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The Web of Well-being – Weaving the Values that Sustain Us, July 8 - July 29

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 5:00 PM
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The Web of Well-being – Weaving the Values that Sustain Us, July 8 - July 29
General Public
Health Improvement Program

Renew, refresh, and restore yourself with short stories, poems and contemplative practices that nourish connection to your values and strengthen the web of your well-being. Each week in this 4-session online engagement class will highlight special strands in the web, including the strands of family and friendship, community and nature, and time and spirit. Guided contemplative practices will commence each class and conversation inspired by readings will be the core of the class.

Participants will receive support for creating an action plan for caring for their web of well-being. During the first class we will cultivate intention for creating the web of well-being. Subsequent classes will focus on specific strands of the web. Enjoy tending your well-being with this interactive, experiential dynamic process inspired by contemplative practices and class readings from authors including Alice Walker, Richard Louv, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Father Thomas Keating, Thich Nhat Hahn, Emily Dickinson, and Eavan Bolan. Participants will be provided information about reading to complete prior to class each week. 

Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, is the founder and director of Contemplation by Design. She has been integrating contemplative practice into resilience, stress management, and career training programs and academic classes at Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984.

Class details are subject to change.

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