach in areas specific to their needs, setting goals, and implementing a plan that promotes professional fulfillment, personal resiliency, social connectedness, and physical health.

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, is certified as an Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine and is a National Board Certified-Health and Wellness Coach. She is a BeWell Coach for the Health Improvement Program, and oversees the Physician Health Coaching Program. She is committed to reducing one’s stress and improving overall mental and physical health with proper nutrition, physical activity and various body/mind techniques.

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

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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. ?Feldenkrais, an Antidote to RSI, Back, Neck and Shoulder Tension,? an HIP fitness class, fel-01.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $325 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 4)
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. "Feldenkrais, an Antidote to RSI, Back, Neck and Shoulder Tension," an HIP fitness class, fel-01.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $110 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 24)
Class Code: sccs-02

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Sleepio - Digital Sleep Improvement Program
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Engagement or 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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 CANCELLED Spinefulness Plus: Breathing Through the Spine
Wed 02/13-03/13 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jean Couch
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 208 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry
Canceled

This 5-part class combines 4-sessions of ‘Spinefulness' fundamentals along with one awesome session that focuses on breathing for spinal health. In the first 4 weeks, we will learn natural alignment while sitting, standing, bending, and walking. You will learn keen body awareness, and how to apply small, but critical, position shifts for relief from mechanically-based joint and back pain. By replacing patterns of wear and tear with habits that restore joints, you will be able to sit with ease, drive in your car without pain, and stand happily in line at the grocery store.

Bonus session: Did you know that by design, the breath is meant to massage and elongate the human spine? Dr. Roger Sperry, 1981 Nobel Prize winner for brain research, states: “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” In the last session, you will experience postural and breathing basics that support an elastic and more youthful spine.

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

Instructor: Jean Couch, Founder of the Balance Center, is the author of "The Runner's Yoga Book: A Balanced Approach to Fitness". For over 25 years, Jean has been involved in empirical research studying populations of people who have little or no back or joint pain.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $225 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: spinefbs-01

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Stanford University Wellness Summit IX
Thu 03/14 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Instructor: Patty de Vries, MS
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Berg Hall (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Come join us for us for an exciting day of learning and networking at our annual wellness summit. This year's theme focuses on best practices in wellness and explores ways you and your team can shape your program and your life.

Speakers Include:

- Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD, Author of Dying for a Paycheck, Power & The Knowing doing Gap, Stanford University www.jeffreypfeffer.com

- Patty de Vries, Associate Director of Faculty & Staff Well-Being, Stanford University www.HIP.Stanford.edu

- Sonja Lyubormirsky, PhD, Author of the How of Happiness, California State at Riverside www.sonjalyubomirsky.com

- Roy Redd, Author of The Unnoticed Advantage and The Success Magnet www.royredd.com

- David Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, Stanford Health Care www.stanfordhealthcare.org

- Vic Strecher, PhD, Author of Life on Purpose www.vicstrecher.com

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $98 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 20   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: wellsumm-01

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The Art of Aloha - Ho'oponopono Practice of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Mon 02/04 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Instructor: Diane Grace
Location: Kingscote Gardens (419 Lagunita Drive, Suite #110)
BeWell Berry

Sometimes, when our relationships are strained and feel in disharmony, it can be difficult to be productive and creative in other areas of our life. The knowledge and practical self-care skills that are developed as a way of life in Hawaii is understood in the practice of Aloha. Understanding and practicing the traditions and culture of Aloha can serve as a model for how to value each person and provide a new way to embrace your own personal development. In this 2-hour Art of Aloha workshop, we will focus on the practice of Ho’oponopono for reconciliation and forgiveness. Ho’oponopono is a peacemaking process to repair and strengthen relationships. The tenets of this practice can also be used to create internal harmony, especially when we are feeling that life has been turned upside down.

Join Diane Grace (Kumu Kamaolipua) in her second visit from the Big Island, as she shares the wisdom and practice of Ho’oponopono passed down to her from her ancestors, elders, and teachers.
• Learn the fundamental and essential steps of this ancient cultural tradition
• Learn how the to apply the principles of Ho'oponopono in your own relationships
• Learn how to use Ho’oponopono to align your personal aspirations with productive action

Instructor: Diane Grace (Kumu Kamaolipua) is a life coach, certified ho’oponopono practitioner, speaker, workshop facilitator, and Kahu (ordained Hawaiian minister). She believes the lessons her Hawaiian culture teaches can make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $70 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 26   (Min: 0, Max: 40)
Class Code: aloha-01

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Vitality 201: Finding and Sustaining Your Groove
Tue 02/12-03/12 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Crystal Springs Conference Room
BeWell Engagement or Berry

If you want to be excellent, enthusiastic and effective . . . and you want to catch your breath. If you want to have a sense of purpose and joy . . . and you want to be able to connect with colleagues, yourself, family and friends . . . If you want to keep all of the important balls in the air and learn some danger signals of overload . . . This is the right time to RENEW!

Our easy-going yet profound program will explore practical and powerful ways to refresh. We'll discuss values and how best to say "No" and "Yes" at the right times in your career and life. In our time together we'll also talk about the five characteristics of "fit" people, and how to define success. After this program, you will feel better able to find your groove and move ahead. Join in the inspiration and enjoyment!

Instructor: Linda Hawes Clever, MD, a Stanford graduate, former Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She founded not-for-profit RENEW 20 years ago, 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: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 10, Max: 14)
Class Code: vital-01

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NEW CLASS: WEBINAR: The Unsung Longevity Factor of Social Connection
Tue 02/12 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Amy Yotopoulos
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

This class is co-sponsored with the Stanford Center on Longevity

Our social lives are vital for our health, well-being and longevity. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation affects both physical and mental health, and is a risk factor for a variety of diseases. People who are socially isolated have mortality rates that are similar to smokers and twice the mortality rates of obesity. On the flip side, people who are optimally socially connected are happier, healthier and live longer. How can we make more health-enhancing social connections?

Join Amy Yotopolous from the Stanford Center on Longevity in this noon-hour webinar to learn about the risks of social isolation, the health benefits of social engagement, the role that technology plays in our social lives, and ways to increase meaningful connection. Ms. Yotopolous will focus on findings from the Center’s “Sightlines Project”, specifically, the 9 action steps to diversify your social network, build and maintain meaningful relationships, and increase group involvement.

Instructor: Amy Yotopoulos, MS, is the Director of the Mind Division at the Stanford Center on Longevity. She has over a decade of experience in researching the aging mind and body, developing innovative new businesses focused on the senior market, and in leading direct service organizations and providing hands-on caregiving to mature elders. She has appeared as a speaker at TEDx San Francisco, and keynoted at international conferences.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 23   (Min: 0, Max: 300)
Class Code: socc-01

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 CLASS FULL 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 PhD, is the Group Behavior Change Program Manager for the the Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP)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 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 1)
Class Code: well-04b

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Wellness Coaching - Elizabeth Skolnik
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
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: 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: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 4)
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: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
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: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: well-04a

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Please, Don't Have a Seat!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Laura Putnam
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

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: RENEW: Finding Focus; Staying Focused
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

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: Sleep and Common Sleep Problems
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Clete Kushida, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

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
Not BeWell berry eligible

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
Not BeWell berry eligible

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: The Ins and Outs of Advance Healthcare Planning
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Joshua Fronk
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

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
Not BeWell berry eligible

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: Training Camp for Your Brain
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

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: Why Sweat It? What's so HOT about Menopause in 2017
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Marcia Stefanick
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

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.