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

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

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $60 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 16   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: erccl-01

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Equine-imity Somatic Horsemanship: 1 Hour Individual Session
Mon Tue Wed Thu Dates/Times: NA 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Instructor: Beverley Kane MD
Location: Webb Ranch (2720 Alpine Road)
BeWell Berry

Whether you have taken the 4-week Equine-imity course and want to add an additional session, or just wish to experience this program privately, this individual session provides a unique opportunity for stress reduction and emotional self-regulation.

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: srphi-04

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

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

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $320 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 12   (Min: 0, Max: 14)
Class Code: srph-01

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

This 3-session personalized program is designed for people who would like to understand and learn ways to better manage the stress in their lives. Practicing mindfulness has been empirically shown to improve quality of life and reduce the symptoms of stress, whether it manifests as anxiety, depression, physical agitation, or illness. With 1:1 support in a comfortable, individualized setting, you will be introduced to mindfulness techniques such as breath awareness, meditation, body scan, and gentle yoga and begin to develop a practice that resonates with you and fits into your lifestyle. We will also practice awareness of automatic thoughts, re-framing, and connecting to the values that inform the life you want to lead. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

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

Appointments:

Tuesdays 2-3pm

Wednesdays 11-2pm.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: psrp-04b

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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Burnout
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

Please join Dr. Yann Meunier in this noon-hour webinar to learn about burnout: what it is, and its prevalence in the workplace. What are its predisposing signs/determinants, risk factors, and health consequences? Dr. Meunier will offer prevention recommendations at the individual level, including targets, and intervention strategies.

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