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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 …

Rediscover your home garden as a place of productivity, nourishment, and refuge in this 4-week online engagement class. You will have the opportunity to explore your garden from new angles both literally and figuratively through structured activities drawing from traditions of nature observation, agricultural science, and mindfulness that will reveal unique elements of your garden’s …

Improvisational theater is the art of getting onstage in front of a live audience and making up a story, collaboratively. The skills required to accomplish this while on the spot and under pressure are invaluable offstage as well. In this online engagement class, you will learn and practice improvisational skills that can develop resilience, resourcefulness, …

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 at the UMass Stress Reduction Clinic and will focus on mindfulness …

Emotional distress is a part of life that we all encounter sooner or later. While we cannot always control what life throws our way, we can develop coping skills that support our health and well-being. This 2-session online class is designed to help you live in a constructive, compassionate, and mindful manner while maintaining a …

Are digestive issues interfering with your life? If so, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder that affects your intestines. Signs and symptoms of IBS can include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. In this 4-session online engagement class, we will examine what is happening in the gut …

Are you looking for new inspiration for mealtimes? If so, you’ll want to join this Healthy Kitchen class focusing on the Mediterranean style of cooking and eating. There is evidence that this diet based on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and olive oil may decrease the risk of heart disease, overall cancer, …

Regular physical exercise has many physical, emotional, and social benefits; it can improve mood, reduce stress, improve the quality of sleep, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and much more. Yet an overzealous workout can also lead to strain and injury, especially for busy professionals who spend more time behind a computer screen than at …

Do you find yourself reacting, internalizing, lashing out, or avoiding when it comes to the difficult situations and conversations? Many of us find that certain words, people, events or experiences can trigger an immediate and intense emotional response. These strong emotions can cause us to react in unhealthy ways and feel a loss of control …

Finally, some good news about stress! Recent scientific research has found that there are some real benefits to stress. Times of stress can be opportunities for learning, personal growth, happiness, improved performance, and deeper social interactions. Building on the work of Alia Crum, Stanford professor and principal investigator of the Stanford Mind and Body Lab, …