Jennifer Ward|David Onek: Changes & Transitions at 1440 Multiversity

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Changes & Transitions

Finding Clarity and Well-Being in Times of Change

July 19 - 21, 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

The one constant in our lives is change. Yet we often find ourselves ill-equipped to manage it skillfully. How well we navigate change has a direct impact on the degree of well-being, purpose, and satisfaction we experience on a day-to-day basis.

If you are considering a big change, are in one currently, or still feel the effects of a past change, this dynamic weekend offers you the personal understanding and tools to set a well-considered course for the next phase of your life.

Change naturally brings up concerns, fears, and questions that can lead to confusion, lack of motivation, or poor decisions. Join change strategists Jennifer Ward and David Onek for the skills and strategies to effectively respond to the challenges of change, such as:

  • Discover which areas of life need attention, gain insights about your strengths and challenges in dealing with change, and strategize next steps
  • Recognize habits of mind that undermine you and learn practices to disengage from their influence
  • Identify your values and intentions so you have a basis for making wise decisions
  • Learn essential life skills for meeting your changes and transitions with authenticity, confidence, and clarity.

During this workshop full of dynamic inquiry, learn principles about the nature of change in human lives and time-tested mindfulness practices that help you move through times of change with more balance. Throughout the workshop, you will complete a series of self-assessments that are designed to give you clarity about your current situation and a sense of next steps.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jennifer Ward

    Change and transition strategist, meditation practitioner

    Jennifer Ward is a change and transition strategist at Life Balance Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with individuals and groups focusing on how to skillfully navigate major life changes and maintain a sense of well-being through times of challenge.

    A longtime meditation practitioner, Jennifer has been training with Phillip Moffitt since 2010. In addition to teaching mindfulness practices for daily life, she concentrates on helping people to develop new relationships with their inner wounds and move beyond self-limiting patterns into fuller and more authentic expressions of who they are.

    Prior to joining Life Balance Institute, Jennifer was a book publishing executive in San Francisco and New York.

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    David Onek

    Change and transition strategist

    David Onek is a change and transition strategist with deep, wide-ranging experience in the nonprofit, government, political, legal, start-up, and mindfulness worlds. He has held leadership positions at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Northern California Innocence Project, and UC Berkeley Law School, as well as the San Francisco Police Commission, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, and the Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns. David currently serves as the justice practice director at Resource Development Associates and is also an active impact and angel investor. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University.

    David is trained as a change and transition strategist by Phillip Moffitt, president and founder of the Institute for Change & Transition. As a change and transition strategist, David leads groups that help participants skillfully navigate change and transition in their lives, based on their values. In addition to addressing immediate challenges, participants develop tools for sustained well-being.

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  • Why Attend
    • Uncover your inherent power and innate ability to take the reins of your life and the years ahead, responding consciously instead of reacting impulsively.<br />

    • Recognize your patterns of decision-making from fear, confusion, self-doubt, or self-sabotage and gain the skills you need to intentionally choose your best future as your best self.

    • Engage honestly with your real hopes, desires, and aspirations for the next phases of your life, taking ownership of your fate with perspective and insight.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected] Click here to view our current menu:

    Friday July 19

    2:15 pm
    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm
    Luggage storage is available

    5:00 — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    5:30pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 — 9:30 pm Program Session


    Saturday July 20

    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9:00 am — 12:00 pm Morning Program Session

    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table

    1:00 pm — 1:45 pm Outdoor Experience

    2:00 pm — 4:30 pm Afternoon Program Session

    5:00 pm — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    5:30 pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 pm — 9:00 pm Evening Program Session


    Sunday July 21

    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9:00 am — 11:30 am Morning Program Session

    12:00 pm NOON Checkout Time

    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • 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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