Join us for our limited time Discovery Weekends


The Stress Proof Brain

Tools for Mindfulness, Emotional Awareness, and Growth

June 1 - 3, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Stress is everywhere—in the form of relationship breakups, job loss, life transitions, chronic stress at work or home, or major life events. Whether you are a parent juggling multiple responsibilities, an executive or entrepreneur navigating business challenges, or someone who has experienced trauma, stress is a common denominator for us all.

Slowing down and refocusing often sounds easier said than done. But if you can swing it, it is indeed possible to cultivate a more resilient, stress-proof brain. Join emotions researcher and Psychology Today blogger Melanie Greenberg, PhD, for a weekend workshop on the neuroscience of stress and emotions devised for the general public and health professionals alike.

Through didactic presentations, hands-on experience, and one-on-one sharing, you will learn to use tools from mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to master and redirect your brain’s stress response by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity.

Explore a fresh, practical approach to the science and art of brain rewiring.

You will learn:

  • Proven brain-based grounding and mindfulness strategies to handle major life events and chronic stressors
  • How to calm your brain’s automatic “fight, flight, freeze” response with mindfulness, emotional awareness, and self-compassion
  • How to reorient your focus from fear and avoidance to positivity, confidence, and engagement
  • How to use a growth mindset and grit to tolerate stress and overcome failure
  • Habits and lifestyle to stay healthy in the face of stress, and skills to rewire your brain, not just reduce your symptoms.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Melanie Greenberg, PhD

    Psychologist, author, speaker, and coach

    Melanie Greenberg is a psychologist, author, speaker, and coach with more than 20 years of experience in academia and clinical practice. A recognized expert on stress management, health, and relationship challenges, she draws on neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology in her work, blending science with mindful wisdom and heart-based compassion practices.

    Melanie seeks to educate, support, and inspire her students, helping them to realize their full potential. She is author of The Stress-Proof Brain, an Amazon best seller in neuropsychology and stress management.

    Her blog for Psychology Today, called The Mindful Self-Express, has over 8 million page views. Melanie has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, non-profits, and professional organizations including the American Psychological Association.

    A popular expert, she has been featured in media such as CNN, Forbes, BBC Radio, ABC News, Yahoo, USA Today, Lifehacker, and the Huffington Post, and in magazines such as Business Insider, Self, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fitness magazine, Women’s Day, and Marie Claire.

    She has also been interviewed on numerous radio shows and podcasts. With over 50,000 followers, Melanie was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to follow on Twitter by the British Psychological Society.

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  • Why Attend
    • Mindful self-awareness helps you make more conscious, authentic choices about your values and how you want to spend your time and energy.

    • Melanie Greenberg draws on a lengthy academic background and deep clinical experience treating clients for anxiety, trauma, and mind-body issues.

    • Creating a more stress-tolerant, resilient brain helps you shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life.

  • 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: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session


    6:45 – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation 7:00 – 8:30 am

    7:00 – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    9am – 12 pm Morning Program Session

    11:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Evening Sampler


    Closing Day

    6:45am – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 11:00 am Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.



    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Interest To

    Helping professionals and health and mental health professionals; anyone engaged in mind-body work

  • 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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