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Friendship Accelerator

How to Create and Deepen Meaningful Friendships

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Nearly 75% of women report feeling dissatisfied with their friendships—wishing that they either had more friends or felt safer and more intimate with the friends they do have. This workshop will not only teach you how to make better friendships in your life, it will also connect you to other amazing women who value healthy relationships in their lives.

This highly interactive and engaging program is based on research and work shared in Shasta Nelson’s two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends and Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.

As you open and explore, you will discover how to personally apply what you learn for evaluating and identifying what you most need for deepening your friendships.

Through guided experiences, lecture, and time for self-reflection, you will learn the:

  • Health benefits of connectedness: Why we have to address our loneliness and desire for greater connection
  • 5 circles of connectedness: What are the different types of friendship that we all need?
  • 4 common imbalances: What is your specific friendship need?
  • 3 requirements to grow a friendship: How to start, repair, fix, or end any friendship.

In this experience with like-minded women, you will gain insights for having deep, fun, and authentic friendships that will positively contribute to your well-being and allow you to show up as your best self.

 

Shasta Nelson, MDiv

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$300 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

Nearly 75% of women report feeling dissatisfied with their friendships—wishing that they either had more friends or felt safer and more intimate with the friends they do have. This workshop will not only teach you how to make better friendships in your life, it will also connect you to other amazing women who value healthy relationships in their lives.

This highly interactive and engaging program is based on research and work shared in Shasta Nelson’s two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends and Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.

As you open and explore, you will discover how to personally apply what you learn for evaluating and identifying what you most need for deepening your friendships.

Through guided experiences, lecture, and time for self-reflection, you will learn the:

  • Health benefits of connectedness: Why we have to address our loneliness and desire for greater connection
  • 5 circles of connectedness: What are the different types of friendship that we all need?
  • 4 common imbalances: What is your specific friendship need?
  • 3 requirements to grow a friendship: How to start, repair, fix, or end any friendship.

In this experience with like-minded women, you will gain insights for having deep, fun, and authentic friendships that will positively contribute to your well-being and allow you to show up as your best self.

 

Faculty Bio

Shasta Nelson, MDiv

Shasta Nelson is founder and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, the female-friendship matching site serving more than sixty cities throughout North America. Passionate about all things related to friendship, she speaks and writes regularly on this important topic.

Shasta is author of two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends and Frientimacy. Her spirited and soulful voice can also be read in her relationship health column in Huffington Post. Shasta delivers keynote addresses, teaches workshops, and facilitates events across the United States and Canada.

Shasta has been featured on the Today show, the Early Show, and Fox Extra and has been consulted on friendship matters by writers and reporters from CosmopolitanMoreReal Simple, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, the New York TimesChicago Tribune, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Why Attend

  • Take time to reflect on friendship, meet like-minded women, and return home with clarity about how to find and be a true friend.

  • Add an essential component to your well-being routine by prioritizing supportive, fun, and joy-filled friendships.

  • Expand your understanding of the role of authentic, meaningful friendships in our lives and learn to be open and available to deeper connections.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Women only.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

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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