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Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood

Parenting Your Adult Child

June 30 - July 2, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if only we could understand what’s going on in the adolescent mind? Believe or not, now we can! This workshop uses the interdisciplinary developmental approach in the field of interpersonal neurobiology to dive deeply into the parenting experience of supporting the growth of adolescents into young adulthood and beyond.

Understand what adolescents in your working and personal life are going through. Discover how to build upon the ideas in Dr. Daniel Siegel’s New York Times bestseller Brainstorm to enhance your relationships with the adolescents in your life and to reactivate the best parts of adolescence in you.

This weekend, you will learn:

  • A science-based approach to support adolescents as they mature into adulthood
  • How the brain changes during adolescence and how the mind emerges
  • What needs to change in the relationship between adolescents and the adults in their lives, including parents, during this important period of transition.

The workshop will include plenty of examples from the presenters’ own family experiences, as well as from Dan’s clinical practice of 30 years. There will be experiential exercises and group discussions. You will take home strategies for keeping up with your adolescents’ developmental changes, and you will return to work and family life rejuvenated, with a new understanding of the essence of adolescence!

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  • Faculty Bio
    Daniel Siegel, MD

    Author, renowned psychiatrist

    Daniel 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.

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    Caroline S. Welch, MA, JD

    Law, mediation, and mindfulness expert

    A meditator for more than 30 years, Caroline is CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc., in Santa Monica, California, and cofounder, with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, of the Mindsight Institute, whose mission is to make the latest neuroscience accessible for personal and professional development through online and in-person programs.

    Caroline was a civil litigator for more than 10 years, primarily representing Japanese corporate clients. She was also vice president in litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), and senior counsel at Spelling Entertainment, where she supervised litigation and served as production attorney for Judge Judy.

    She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a Master’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California.

    Caroline lectures worldwide on how the latest science, including the science behind mindfulness, can optimize our personal and professional well-being. She is currently writing a book entitled The Mindful Woman.


    Mindsight for Leaders

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  • Why Attend
    • Learn the scientific explanations for what happens neurobiologically in adolescents and the reasons for their corresponding behaviors.

    • Create ease in relationship with adolescents in your life, and reconnect with the positive attributes of the adolescence in you.

    • Develop a newfound appreciation for the human growth process, and learn how to support yourself and adolescents through the journey.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Dress comfortably.

    Recommended Reading

    Brainstorm, Daniel J. Siegel, MD

    Special Interest To

    Clinicians who work with adolescents

  • 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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