Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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WAM-3010 Living the Good Life

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): SOC-1040  or SOC-3080  or Permission of Instructor
The emphasis of this course is to explore diverse theories of stress, health and wellness by combining study with experiential learning focused on the actualization of stress reduction.  Students will assess their own lifestyle conditions that support or undermine health while learning through direct experience specific ways to transform unhealthy behavior patterns through mindfulness, self-awareness, connection to nature, and easy to learn evidence-based skills for emotional regulation and stress reduction.  Students will explore a variety of mind-body techniques including meditation, yoga postures, and yogic breathing.  Students will explore the healing power of nature through ceremony, nature-based Rites of Passage, and medicine walks.  The goal of this course is for students to gain skills necessary to begin, refine or deepen their own spiritual life while developing insight into compassionate and skillful ways to contribute to a gloabally conscious and sustainable lifestyle of health and wellbeing.  This course will also prepare students to bring greater presence, ease and sustained care to personal and professional relationships in their lives. fall and summer semesters



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