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Writing Brave

How to Get Your Ideas out of Your Head and into the World

May 25 - 28, 2018

Friday - Monday, 3 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Are you a long-time writer looking for a dedicated opportunity to deepen and advance a work in progress? Are you looking to move from writing for yourself to writing for an audience?

Spend a one-of-a-kind weekend with personal growth pioneer and whole-living author Jennifer Louden examining your writing desires, yourself, and the stories and ideas you most want to share.

Jen will help you explore the art and science of creative practice and how to use self-compassion to (re)spark joy in your writing.

Through targeted discussions and practical writing sessions, you will work with your creative desires, fears, and beliefs and learn to write more, share more, and get your important work out of your head and into the world.

  • Pleasurable ways to generate a lot of words quickly with a purpose
  • When to focus on having a reader and when not to
  • How to detach from the outcome and focus on the most important aspect of every piece of writing—falling in love with writing all over again
  • Navigate the feeling of having “no words” and nothing to say in a whole new way
  • How to skillfully work with fear so you can share the stories only you can tell
  • The support and tools you need to make joyful, intelligent progress on your work.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Jennifer Louden

    Personal growth pioneer and whole-living author

    Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life.

    She is also author of six additional books on well-being and whole living with nearly a million copies in print in nine languages, including The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, A Year of Daily Joy: A Guided Journal to Creating Happiness Everyday, and Comfort Secrets for Busy Women: Finding Your Way When Your Life Is Overflowing.

    Jen has spoken throughout the world, written a national magazine column for Martha Stewart Living, been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines—including Yoga Journal and People—and has appeared on hundreds of television, network, and radio shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.

    She has been teaching retreats and leading workshops since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000.

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  • Why Attend
    • Move past the blocks that keep you from expressing yourself with the supportive tools and practice you need.<br /> <br />  

    • Get inspired by fellow writers, both new and experienced, and share the joys and challenges of this self-revealing and self-expanding craft.

    • Take the stress out of writing and experience the ease that can come by combining meditative practices with writing exercises.<br /> <br />  

    • Jennifer Louden brings a curious spirit, unparalleled experience and encouragement, and an infectious enthusiasm to her events—you'll leave feeling confident, inspired, and bursting with ideas on where to take your writing next.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

    Please bring a notebook and pen.

    What to Wear

    Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

  • 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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