Lighten Up 2.0: How to Be Less Stressed About Stress 2/06 - 2/27/2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3:30 pm

Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 308 & Rm 208 Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

This is a 4 session class.

If we want to live interesting lives and do meaningful work in the world, stress is part of the deal. Yet we have been conditioned to believe that all stress is bad for our health. While chronic stress is linked to headaches, trouble sleeping, back pain, and a weakened immune system, recent research suggests that how we think about our stress may impact our health even more than stress itself. The difference between viewing stress as debilitating vs. enhancing is strongly linked to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

In this 4-week interactive class, we will take an honest look at our stressors and the stories we tell ourselves about them. We’ll address the fear and anxiety that often accompany stress, and then dig deeper into the core values that may feel threatened by what we’re going through. We’ll explore self-compassion as an active component to shifting our mindsets and moving through stressful situations in a skillful way. By learning these and other mindfulness-based techniques we can develop a calm, practical, and supportive relationship with our more intense seasons of life.

Instructor: Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA (Counseling and Health Psychology). She is Manager of Operations for the BeWell Coaching program at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 15 years.

When:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:
Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 308 & Rm 208 Map
Admission:

REGISTER HERE

Course fee: $180

Tags:

Lecture / Reading Health / Wellness 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650 723-9649, healthimprovement@stanford.edu
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