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Ignite: The Power of Motivation

Motivation is often misunderstood as a force driven by a system of rewards and punishments. However, the latest research shows it's much more dependent on cultivating meaning, purpose, task mastery, and freedom of choice. In this course students will uncover the keys inside themselves to ignite the power of their motivation at school and their life. Research on motivation from the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience is discussed and then tools are provided that enhance the drive to achieve in a balanced and healthy manner. Students will learn how to cultivate the psycho-physiological factors that increase motivation, while reducing those aspects that depress it.

This Motivation workshop is adapted specifically for graduate students from Stanford's Wellness Ed curriculum.

If you are not able to commit to this multi-session workshop, consider attending Aneel's wellness teasers or check out the Wellness Network to find other campus resources to support your health and well-being.

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Registration Process

Three consecutive Mondays: Apr. 20 and 27 and May 4; 4:15-6:15 PM

Participation in all three sessions is required. The workshop is highly interactive and experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

If selected, participants will be required to submit a $50 deposit check made out to Stanford University.  Participants' checks will be returned upon successful completion of all sessions. Instructions for submitting the deposit will be included with the notification information.

Open to all current Stanford graduate students; space is limited. Application deadline: Apr., 6,  2015

Application is closed.


Aneel Chima
Head and Academic Coordinator, WellnessEd

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