Events: 24th October 2020

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)_1250768

September 22, 2020 | 07:00pm

This class is 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 8-week online class is modeled on the program taught …
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Reaching the Goals You Really Want – Barriers, Boosters, and Baby Steps _1250786

October 19, 2020 | 12:00pm

It’s hard these days to stay focused. Events whir, changes blur, and we may feel swept away or caught in a trap. We do, however, have our own important and worthwhile goals that we don’t want to ignore or abandon. If you would like to get grounded, refresh your vision, and move forward, despite distractions, …
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Weight Management – Starting the Journey_1250798

October 19, 2020 | 05:00pm

This 6-week online engagement program will help you take the first steps in the process of changing life-long habits related to nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. Through setting and implementing small goals around lifestyle practices, you will begin to see sustainable improvements in your health, enjoy improved interpersonal relationships, and experience increased …
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Relaxing Into Sleep – How Our Days Affect Our Nights_1250767

October 20, 2020 | 12:00pm

Discover how the simple practice of mindfulness can help transform your lifestyle habits in order to set the stage for a peaceful night’s sleep. In this 3-session online class, we will review core aspects of wellness — sound sleep, stress reduction, consistent exercise, and healthy eating — and learn how the establishment of these fundamental …
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Thriving Through Change and Life’s Transitions_1250785

October 22, 2020 | 12:00pm

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 …
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Building a Positive Relationship with Food – Break the Stress Eating Cycle_1250762

October 22, 2020 | 03:00pm

Eating is a vital activity, meant to nourish and support our bodies. But often we can eat for other reasons – to fit in at social situations, relieve stress, satisfy cravings, or try to make ourselves feel better. This emotional and mindless eating can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. In this online engagement …
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Meditations for Inner Peace and Sustained Resilience_1250787

October 23, 2020 | 12:00pm

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. – Dalai Lama When we are faced with difficulties, it is easy to spiral into negative thinking, anxiety, and stress over circumstances that are out of our control. One tool that is in our control is the practice of meditation, which research has …
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Brain Health: Understanding and Fine-Tuning Your Memory and Mind (BIO 09)

October 24, 2020 | 09:30am

Are there activities we can do to improve the health of our brain other than maintaining a nutritious diet and physical exercise? Do mental exercises like crossword puzzles and brain games really help? As we age, how can we slow down cognitive decline associated with the retention of information, attention, and the speed at which …
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Vitality Essentials: How to Live Your Best Possible Life (WSP 148)

October 24, 2020 | 10:00am

Why do certain people seem so vital and vibrant? In a world where many of us feel burdened by stress, pressure, and competing demands, a lucky few seem to radiate with joy, purpose, warmth, and vitality. In this workshop, we will draw from research in biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, and elsewhere to understand how our …