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WSP 148 — Vitality Essentials: How to Live Your Best Possible Life

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 24—Oct 31
Time: 9:00 am—11:30 am (PT)
Drop Deadline: Oct 17
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $280
Instructor(s): Allan Mishra
Limit: 25
Status: Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. This course will meet from 9 am - 11:30 am on October 24 and October 31. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Fall
Live Online
Saturdays
9:00 am—11:30 am (PT)
Date(s)
Oct 24—Oct 31
2 days
Drop By
Oct 17
0 Unit
Fees
$280
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Allan Mishra
Limit
25
Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. This course will meet from 9 am - 11:30 am on October 24 and October 31. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Why do certain people seem so vital and vibrant? In a world where many of us feel burdened by stress, pressure, and competing demands, a lucky few seem to radiate with joy, purpose, warmth, and vitality. In this workshop, we will draw from research in biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, and elsewhere to understand how our minds, bodies, spirituality, and relationships can work in interconnected ways to enhance or deplete our overall state of well-being. To make this happen, we will work with a framework for optimizing physical and mental health that could be applicable to anyone. The framework relies on four pillars of vitality: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. Students will inventory their strengths and weaknesses in each pillar, and identify how their current habits and routines may contribute to, or take away from, achieving the right balance. Along the way, we will consider how variables like time management, a clear sense of purpose, and service to others can also contribute to the equation. Students will come away with a personalized action plan to enhance each element of vitality in their own lives.

Allan Mishra, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford Medical Center

Allan Mishra is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist, and author of Dare to Be Vital: Vitality Essentials Course Book. His biologic research on vitality has been featured in The New York Times. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford and received an MD from the University of Michigan.

Textbooks for this course:

Allan Mishra, Dare To Be Vital: Vitality Essentials Course Book (ISBN 979-8637899081)