Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has long been considered the gold standard in stress reduction practices due to its documented success rate. Since 1979, more than 600 studies demonstrate the efficacy of combining mindfulness practice with gentle yoga and breath-based meditation to create this powerful evidence-based program. Join us for this eight-week online engagement class …

In a culture highly influenced by social media and advertising, many Americans learn to distrust their bodies and their own hunger and satiety cues. This can lead to a destructive cycle of continually chasing the latest food trend in search of the perfect diet. The cognitive dissonance between health and body image can lead to …

Are you looking for a fresh approach to behavior change? Are you stuck in a repeating pattern of unfulfilled goals? Do you wish that you could move forward, but can’t gain momentum? Join us for a six-week online group wellness series where you’ll engage in creating shifts in thought and behavior that will support you in …

For millennia, people have found refuge and resilience by practicing contemplative meditation in nature. This transformative combination supports joy, peace, a sense of belonging, wisdom, nourishment, and stewardship of personal and planetary well-being. In this four-session in-person engagement class on the Stanford main campus, you will be guided to live intimately in openhearted relationship with …

“Joy is not for just the lucky few – it’s a choice anyone can make.” – James Baraz, creator of the Awakening Joy course. Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized course designed to awaken joy through exciting themes and practices that incline the mind toward well-being and deeper insight. In this five-session online engagement class, …

Are you tired of the endless dieting-cycles and body loathing? Do you analyze every food decision? Have you stopped trusting yourself around food? Diets are not only a low ROI endeavor, they can cause long term harm, “eat up” our energy, and keep us from living our best lives yet. Discover an alternative to the …

Our minds are considered to be our most valuable asset, but when incessant thinking, daydreaming, or random thoughts distract us, our own mind can become a barrier to deep peace. Research has shown meditation to be effective for stress reduction, emotional self-regulation, improved quality of life, sleep, and behavior change, among other physical and psychological …

Stanford Medcast is an educational podcast ideal for the clinician on the go. Hot topics in medicine, healthcare and education are discussed with world leading physicians and scientists.  Current Series:  Hot Topics Mini-Series Covid-19 Mini-Series Pediatric Pulse Mini-Series Streaming now on all major podcast platforms.

Have you tried to meditate but haven’t found a method that works for you? Do you enjoy meditation but struggle to practice on a regular basis? Are you curious about how a meditation practice could be supportive for you? In the midst of our many stressors, we can stress ourselves out trying to manage it …

Depression can feel emotionally, mentally, and physically draining while putting a strain on one’s quality of life. If you‘ve been diagnosed with depression (also known as major depressive disorder), you may qualify to participate in clinical research studies evaluating an investigational oral medication to treat this condition. You may be able to participate in the …