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Bouncing Forward

A Mindful Approach to Resetting Your Resilience

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Challenges are inevitable in life—we all encounter them. But you have the power to choose whether they lead to suffering or happiness.

Learn how to turn stress into strength with researcher Michaela Haas, PhD, and award-winning reporter Sheila Hamilton in this workshop on “bouncing forward”—a title inspired by Dr. Maya Angelou’s words about her emergence from her violent childhood as “bouncing forward, going beyond what the naysayers said.”

Experience Sheila’s mindful mental health, a technique she used to understand and accept her husband’s death by suicide. Delve into Michaela’s tried-and-true methods based on the new science of post-traumatic growth. You will access various ways to find compassion, healing, forgiveness, resilience, and happiness in difficult times.

Through storytelling, meditation, and writing, you will begin to reshape how you relate to crisis and find a way to thrive even when life seems overwhelming. You will engage in:

  • Mindfulness meditation, lovingkindness practice, and gratitude practice to heal wounds, develop compassion, and find joy
  • Storytelling to understand what resilience is and how to foster it
  • Expressive writing and group exercises to identify strengths and resources
  • Scientifically proven techniques based on the science of post-traumatic growth to understand how to draw strength from stress.

You will take away five strategies to boost your soul’s immune system and gain a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit.

 

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Michaela Haas, PhD | Sheila Hamilton

December 8 - 10, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$315 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Challenges are inevitable in life—we all encounter them. But you have the power to choose whether they lead to suffering or happiness.

Learn how to turn stress into strength with researcher Michaela Haas, PhD, and award-winning reporter Sheila Hamilton in this workshop on “bouncing forward”—a title inspired by Dr. Maya Angelou’s words about her emergence from her violent childhood as “bouncing forward, going beyond what the naysayers said.”

Experience Sheila’s mindful mental health, a technique she used to understand and accept her husband’s death by suicide. Delve into Michaela’s tried-and-true methods based on the new science of post-traumatic growth. You will access various ways to find compassion, healing, forgiveness, resilience, and happiness in difficult times.

Through storytelling, meditation, and writing, you will begin to reshape how you relate to crisis and find a way to thrive even when life seems overwhelming. You will engage in:

  • Mindfulness meditation, lovingkindness practice, and gratitude practice to heal wounds, develop compassion, and find joy
  • Storytelling to understand what resilience is and how to foster it
  • Expressive writing and group exercises to identify strengths and resources
  • Scientifically proven techniques based on the science of post-traumatic growth to understand how to draw strength from stress.

You will take away five strategies to boost your soul’s immune system and gain a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit.

 

Faculty Bio

Michaela Haas, PhD

Michaela Haas, PhD, is an acclaimed resilience researcher, reporter, and consultant. She is the author of Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience, and Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, coauthor of the Auschwitz biography Coco Schumann: the Ghetto Swinger, and contributor to and editor of numerous other books.

With a PhD in Asian studies, she has taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of the West, and internationally. She is the owner of HAAS live!, an international coaching company for media, mindfulness, and communication training. A practitioner of mindfulness meditation for over 20 years, she combines powerful storytelling with scientific research and spiritual depth.

Since the age of 16, she has worked as a writer and interviewer for major European media and hosted numerous live talk shows. At 26, she left her TV career to study Buddhism in Asia with the Dalai Lama and other renowned teachers for several years. Her articles have appeared and numerous online media in the United States.

Since 2001, she has been coaching top executives and leading group trainings and currently divides her time between Malibu, California, and Munich, Germany.

Sheila Hamilton

Sheila Hamilton has won five Emmy Awards as a journalist and is the author of All the Things We Never Knew, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards and a top-10 “must read” Powell’s Books mention. Beginning her career in journalism as a producer for PBS in Salt Lake City, Sheila was an investigative reporter for nearly a decade, working for commercial broadcast stations KTVX and KATU.

Transitioning to radio broadcasting after the birth of her daughter, Sophie, she began focusing on a more holistic approach to career, family, health, and well-being through writing, meditation, yoga, mindful walking, and cross-country skiing. She hosts Portland’s Kink morning show and anchors the KXL afternoon show.

Her wellness blog features some of the country’s finest minds on the topic, providing a more balanced approach to living well with brain disease. Sheila is a frequent speaker on the topic of mindful mental health and recovery, and serves on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, the Flawless Foundation, and is recipient of Lines for Life’s “Shining Star” Award for her work in the prevention of suicide.

Why Attend

  • Be inspired by personal human stories, better understand suffering, and learn about resilience and how it grows.

  • Explore time-tested, empathetic heart practices for transforming adversity into a force for greater good.

  • You will be moved and transformed by Sheila’s raw, riveting discussions on forgiveness, recovery, and the practical challenges of caring for someone with a mental illness.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    Bouncing Forward, Michaela Haas
    All the Things We Never Knew, Sheila Hamilton

  • Special Interest to

    Anyone looking to find happiness, even in the face of life’s inevitable setbacks, is welcome.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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