Mark Wolynn: Family Constellations at 1440 Multiversity

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Family Constellations

Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma

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

Do you struggle with feelings or symptoms you can’t explain?  

In this weekend workshop, Mark Wolynn, author of the award-winning book It Didn’t Start With You, shows you how the suffering of your parents and grandparents can live in your unexplained depression, anxiety, financial challenges, unhappy relationships, and even physical symptoms.

Through interactive group work and the Family Constellations process, this experiential workshop will show you how to:

  • Become a detective of your family history, uncovering the traumatic events that can affect health, success, vitality, and relationships
  • Interpret the clues in your words, feelings, symptoms, and behaviors that link to unresolved traumas
  • Use dialogue, imagery, ritual, healing sentences, and other tools based in neuroscience and designed to break the cycle.

Don’t allow the past to control the present. Experience effective ways to break inherited patterns so you can live a healthier, happier, more fulfilled life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Mark Wolynn

    Expert in inherited family trauma and family constellations

    Mark Wolynn is a leading expert in the field of inherited family trauma. As director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, he trains clinicians and treats people struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive thoughts, self-injury, chronic pain, and persistent symptoms and conditions.

    A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, universities, conferences, and teaching centers throughout the world.

    Mark is the author of It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, winner of the 2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award in psychology. His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Elephant Journal, Mind Body Green,, and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker.

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  • Why Attend
    • The latest epigenetic research shows that we can inherit the biological residue from traumatic events in our family history—uncover where “secondary PTSD” is informing your first-person experience. 

    • Traumatic memories are transmitted through chemical changes in DNA—drawing on the latest advances in neuroscience and the science of language, this workshop is an accessible and pragmatic guide to breaking inherited family patterns.

    • Unpack your ancestry, dig deep into your history, and see the past as the past, without reliving the tragedies from previous generations. Find relief and healing where you least expect it. 

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Interest to

    This workshop is suitable for mental health professionals as well as anyone interested in personal healing.

  • 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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