Jonice Webb|Joyce Davis: Feeling as Fuel at 1440 Multiversity

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Feeling as Fuel

Using Inner Resources for Healing and Happiness

August 23 - 25, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

9 CE Credits Available

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

“Child abuse and neglect” is a phrase that therapists use, see and hear often. In the last decade, all forms of child abuse have finally received the attention they have long-deserved.

Dr. Jonice Webb believes that, in a case of parallel process, the “neglect” half of this well-used phase has been neglected. This is especially true with childhood emotional neglect (which she calls CEN), since it is often benign, typically invisible and typically goes unnoticed and unremembered by both the child and parent. Years later, when emotionally neglected clients come to social workers or psychologists for help, we struggle in vain to identify some memories or explanations for their symptoms.

In this two-day seminar, not only will clinicians learn to identify the pattern of CEN struggles in their clients, they will experience the process of healing those struggles within themselves. 

Dr. Webb. She will describe how targeting a client’s CEN allows therapists to not only treat the symptom, but repair the symptom’s root cause as well.

Through lecture, group work, and questionnaires, you will:

  • Define Childhood Emotional Neglect in a new way that helps therapists understand how it happens and why clients can’t recall it
  • Describe the distinct pattern of special challenges left by childhood emotional neglect; like shame, counter-dependence, emptiness, self-blame and self-directed anger
  • dentify childhood emotional neglect in clients, even when they are unaware of it themselves
  • Explain how targeting childhood emotional neglect directly can treat the source of a client’s presenting complaints, not just the symptoms themselves
  • Discuss specific strategies to target childhood emotional neglect: how to help clients break through to their walled-off emotions, increase their emotion skills, and use them to enrich their lives
  • Specify a shared vocabulary for talking about attachment failure and emotional neglect with clients
  • Utilize the concept of childhood emotional neglect as a portal to reach through clients’ defenses, directly access their emotions during sessions, and keep them in treatment.

Together, two master therapists, Dr. Jonice Webb and Joyce Davis, LICSW, will show you how to identify, understand, and begin to heal the effects of CEN.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jonice Webb, PhD

    Psychologist, best-selling author, pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect

    Jonice Webb is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and writer recognized worldwide as the pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect™ (CEN). The best-selling author of Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect and Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships with Your Partner, Your Parents & Your Children, Dr. Webb created the first and only online Childhood Emotional Neglect recovery program.

    Dr. Webb has been interviewed about CEN on CBS Boston Evening News, NECN Morning News, and NPR. Her work has been cited by the Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, Psych Central, and Elephant Journal. She currently has a private psychotherapy practice in the Boston area, where she specializes in the treatment of couples and families. She also provides professional training for licensed therapists in identifying and treating CEN in clients.

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    Joyce Davis, LICSW

    Licensed social worker specializing in Childhood Emotional Neglect

    Joyce Davis is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for over 20 years. A designated specialist in treating Childhood Emotional Neglect™ (CEN), Joyce has taken Dr. Jonice Webb’s CEN recovery program, and has completed the CEN continuing education course for therapists. Her work as a clinician also draws on cognitive behavioral strategies and mind, body, and mindfulness techniques.

    An enthusiastic and connected public speaker, Joyce has presented her family story to schools and community centers throughout Massachusetts and New York. For the past 10 years she has been running Park Place Counseling in North Reading, Massachusetts, where she works with adolescents, adults, and seniors providing both short-term focused treatment and long-term psychodynamic therapy.

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  • Why Attend
    • Learn how to spot, understand, and treat CEN from the therapist who pioneered the concept.<br />

    • Because learning about, thinking about, and FEELING your feelings is the first step to understanding yourself and those around you.

    • There is no changing the past or our family and parents. There is only ever the opportunity to undo our own conditioning and find a new and better way forward.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday, 8/23
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Take the Emotional Neglect Test and discuss your results. Learn how Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) happens, why it’s so often invisible, and how it affected you as a child. Discuss how it has played out in your adult life.
    Saturday, 8/24
    9:30 am –10:30 am: Learn about emotions
    10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break
    10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Learn special techniques to access and understand your feelings.
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Learn a special technique for managing and using your emotions
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: 3 ways to increase your self-knowledge, self-worth and self-acceptance

    Sunday, 8/25
    9:00 am – 10:00 am: Practice exercises to help you feel more valid. Practice applying your new skills to your relationships.
    10:00 am – 11:00 am: Small group and large group work. Questions and goal-setting


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things to Bring

    Please bring a copy of Running on Empty by Jonice Webb with you to the program. It will be available for sale in the 1440 Multiversity shop.

    Recommended Reading

    Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect and Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships with Your Partner, Your Parents & Your Children, both by Jonice Webb

    Special Interest to

    Open to ALL, but may be of special interest to mental health professionals

    Special Details

    Participants must be willing to focus inward on their own emotions; worksheets will be provided.

    Continuing Education Credits

    CE Hours Available
    This course has been approved for 9 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and
    where to apply, click HERE.

    A deposit of 50% of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due at time of reservation and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
    The remaining 50% of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due upon arrival and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
    Cancellations and Refunds

    The following policies apply to all standard programs. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

    If You Cancel
    If you cancel 30 or more days prior to your arrival date, your 50% deposit will be refunded.
    If you cancel between 21 days and 29 days prior to your arrival date, your 50% deposit will be held on account for one year from the date of issue for a future visit.
    No credit or refund is available if you cancel fewer than 21 days prior to your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    No credit or 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. We will notify registrants of cancellation a minimum of 7 days in advance of the program start date and will offer a full refund for housing and tuition or the option to rebook in an available course or our R&R program offered at the same time period of the original reservation. If you are purchasing airfare to visit 1440, we recommend investigating travel insurance with appropriate coverage for ultimate flexibility, since 1440 will not reimburse for travel expenses.

    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], Programming Department.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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