Lecture / Reading

Inner Balance: Reduce Stress with HeartMath™

Do feelings of overwhelm and stress interfere with your enjoyment of life? Have you noticed your health, sleep, and energy affected by life or work stress? This research and evidence-based course gives you practical tools and technology to generate a simultaneous state of relaxation, readiness, and revitalization called coherence. Each participant receives a fun and innovative self-monitoring technology for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch called Inner Balance.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 13:30
Location: 
Li Ka Shing Center, Rm 101
Event Sponsor: 
Health Improvement Program
Contact Email: 
ausserer@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650 721-6003

Admission

Register for this class, starting January 6, using the More Information link or go to: http://hip.stanford.edu

Class fee: $250 (STAP/EA Funds: Yes)

Class code: heart-01

Last modified Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 at 7:54

Conversations on Compassion with James Doty

In this public dialogue, world renowned mindfulness teacher and author, Jon Kabat-Zinn will engage in conversation with CCARE’s Founder and Director, Dr. James Doty, to celebrate the release of Dr. Doty’s book, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart. During this conversation, Jon Kabat-Zinn will be asking Dr.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 18:00
Location: 
Cemex Auditorium
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Contact Email: 
ccare_info@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
(650) 721-6142

Admission

Tickets are SOLD OUT for this event. Doors open to ticket holders at 5:45PM.

Last modified Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 at 7:30

Understanding Bipolar Depression

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk will provide a broad overview of bipolar depression in adults, with respect to diagnostic challenges and current treatment strategies for this condition.

Speaker: Shefali Miller, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 19:00
Location: 
Stanford Health Library, Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201, 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Health Library
Contact Email: 
healthlibrary@stanfordhealthcare.org
Contact Phone: 
650-498-7826

Admission

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826 

Last modified Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 at 0:45

Creative Play 2016: HIP 4-session class

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw

Experience the replenishing gift of Creative Play in 2016. Learn ways to develop your playful nature and positive outlook on life, de-stress your body and mind, and enjoy the conviviality of community. Playing can boost your energy and vitality and even improve your resistance to disease. Play can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Play stimulates your mind and helps you focus.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00
Location: 
MBA Class of 1968 Bldg., Rm C110
Event Sponsor: 
Health Improvement Program
Contact Email: 
ausserer@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650 721-6003

Admission

To register for this class, starting January 6, please click on (More Information) or go to: http://hip.stanford.edu/

Class fee: $100  (STAP/EA Funds: yes)

Class code: iplay-01

Last modified Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 at 7:35

Sleep Like a Baby: Myths About Insomnia and Aging

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk will present information on the definition, epidemiology, and impact of insomnia, while debunking common insomnia misconceptions and presenting available treatment options. Discussion of a non-pharmacological treatment study will also be included.

Speaker: Donn Posner, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 15:00
Location: 
Stanford Health Library Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto 94304
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Health Library
Contact Email: 
healthlibrary@stanfordhealthcare.org
Contact Phone: 
650-498-7826

Admission

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826

Last modified Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 at 0:45

Martial Arts for the Mind: Workplace Skills

Gain clarity of mind and an increased capacity to meet and overcome life’s challenges. This experiential training provides a combination of cognitive training designed to get at the root causes of stress, along with clinically proven breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques. Learn how to stop the stress response before it arises, and find effective ways to release it, once present. By practicing the techniques learned in this workshop, participants may see improvement in:

• Managing challenging work situations with greater calmness and clarity of mind

Date and Time: 
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:00
Location: 
Clark Center, Rm S361
Event Sponsor: 
Health Improvement Program
Contact Email: 
ausserer@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650 721-6003

Admission

To register for this class, starting January 6, please click on (More Information) or go to: http://hip.stanford.edu/

Class fee: $100  (STAP/EA Funds: yes)

Class code: mam-01

Last modified Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 at 11:53

Nutrition for Action - Action for Results

Do you have a solid exercise routine but you are not seeing results? Come explore how food and exercise should work together. While the answer to losing weight and getting healthier is technically "eat less and move more" - it is not necessarily eat very little and workout a lot. The key is to find that balance.

In this class, you will learn how to fuel your workouts properly to lose weight, build muscle, burn fat and workout appropriately so every minute at the gym is used efficiently.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:00
Location: 
SLAC Bldg 53, Panofsky Auditorium (SLAC Badge Required)
Event Sponsor: 
Health Improvement Program
Contact Email: 
ausserer@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650 721-6003

Admission

To register for this class, starting January 6, please click on (More Information) or go to: http://hip.stanford.edu/

Class fee: $30  (STAP/EA Funds: yes)

Class code: spnut-01

Last modified Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 at 0:45

Motivation, Capacity, and Limits of Compassion

In this lecture, Daryl Cameron, PhD, will present: “Motivation, Capacity, and the Limits of Compassion.” This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 18:00
Location: 
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Room 130
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Contact Email: 
ccare_info@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
(650) 721-6142

Admission

Free. Register here for access to seating before the event starts. Doors open at 5:30PM.

Last modified Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 at 7:27

The Psychology of Pain

Opening the Medicine Box in the Mind: The Psychology of Pain

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Our experience of pain goes beyond the mere physical sensation of it – pain has emotional and psychological components to it and these affect our ability to treat pain. This talk will discuss the psychological dimensions of pain.

Speaker: Beth Darnall, PhD, Pain Specialist, Pain Psychologist Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine , Stanford University Medical Center

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 19:00
Location: 
Stanford Health Library, Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201, 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Health Library
Contact Email: 
healthlibrary@stanfordhealthcare.org
Contact Phone: 
650-498-7826

Admission

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826

Last modified Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 at 8:18

Update on Migraine

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Migraines are an intense and often debilitating type of headache which affect nearly 24 million Americans every year. This talk will focus on the causes of migraines, how they are diagnosed, and how they are differentiated from other kinds of headaches, as well as current treatments for this condition.

Speaker: Meredith Barad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia (Pain) and Neurology & Neurological Science, Stanford University Medical Center

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 19:00
Location: 
Stanford Health Library, Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201, 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Health Library
Contact Email: 
healthlibrary@stanfordhealthcare.org
Contact Phone: 
650-498-7826

Admission

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826

Last modified Wed, 21 Oct, 2015 at 6:54