If you have ever felt like a piece of taffy being pulled in several directions at once, you are not alone.
Never before have women been called upon to play so many roles simultaneously. The key to consistently functioning at a high level lies in taking advantage of the healthy boost that stress gives us, while managing competing priorities.
Caroline S. Welch and Susan Kaiser Greenland, both business owners who trained as attorneys and maintained careers while raising children, bring their diverse experiences to this unique workshop. You will explore how mindfulness and meditation can help you rid yourself of destructive patterns and better navigate the maze that is modern life.
Through presentations, experiential immersion, good humor, poetry, and lively discussion you will learn:
- The four Ps—presence, prioritizing, pacing, and pivoting—to replace juggling and multi-tasking
- The three Rs: using transition time to rest, reframe, and rejuvenate
- The compelling science behind how awareness, integration, and relationships—especially friendships—support overall well-being
- The sensitivity and function of the nervous system and how it responds during interactions with others.
Too much stress can be harmful. Healthy stress lights up our brain circuits and focuses our attention. This weekend you will learn strategies to manage stress, use it to your advantage, and experience greater efficiency, happiness, and well-being in everything that you do.
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.Susan Kaiser Greenland
Mindfulness expert and author
Susan Kaiser Greenland is a former corporate attorney who developed the Inner Kids mindful awareness program. Author of The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate and Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness with Children, Teens and Families, she speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad.
Susan was on the clinical team of the Pediatric Pain Clinic at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, co-investigator on a large UCLA research study on the impact of mindfulness in education, and a collaborator on an investigation of mindful eating for children and caregivers.
Quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Real Simple, Parent and Child, and the Washington Post, Susan has also written for the Huffington Post, Shambhala Sun, and other publications. She was named a champion of children by First 5 LA, the most influential children’s advocacy group in Los Angeles.View Bio Page
Discover how to maintain a full life and schedule with happiness and ease.
Learn effective strategies for prioritizing, creating personal time, and nurturing supportive relationships.
If you are a parent, learn skills for naturally sharing mindfulness with your children as well as carving out self-care time just for you.
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For women only
If you are a parent, we suggest reading Mindful Games by Susan Kaiser Greenland, which describes why and how to share mindfulness and meditation with children, teens, and families.
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Bring any article or book that has inspired you in the last 6 months.
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.