Individualized Programs

Sitting Comfortably at your Computer Station

Even with a good ergonomic set-up, many people continue to suffer from pain and discomfort at work. In this individual session, at your work station, you will learn how to apply proper body mechanics to alleviate pain and improve skeletal support and awareness. Sitting with a dynamic and healthy posture while performing commonly used workstation actions can reduce tension and help you prevent or heal from repetitive stress.

Instructor: Jean Elvin MFA, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She has specialized training for repetitive stress injuries, back, neck, shoulder pain, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Note: You will be contacted within 2 weeks of registering for the section above.

$90 (STAP/EA funds available for eligible University and Hospital employees.)


Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting

Get the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco. HIP has partnered with Stanford Benefits to offer a FREE tobacco cessation program for benefits-eligible University employees and their dependents (14 years and older) and include free over-the-counter quit tobacco aids.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, HIP smoking cessation specialist. Call for details, (408) 761-6203.

Stanford employees & family members class code: sciq-01    $0

SHC Employees & Community

class code: sciq-01a  $175*

Note: You will be contacted upon registering for one of the sections above.

*EA funds available for eligible Hospital employees.


Active Transportation Counseling™

Learn to gradually expand your non-auto transportation without aiming for perfection. In this 1-hour session in person or by phone, talk with an experienced health behavior counselor to set goals and overcome barriers that stand between your good intentions and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even trying once a month can be a good start. In addition to environmental and economic benefits, active transportation provides great health advantages such as increased exercise and stress reduction.

For Stanford employees, there will be support for accessing Commute Club opportunities, if desired.

For questions, call Jane Rosten, LCSW, at 498-4744.

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

$100 (STAP/EA funds available for eligible University and Hospital employees.)


Personalized Stress Reduction - 4 Sessions

This 4-session personalized program is designed for people who would like to understand and learn ways to alleviate stress conditions (including anxiety, depression, insomnia, GI conditions, headaches, high blood pressure, chronic illness and other pain conditions), in a comfortable, individualized setting. With one-on-one support, you will practice techniques taught in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, learning strategies such as breath awareness, sitting meditation, body scan, and yoga. Participants will also be introduced to restorative yoga, a still and deeply relaxing yoga practice.

Personalized Stress Reduction - Sarah Meyer
Personalized Stress Reduction - Patty McLucas
Personalized Stress Reduction - TBD


Personalized Nutrition Coaching

Here is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced nutrition coach in a comfortable, non-judgemental setting to explore your individual nutrition needs, challenges, and goals. In these 3 sessions, your coach will partner with you to develop and implement a realistic eating plan that will re-energize your pathway to well-being.

Our nutrition coaches are diversely qualified and have unique areas of specialization. Please read the instructor bios closely to select a coach that may best fit your personal interests and needs. Please note: The first session is one hour followed by two 45 minute sessions. You will be contacted within 5 business days of registration to schedule an appointment.

Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Christina Becker, MPH, RDN
Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Joanne Ambras
Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Nicole Cooper
Personalized Nutrition Coaching - Shauna Hyde


Equine-imity Somatic Horsemanship- 1 Hour Individual Session

Whether you have taken the 4-week Equine-imity course and want to add additional sessions, or just wish to experience this program privately, you can elect one or more individual sessions to learn stress reduction and emotional self-regulation. Equine-imity somatic horsemanship uses the horse-human relationship to promote physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health in both species. Horses also restore in us the strength, balance, and grace we may have lost through injury, aging, or sedentary lifestyle. (Not offered this quarter.)