Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, what was once a matter of survival has now become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxious days for many of us.
Worry activates our stress response, which sets off a cascade of chemical reactions that become harmful when prolonged. By learning how to redirect that same brain power toward positive feeling states, we can reduce our body’s reaction to stress and boost our overall well-being.
Guided by integrative physician Martin Rossman, MD, you will receive a comprehensive review of the science and applications of mind-body healing. Through lecture and experiential exercises you will learn:
- Identify the adaptive functions of worry
- Define the areas of the brain involved in worry, anxiety and stress
- Differentiate between useful, problem-solving worry and futile, problem-causing worry
- Practice three techniques for reducing worry while increasing self-efficacy
- Create a personal plan for reducing worry and stress in daily life
For anyone looking to unhook from the habit of worry, this program provides tools to powerfully relax your body, leading to a more positive outlook on life and greater health and resilience.
Dr. Martin Rossman is an integrative physician practicing in Greenbrae, California. He is also a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and has been integrating traditional Chinese acupuncture into his medical practice since 1972. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he has had a long-standing interest in the practical importance of lifestyle, nutrition, and mind-body practices in medicine and health.
Dr. Rossman is author of The Worry Solution, Fighting Cancer from Within, and Guided Imagery for Self-Healing. He has also written numerous medical textbook chapters on imagery, mind-body medicine, and integrative medicine, along with creating dozens of guided imagery audios to enhance self-care and self-healing.
Dr. Rossman is founder and director of Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture; clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco; and consultant to prestigious medical and health-care institutions, including Kaiser Permanente, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
He has presented more than 600 invited lectures, and his national PBS special, The Healing Mind, aired in 2016.View Bio Page
Understand the science behind the negative effects of worry, and the miraculous healing power of visualization techniques.
Master practices for reducing stress, calming the nervous system, and improving sleep.
Gain skills for relief from a variety of common ailments such as chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety.<br /> <br />
Things to Know/Schedule
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Why Are We Wired for Worry?
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Three Keys to Calmness
9:00 am – 9:30 am What Worries You?
10:00 am – 10:30 am Good Worry vs Bad Worry
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Positive Worry Imagery
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Effective Action Planning
9:00 am – 9:30 am Discussion, Q A
9:30 am – 11:15 am Inner Wisdom Imagery
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses. All levels.
CE Credits Available
This course has been approved for 8.5 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply for CE (continuing education) hours, click HERE. The cost is $30.
Cancellations and Refunds
If You Cancel
- If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
- If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
- No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
If 1440 Multiversity Cancels
On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.
Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.
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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.
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.