Join us for our limited time Discovery Weekends


How to Achieve More by Doing Less

August 11 - 13, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$435 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Finding happiness and a better work-life balance are goals that many of us strive for—with limited success. Combining scientific research and practical application, Christine Carter, PhD, offers you not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Speaking to executives, general audiences, and working parents Dr. Carter looks at living life from our “sweet spot”—a place of power and ease.

This weekend will transform the way you think about and experience happiness, fulfillment, and achievement. Dr. Carter will share simple practices and engage discussions that address real-life demands. You will find out how common distractions, including how numbing your feelings (with online time, food, busyness, etc.) can actually make you more anxious.

You will learn:

  • Three core skills for a well­lived life, rooted in the latest scientific research
  • Why simple acts of kindness can be better for our health and happiness than exercise
  • Something you can do in only one hour a week to increase your longevity by 14 years
  • A simple brain trick that can help you stop thinking, “One day, I’ll be happy when…,”  letting you enjoy the journey more fully.

Take home practical knowledge and skills for getting more done in less time and become re-inspired to live your most fulfilling, creative, joyful, and productive life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Christine Carter

    Christine Carter, PhD, is a sociologist, artist, and prolific writer. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, executive coach, and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, where for many years she was the executive director. Author of The Sweet Spot and Raising Happiness, Dr. Carter is also the writer of an award-winning blog.

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  • Why Attend
    • Get a fresh perspective on time-management, allowing you to achieve more with less stress.

    • Step away from your usual busy schedule and experience how to apply evidence-based tools to your daily life for more joy and fulfillment.

    • Increase your health, vitality, happiness, and productivity by implementing small, enjoyable changes to your life.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Experience Level

    None required.

    Recommended Reading

    The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work, by Christine Carter

  • 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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