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A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People

Appreciating Your Hidden Advantage
7.75 CE Credits

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? Are you a clinician who works with HSPs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or HSP—twenty percent of us are. It is a valuable trait: many great artists and thinkers are HSPs, and HSPs are generally highly conscientious and intuitive. There are also drawbacks: an HSP is easily overstimulated and more affected by a troubled past and present stressors.

Elaine N. Aron, PhD, author of five books, including The Highly Sensitive Person, has been conducting and publishing scientific research on this subject for more than 20 years. During this rare opportunity to spend time with Elaine, you will learn:

  • How to use your strengths as an HSP in all areas of life
  • Coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation
  • Ways to improve your close relationships
  • What to look for in choosing the right career
  • The latest developments in research about HSPs
  • Skills and support strategies to add to your toolbox as a clinician.

John Hughes, a corporate leadership consultant, will join Elaine and share his experience of being an HSP in the corporate world and the advantages HSPs bring to the workplace.

Rich in wisdom, this weekend is also restful, and the retreat environment is structured exclusively with HSPs in mind.

Friday, June 21: 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, June 22: 6:30 AM – 7PM (optional activity until 9pm)

Sunday, June 23: 6:30 AM – 12pm

7.75  CE Credits

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Elaine N. Aron, PhD

July 21 - 23, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

CE Credits available

$340 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? Are you a clinician who works with HSPs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or HSP—twenty percent of us are. It is a valuable trait: many great artists and thinkers are HSPs, and HSPs are generally highly conscientious and intuitive. There are also drawbacks: an HSP is easily overstimulated and more affected by a troubled past and present stressors.

Elaine N. Aron, PhD, author of five books, including The Highly Sensitive Person, has been conducting and publishing scientific research on this subject for more than 20 years. During this rare opportunity to spend time with Elaine, you will learn:

  • How to use your strengths as an HSP in all areas of life
  • Coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation
  • Ways to improve your close relationships
  • What to look for in choosing the right career
  • The latest developments in research about HSPs
  • Skills and support strategies to add to your toolbox as a clinician.

John Hughes, a corporate leadership consultant, will join Elaine and share his experience of being an HSP in the corporate world and the advantages HSPs bring to the workplace.

Rich in wisdom, this weekend is also restful, and the retreat environment is structured exclusively with HSPs in mind.

Friday, June 21: 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, June 22: 6:30 AM – 7PM (optional activity until 9pm)

Sunday, June 23: 6:30 AM – 12pm

7.75  CE Credits

Faculty Bio

Elaine N. Aron, PhD

Elaine N. Aron is a clinical and research psychologist, author, and pioneer in the field of high sensitivity.

She has published five books, including The Highly Sensitive Person,‰ which has been translated into more than 17 languages,‰ and The Highly Sensitive Parent, as well as numerous scientific articles in leading journals. She also created The Highly Sensitive Person‰’s Workbook and shares extensive resources on her website to help people identify the HSP trait in themselves and nurture the new, positive self-image they deserve for a fuller, richer life.

Elaine leads workshops for professionals and the public, practices psychotherapy in Marin County, California, and collaborates with her husband Arthur Aron in studies on the psychology of love and close relationships. Her degrees are from University of California Berkeley, York University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute.

A documentary, Sensitive, the Untold Story, featuring Elaine and her work was released in 2015.

Why Attend

  • Experience the deep comfort and acceptance that comes from being in retreat among others who are also highly sensitive.

  • Use your high sensitivity as an asset in finding the right career and enjoying close relationships.

  • Appreciate your gifts as a highly sensitive person and deepen your understanding of who you most naturally are.

  • Clinicians will expand their clinical competencies in working with with HSPs.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Friday, June 21: 5:30 PM – 9 PM

    Saturday, June 22: 6:30 AM – 7PM (optional activity until 9pm)

    Sunday, June 23: 6:30 AM – 12pm

    Friday, July 21

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner

    7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Free time

    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Program session, Definition of trait; 4 identifying characteristics; relation to gender, introversion, neuroticism; Questions.

    Saturday, July 22

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga

    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Part I:  Review of the research on high sensitivity, using PowerPoints. Questions.

    Part II: Coping with overstimulation

    11:30 AM – 1:45 PM: Lunch

    1:45 PM – 4:45 PM:  Part I.  Continue with issues listed, plus discussion of possible depression and anxiety, impact of childhood experiences, reframing some of these in terms of their sensitivity. Discussion of sorting out when sensitivity coexists with a true disorder, is mistaken for one, or both are present. Part II. Break out groups (6-8) according to interests.

    4:45 PM- 7:30 PM:  Break or afternoon yoga; guest choice

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM:  Dinner correct times

    7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Free time

    7:30 PM – 9 PM: (optional) Sensitive movie, based on Elaine’s work

    Sunday, July 23

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga

    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM – 11AM: Part I. Unfinished topics from day before. Part II. More on close relationships when partner, relative, or friend is not HS.

    11 AM – 11:30 AM: Free time

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch

    12PM: Check out

  • Prerequisites

    This program is for Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Partners of HSPs also are welcome. To be sure that you are an HSP, take the complete self-test at hsperson.com/test.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    7.75 CE Credits available

    CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 7.75 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.
    Cancellations and Refunds

    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    For questions or concerns, please email Ramona.Kelly@1440.org, Programming Department.

     

     

     

  • Recommended Reading

    The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aaron. Also, any of Elaine’s other books, or research articles found at hsperson.com.

  • Special Interest to

    HSP helping professionals

  • Special Details

    While the group may be large, it will be all HSPs in the room, and past participants report that it is a life-changing experience.

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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