The noble profession of serving others often comes with a price to well-being. For those in the helping professions, developing solid stress resilience skills is critical to enhancing emotional and physical health and slowing biological aging.
Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative weekend with Dan Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, and Elissa Epel, PhD, psychiatry professor and health psychology researcher.
This research-based weekend workshop will integrate mindsight with the science of stress resilience and healthy longevity. Through didactic presentations, reflective practices, and discussions, you will learn how to:
- Cultivate attention, awareness, and kind intention using Dr. Siegel’s “Wheel of Awareness” for easy ways to meditate
- Practice greater mindsight skills (insight, empathy, and compassion) you can use in daily life to benefit yourself and others
- Describe the intimate connections between biological health—including cell aging—with your mind states, quality of relationships, and daily lifestyle
- Practice mindful embodied yoga flow with Dr. Ron Chiarello
- Finish each day with integration and restorative yoga nidra taught by Dr. Michael Sapiro, a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and former Buddhist monk
- Explore cutting-edge strategies to optimize your day for vitality and renewal.
Take home science-based strategies to help you and your clients cultivate daily practices and mind states that reverse the depletion of stress and burnout, and bolster the fundamental biology of cellular longevity.
Daniel Siegel, MD
Author, renowned psychiatrist
Dan Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Also at UCLA, he is a founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.
As the executive director of the Mindsight Institute—which offers online learning and in-person lectures focusing on the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities—he is also addressing the intersection of human relationships with basic biological processes. As a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, he studied family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative.
Known for his unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting to a range of audiences, Dr. Siegel has addressed diverse local, national, and international groups, including Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the King of Thailand, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.
His books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Therapist, The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. He speaks internationally to many different groups, including teachers, mental health and healthcare professionals, business leaders, and to the general public. He lives in Southern California with his family.View Bio PageElissa Epel, PhD
Professor and researcher in aging, metabolism, and emotions
Elissa Epel is a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center. With Nobel laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn—who discovered the anti-aging enzyme telomerase—Epel is coauthor of the New York Times best seller The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer. She has co-led retreats at Spirit Rock, Upaya Institute and Zen Center, 1440 Multiversity, and Blue Spirit (Nicoya Peninsula).
An award-winning researcher, Epel studies psychological, social, and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress that accelerate biological aging, focusing closely on telomeres and other biomarkers of aging. She also studies the interconnections between emotions, eating, metabolism, and weight.
She has conducted trials on mindful eating for healthy nutrition, healthy weight during pregnancy, and weight loss in obese men and women. She has also focused on tailored mindfulness for reducing parenting stress for parents of children with developmental disorders.
She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and she serves on scientific advisory panels for the Mind and Life Institute and National Institutes of Health.
Epel has been featured on TEDMED, NBC’s the Today show, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, National Public Radio, the New York Times, and science documentaries on Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
Gain a deeper scientific understanding of the psychological and behavioral factors that can help reduce inflammation, improve telomere health, enhance immune function, and slow aging.
Develop a science-based approach to optimizing mind states, nutrition, and exercise for greater vitality and healthy longevity.
Learn how to help people under chronic stress experience each day with less strain and drain, and more fulfillment and growth.
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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.
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.