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The Mindful Woman

Being Present for Personal and Professional Happiness

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

If you have ever felt like a piece of taffy being pulled in several directions at once, you are not alone.

Never before have women been called upon to play so many roles simultaneously. The key to consistently functioning at a high level lies in taking advantage of the healthy boost that stress gives us, while managing competing priorities.

Caroline S. Welch and Susan Kaiser Greenland, both business owners who trained as attorneys and maintained careers while raising children, bring their diverse experiences to this unique workshop. You will explore how mindfulness and meditation can help you rid yourself of destructive patterns and better navigate the maze that is modern life.

Through presentations, experiential immersion, good humor, poetry, and lively discussion you will learn:

  • The four Ps—presence, prioritizing, pacing, and pivoting—to replace juggling and multi-tasking
  • The three Rs: using transition time to rest, reframe, and rejuvenate
  • The compelling science behind how awareness, integration, and relationships—especially friendships—support overall well-being
  • The sensitivity and function of the nervous system and how it responds during interactions with others.

Too much stress can be harmful. Healthy stress lights up our brain circuits and focuses our attention. This weekend you will learn strategies to manage stress, use it to your advantage, and experience greater efficiency, happiness, and well-being in everything that you do.

Caroline S. Welch, MA, JD | Susan Kaiser Greenland

September 1 - 3, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

If you have ever felt like a piece of taffy being pulled in several directions at once, you are not alone.

Never before have women been called upon to play so many roles simultaneously. The key to consistently functioning at a high level lies in taking advantage of the healthy boost that stress gives us, while managing competing priorities.

Caroline S. Welch and Susan Kaiser Greenland, both business owners who trained as attorneys and maintained careers while raising children, bring their diverse experiences to this unique workshop. You will explore how mindfulness and meditation can help you rid yourself of destructive patterns and better navigate the maze that is modern life.

Through presentations, experiential immersion, good humor, poetry, and lively discussion you will learn:

  • The four Ps—presence, prioritizing, pacing, and pivoting—to replace juggling and multi-tasking
  • The three Rs: using transition time to rest, reframe, and rejuvenate
  • The compelling science behind how awareness, integration, and relationships—especially friendships—support overall well-being
  • The sensitivity and function of the nervous system and how it responds during interactions with others.

Too much stress can be harmful. Healthy stress lights up our brain circuits and focuses our attention. This weekend you will learn strategies to manage stress, use it to your advantage, and experience greater efficiency, happiness, and well-being in everything that you do.

Faculty Bio

Caroline S. Welch, MA, JD

A meditator for more than 30 years, Caroline is CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc., in Santa Monica, California, and cofounder, with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, of the Mindsight Institute, whose mission is to make the latest neuroscience accessible for personal and professional development through online and in-person programs.

Caroline was a civil litigator for more than 10 years, primarily representing Japanese corporate clients. She was also vice president in litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), and senior counsel at Spelling Entertainment, where she supervised litigation and served as production attorney for Judge Judy.

She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a Master’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California.

Caroline lectures worldwide on how the latest science, including the science behind mindfulness, can optimize our personal and professional well-being. She is currently writing a book entitled The Mindful Woman.

 

Mindsight for Leaders

Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is a former corporate attorney who developed the Inner Kids mindful awareness program. Author of The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate and Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness with Children, Teens and Families, she speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad.

Susan was on the clinical team of the Pediatric Pain Clinic at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, co-investigator on a large UCLA research study on the impact of mindfulness in education, and a collaborator on an investigation of mindful eating for children and caregivers.

Quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Real Simple, Parent and Child, and the Washington Post, Susan has also written for the Huffington Post, Shambhala Sun, and other publications. She was named a champion of children by First 5 LA, the most influential children’s advocacy group in Los Angeles.

Why Attend

  • Discover how to maintain a full life and schedule with happiness and ease.

  • Learn effective strategies for prioritizing, creating personal time, and nurturing supportive relationships.

  • If you are a parent, learn skills for naturally sharing mindfulness with your children as well as carving out self-care time just for you.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    For women only

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    If you are a parent, we suggest reading Mindful Games by Susan Kaiser Greenland, which describes why and how to share mindfulness and meditation with children, teens, and families.

  • Special Interest to

    Parents

  • Special Details

    Bring any article or book that has inspired you in the last 6 months.

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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