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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, Portola Valley
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: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: srphi-04

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 CLASS FULL Equine-imity—Stress Reduction In the Company of Horses
Thu 07/12-08/02 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Instructor: Beverley Kane MD
Location: Webb Ranch, 2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley
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: 14   (Min: 8, Max: 14)
Class Code: srph-01

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Finding Inner Balance with HeartMath: Tools and Technology to Reduce Stress and Add Heart to Your Life
Thu 08/09 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce Cryer
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 304/305
BeWell Berry

We all have the power to use our hearts to transform stress and enhance our personal and work life.

This fun, interactive science-based program teaches you techniques you can immediately apply to increase focus and energy, improve sleep, and reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Each participant will receive an innovative app-based biometric device that can help manage the overwhelm of stress in real time. This technology, together with behavioral techniques learned in the workshop, are designed to enhance your ability to self-regulate emotions and physiological responses, or choose how you feel independent of what's happening around you.

HeartMath serves hundreds of organizations worldwide, including Stanford University (for more than 20 years), Boeing, NASA, Yosemite National Park, Cisco, the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser.

PLEASE NOTE: Each participant will receive an app-based sensor device to monitor and assist in emotional self-regulation called the Inner Balance™ Bluetooth® sensor for Android and iPhone. The sensor works on Apple iOS v9 and newer or Android v5 and newer. Before you come to class, you will want to download the free Inner Balance App from the App Store for iOS, Google Play for Android, or Amazon for Kindle Fire.

Instructor: Bruce Cryer is the Founder of Renaissance Human, and Senior Advisor and former CEO HeartMath (11 years). Bruce has taught programs at Stanford since 1997, including 8 years for HIP and 13 years for the Stanford Executive Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $250 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: heart-01

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NEW CLASS: Thriving Through Change and Life's Transitions
Fri 07/27 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Saba MPH
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm 4205
BeWell Berry

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
-Tom Stoppard

Any major life transition can bring a bundle of mixed emotions: concerns about letting go and of loss; uneasiness around process and the unknown; and curiosity and hope for new beginnings. We know change is a constant in life, but the way we deal with all the aspects of change defines the personal development and growth that we can gain in the process. In this noon-time workshop, we will provide you with scientifically proven methods on how to embrace life transitions with energy and focus, how to understand the challenging emotions of change, how to develop new sense of purpose, and how to grow in the midst of change.

Instructor:
Susan Saba, MPH. Susan has a background in health education program planning, group facilitation, and health behavioral change. Prior to joining HIP, she worked at Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) as social research professional on health outcomes and chronic disease prevention.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 16   (Min: 8, Max: 30)
Class Code: ltw-01

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ONLINE: Webinar: Emotional Intelligence – A Crucial Tool to Manage Stress Effectively and Efficiently
Tue 08/07 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: Your computer
BeWell Berry

This noon-hour webinar will address the important role that emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, plays in the management of stress. The four domains and sub-elements of EQ will be defined, including the historical background. Specific behavior change tools and strategies to enable participants to increase their EQ levels will be recommended. By the end of the webinar the participant will know the potential health benefits of mastering EQ skills. The presentation will include multiple links and references to serve as theoretical and practical follow up such as books, articles, tests differentiating abilities and traits, and exercises. Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, and Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program. He is currently Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress & Resiliency
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 36   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: eiw-30

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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Burnout
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
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.