Barbara Birsinger: Decode Your Relationship with Food at 1440 Multiversity

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Decode Your Relationship with Food

What Your Cravings, Body, and Weight Are Telling You

January 5 - 7, 2018

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

How might your life be different if you didn’t have to watch your eating or your weight? Transform your relationship to food and your body by decoding the meaning and purpose in your hungers, food cravings, body talk, and weight.

Learn to interrupt unwanted or detrimental behaviors with The Behavior Decoding Method™, an innovative step-by-step system created by Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, that restores balance to disordered eating and weight-related behaviors.

You will engage in experiential exercises, demonstrations, group discussion and sharing, guided self-discovery, quantum energetic healing, and neuro-repatterning techniques to:

  • Discover the symbolic meaning and purpose in your current behaviors and how they are trying to meet your needs and desires
  • Calm the “hind brain” (or critter brain), which is concerned with preserving survival patterning, and update and release outdated “programs” and behaviors
  • Reset neural pathways to create experiences that you want in life and health
  • Activate self-care practices that are your own and find your true needs satisfaction
  • Reconnect with intuitive body wisdom, from the inside out, and sense what, when, and how much to eat, exercise, sleep, relax, and more
  • Restore spiritual connection to access body appreciation and self-love
  • Embody new rituals that inspire deeper meaning and purpose in your life.

If you seek freedom with food and peace with your body, and wish to redefine our culture’s myths about weight, health, and beauty, this retreat is for you.


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  • Faculty Bio
    Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, CEDRD

    Healing eating specialist, creator of The Behavior Decoding Method

    Barbara Birsinger specializes in the spirituality and soulful purpose in eating and weight issues. She has worked with individuals and groups for nearly three decades to promote intuitive nutrition, size acceptance, compassionate self-care and health promotion. Dr. Birsinger helps clients feel at peace with food, experience joy and vitality in their body, and find true nourishment and passion in life.

    Creator of The Behavior Decoding Method™ (BDM), within the context of the Health At Every Size® Principles, her approach is based on research and clinical best practices, the healing of her own eating disorder, and others’ shared experiences.  Dr. Birsinger offers a robust online course and is writing a book for the public based on the BDM™ research and practice—she is presenting this material at 1440 Multiversity.

    She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-RD Nutritionist and Certified Clinical Supervisor (IAEDP), Licensed HeartMath® Biofeedback Coach, Certified Master Transformational Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Licensed Spiritual Health Counselor. 

    She maintains a private practice (in-person in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, and virtually across the globe), trains other health professionals in her approach, and serves in leadership positions on the boards of several nonprofit health organizations.


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  • Why Attend
    • End the diet trap, finally find peace with food, and feel joy in your body.

    • Learn to reset your body's natural instincts for nourishment and loving self-care.

    • Transform harmful patterns into stabilized, sustainable solutions and self-care practices for your body, mind, and soul.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    For women only.

    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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