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Active Transportation Counseling?
01/16-03/16
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn to gradually expand your non-auto transportation without aiming for perfection. In this 1-hour session, in-person or by phone, talk with an experienced health behavior counselor to set goals and overcome barriers that stand between your good intentions and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even trying once a month can be a good start. In addition to environmental and economic benefits, active transportation provides great health advantages such as increased exercise and stress reduction.

For Stanford employees, there will be support for accessing Commute Club opportunities, if desired. For questions, call Jane Rosten, LCSW, at 498-4744.

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Behavior Change
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: atc-04

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Awaken Your Natural Voice
Wed 02/07-02/21 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Deanna Anderson
Location: Lathrop Bldg., Rm 299
BeWell Berry

As we age we can begin to experience a decline in our vocal quality. Our voices may be raspier, thinner and we may get out of breath more easily. Sometimes our voices deepen and we lose the ability to touch those sweet higher notes in speaking and singing.

In this 3-session class, you will learn a series of integrated breath/movement and vocal techniques that can help you rediscover your natural and free voice. This pleasurable and relaxed process will invite your whole body to release the natural vitality and resonance of your voice. You will discover new depth, range, and expressiveness to your vocal quality. The valuable techniques you learn in this course can be practiced just 10 minutes a day to help you continue to improve the health and quality of your voice. Awaken Your Natural Voice will give you the confidence and ease that you need for meaningful communication whether you are a business presenter, performer, parent, friend, or teacher.

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: 90.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 5, Max: 40)
Class Code: anv-01

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Better Choices, Better Health
Tue Wed 01/16-03/16 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
Instructor: Nastasia Poso,
Location: Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, Room 408 (fourth floor)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Co-sponsered with Stanford Coordinated Care. This 6-week workshop, also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), is ideal for individuals with ongoing and persistent health conditions, and also for caregivers. The workshop is designed to help people feel better, manage symptoms, and gain confidence in their ability to lead active and purposeful lives. Developed and evaluated at Stanford 20 years ago, the program is now offered across the US and internationally. Healthy eating, exercise planning, communication skills, dealing with frustration, fatigue, and pain, making informed treatment decisions and other disease-related problem solving will be explored. The environment of mutual support and shared success helps to facilitate lasting positive changes.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, and an audio relaxation CD, Relaxation for Mind and Body.

Instructor: Nastasia Poso CMA. Ms. Poso works as a patient care coordinator in the Stanford Coordinated Care Clinic. She is a certified Trainer for CDSMP and has a background in wellness, health coaching, mindfulness meditation and disease management.

Melanie Buentipo works as a Patient Centered Care Medical Assistant in the Immunology and Rheumatology clinic. She is a certified trainer in Chronic Disease Self Management.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 160.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 6, Max: 20)
Class Code: bcbh-01

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Breathing for Longevity, Love, and Livelihood
Wed 02/21-03/14 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location:
BeWell Berry

Relax, unwind and thrive! In this 4-week class you will learn breathing techniques to increase energy, enhance concentration, cultivate connection to yourself and others, create relaxation, and deepen sleep. Through group practice and individual instruction, discover the benefits of a variety of breathing practices. In-class exercises will illuminate how best to incorporate each breathing skill into your daily life. The CD "Breathing for Longevity, Love and Livelihood" is the spoken word text for this class and is included in the class fee.

Instructor:Tia Rich, PhD, HIP Resilience Programs Manager and Contemplation By Design Director. Dr. Rich has been integrating breath-based self-care, mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management programs for Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 125.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 8, Max: 15)
Class Code: blll-01

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Climate Change: What You Can Do to Live a Low-Carbon Life
Wed 02/07-02/21 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Steve Attinger, Jane Rosten
Location: Medical School Office Building (MSOB), Rm 303
BeWell Engagement or Berry

* Are you concerned about climate change?
* Do you want to reduce your carbon emissions, but aren?t sure what has the most impact?
* Do you enjoy having support when tackling a personal goal?

Climate disruption, one of the foremost challenges of our time, has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause, has increased to levels never observed before and well beyond the level deemed safe by scientists. With a recent U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many are asking what they can do. Fortunately, we can take action with a variety of approaches to safeguard the planet, and in the process save money, increase community, and improve wellness.

This fun class is comprised of two sessions, designed to turn good environmental intentions into action. The course takes the guesswork out of which actions are most impactful, giving you a roadmap for where to spend precious time. You?ll be introduced to skills such as how to green your transportation, save energy at home, reuse/recycle better, green your finances, shop mindfully, make dietary changes, fly green, impact policy, and more!

Over the two sessions we?ll explore these topics, encourage concrete action in one or more areas, learn tips and tricks from other participants, and help problem-solve barriers in a supportive group atmosphere.

Facilitators: Steve Attinger, MBA, CGBP, Environmental Sustainability Manager City of Mountain View; Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Environmental Behavior Change Manager, Stanford HIP.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 175.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: locarb-01

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CPR and AED
Thu 02/15 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 306
BeWell Berry
Class Past

CPR is an emergency first aid procedure for victims of cardiac arrest. Participants will learn how to help victims of heart attacks and accidents, and also learn the Heimlich Maneuver to aid choking victims. Practice with mannequins and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training included. Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.



Category: Healthy Living : Wellness at Work
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 125.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 8, Max: 20)
Class Code: cpr-01

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Creativity as Your Personal Well-Being Strategy
Wed 02/28-03/14 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce Cryer
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 203/204
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.

Now we know, thanks to significant scientific research, that creativity is also good for us. 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 that you enjoy, 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!
PLEASE NOTE the 3 class dates, times and locations:
February 28, 1:30-5:00pm in Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., rm 203/204. Classes on the following Wednesdays, 3/7 & 3/14 will be held from 12:00 - 1:15pm in Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm 203/204

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.

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: 225.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: cps-01

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 CLASS FULLEating Strategies to Improve Body Composition
Mon 02/05 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Maryam Hamidi PhD
Location:
BeWell Berry
Class Past
Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: esibc-01

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Finding Inner Balance with HeartMath: Tools and Technology to Reduce Stress and Add Heart to Your Life
Thu 03/15 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce Cryer
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 306
BeWell Berry

We all have the power to use our hearts to transform our stress, our life and our world.

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 biometric device that helps to manage the overwhelm of stress in real time. This technology, together with behavioral techniques learned in the workshop, will 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.

To take this class you must have (bring to class) an iPhone 4/5/6, iPad Air/mini/4th gen), or iPod touch (5th Generation or later).

Instructor: Bruce Cryer, Founder, Renaissance Human, CEO at WholeLife Network, 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 Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 250.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: heart-01

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First Aid
Wed 02/21 1:00 pm-5:00 PM
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location:
BeWell Berry

This 4-hour workshop will provide a variety of first aid techniques to use when responding to victims of accidents. You will learn how these medical techniques can be performed with minimal equipment.

Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.

Category: Healthy Living : Wellness at Work
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 120.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: first-01

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NEW CLASS: Food Trends: Where are we now? The evidence behind popular foods and diets.
Tue 01/30-02/13 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor:
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 308
BeWell Berry
Class Past

Is that gluten filled muffin causing my abdomen to expand? Should I be fasting every other day for optimal weight control? Does turmeric truly reduce inflammation? If these questions sound familiar to you, join in a three-session series regarding Food Trends: Where are we now? A thorough summary of the current evidence will be shared with you through creative discussion, while also providing weekly tips to assist you in discerning fact over fad in months to come. Take control over the misinformation and embrace your health through effective dietary practices. Learning strategies ? Attendees will enhance their knowledge related to current research related to individual popular foods and fad diets (i.e. coconut oil, turmeric, intermittent fasting, gluten free diets, and ketogenic diet and fat loss). ? Attendees will demonstrate this knowledge through discussion and application of tools to discern fact over fad in reviewing social media. Instructor: Dr. Gretchen George is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor in Nutrition at San Francisco State University. She worked at Stanford Prevention Research Center prior to her faculty position as a Research Dietitian on multiple weight loss studies. She currently focuses her work on body dissatisfaction, environmental stress, and health risk factors in overweight and obese youth and also in college students majoring in health-related professions.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: ftnut-01

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Headspace
01/16-03/16
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your Computer
BeWell Berry

Headspace is your very own personal guide, here to help you train your mind. Meditation is a way to give your mind the time to pause, detach and re-energize in order to manage stress, increase happiness and boost focus for sustainable high performance.

Research has shown that Headspace can help individuals learn to cope more effectively with work pressures, reduce stress, and reduce mind wandering. Headspace also has been shown to improve compassion, happiness, and mood. And meditation generally has evidence for improving sleep, anxiety, working memory, pain management and many other outcomes.

With this digital program's 1-year subscription, you'll have access to every meditation and mindfulness exercise in the Headspace Library as well as animated lessons that teach you how to use mindfulness to improve your overall sense of well-being. That means over 650 hours of unique, guided content. Lessons and exercises focus on topics ranging from pain management to relationships to creativity and last anywhere from 2 to 60 minutes.We recommend completing the Basics series before you jump into other packs though. It?ll give you a solid base on which to build your practice.

Special Two-Step Registration Process:
Step 1 - Register for the Headspace program at hip.stanford.edu
Step 2 -Receive email from HIP with instructions for how to access your program

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: headspace-30

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Healing Touch Level 2: Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications
Sat Sun 02/24-02/25 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Helms
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 101/102
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, "Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications? 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 and massage therapists.

Instructor: Elizabeth Helms, RN, BSN, MATP, is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor and Public Health Nurse with a private practice in Arnold, CA.   Prior to moving to the Sierra Nevada, Elizabeth had a private practice in Palo Alto and worked as a Healing Touch Provider for Cancer Supportive Services at the Integrative Medicine Clinic at Stanford and as the Associate Director of the Stanford Healing Partners program.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 350.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: ht2-01

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NEW CLASS: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Tue 02/20 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Sonia Halvorson
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 209
BeWell Berry
Class Past

American society influences us to distrust our bodies and dislike our shapes. These messages conflict with the ever-growing obesity and diabetes epidemic broadcasted through social media. This cognitive dissonance can lead to disharmony in our minds, which can influence our dietary choices, work productivity, and personal relationships. In a one-session course, you will learn about the science behind body perception and it?s impact on diet, simple tricks to restructure your thinking surrounding food choices, and how to apply these to your daily life for optimal health in the New Year. Learning strategies ? Attendees will enhance their knowledge regarding current research related to the subject of body appreciation and diet. ? Attendees will participate in hands on practice work with current evidence based strategies to combat cognitive dissonance and personal health goal planning. Instructor: Dr. Gretchen George is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor in Nutrition at San Francisco State University. She worked at Stanford Prevention Research Center prior to her faculty position as a Research Dietitian on multiple weight loss studies. She currently focuses her work on body dissatisfaction, environmental stress, and health risk factors in overweight and obese youth and also in college students majoring in health-related professions.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: hbhm-01

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 CLASS FULLKnowing Ourselves: Exploring the Enneagram
Sat 02/10 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: , Carole Pertofsky
Location: Lathrop Bldg., Rm 299
BeWell Berry
Class Past
Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 225.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: egram-01

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Kurbo
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 01/16-03/16
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer
BeWell Berry

Kurbo is a 12-week digital/mobile health coaching program based on 30 years of research to help you and your family eat healthier, exercise more and manage weight. Rather than focus on calorie counting, Kurbo utilizes the proven Traffic Light food classification system to help you understand food choices, find healthy substitutions and gradually decrease the number of red lights (unhealthy foods) over time. The Kurbo curriculum is based on proven behavior modification strategies for weight management and the research based concept of Supportive Accountability, which is the belief that participant success and adherence is greatly improved through a support network of family and friends.

In this program, your personal behavior coach will keep you accountable and motivated with weekly check-ins over video chat and/or text. You will learn simple behavior modification strategies and tools such as goal setting to help you reach your health goals. Between coaching sessions, you will track your food and exercise behaviors in the app and have access to learning materials like videos, cookbooks and shopping lists to keep you motivated and on track. Lessons cover topics such as Reading a food label; Understanding portion size; Meal planning; Exercise strategies and Tips for eating out.




Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 225.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: kurbo-30

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ONLINE: Lantern - Online Program for Reducing Stress, Anxiety or Depression
01/16-03/16
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your Computer
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Lantern is a go-at-your-pace mobile program designed by Stanford researchers and draws from over 10 years of research on technological applications for improving emotional wellbeing. Lantern?s evidence-based program helps individuals strengthen overall resilience, better manage stress, anxiety and depression, and develop effective coping strategies through short daily exercises with professional coaching. The Lantern program is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness and helps individuals focus on what matters most to them and find tools for their situation. The program includes core conceptual areas from evidence-based approaches such as how to become aware of and change thoughts, emotions and behaviors are interrelated, relaxation training, behavior change, mindfulness and habit formation. Participants do the program on an app on their phone and tend to access their program 2+ times per week for approximately 10-15 minutes to track, learn and practice techniques. Participants typically complete the program in 2-4 months.

Two step registration process:
Step 1: Register for Lantern class at hip.sanford.edu.
Step 2: Receive email from Lantern with instructions for how to access your program.

Instructor: Lantern coaches are experienced professionals trained in coaching, CBT and motivational interviewing. Your Lantern coach will provide you with 1-on-1 guidance, encouragement and support via phone and in-app messaging throughout your program. Your coach will also help tailor your program experience to your personal needs and goals.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 350.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 300)
Class Code: lant-30

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Life Reflection Workshop for Self Discovery
Tue 01/16-03/16 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Instructor: Susan Saba
Location:
BeWell Engagement or Berry

This 4-session workshop offers a different approach to good health. By reflecting on your own life and listening to others, you will have the opportunity to examine your life experiences, beliefs and health commitments. Why? So you can reconnect and realign with your internal well of inspiration, gain useful insights, and design sustainable action plans. The goal? Enhanced health, vitality, and greater personal fulfillment!
The small group setting that will combine practical teaching points and discussions will provide a safe, confidential environment in which you can move ahead with capability, focus and energy. You may be surprised by discussions about awe, change, relationships, resilience, setting limits, and the benefits of looking back and looking forward. We will emphasize values and surprising research-based health practices with positive ways to surmount barriers so you can lead a purposeful, joyful life.

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 : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 180.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 6, Max: 12)
Class Code: lw-01a

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Life Transitions Workshop
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Susan Saba
Location: TBD
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 5 session workshop, we will provide you with scientifically proven methods and tools (such as short writing assignments, mindfulness practices, and guided interactive group discussion) on how to embrace life transitions with energy and focus, how to understand and work with the challenging emotions of change, how to develop new sense of purpose, and how to find growth in the midst of change.

Instructors:
Patty DeVries, MS. Patty is the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.

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 : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 180.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 6, Max: 12)
Class Code: ltw-01

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Life's Purpose Workshop
Mon Tue Thu 01/16-03/16 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Saba
Location: SLAC, Bldg. 003, ESH Training Rm
BeWell Berry

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. - Pablo Picasso

Have you ever wished for more professional and 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, they are also healthier and happier. In this 2-session workshop, you will learn why purpose is important to your health, and we will take a methodological approach to finding your purpose and putting it in the driver?s seat for living a healthier and more fulfilled life.
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:

- Identify the health benefits of having purpose in life (such as reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, lower mortality)
- Recognize one?s values (by doing reflection activities, and conversations on personal values systems)
- Define the positive impact of value-based behaviors on health (review the effect of value affirmation in behavior change)
- Uncover their passion and talents/gifts through reflection, worksheets, and guided conversation
- Align values, passions, and gifts with purpose (class activities to define top 5 passions and top 5 gifts in a purpose formula)
- Draft and use one?s Purpose Statement to develop a plan of action for living a healthy, purpose-driven life.

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 : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 60.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 6, Max: 20)
Class Code: lpw-01

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NEW CLASS: Lighten Up 2.0
Tue 02/06-02/27 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 208 & 308
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Stress is inevitable. We know from experience (and cutting edge research) that trying to push stress away is a downright waste of energy, but we keep hearing how bad stress is for our health! Recent studies suggest that a ?stress is bad ?must get rid of it? mindset may only compound the negative impact of chronic stress on our health. We can instead adopt a ?stress-is-enhancing? mindset and see a real positive impact on our well-being.

In this four week class we will learn techniques to help us stay calm in the midst of stress. We?ll take a good honest look at fear, ask some big questions, and explore the role of self-compassion in our lives. We will identify the core values that drive our (sometimes stressful) pursuit of the life we want to live, and use these values as a launching point for identifying practical, helpful, effective responses to the stress in our lives.
Instructor: Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, completed her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2010. She is Manager of Operations for the BeWell Coaching program at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 15 years. She is a competitive runner and enjoys practicing yoga. Sarah lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and 9 year old son.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 30.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: luext-01

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Losing Weight Together: Working with Your Partner to Make Sustainable Lifestyle Changes
Mon Tue Wed 01/16-03/16 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz
Location: 401 Quarry Road, Rm 1211
BeWell Berry

Class dates have been updated since print brochure was produced. This class will now meet from 2/8/17 - 3/8/17. Thank you.

We all know that lifestyle changes are more likely to be sustained when you have the support of your partner. This 5-part class is designed for couples (spouses or partners) who want to assist one another in making healthy changes in the areas of: healthy eating, physical activity, and stress management. We will discuss the process of sustainable lifestyle change, with an emphasis on goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and building an effective support network. In addition, we will review the basics around what goes into a healthy diet, what components should be included in your exercise routine, and the importance of effective stress management. Each of the 5 sessions will include an opportunity for couples to set goals together that they will work on in the upcoming week.

Please note: Childcare is not available, and thus regrettably we cannot allow parents to bring their children to class.

Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, Coordinator of Stanford HIP's Behavior Change/Weight Management Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 200.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 4, Max: 7)
Class Code: lwt-01

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Mindfulness Walking Meditation in Nature
Mon Tue Sat 01/16-03/16 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Windy Hill Open Space Preserve (parking area off Portola Rd.)
BeWell Berry

Listen to the birds, the creek and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take; feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and secret spots in local parks and preserves near Stanford.

Learn first-hand what the new science of ?awe? and the work of Dacher Keltner?s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall wellbeing and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature. Plus, it can be good exercise! Bring a water bottle and wear hiking attire appropriate for the weather. Meet at the Windy Hill Open Space parking lot for the Portola Road Trail, off Portola Road between Willow Brook Drive and Westridge Drive in Portola Valley. Hike will begin promptly at 10am.

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

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 40.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 5, Max: 18)
Class Code: mwm-01a

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Mindfulness Walking Meditation in Nature
Mon Tue Sat 01/16-03/16 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Wunderlich County Park (parking area off Woodside Road)
BeWell Berry

Listen to the birds, the creek and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take; feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and secret spots in local parks and preserves near Stanford.

Learn first-hand what the new science of ?awe? and the work of Dacher Keltner?s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall wellbeing and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature. Plus, it can be good exercise! Bring a water bottle and wear hiking attire appropriate for the weather. Meet at the Wunderlich County Park parking lot at 4040 Woodside Road. Hike will leave promptly at 10am.

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

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 40.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 5, Max: 18)
Class Code: mwm-01b

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Mindfulness Walking Meditation in Nature
Mon Tue Sat 01/16-03/16 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (parking area off Alpine Rd./ West of Skyline Blvd.)
BeWell Berry

Listen to the birds, the creek and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take; feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and secret spots in local parks and preserves near Stanford.

Learn first-hand what the new science of ?awe? and the work of Dacher Keltner?s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall wellbeing and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature. Plus, it can be good exercise! Bring a water bottle and wear hiking attire appropriate for the weather. Meet at the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve parking lot off Alpine Road located on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill/Alpine Road (Page Mill becomes Alpine for the last 38 ft before the intersection with Skyline Boulevard).
Hike will leave promptly at 10 AM.

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

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 40.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 5, Max: 18)
Class Code: mwm-01c

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Tue 01/16-03/16 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 130
BeWell Berry

Co-sponsored with the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine.

It has been known for centuries in the meditative traditions, and now widely accepted in western culture, that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects on one's life. This 9-week class is modeled on the program taught at the U MASS Stress Reduction Clinic and will focus on mindfulness meditation to help you gain a new understanding of how stress affects your life, and how life can be lived more fully. Included in the class fee is the text Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Instructor: Mark Abramson, DDS, the founder and facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs at Stanford. He has practiced dentistry in the Bay Area for more than thirty years, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and temporomandibular disorders.

NOTE: Retreat on Saturday, February 17 from 9a-5p in Li Ka Shing, Room 101/102.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 330.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: msm-01

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mon Tue Wed 01/16-03/16 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 130
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Co-sponsored with the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine.

It has been known for centuries in the meditative traditions, and now widely accepted in western culture, that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects on one's life. This 9-week class is modeled on the program taught at the U MASS Stress Reduction Clinic and will focus on mindfulness meditation to help you gain a new understanding of how stress affects your life, and how life can be lived more fully. Included in the class fee is the text Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Instructor: Mark Abramson, DDS, the founder and facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs at Stanford. He has practiced dentistry in the Bay Area for more than thirty years, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and temporomandibular disorders.

NOTE: Retreat on Saturday, February 17 from 9a-5p in Li Ka Shing, Room 101/102.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 330.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: msm-01

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Omada ? Online Weight-Loss Program for Prevention of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 01/16-03/16
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer
BeWell Berry

Join this online health program to lose weight, develop healthy habits, and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Omada is an innovative program that combines the support of a live health coach with a weekly online curriculum, helpful tools including a wireless scale and pedometer, and the accountability of a small group of peers. The program is all online, so you can participate via your computer, tablet, or smartphone, whenever it?s most convenient for you. Over 225 Stanford University employees have already enrolled!

You?ll learn new strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and daily challenges that will help you create a sustainable healthy approach for the long term. Based on what you learn, you?ll set and meet personal and group health goals. The average participant loses 11 pounds at 16 weeks. *Register anytime and begin the program within 2 weeks of your registration date.

Instructor: A professionally trained Omada health coach will facilitate your small online group and provide one-on-one guidance, encouragement, and accountability throughout the program.

Day/Dates: Rolling start Time: Self-paced 16 weeks, with maintenance up to a year.


Apply for the program at omadahealth.com/su

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 550.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: omada-30

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Partner Shiatsu for Neck and Shoulder Release
Thu 03/01 6:15 pm-7:30 pm
Instructor: Lisa Burnett
Location: Stanford Red Barn (100 Electioneer Road)
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: 65.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: shi-02

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Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Joanne Ambras
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Joanne Ambras
Location: Your phone/computer
BeWell Berry

Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: JOANNE AMBRAS is a Certified Nutrition Educator and Wellness Coach. Joanne has extensive experience helping people reach their goals as part of the BeWell team, her own private nutrition counseling practice, and at a Silicon Valley Fortune 50 company. Joanne's areas of focus include: healthy digestion, eating strategies to help lower cholesterol, glucose, or blood pressure, putting into practice sound nutrition principles, healthy eating for busy people, and plant-based diets. She is enthusiastic about working together with participants to create a sustainable plan that suits each individual's unique body, lifestyle, food preferences and health goals.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 3)
Class Code: pnc-04c

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Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Nicole Cooper
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Nicole Cooper
Location: Your phone
BeWell Berry

Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: NICOLE COOPER, ATC, RDN, NASM-CPT, has over 15 years of experience working in dietetics, personal training, and corporate wellness. She is currently a BeWell Coach. Nicole provides guidance on a variety of nutrition topics including weight management, heart disease, sports nutrition and diabetes. She enjoys helping others start with small steps to create lasting change. She will help tap into what motivates you and guide you to a successful outcome. Please note: Nicole?s sessions are conducted over the phone.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 16)
Class Code: pnc-04e

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Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Shauna Hyde
Mon Tue Thu 01/16-03/16 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Instructor: Shauna Hyde
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will reenergize your pathway to wellbeing.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios to select a coach that suits your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Coach: SHAUNA HYDE is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in diabetes prevention and management, cholesterol management, weight loss and blood pressure control. She has worked at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation on a number of research projects ? primarily providing lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factor reduction education to study participants. Shauna can help you improve your diet with simple, realistic modifications. Healthy meal preparation, grocery shopping, eating out, and physical activity are all topics that she can help you improve. Shauna is an exercise enthusiast! She loves hiking, jogging, yoga and kick-boxing. Shauna schedules appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 9:30a ? 3:00pm

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 12)
Class Code: pnc-04d

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Personalized Stress Reduction - Patty McLucas
Tue Wed 01/16-03/16
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. Whether stress manifests as anxiety, depression, or physical agitation or illness, mindfulness practice can lead to a reduction in symptoms and an increase in quality of life. With one-on-one support in a comfortable, individualized setting, you will practice mindfulness techniques and learn strategies such as breath awareness, meditation, body scan, and gentle yoga. We will practice awareness of automatic thoughts, reframing, and connecting to the values informing the life you want to live. 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 (Medical School Office Building)

Wednesdays 11-2pm (Medical School Office Building).

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: psrp-04b

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Personalized Stress Reduction - Sanne Lim
Tue Thu Fri 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Sanne Lim
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. Whether stress manifests as anxiety, depression, or physical agitation or illness, mindfulness practice can lead to a reduction in symptoms and an increase in quality of life. With one-on-one support in a comfortable, individualized setting, you will practice mindfulness techniques and learn strategies such as breath awareness, meditation, body scan, and gentle yoga. We will practice awareness of automatic thoughts, reframing, and connecting to the values informing the life you want to live. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

Instructor: SANNE LIM, Certified Integral Coach. Sanne is a mindfulness and behavior coach for Stanford graduate students at iThrive/HPS and the Stanford GSB. She has also taught positive psychology skills at Bechtel International Center. Having lived for 4 years on campus in the graduate student community, Sanne is especially engaged with the experience of international families, and the stressors that transition and change can bring. Sanne worked for a number of years in project management and as a language specialist at Google and LinkedIn.

Appointments:

Thursdays - 9:00 - 10:00AM & 1:30 - 5:00PM, Main Campus.

Friday - 12:30 - 4:30PM, Main Campus.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: psrp-04c

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Personalized Stress Reduction - Sarah Meyer-Tapia, MA
Mon Tue Wed 01/08-03/14
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
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. Whether stress manifests as anxiety, depression, or physical agitation or illness, mindfulness practice can lead to a reduction in symptoms and an increase in quality of life. With one-on-one support in a comfortable, individualized setting, you will practice mindfulness techniques and learn strategies such as breath awareness, meditation, body scan, and gentle yoga. We will practice awareness of automatic thoughts, reframing, and connecting to the values informing the life you want to live. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

Instructor: SARAH MEYER-TAPIA, MA, Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University. Sarah is Manager of Operations for BeWell Coaching at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly 15 years.

Appointments:

Monday/Tuesday - 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Main Campus.

Wednesday - 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Main Campus.

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: psrp-04

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 CLASS FULLPostpartum Wellness: Thriving with Your New Baby
Wed 02/28 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor:
Location:
BeWell Berry

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 0.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: pwtwb-01

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Renew: To Your Good Whole Health and Vitality
Wed 02/07-03/07 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: Medical School Office Building (MSOB), Rm 303
BeWell Berry

What does it take to move forward in Life, Health, and Work? Goals, resources, planning, launching, sometimes re-launching. It can be done!
In this 2-session course with Dr. Linda Clever, we will address two elements that bring the vitality you seek in order to make progress: Wings and Anchors. Using presentations, confidential conversations, worksheets, and time for reflection and writing, you will learn ways to have Wings: find purpose and develop fitness with good sleep and health practices, for example. You will also develop Anchors, which include defining values and attitude, plus having healthy relationships. You will be refreshed and your energy rekindled, with practical, do-able action items about ways to move ahead using proven techniques to achieve and maintain good health in the broadest sense: body, mind and spirit.

Instructor: Linda Hawes Clever, MD is a Stanford graduate and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine and former Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs at our School of Medicine. Dr. Clever is a former editor of the Western Journal of Medicine, she is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She founded the 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: 250.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 50)
Class Code: wings-01

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Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer Station - 3 Individual Sessions
Tue Fri 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: Your computer
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 : Wellness at Work
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 325.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: sccs-03

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Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer Station - Individual Session
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: Your Computer
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 : Wellness at Work
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 110.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 16)
Class Code: sccs-02

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Sleepio - Digital Sleep Improvement Program
Mon Tue Fri 01/16-03/16
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer
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 seven of the fifteen 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: 300.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: sleepio-30

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Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
Not BeWell berry eligible

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco.

This program begins with an initial 20-minute intake phone call, followed by one 60-minute in-person consultation on the Stanford campus. Following the in-person consultation, the instructor and the participant move forward with sessions that support the process of letting go of tobacco. Participants typically find that 10 sessions over one year are helpful to support the quitting process.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, HIP smoking cessation specialist. Jayna Rogers has facilitated smoking cessation programs and provided individual consultation for over 15 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: sciq-01a

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Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting - for University Employees and Dependents
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco. HIP has partnered with Stanford Benefits to offer this FREE tobacco cessation program for benefits-eligible University employees, their families and their dependents (14 years and older). Free over-the-counter aids for tobacco cessation are included.

This program begins with an initial 20-minute intake phone call, followed by one 60-minute in-person consultation on the Stanford campus. Following the in-person consultation, the instructor and the participant move forward with sessions that support the process of letting go of tobacco. Participants typically find that 10 sessions over one year are helpful to support the quitting process.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, HIP smoking cessation specialist. Jayna Rogers has facilitated smoking cessation programs and provided individual consultation for over 15 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 0.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: sciq-01

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Sound Immersion Experience - Gongs & Singing Bowls
Tue Thu 01/16-03/16 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Stanford Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Road, Havana Room
BeWell Berry

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans? claim that sound can not only ?tune the soul? but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we may experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center.
Please bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow for your comfort.
Instructor: Danny Goldberg, BFA. An artist and environmental educator, Danny facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, hotels, and private groups around the bay area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers and events throughout the U.S. For more information, visit DannyGoldberg.org

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 30.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 8, Max: 30)
Class Code: scir-01b

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Sound Immersion Experience - Gongs & Singing Bowls
Mon Tue Thu 01/16-03/16 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Stanford Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Road, Havana Room
BeWell Berry

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans? claim that sound can not only ?tune the soul? but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we may experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center.
Please bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow for your comfort.
Instructor: Danny Goldberg, BFA. An artist and environmental educator, Danny facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, hotels, and private groups around the bay area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers and events throughout the U.S. For more information, visit DannyGoldberg.org

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 30.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 8, Max: 30)
Class Code: scir-01a

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Spinefulness Basics ? A Little Awareness Goes A Long Way
Thu 02/01 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jean Couch, Jenn Sherer
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm 4205
BeWell Berry
Class Past

What if you could stop or even reverse the erosion of your back and joints? Sound too good to be true? Come experience for yourself how to feel better. Learn small, but critical position shifts to apply to every day activities. Learn to sit happily aligned and relaxed. Once you know this information you can use it everywhere: in your car, at work, at the movies. This practice can be a solution for all types of tension, aches and pains: neck, shoulder, back, hips, knees, and feet. A little awareness goes a long way!


Instructors: Jean Couch, Founder and co-director of the Balance Center, is the author of "The Runner?s Yoga Book". For over 25 years, Jean has been involved in empirical research studying populations of people who have no back or joint pain. Jenn Sherer, co- directs the Balance Center and is passionate about helping others take charge of their own relief through awareness and guidelines of Spinefulness.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 30.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: spineb-01

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Spinefulness Plus: Focus on Neck, Shoulders, Arms and Hands
Thu 02/22-03/22 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jean Couch, Jenn Sherer
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm 4205
BeWell Berry

This 5-session class will combine the 4-session Spinefulness class with two additional awesome classes that pay special attention to your feet. Learn anew how to stand and walk in balance and comfort so that perhaps for the first time since childhood, you can experience a true delight in moving! Learn how to prevent wear and tear to the joints in your foot and reduce your chances of forming bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis and plain old sore, tired feet.

Instructors: Jean Couch, Founder of the Balance Center, is the author of "The Runner?s Yoga Book". For over 25 years, Jean has been involved in empirical research studying populations of people who have no back or joint pain.

Jenn Sherer, BS (Stanford University), started as a student at the Balance Center. Spinefulness freed her of the chronic shoulder, neck, knee, bunion and back pain. Now, as Director of the Balance Center, she champions Spinefulness as a practical non-invasive way to resolve muscular skeletal pains and as a way to increase overall wellness.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 225.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: spine-01

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Time Management for Less Stress and More Joy
Mon Tue Wed 01/16-03/16 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Laura Becker-Lewke
Location:
BeWell Berry

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 a great believer in learning interactively and collaboratively.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 60.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 18)
Class Code: tmmj-01

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 CLASS FULLTRANSFORM: Over 40 Over 40
Tue 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Marlon John
Location:
BeWell Berry

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 0.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: t4040-01

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 CLASS FULLWebinar: Atrial Fibrillation
Mon Tue 01/16-03/16 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor:
Location: your computer
BeWell Berry

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: af-30

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 CLASS FULLWeight Management ? The Journey Continues
Mon 01/22-11/30
Instructor:
Location:
BeWell Berry
Class Past
Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 0.00 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: wmbf-02

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Wellness Coaching - Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Mon Tue Wed 01/16-03/16 9:00 am-11:00 am
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your wellbeing? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only ad 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 Coacing is it 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 received her PhD in Social Psychology from Princeton and came to HIP in '02. As both the Manager of HIP?s group weight management programs, and 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.

Appts: Wed, 9am-11am.

Category: Healthy Living : Behavior Change
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 1)
Class Code: well-04b

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Wellness Coaching - Julie Anderson, MPH
Mon Tue Fri 01/16-03/16
Instructor: Julie Anderson
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your wellbeing? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only ad 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 Coacing 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.

Appts: Tue & Fri.

Category: Healthy Living : Behavior Change
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 3)
Class Code: well-04a

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Why Did I Eat That - Again?
Tue Wed Thu 01/31 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Joyce Hanna
Location: Clark Center, Rm 361
BeWell Berry
Class Past

You have probably asked yourself that question even if you know better and even if you are not overweight. Do you feel like there is a spell that comes over you in the presence of certain foods? Do you wonder why it is so easy to overindulge and hard to resist certain foods? This class will discuss how the brain processes stimuli in the presence of food cues and how it drives behavior in the "cue-urge-reward" habit cycle. Learn how the food industry works to stimulate our appetite by manipulating fat, sugar, and salt in our foods. Participants will gain useful tools and skills needed to craft a personal plan based on proven techniques that will allow them to replace chaotic eating with more mindful and satisfying choices.

Instructor: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS, Associate Director of HIP, exercise physiologist and nutritionist.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 30.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 60)
Class Code: eta-01

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Wisdom Therapy - Relationships
Sat 02/10 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Shani Robins PhD
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 209
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

Love is beautiful, wonderful, and challenging! It takes many skills to love well and be happy. Without those skills, we can make lots of painful mistakes. Gaining wisdom skills sooner rather than later can significantly enhance relationships and wellbeing and prevent a lot of suffering. In this 1-day course we will identify and practice the wisdom skills that have scientifically been found to enhance love, relationships, and wellbeing. Skills such as mindfulness, emotional intelligence, empathy, compassion, gratitude, ego transcendence, and openness to experience have been empirically established as critical to having positive relationships. Other skills such as forgiveness and humor will also be discussed and applied. Materials will be provided, practical experiences will be discussed, and multi-media visuals, short films, and jokes will make the
course fun and enjoyable.

Instructor: Shani Robins, PhD. Shani is a licensed Psychologist, a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, has pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy? in 1998, and is the founder and president of the Wisdom Therapy Institute www.wisdomtherapy.com

Category: Healthy Living : Stress Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 225.00 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: wtr-01

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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: Your computer
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: Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Connections to Diet, Physical Activity, Body Weight, and Diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

We have known for decades that elevated cholesterol and triglycerides will increase our risk for heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, but we now know much more on how they are connected to diet, weight, and diabetes. You may know what your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are, but what do these numbers mean? What function do cholesterol and triglycerides serve in the body? How does the amount of circulating blood fat affect your health today and in the future? What is the most effective way to manage both your cholesterol and triglyceride levels? In this noon-hour webinar, Dr. John Farquhar will draw from both old and new research studies in his discussion of these questions. There will be time set aside at the end of the webinar for additional questions and answers.

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.


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FREE WEBINAR: Cocaine in my Cookies - How Addictive is Sugar?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Have you ever felt you might be a sugar addict? Do you have a difficult time turning down sweets, bread, juice, etc.? Take a look into the science behind sugar addiction, it's impact on our health, and then learn effective ways you can 'kick the habit'. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be emailed the day prior to class.

Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO, is a board certified internal medicine physician specializing in women's wellness through integrative medicine.

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 CLASS FULLColorectal Cancer Prevention: What We All Should Know
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Even though colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women combined, it is preventable as well as one of the most curable cancers when detected at an early stage. Take this opportunity at the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Prevention Awareness month to join Dr. Uri Ladabaum in a review of the natural history of colon cancer, current treatments, and most important, the steps you can take to lower your risk of colorectal cancer, including having recommended screening tests. Instructor: Uri Ladabaum, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Stanford Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. Recorded on March 2, 2010.


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FREE WEBINAR: Don't Let the Monsters Out of the Closet! How to Prevent Diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Blood cholesterol, blood triglycerides and blood sugar levels can be hidden from us, escape our control and make us victims of preventable heart attacks and diabetes! We can keep them tamed and contained with wise food & exercise choices. Learn why almost 1 in 2 adults have the metabolic syndrome, why low-fat diets make it worse. Learn the special perils of sitting and how recent science findings give us new chances for better 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.


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FREE WEBINAR: Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Barbara Erny, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

In our everyday life we are exposed to a countless variety of environmental toxins. How can we minimize our exposure and the damage they can do to our bodies? In this noon-hour lecture with Dr. Barbara Erny, learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure. You will learn the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticide residue, what fish are safest to eat, and be given tips on finding alternative personal products, household cleaners, and the safest plastics. Dr. Erny will discuss the current regulation on product ingredients and what more should be done.

Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, Stanford MD. Dr. Erny is an ophthalmologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 20 years, and gives talks on environmental health for Physicians for Social Responsibility.


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 CLASS FULLImprove Your Cholesterol Profile Without Drugs
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

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FREE WEBINAR: Is a Calorie Always a Calorie?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Christopher Gardner, Phd
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Assuming you have at least a vague idea of what a calorie is, you are probably aware that one way or another too many of these mysterious calories must be contributing to the 2/3 of Americans that are either overweight or obese. If you eat more calories than you spend, you gain weight. To lose weight, just the opposite, right? It doesn’t matter if those calories come from bread or butter or beef, or does it? Does celery really have negative calories? What about those zero calorie artificial sweeteners? All of this and suggestions for choosing the best calories for optimal health and weight control will be discussed.

Instructor: Christopher Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, SPRC. Dr. Gardner is a nutrition scientist who has been an active researcher in this area for the past decade.


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FREE WEBINAR: Men's Health: "Locker Room" Lectures on Real Issues
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

The truth will out!! Research tells us this about men: we do not work as hard for better health as women. We socialize less, we find it difficult to make changes in daily living (eating, exercise and play), and we have special health needs. You’ll be sorry if your body falls apart or your brain looks like a pickled cauliflower. New information says that we can do more to push back the ticking clock. The truth is women still live longer, but we men can improve our health and prevent much of the chronic illness (including cancer, heart attack, stroke, memory loss and erectile dysfunction) that creeps up on us as we pass the hurdle of reaching 40, 50—and older.

In some countries, prostate cancer occurs at 1/20th the rate of that in the US. There are reasons for this that suggest we can do much better on reducing rates of prostate and other cancers (and not through more PSA testing!). There is advanced thinking in the area of nutrition—not all vegetables are created equal! So, let’s talk biochemistry. Why are certain trace materials (phytochemicals) so important, and how can we balance the varied families of vegetables (i.e. cruciferous, onion/garlic, soy, etc.), and add the right supplements to get what we need? There is much to explain and much to learn, so, join me in this 2–session webinar to talk openly (locker-room style) about our health. Anyone who cares about men and their health is welcome to join.

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.



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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: Your computer
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.


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FREE WEBINAR: Please, Don't Have a Seat!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Laura Putnam
Location: Your computer
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!


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FREE WEBINAR: Pre-Diabetes - What does it mean and how to prevent type-2 diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Shauna Hyde
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

This webinar is for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes, those with family members or loved-ones who have pre-diabetes or those who have been told that they are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. The significance of pre-diabetes will be discussed as well as symptoms, laboratory results, and the likihood of developing type-2 diabetes in the future. Proven means to prevent type-2 diabetes will be discussed in depth.

Instructor: Shauna Hyde, RD and certified diabetes instructor. She has provided cardiovascular risk reduction and lifestyle education for HIP and SPRC for many years.


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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Cynthia Lamendola
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Participants will receive email instructions for accessing the webinar a few days in advance


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 CLASS FULLPreventing Liver Cancer
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Recorded May 10, 2010. Samuel So, MD, FACS, Director of the Liver Cancer Program at Stanford University Medical Center.


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FREE WEBINAR: Salt: How it Impacts Our Health
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep and Common Sleep Problems
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Clete Kushida, MD
Location: Your computer
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. Join us for a noon-hour webinar with Dr. Clete Kushida, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford. Dr. Kushisda will discuss 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. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent on the Friday before class.

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.


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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep and Why it is Sometimes Elusive
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Rachel Manber PhD
Location: At Your Computer
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. Join us for this noon-hour webinar to understand 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. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent a couple of days prior to the class.

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.



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FREE WEBINAR: The Best Diet Ever!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

This webinar will review the complex and growing evidence that certain foods can help prevent many cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and age-related mental decline. This selection we call "The Best Diet Ever!"" The evidence for cancer prevention from this diet


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FREE WEBINAR: The Ins and Outs of Advance Healthcare Planning
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Joshua Fronk
Location: Your Computer
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 New Cholesterol Guidelines - Do They Apply to Me?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

In November of 2013, new guidelines for the management of Cholesterol in adults were published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. These new guidelines proposed a change in how cholesterol is managed based on our health history and other factors including new weight and lifestyle measures. Understanding these guidelines, and the steps you can take in partnership with your health care provider can be lifesaving.
Instructor: Kathy Berra MSN, NP. Ms. Berra is a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her career at Stanford has been spent evaluating ways to better manage cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on lifestyle.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Secret Society: Part 1 Breaking Out of the Norm
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Part 1: Breaking out of the norm: How to identify the social eating norms that make healthy eating difficult.

This registration is for Part 1, October 16 only.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Secret Society: Part 2 - The Grocery List
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Part 2: The Grocery List: What should be on my shopping list and what shouldn’t be.


This registration is for Part 2 Tuesday, October 23 only.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Secret Society: Part 3 The Tools
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Part 3: The Tools: Specific tips on how to integrate healthy eating into your life starting today.

This registration is for Part 3, October 30 only.


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FREE WEBINAR: Training Camp for Your Brain
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer
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 noonhour 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.


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FREE WEBINAR: WEBINAR - Smoking Cessation: An Integrated Approach
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

After providing a brief overview of smoking (recent history, prevalence, description, and gravity of the problem), Dr. Meunier will focus on the core information regarding the most efficient strategies to stop smoking and will share specific tools that rely on the integration of medications meant to address the physiological and psychological sides of nicotine addiction and psychological support.

Instrcutor: 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.


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FREE WEBINAR: Why Sweat It? What's so HOT about Menopause in 2012
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Marcia Stefanick
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Natural menopause occurs in most women in their mid-40's to mid-50's as ovarian estrogens decline at the end of the reproductive years, whereas surgical menopause happens abruptly with the removal of the ovaries regardless of age prior to natural menopause. Menopausal symptoms, most notably hot flushes and night sweats, which generally disrupt sleep, are very common and may be experienced for years. The risks, benefits, and effectiveness of common approaches to managing these symptoms, including hormonal therapies, in particular estrogens with or without a progestin, non-hormonal drug treatments, lifestyle and behavioral techniques, including alternative medical approaches will be discussed.

Instructor: Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of Stanford's Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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FREE WEBINAR: Women and Heart Disease
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Registered participants will receive webinar instructions the day before class.