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Cultivating Healthy Relationships (VPGE)

Three-session Workshop: Oct. 31, Nov. 5 & 7, 4-6 PM.
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Learn how to build healthy relationships in graduate school and in life.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this program, you will:

  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Discover and reveal relationship dynamics that are usually invisible
  • Explore a variety of models and tools for healthy relationship cultivation

Program Description

Apply psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives to investigate the questions, “What is a healthy relationship?” and “How do I know if my relationships are healthy?” In this interactive multi-day workshop you will explore the structures of healthy relationships, learning about communication styles, attachment, attunement, individuation, cultural scripts, gender roles, and power dynamics.

Workshops are lead by Aneel Chima and Donnovan Somera Yisrael. Aneel is the associate director of the Division of Health and Human Performance and head of Wellness Education and the Flourishing Research Initiative (FRI). Donnovan is the student affairs officer in Health Promotion Services & lecturer for Med/SPRC - Health and Human Performance. 



If you are not able to commit to this multi-session workshop, check out the Wellness Network to find other campus resources to support your health and well-being.


Open to enrolled graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree program. 

Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in all three sessions is required.

If you are accepted to this workshop you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

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