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August 20 Women: Our Bodies, Beliefs and Relationships

The famous shame researcher, Dr. Brene Brown, talks about "body image" as one of the most prevalent shame triggers for women. Women have a very complex relationship with their bodies. Research shows that more than 80% of women are dissatisfied with their body image. This experiential workshop covers:

  • How women developed core beliefs about their bodies
  • How to rewrite your core negative beliefs into a new, positive script
  • Tools to maintain this new script

Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, Pacific Ocean Conference Room

Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdocs and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics. Eligible dependents may also attend. “Be Well Berries” available for eligible employees.

About the Speakers:

 Sara Gifford, LMFT, brings a somatic approach to her private practice, incorporating the wisdom and experience of the body into the therapeutic process, and has led groups in body-food awareness, qigong, yoga, dance, and mindfulness practices.

Janelle Schmidt, LMFT, uses a holistic emphasis in her private practice, focusing on women in transition and body image issues.  She has led groups in authenticity, mindfulness and has experience implementing the Beck Program.

Workshop cosponsored by Stanford’s WorkLife Office and Faculty Staff Help Center.

August 25 Fuel for School: A Nutritious Start to the School Year

This workshop from the WorkLife Office and HIP is designed for anyone with kids of any age. Whether it's the first day of pre-school or the last year of high school, kids and young adults need well-nourished bodies that are ready to learn–and that can put a lot of pressure on us parents. Come with your tips, frustrations, and concerns; leave with even more tips, at least one tangible goal to work on, a sense of empowerment, and the confidence to make a difference in your child(ren)’s health and eating habits.

First session, 8/25:
• Basics about nutrition and eating behavior principles as they relate to school-aged children
• Practical application of these principles

Second session, 8/27: Optional but highly encouraged
• Group discussion & learning from other parents: what worked, what didn’t, and why

Instructors: Jennifer Robinson, PhD; Rosalyne Tu
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 120 (see campus map)
Registration: Enroll online on the HIP website. Course fee can be paid with STAP funds.
BeWell Berry available for eligible employees (Healthy Living: Nutrition/Weight Management).

About the Instructors:
Jennifer Robinson, PhD, is the Stanford Nutrition Studies Group Program Manager at HIP. Her dissertation focused on encouraging children to eat more fruits and vegetables after exposure to gardens at their schools.
Rosalyne Tu, MS, RD is a dietitian and mother of a fickle eater. She previously worked for the Childhood Feeding Collaborative, an initiative of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, to provide best practice feeding guidance for pediatric care providers and parents in the community. She is trained in Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility in Feeding and practices the guidance daily with her daughter.

August 25 Monthly Caregiver Seminar

Stanford's WorkLife Office partners with Avenidas to offer free monthly seminars for caregivers. You are invited to bring your lunch and join us for these informative seminars.

Elder Care Support Group
Join us this month with Paula Wolfson, Avenidas Care Partners Manager, for an open forum to discuss elder care issues.
Location: Poplar Modular, 215 Panama St. (near Acacia & Birch Modulars) see campus map»
Registration: Please register online. Open to all Stanford faculty, staff, retirees, postdocs and students. BeWell Berry available for eligible employees.
More Information: Monthly Caregiver Seminars