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Creativity as Your Personal Well-Being Strategy
Tue 08/07-08/21 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce Cryer
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Rm 208
BeWell Engagement or Berry

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

We all need more creativity ? to solve problems, start important projects, repair relationship challenges, help others in need, and simply to be the fullest expression of ourselves we can possibly be.

Thanks to significant research in disease prevention, we now know that creativity is also good for our health. Finding our creative flow in artistic or other soul-satisfying endeavors makes our immune system stronger, our cardiovascular system more efficient, and our cognitive function sharper and more clear.

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

As a part of the class, each participant will receive a thumb drive containing an audio series of guided meditations, a 19-slide inspiration slide show, a video mini-documentary of the What Makes Your Heart Sing project, and 2 articles on creativity. PLEASE NOTE the 3 class dates and times: class 1 on August 7, 1:30-5:00pm. Classes 2 & 3 on the following Tuesdays, 8/14 & 8/21 will be held 12:00 - 1:15pm. All classes in Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 208.

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 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 10, Max: 30)
Class Code: cps-01

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Group Drumming ? Making Rhythm and Music for your Body, Mind, and Heart
Mon 07/09-07/30 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Instructor: Peter Giordano, Deanna Anderson
Location: Papua New Guinea Sculpture Gardens
BeWell Berry

Get your week started with some rhythm!

Join this 4-week class to experience the release of workday cares, and the joyful shared energy of making rhythm and music in community with others. Research findings support the physical, mental, emotional and social benefits of group music making. Participating in musical activities can reduce stress and foster relaxation, increase alpha brain wave activity and enhance creative thinking, help regulate our nervous system, support a healthy immune system, plus drumming in particular, is a safe and natural cardiovascular exercise.

- Experience our natural rhythm, because we all have rhythm in us ? Honest!
- Explore rhythms from world cultures, and different music styles
- Play a variety of stick & hand drums and percussion instruments
- Create solid ensemble grooves that sound and feel great

Explore the natural rhythms available in the spoken word ? a.k.a poetry and rap

Plus! For those that are inspired to get up and move, longtime HIP instructor Deanna Anderson will lead optional warm-up stretches and creative rhythmic movement.

Instructors:
Peter Giordano, founder and executive director of StoryTeller Project. Peter?s career spans over 25 years as an arts educator, professional multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and music director.

Deanna Anderson, dancer, dance instructor, Certified Action Theater Coach and Director, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator (RSMT/E).

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 160 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: udrum-01

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NEW CLASS: Inspire! How to Be a Wellness Mentor
Thu 07/12 12:15 pm-1:30 pm
Instructor: Linda Adler
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Rm 306
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If you've recently made a lifestyle change and would you like to help others do the same, this noon-time, interactive class is for you. Translate your own success into a skills that will help motivate, assist, and encourage those around you. Learn how to be supportive while avoiding comments that may not be helpful, and get equipped with tips and tricks that get the conversation started and keep it moving in the right direction. You?ll learn that not only will you help others, but mentoring is a great way to inhabit and sustain your own healthy lifestyle changes.


Instructor: Linda Adler, MPH, MA, is the Founder and CEO of Pathfinders Medical, as well as the Principal at Linda Adler Consulting. A former Stanford student and health policy researcher, Linda found success with her own weight management issues through the HIP weight management class, and she is excited to share both her personal experience and professional coaching and mentoring background to help others achieve their goals.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 40 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: wllmn-01

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Life's Purpose Workshop: Exploring Purpose for Health, Happiness, and Longevity
Wed 08/01-08/29 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Susan Saba MPH
Location: Health Research Policy (HRP) Building, T116
BeWell Engagement or 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 5-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, 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 behavior 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: 200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 6, Max: 15)
Class Code: lpw-01

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Partner Shiatsu for Hands and Feet
Thu 08/23 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 to apply to overworked hands and feet for relief and relaxation. The receiver and the practitioner will both benefit from the focusing of energy and intention. Bring your partner for free!

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 65 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: shi-03

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Partner Shiatsu for Neck and Shoulder Release
Thu 07/12 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 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 15)
Class Code: shi-02

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 CLASS FULLPersonalized Fitness Design
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Cecille Tabernero
Location:
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This 3-session individualized program is designed for those who would like guidance and/or support to begin, sustain, or ramp up their exercise endeavors. Whether you?d like to start a walking program, improve your cardiovascular function, body composition, flexibility, or just explore new ways to get active, these 1:1 sessions with an experienced exercise physiologist and wellness coach will help you to create a safe, fun, and effective plan of action. Meeting three times in a supportive and non-judgmental space, you will be able to set goals, review progress, explore challenges, and refine your plan to make physical activity a rewarding and core component of your healthy lifestyle. This is a non gym-based program focused on empowering individuals to become self-managers of their health.
Please note: The first session is 1-hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 days of registration for scheduling.

Instructor: Cecille Tabernero, MS, CPT, EP-C, is a certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist and Health Screening Manager for the BeWell program. Cecille has over 20 years of experience in the field of exercise physiology, physical training, health and wellness. She believes in "meet people where they are" in order to build a foundation and establish rewarding and sustainable healthy habits.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: pfd-04

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Reiki Energy Healing Level 1
Wed 07/11-08/01 5:30 pm-7:30 PM
Instructor: Linda Alderman
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 208
BeWell Berry

Reiki is a natural healing art in which universal life force energy is applied with light touch, either on or slightly above certain areas of the body. This awakens the body's own wisdom and natural healing powers, inducing a state of deep relaxation and balanced energy.

In this 4-session class, the history, benefits and principles that guide the practice of Reiki will be introduced. You will learn the basic hands-on healing positions and how to receive an energetic attunement. The human bio-energy field and techniques of energy perception, cultivation, grounding and clearing will be discussed and experienced. Students will practice self-healing and giving and receiving Reiki sessions to classmates. Leave class with the confidence to share Reiki with your family, friends, pets, and plants. Your level 1 certificate allows you to advance to Level 2 Reiki training when desired.

Instructor: Linda Alderman, BA, Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 10)
Class Code: rh-01

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ONLINE: Sleepio - Digital Sleep Improvement Program
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: Online
BeWell Engagement or Berry

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

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

To get started:

Step 1 - Discover your Sleep Score for free at https://www.sleepio.com/stanford

Step 2 - Register through HIP and continue with the full online sleep improvement program.

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 300 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: sleepio-30

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Spinefulness - Summer Foundations Intensive
Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat 07/16-07/21 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jean Couch, Jenn Sherer
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Rm 308
BeWell Berry

Are you plagued by chronic tension, stress, aches or pains? Are you fit, but injured? Whether you are a high performance athlete or someone who sits all day, having your bones work for you, instead of against you, will relieve your pain and allow your body to regain its natural strength and efficiency. In this 5-session week long intensive, we will examine alignment in sitting, standing, bending, walking, and sleeping. You will learn to sense the interplay between muscle tension and bone alignment in all of these activities. Simple, yet profound changes will help you find and keep your "spinefulness". This class is great for beginners or those ready to take their posture awareness to the next level. Please wear loose comfortable pants to class, i.e. no jeans.

**NOTE: the Wednesday, July 18th class will be held in Alway M112, and the Saturday, July 21 class will be held from 10:30am - 12:30pm at The Balance Center, 560 Oxford Avenue in Palo Alto.

Instructors: Jean Couch and Jenn Sherer.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 240 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: spinefi-01

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Summertime in Your Garden
Mon 07/09-07/30 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Anna Lee
Location: O?Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, 175 Electioneer Road
BeWell Berry

This class is co-sponsored with the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

Summer is an exciting time in the garden! Warm temperatures and long days mean fast growth and development, and the beginnings of the harvest season. Join us in this 4-session class at the O?Donohue Stanford Educational Farm to learn about strategies for taking best advantage of all the health benefits the garden has to offer.

Topics will be based on student interest, and may include:

* how to grow summer vegetables, manage pests, diseases, and weeds, maintain soil health, and use water efficiently

* tips for harvest and preparation of healthy food from the garden

* simple yoga stretches and ergonomics for safe physical movement in (and out of) the garden

* how to enhance the harmonious experience of connecting with nature by practicing mindfulness in the garden

Instructor: Anna Lee is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). She is a Master Composter for San Mateo County, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz, and an MS in Agroecology from UW-Madison. Anna loves gardening, baking, and running far.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 150 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 6, Max: 12)
Class Code: garden-01

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The Heroic Journey: A Creative Path to Transformation
Wed 08/15-09/05 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Dominique DelChiaro
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 205/206
BeWell Engagement or Berry

"Our experience quite literally is defined by our assumptions about life. We make stories about the world and to a large degree live out their plots. What our lives are like depends to a great extent on the script we consciously, or likely unconsciously, have adopted." Carol Pearson - The Hero Within

We live in our stories. Our brains naturally organize our experience of events into a narrative structure that gives our lives a sense of wholeness and coherence. The Hero?s Journey, popularized by Joseph Campbell, describes the existential process we all go through as we live in and adjust to changes in our world and ourselves. The need to expand the constructs of our mind and perceptions may arise many times in our lives. Within a larger context, even negative experiences can begin to take on a constructive meaning.

Research now suggests that the impact of creative practices on well-being include an improved immune system, reductions in stress and anxiety, increases in positive emotions, and improved health. In this 4-week class, we will explore the power of mindset and perspective through engaging narratives and discussions, creative projects, personal reflection, and storytelling. Gain the tools and support needed for personal transformation by answering the call and taking the first steps across the threshold. Join us!
Instructor: Dominique Del Chiaro, Me.D, is the Healthy Living Program Manager, a seasoned educator, a transpersonal life coach, a dance and fitness instructor and mentor teacher. She has facilitated trainings for professional educators and work teams on how to be more effective and engaging for over 25 years. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in The Hero's Journey and rites of passage.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 8, Max: 20)
Class Code: hero-01

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NEW CLASS: The Power of Beliefs on Health: The Right Mindset Means Small Changes Yield Big Benefits
Mon 07/23 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz
Location: Clark Center, Rm s361
BeWell Berry

Have you ever wondered where to start on your journey to better health? Research has shown that making small changes to our lifestyle ? for example, using smaller plates ? can improve our health. In this 75 minute class, we will learn how our health mindset influences both the likelihood that we will sustain a healthy lifestyle change, and the resultant benefits of that change on our health. For example, recognizing when your activities of daily living actually meet the current physical activity guidelines can translate to a reduction in blood pressure or weight, without adding in additional exercise. We will learn about the concepts of self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, and locus of control; their relationship to our mindsets about health; and how to use this knowledge to make subtle attitudinal shifts that should result in increased effectiveness of small lifestyle changes.
Participants will be encouraged to apply the knowledge that they learn in class to one real-life small behavior change they want to try.

Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD is Manager of the Stanford Group Behavior Change/Weight Management Program. Since coming to HIP in 2002, she has been applying social psychological principles of behavior change to encourage individuals to make small tweaks to improve their lifestyle.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 15, Max: 50)
Class Code: pbh-01

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NEW CLASS: The Power of Beliefs on Health: The Right Mindset Means Small Changes Yield Big Benefits - ZOOM Videocast
Mon 07/23 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz
Location: Your computer
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PLEASE NOTE: This registration is for those who would like to attend this class via Zoom videocast.

Have you ever wondered where to start on your journey to better health? Research has shown that making small changes to our lifestyle ? for example, using smaller plates ? can improve our health. In this 75 minute class, we will learn how our health mindset influences both the likelihood that we will sustain a healthy lifestyle change, and the resultant benefits of that change on our health. For example, recognizing when your activities of daily living actually meet the current physical activity guidelines can translate to a reduction in blood pressure or weight, without adding in additional exercise. We will learn about the concepts of self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, and locus of control; their relationship to our mindsets about health; and how to use this knowledge to make subtle attitudinal shifts that should result in increased effectiveness of small lifestyle changes. Participants will be encouraged to apply the knowledge that they learn in class to one real-life small behavior change they want to try.

Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD is Manager of the Stanford Group Behavior Change/Weight Management Program. Since coming to HIP in 2002, she has been applying social psychological principles of behavior change to encourage individuals to make small tweaks to improve their lifestyle.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 300)
Class Code: pbh-30

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

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

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

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

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 8, Max: 30)
Class Code: ltw-01

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Time Management for Less Stress and More Joy
Mon 07/23-07/30 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Laura Becker-Lewke
Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm 4107
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 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 18)
Class Code: tmmj-01

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Traditional Oriental Medicine Self-Care Principles and Practices
Tue 07/31-10/23 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Luca Moschini
Location: Health Research Policy (HRP) Building, Rm 138B
BeWell Berry

This practical introduction to the ancient wisdom of Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM), also often called Chinese Medicine, is a 5-session, every 3 weeks course, in which knowledge and practical self-care skills are cultivated for the purpose of improving and strengthening the healing potential of your body.

You will learn basic TOM, including theories of qi, yin and yang, the 5 elements, and acupuncture meridians and apply them during practices of acupressure and qigong movement. At course completion, you will be able to use acupressure points and movement patterns to influence the physical and emotional health of specific organ systems of your body. You will also be able to apply qigong breathing techniques to your daily activities in order to relax, improve your mental clarity, and emotional awareness. The power of healing is in your hands. Please join us.

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

Please note: Course schedule coordinates with Luca's out-of-town teaching schedule, and thus we'll meet every 3rd Tuesday, July 31 - October 23. Each month will focus on one of the 5 Elements. Class Dates: July 31, August 21, September 11, October 2, and October 23.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 325 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: tom-01

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NEW CLASS: Vitality = Vim = Vigor = A New You for Summertime and More
Wed 08/08 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Rm 208
BeWell Berry

This class will focus on keeping your vitality bucket full. We will start with discussing how your bucket can leak and how you could scrape bottom. We will show practical ways to restore energy by being in touch with your values, building healthy relationships, connecting your brain and body and engaging in smart health practices (even sleep!). By the end of our class you will have do-able action items to buoy you now and in the future.


Instructor: Linda Hawes Clever, MD, is a Stanford undergrad and medical school alumna. Over the last 19 years as founder and president of the non-profit RENEW, she has worked with faculty, staff, and graduate students here and elsewhere who want to maintain robust vitality, outlook and fulfillment. She is author of The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 40 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: vvv-01

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Wellness Coaching - Debbie Balfanz, PhD
Wed Dates/Times: NA 8:00 am-10:00 am
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is NOT.

Unlike personalized nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches? biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Debbie Balfanz 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: Wednesday mornings.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: well-04b

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Wellness Coaching - Elizabeth Skolnik
Wed Dates/Times: NA 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
Location: TBD
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Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is NOT

Unlike personalized nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches? biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Elizabeth Skolnik, Certified Professional Coach, is an experienced Wellness Coach with the Stanford BeWell Program and Leadership Coach within the corporate world. She has a long career working with individuals wishing to make lasting behavior change in the areas of decision making, emotional regulation, and living a more balanced life. She will meet you where you are with compassion, non-judgment and insight.

Appts: Wednesdays, 3:00

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 4)
Class Code: well-04c

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Wellness Coaching - Jayna Rogers, MPH
Dates/Times: NA 8:00 am-10:00 am
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is NOT.

Unlike personalized nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches? biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a Health Education Manager for the Health Improvement Program and the BeWell Employee Incentive Program Workshop Coordinator. She has been a health educator and researcher for the Stanford School of Medicine for 20 years in the areas of chronic disease self-management, smoking cessation, weight management, women?s health and wellness coaching for long-term behavior change.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: well-04d

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Wellness Coaching - Julie Anderson, MPH
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Julie Anderson
Location: TBD
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Are you eager to make lasting change in an important area of your well-being? Tired of using quick-fix solutions that only add up to temporary change?

What is wellness coaching?

During these 5 Wellness Coaching sessions, you will work one-on-one with an experienced coach who will support you in uncovering your motivations and leveraging your strengths to reach personal goals and sustain healthy behaviors. Your coach will partner with you as you set clear and attainable goals in each session, and help you navigate the path to success. The first session is a 1-hour conversation, usually conducted via phone, with the option of doing it in-person. The initial session is followed by four subsequent 15-30 minute telephone conversations.

What wellness coaching is it NOT

Unlike personalizd nutrition coaching, or personal stress reduction, wellness coaching is for individuals who have an interest in making broader life changes. While participants are welcome to work on making changes to their eating and/or stress management behaviors during the course of wellness coaching, wellness coaches might not be content experts in these areas. If you are interested in very specific diet or stress management advice, please consider registering for Personalized Nutrition Coaching or Personal Stress Reduction, respectively.

Please read our coaches? biographies carefully before registering, as each of them brings a unique set of specializations and experience, and differ in their availability.

Coach: Julie Anderson, MPH, has been with HIP since 1991 and is currently the Manager of the BeWell Wellness Profile Program. Julie has a BS in health fitness; a Masters degree in public health, and holds a Wellness Coaching certification through Wellcoaches®. As a working mom in her early 50?s, Julie knows what it?s like to juggle work, marriage, parenting a young child, and prioritizing wellness. Julie's appointments are conducted by phone.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 275 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 3)
Class Code: well-04a

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FREE WEBINAR: Getting Moving at Stanford: No Barriers!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, Jayna Rogers
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
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With all that we have to juggle in our busy lives, how can we fit in exercise? In this interactive webinar, learn how to apply behavioral science principles to create practical solutions to your barriers to physical activity. We will discuss cognitive distortions that often get in the way of our best intentions, as well as how to construct realistic goals around physical activity. Learn how to cultivate social and physical environments supportive of physical activity. Participants will leave the webinar with strategies to overcome the barriers that we all face trying to fit in physical activity during our busy Stanford workdays. Techniques and tips will be provided for those who work on campus and off.

Instructors: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, coordinator of the Stanford Behavior Change/Weight Management Program. Jayna Rogers, MPH,
HIP smoking cessation specialist, coordinator of HIP?s Wellness on Wheels (WOW), and BeWell Workshops. Recorded October 27, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Geetanjali Chakraborty, Ananta Ripa Ajmera
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Did you know that the grandfather of modern surgery was a leading practitioner of the ancient Indian medical science of Ayurveda? With fundamental building blocks, offered in an accessible framework, Ayurveda provides a complete roadmap for health promotion and disease prevention through seasonal diet and lifestyle protocols for sound sleep, good digestion, managing stress, pain relief, boosting immunity, and more. You will walk away from this webinar with a new perspective about health, along with practical tips on utilizing humble kitchen spices for greater physical well-being, and a special practice to enhance your overall mental health.

Instructors:
Shaaranya Geetanjali Chakraborty has an MS in Biochemistry and research experience in Molecular Biology at Georgetown University and Stanford University. She is a Certified Ayurveda Clinical Specialist and serves as an Associate Faculty Member at Vedika Global, where she teaches about kitchen nutrition.

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Health Practitioner, and NYU Stern Business School graduate. Ananta is Associate Faculty at Vedika Global, where she teaches Ayurveda lifestyle and Yoga.



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FREE WEBINAR: Memory Like an Elephant: Foods that Boost Cognition
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Lisa Offringa
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Do you feel like your memory could be better? Dr. Lisa Offringa spent five years living in Thailand studying memory and Thai medicinal plants to improve brain function. Thai Traditional Medicine has a unique perspective on health, both physical and mental. Join us for this informative noon-hour webinar with Dr. Offringa, as she shares her experience immersed in Thai medicinal culture, her research findings, and how we might use plants - many of them found at your local grocery store - to help our brain function. Come build your mental muscle!

Instructor: Lisa Offringa, PhD. Dr. Offringa is the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University and San Jose State University. Recorded October 7, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Movement Versus Exercise: What is the DIFFERENCE and why does it MATTER?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Clyde Wilson PhD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

It is not news that exercise reduces disease risk, and may add to one?s longevity by a decade or more.  But "movement", which is less intense and performed regularly throughout the day and the lifespan, is correlated to potential longevity beyond that achieved by exercise. Lack of movement, on the other hand, creates a "super-relaxed state" of muscle that reduces the metabolic rate dramatically and creates profound negative implications for disease risk and mortality. These findings indicate that movement would be more important for overall lifespan than exercise, but that exercise would be an important way to compensate for a lifestyle requiring most hours of your day to be sedentary (such as working at a computer). This webinar will lay out where the science is at this time, why the body distinguishes between movement and exercise so much, and what to do about it for the healthiest outcomes.
Instructor: Clyde Wilson, PhD (Stanford).  Dr. Wilson has taught Analysis of Human Movement in the Department of Athletics at Stanford for 8 years, and teaches BeWell nutrition workshops. He is a research scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Institute within the Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of muscle contraction and metabolism, and the recently-discovered super-relaxed (SR) state of muscle. Recorded May 13, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Own Your Workout
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Amanda Perez, Nathan McKenzie
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Are you trying to develop your own fitness program, but are unsure that it has the right components to help you reach your fitness goals? Developing a personalized, well-rounded, and strategic fitness plan will help you meet your goals sooner, save you time, and keep you at the top of your health by reducing the occurrence of injury and setbacks.
Join us for this 2-session webinar as we cover the basics of fitness program design, including American College of Sports Medicine exercise protocol; nutrition tips for energy, hydration, and aiding muscle repair; basic mechanics of good form, and overcoming barriers. You will leave the first session with the tools to begin designing your own fitness plan. Session 2 is optional, but highly encouraged. We will spend time answering questions, discussing strategies, and trouble-shooting challenges. Leave this class with the confidence to implement your fitness plan, make informed nutrition choices, and own your workout!
Instructors: Amanda Perez, BA (Sociology and Exercise Science), NASM CPT; Nathan McKenzie, MPH, ACSM CPT; Cecille Tabernero, BS (Kinesiology), NASM CPT. Ashley Gephart, MA CPT; Marlon John, BS (Exercise Science), NSCA-CPT, AASDN. Amanda, Nathan, Cecille, Ashley, and Marlon are all BeWell Wellness Advisors and combined, have more than 50 years experience as personal trainers, fitness instructors, and health coaches.


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FREE WEBINAR: Own Your Workout - Part 2
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Are you trying to develop your own fitness program, but are unsure that it has the right components to help you reach your fitness goals? Developing a personalized, well-rounded, and strategic fitness plan will help you meet your goals sooner, save you time, and keep you at the top of your health by reducing the occurrence of injury and setbacks.
Join us for this 2-session webinar as we cover the basics of fitness program design, including American College of Sports Medicine exercise protocol; nutrition tips for energy, hydration, and aiding muscle repair; basic mechanics of good form, and overcoming barriers. You will leave the first session with the tools to begin designing your own fitness plan. Session 2 is optional, but highly encouraged. We will spend time answering questions, discussing strategies, and trouble-shooting challenges. Leave this class with the confidence to implement your fitness plan, make informed nutrition choices, and own your workout!
Instructors: Amanda Perez, BA (Sociology and Exercise Science), NASM CPT; Nathan McKenzie, MPH, ACSM CPT; Cecille Tabernero, BS (Kinesiology), NASM CPT. Ashley Gephart, MA CPT; Marlon John, BS (Exercise Science), NSCA-CPT, AASDN. Amanda, Nathan, Cecille, Ashley, and Marlon are all BeWell Wellness Advisors and combined, have more than 50 years experience as personal trainers, fitness instructors, and health coaches.


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FREE WEBINAR: RENEW: Finding Focus; Staying Focused
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Linda Clever, MD
Location: Your Computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Here are three good questions: Are you climbing the right mountain? Do you have the equipment and companions you need? Where can you get the energy to move ahead? In this noontime session we will find practical and powerful ways to refresh, work toward finding or re-finding your sense of purpose, and build effectiveness and enthusiasm. In order to make sure you can have a vision and stay on track, we?ll discuss values and how best to say ?No? and ?Yes? at the right times in your career and life.

We?ll talk about the five characteristics of ?fit? people, and will have a lively discussion about getting through a tough day. After this program, you will feel refreshed, re-charged, and better able to move ahead. Join in the inspiration.

Instructor: Linda Hawes Clever, MD is a Stanford undergrad and medical school alumna. Over the last 16 years as founder and president of the non-profit RENEW, she has worked with staff, faculty, nurses, physicians, and graduate students here and elsewhere who want to maintain robust vitality, outlook and purpose. She is author of The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life.



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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep and Common Sleep Problems
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Clete Kushida, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

The need for sleep and the impact of daytime fatigue and sleepiness in the workplace is affecting society as a whole. Dr. Clete Kushida, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford discusses the composition of sleep during the night and its changes throughout the life cycle. The most common sleep disorders will be individually discussed and tips for improving one's sleep will be offered.

Instructor: Clete A. Kushida, M.D., Ph.D., RPSGT, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. Recorded on August 13, 2012.


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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep and Why it is Sometimes Elusive
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Rachel Manber PhD
Location: At Your Computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Even though we know that sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing, sometimes we lie awake at night as though we have forgotten how to do it. This webinar will explain the biological and psychological factors that contribute to the regulation of healthy sleep. You will learn what can cause sleep problems, and how you can use the principles of sleep regulation to promote good sleep.

Instructor: Rachel Manber, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is the director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in the practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Recorded on November 7, 2013.


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FREE WEBINAR: Sleep: from A to Zzzz
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Emmanuel Mignot
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Sleep, like nutrition, is a critical factor of health and well-being. Although we spend nearly one third of our lives asleep, the science of sleep is a relatively new field and little is known about why we sleep. As a society, we place very little value on sleep and in our busy, fast paced lives, sleep can feel like a pesky, time consuming nuisance. As a result, Americans are chronically sleep deprived, and seventy million people suffer from chronic, severe sleep disorders such as repeated airway collapse during sleep, difficulty falling or staying asleep, or abnormal movements impacting sleep.

In this 2-part webinar you will learn that by obtaining adequate sleep and treating sleep disorders you can improve health, productivity, quality of life, and reduce accidents on roads and in the workplace. The first session will focus on the latest information about sleep and why we need it. The second session will continue the discussion.

Instructor: Emmanuel Mignot, MD, is the Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. Dr. Mignot is most well-known for discovering the cause of narcolepsy. Most of his current research focuses on the neurobiology, genetics and immunology of narcolepsy, with indirect interest in the neuroimmunology of other brain disorders. Recorded on November 18 and 25, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Ins and Outs of Advance Healthcare Planning
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Joshua Fronk
Location: Your Computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

An important element of one?s own wellness plan that often gets forgotten or pushed down the road (until sometimes too late) is advance care planning. Identifying and documenting your treatment care wishes with advanced directives will give you a strong voice in the decisions and management of your care. Join Dr. Joshua Fronk for this noon-hour webinar as he simplifies and demystifies the ins and outs of advance healthcare planning. Learn about the various options available to discuss and share medical decisions with your physician and medical team. Dr. Fronk will invite an interactive discussion about what is means to have a good quality of life.

Instructor: Joshua Fronk, DO. Dr. Fronk is clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines. He is a full-time palliative medicine and supportive oncology physician. He also serves as medical director for Stanford outpatient primary care palliative medicine.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Menstrual Cycle: What's Normal/What's Not Across The Lifespan
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Paula Hillard, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Join Dr. Paula Hillard for an informative and interactive webinar on the often glossed-over area of women?s health: the menstrual cycle. Dr. Hillard will shed new light on the female reproductive system, what is normal and what?s not. She will address normal cycle length, normal bleeding parameters, and common menstrual symptoms for women in each decade of their reproductive lives. Beginning by focusing on the middle reproductive years, Dr. Hillard will move on to address the perimenopause, and then for mothers of teens, she will discuss normal puberty, the onset of menstrual cycles (menarche) and what to expect for teen cycles. Learn what health behaviors impact the menstrual cycle and reproductive health.

Instructor: Dr Paula Hillard graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977, left for 30 years to study, teach and work at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and the University of Cincinnati before returning to Stanford as Professor in the Department ofObstetrics and Gynecology; she has devoted her career to the care of women and to educating medical professionals and women themselves about women's healthcare.



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FREE WEBINAR: Training Camp for Your Brain
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

It is good news that people are living longer, but it takes a sharp and undiminished mind to be able to age successfully. How can we best optimize our brains for the long haul? Recent research has told us that neuroplasticity exists and that we can improve many brain functions. In this webinar, Dr. John Farquhar will draw from the latest research in his discussion of the most promising foods, supplements, physical and brain fitness exercises, as well as the positive impact of social connections on brain health.


Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded on February 11, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Why Sweat It? What's so HOT about Menopause in 2017
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Marcia Stefanick
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Most women start to experience symptoms of natural menopause in their mid-40?s to mid-50?s as ovarian estrogens decline towards the end of their reproductive years. Surgical menopause, i.e. removal of both ovaries, results in an abrupt change, regardless of age. The most common menopausal symptoms, hot flushes and night sweats (which often disrupt sleep), may be mild to severe and may continue for several years. In this noon-hour webinar, the risks, benefits, and effectiveness of common approaches to managing menopausal symptoms will be discussed, including estrogens, with (if a woman still has her uterus) or without a progestin (if a woman had a hysterectomy), non-hormonal drug treatments, and lifestyle and behavioral techniques, including alternative medical approaches

Instructor: Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) Center.