Customizable Training Modules
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE/BEHAVIOR CHANGE PRINCIPLES
Gain a basic understanding of the behavioral science principles involved in successful behavior change and maintenance. In this 2-hour workshop led by Dr. Deborah Balfanz, Manager of Stanford Group Behavior Change program, participants will experience a practical application of these principles and will also learn how to incorporate that information when helping others achieve sustainable behavior change.
BEHAVIOR CHANGE WORKSHOP FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
This 3 hour workshop, led by Deborah Balfanz, PhD, Manager of Stanford Group Behavior Change program and Mia Primeau, MA, Stanford BeWell Wellness Coach, is for healthcare professionals who want to increase compliance among their patients to follow through on health recommendations. Participants will learn how to enable patients to find their own motivation to follow through on prescribed behaviors. Topics discussed include: Goal Setting; Overcoming Ambivalence; and Motivational Interviewing. All participants will have an opportunity to practice the concepts that are taught.
Develop skills and gain experience in biometric screening in this daylong workshop, facilitated by Cecille Tabernero, MS, Health Screening Manager for BeWell and Health Improvement Program employee since 2012. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will earn a certification of completion to verify participants are proficient in screening procedures, biometrics, and emergency protocol. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using a finger stick, and taking other biometric measurements.
Building a champion network: recruiting, nurturing, and leading
Learn techniques to broaden your reach and maximize your program on a limited budget in this 90-minute workshop with Patty Purpur de Vries, MS. entrepreneur, author, Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director or Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center. Patty aims to equip you with the tools and skills to recruit and lead passionate volunteers to best support your program’s mission.
Introduction to prevention and worksite health promotion
Prevention is the most effective way of promoting health and it applies to worksite settings as well. The benefits of worksite wellness program founded on prevention cannot be underestimated. From over 25 years of experience focused on worksite health promotion, Dr. Wes Alles, Director of Stanford Health Improvement Program, will discuss how worksite wellness programs have evolved over the years and the role of health promotion programs can play to make a difference in chronic disease profile in our current health care system. You will be equipped to make a business case for worksite health promotion program.
Leadership and the Value of Positive Interactions
Learn how positive interactions and simple interpersonal skills can increase leadership effectiveness in your workplace in this 2 hour workshop held by Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, entrepreneur, author, and the current Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.
Practical Self Care Tips and Strategies
Instructor Patty Purpur de Vries, MS will introduce the ‘being to doing’ approach to self-care which includes breathing techniques, compassion for self and others, mindfulness, gratitude, visualization, knowing and using your strengths, setting goals, and exercising. Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, is an entrepreneur, author, and the current Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.
The science of healthy living
From primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to disease management, health promotion can make a significant difference in the health and wellbeing of employees in the worksite setting. In this training module, Dr. Wes Alles, Director of Stanford Health Improvement Program, will discuss the impact of daily lifestyle choices on health and wellbeing and how healthy lifestyle behaviors could be supported and promoted through effective worksite wellness programs.
Strategic planning for wellness professionals
Whether you are launching a brand-new worksite wellness program or gearing up to re-vitalize your existing program, it is essential that you reflect on your goals and build your program strategically. In this training module, Wes Alles, Ph.D., Director of Stanford Health Improvement Program, will guide you through the process of assessing your current situation; evaluating your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and barriers; and building and/or strengthening your program around your solid vision and mission.
Strength Finder 2.0
Discover your top 5 innate talents and how to develop them into strengths you can count on for future successes! This 90 minute workshop is intended for individual leaders and managers, or full teams up to 20 people. Facilitator Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, is an entrepreneur, author, and the current Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.
Learn about brief wellness coaching for diverse individuals in a work setting. Practice and develop basic wellness coaching skills. Topics of discussion include logistics, coaching techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, and biometrics.
Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, completed her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2010. She is Manager of Operations for the BeWell Coaching program at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 15 years. She is a competitive runner and enjoys practicing yoga. Sarah lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and 9 year old son.