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Using the Telomere Effect for a Vibrant Healthspan

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Our biological health is intimately tied to our hearts and minds, our aspirations and goals, and how we seek relief when we feel stressed or depleted. These abstract, even existential, issues are anchored in a scientific understanding of healthy aging that we can apply to our own lifestyles.  This program is for anyone interested in learning about cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices.

Delve into the latest research with Dr. Elissa Epel, health psychology researcher (coauthor of the New York Times best seller The Telomere Effect), and Dr. Eve Ekman, emotion and burnout researcher and teacher of meditation and Cultivating Emotional Balance.

In this weekend workshop, you will explore:

  • Practices that show promise for reducing inflammation and slowing the rate of our cell aging (telomere shortening), taught through didactics, discussion, and direct experience
  • How to cultivate emotional balance for stress resilience
  • Ways to promote inner wisdom through mindsets, meditation, and emotional, nutritional, and lifestyle practices
  • Tools you can take home for daily renewal and for tracking your individual path and aspects of your life you most care about.

Elissa Epel, PhD | Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD

February 2 - 4, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Our biological health is intimately tied to our hearts and minds, our aspirations and goals, and how we seek relief when we feel stressed or depleted. These abstract, even existential, issues are anchored in a scientific understanding of healthy aging that we can apply to our own lifestyles.  This program is for anyone interested in learning about cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices.

Delve into the latest research with Dr. Elissa Epel, health psychology researcher (coauthor of the New York Times best seller The Telomere Effect), and Dr. Eve Ekman, emotion and burnout researcher and teacher of meditation and Cultivating Emotional Balance.

In this weekend workshop, you will explore:

  • Practices that show promise for reducing inflammation and slowing the rate of our cell aging (telomere shortening), taught through didactics, discussion, and direct experience
  • How to cultivate emotional balance for stress resilience
  • Ways to promote inner wisdom through mindsets, meditation, and emotional, nutritional, and lifestyle practices
  • Tools you can take home for daily renewal and for tracking your individual path and aspects of your life you most care about.

Faculty Bio

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.

 

Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD

Eve Ekman is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. The daughter of Paul Ekman, a pioneering founder of the field of emotion research, Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills.

Her research interests are inspired by her past experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital and her training in Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an applied emotion-regulation and mindfulness intervention.

At the Osher Center, Eve continues to refine the framework, research, and training in the areas of meaning, empathy, and burnout. She provides trainings based on CEB to a wide array of clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education. She has also led a training for Wisdom 2.0, and gave a TEDx talk at California State East Bay.

In 2012, an Elle magazine profile introduced Eve’s research into mainstream media.

Why Attend

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

  • Gain a scientific understanding of the factors that can help reduce inflammation and slow the rate of our cell aging (telomere shortening).

  • Reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis and learn how to live longer and better through food, types of exercise, and mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer, by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

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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