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Cultivating Stress Resilience

The Science of Renewal

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you dedicating your energy to caring for a loved one—adult, adolescent, or child—and noticing a need for balance in your life? Are you conscious of a connection between your daily stress levels and overall well-being, but not sure what steps to take toward improvement? Learn to cultivate emotional balance and resilience through practices anchored in the science of healthy aging.

Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative weekend with Elissa Epel, PhD, researcher on aging, metabolism, and emotions, and Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

By delving into the fundamentals of cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices, you will foster a center of inner awareness and interconnections with others in similar life circumstances.

In this unique and research-based weekend workshop, you will learn:

  • How to acquire greater mindsight—insight, empathy, and compassion for yourself and others
  • The intimate connection between biological health and our hearts and minds, our aspirations and goals, and how we seek relief when stressed or depleted
  • Intricate knowledge of how your mindset and daily choices effect your relationships and your cells, including telomere health
  • A way of seeing each day with less strain and drain, and with more love, fulfillment, and growth
  • Tools you can take home for daily renewal and tracking your individual path and the aspects of your life you most care about.

Daniel Siegel, MD | Elissa Epel, PhD

April 20 - 22, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$435 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you dedicating your energy to caring for a loved one—adult, adolescent, or child—and noticing a need for balance in your life? Are you conscious of a connection between your daily stress levels and overall well-being, but not sure what steps to take toward improvement? Learn to cultivate emotional balance and resilience through practices anchored in the science of healthy aging.

Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative weekend with Elissa Epel, PhD, researcher on aging, metabolism, and emotions, and Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

By delving into the fundamentals of cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices, you will foster a center of inner awareness and interconnections with others in similar life circumstances.

In this unique and research-based weekend workshop, you will learn:

  • How to acquire greater mindsight—insight, empathy, and compassion for yourself and others
  • The intimate connection between biological health and our hearts and minds, our aspirations and goals, and how we seek relief when stressed or depleted
  • Intricate knowledge of how your mindset and daily choices effect your relationships and your cells, including telomere health
  • A way of seeing each day with less strain and drain, and with more love, fulfillment, and growth
  • Tools you can take home for daily renewal and tracking your individual path and the aspects of your life you most care about.

Faculty Bio

Daniel Siegel, MD

Daniel Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Also at UCLA, he is a founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

As the executive director of the Mindsight Institute—which offers online learning and in-person lectures focusing on the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities—he is also addressing the intersection of human relationships with basic biological processes. As a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, he studied family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative.

Known for his unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting to a range of audiences, Dr. Siegel has addressed diverse local, national, and international groups, including Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the King of Thailand, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.

His books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Therapist, The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. He lives in Southern California with his family.

Elissa Epel, PhD

Elissa Epel, PhD

Professor and researcher in aging, metabolism, and emotions

Elissa Epel is a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center. With Nobel laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn—who discovered the anti-aging enzyme telomerase—Epel is coauthor of New York Times best seller The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer.

An award-winning researcher, Epel studies psychological, social, and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress that accelerate biological aging, focusing closely on telomeres and other biomarkers of aging. She also studies the interconnections between emotions, eating, metabolism, and weight.

She has conducted trials on mindful eating for healthy nutrition, healthy weight during pregnancy, and weight loss in obese men and women. She has also focused on tailored mindfulness for reducing parenting stress for parents of children with developmental disorders.

She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and she serves on scientific advisory panels for the Mind and Life Institute and National Institutes of Health.

Epel has been featured on TEDMED, NBC’s the Today show, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, National Public Radio, the New York Times, and science documentaries on Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

 

Why Attend

  • Revolutionize how you live with a science-based, ground-breaking approach to living a longer, healthier life.

  • Gain a scientific understanding of the factors that can help reduce inflammation and slow the rate of cell aging.

  • Explore the fascinating science behind telomere health and telomere shortening and their role in disease and longevity.

  • Reassess your day-to-day life and learn how to live longer and better through nutrition, exercise, and mind tricks to protect yourself from stress.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Ideal for caregivers and anyone who feels drained by the demands of their daily life and in need of a reboot.

  • Special Details

    Also valuable to mental health professionals who are supporting caregivers.

Accommodations

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

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

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates 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.
Weeknight rates 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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