Jeff Zeig|Rob Kapilow: The HeART of Communication at 1440 Multiversity

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The HeART of Communication

Talking Is Never Enough

October 25 - 27, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

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

Do you want to be a more effective communicator? One that brings out new ideas, realizations, and responses in others?

Join internationally known psychologist Jeff Zeig, PhD, and acclaimed conductor, composer, and author Rob Kapilow, as they reveal the communication power of each of their arts. Together they explain how to be both an artful and evocative communicator as well as an effective one.

Through lecture, demonstration, and practice exercises, you will learn:

  • About how communication works on our brains and how to engage people’s motivation, emotion, and memory
  • How to develop your own communication style in order to grab your listener and spark new ideas
  • How and when to use stories and metaphor to get your points across
  • Ways to empower your messages in order to elicit deeper and more honest understanding.

Designed for those who wish to improve the art of interpersonal communication, this powerful weekend will help you build the foundational skills for more effective communication at home and at work.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jeff Zeig, PhD

    Writer, teacher, psychologist

    A psychologist and marriage and family therapist, Dr. Zeig is the founder and director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. At the foundation, he is the architect of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, considered some of the most important conferences in the history of the field.

    With a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops around the world. He has presented in more than 40 countries, including at major universities and teaching hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic, the Menninger Clinic, and MD Anderson. His current area of interest lies in examining the influence that the arts—including movies, music, painting, poetry, and fiction—can have on professional practices and everyday communication.

    President of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen behavioral sciences publishers and founder of the Erickson Foundation Press, Dr. Zeig is on the editorial board of numerous journals. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has edited, co-edited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy, appearing in 14 languages.

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    Rob Kapilow

    Conductor, composer, commentator, author

    Rob Kapilow has conducted many of North America’s finest orchestras. He is also an exclusive Schirmer composer whose compositions have been performed by nearly every major American orchestra as well as orchestras in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

    For over 20 years, Rob has brought the joy and wonder of classical music to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an aha moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical experience, Rob’s work brings music into people’s lives. He opens new ears to musical experiences and helps people to listen actively rather than just hear.

    His activities include What Makes It Great?® presentations (over 20 seasons strong in New York City and Boston), his family compositions and Family Musik® events, and his “Citypieces.” Rob has had residencies with institutions as diverse as the National Gallery of Canada and Stanford University. His interactive events have a wide reach: from Native American tribal communities in Montana and inner city high school students in Louisiana to audiences in Kyoto and Kuala Lumpur.

    A frequent guest speaker for museums, business groups, foundations, hospitals, law schools, math departments, and conferences, Rob finds connections and intersections between music and the rest of the world.

    Rob has appeared in documentaries, on NBC’s the Today show, and has presented on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center. His first book All You Have to Do Is Listen won the PSP Prose Award for best book in music and the performing arts, and his second title What Makes It Great? was the first of its kind to be especially designed for the iPad with embedded musical examples. His new book, Listening for America, will be published in fall 2019.

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  • Why Attend
    • Enhance your interpersonal communication by drawing from the wisdom of music and psychotherapy: learn how these seemingly separate practices share a similar way of getting ideas across.<br />

    • Talking is never enough. Learn how to be an evocative, rather than informative, communicator—one who changes people’s thinking and emotions, and who can inspire new realizations in others.

    • Interpersonal communication is an art. Do it well and you open the door to new understanding, deeper connection, and more fruitful relationships.

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  • 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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