Laura Delizonna: Thrive at 1440 Multiversity

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Science-Based Keys to Happiness

September 14 - 16, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

9.5 CE Credits Available

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

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” –Dalai Lama

This workshop will equip mental health professionals with the knowledge, techniques, and practical applications that will enable them to apply research-based concepts and techniques related to positive psychology, and mindfulness with their clients and patients.

During this highly experiential, skill-building weekend, participants will:

  • Apply selected positive psychology interventions and mindfulness practices with clients or patients and themselves to increase wellbeing, manage stress, and improve relationships
  • Define happiness and describe the research findings on the causes and correlations of happiness and life satisfaction
  • Summarize the research findings on the benefits of positive emotions and mindfulness
  • Define empathy and compassion and apply an intervention for increasing empathy compassion in clients
  • Describe the benefit of distressing emotions and utilize interventions for emotion regulation
  • Create individual action plans to cultivate wellbeing habits.

Participants will explore basic mindfulness and positive psychology research-based practices such as mindful meditation, mindful walking, response flexibility, gratitude, acts of kindness, expression of appreciation, empathy, compassion, and values clarification.

The emphasis will be on application and action planning with the aim of increasing wellbeing and managing stress in themselves and their clients and patients. Handouts, research summaries, application guides, tracking logs, and an instructional handbook will be provided to all participants. Dyads, small group,
questions and answers, and didactic lecture will be utilized.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Laura Delizonna, PhD

    Positive psychology specialist and executive coach

    Laura Delizonna is a positive psychologist who specializes in practical applications of science to increase thriving and success. She is a Stanford University instructor, a master senior teacher for Google’s Search Inside Yourself training, an executive coach, and a professional speaker in leading companies throughout the world.

    Laura delivers science-based solutions derived from insights in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness. Her courses have been the most popular at Stanford’s Continuing Studies, where she has been teaching for 11 years. Participants call her trainings “life changing experiences.”

    She works with leaders and top companies to strengthen positive culture by enhancing mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. Laura’s passion is boosting the ability of individuals and leaders to live their potential through habit design. She is an avid expert skier and loves to scuba dive.

    Laura has coauthored several books, including Thrive: Self-Coaching for Happiness & Success, Mindful, Enhancing Emotional Intelligence, and Mindful Leaders. She’s published in Harvard Business Review and other publications.

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  • Why Attend
    • Help your clients learn how to increase their ability to attend to the positive, cultivate positive relationships, foster empathy and compassion, and diminish social comparisons.

    • Experience how sustainable happiness may be increased within limits by employing research-based positive psychology interventions.

    • Understand how mindfulness meditation can enhance emotion regulation.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    September 14th

    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Define positive psychology and PERMA, describe main research findings on causes and benefits of wellbeing, Broaden and Build theory of positive emotions, neuroscience of emotions, negativity bias, response flexibility

    September 15th

    9:00 am -10:30 am   Neuroscience on emotions, neuroplasticity, habit design, growth mindset, research and applications of positive psychology intervention, mindfulness, response flexibility.

    10:30 am- 10:45 am Break

    10:45 am – 12:00 pm Expression of appreciation and acts of kindness intervention, interpersonal mindfulness, research on benefits of mindfulness meditation, savor, gratitude intervention.

    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Research and applications of empathy and compassion, Trust, empathy and compassion building techniques.

    3:00 pm -3:15 pm Break

    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Transforming grievance, forgiveness, and response flexibility in relationships.  

    September 16th

    8:30 am -10: 00 am Values and meaning, learned optimism, clinical applications and creating action plans.

    10:00 am – 10:15 am Break

    10:15 am – 11:45 am      Continue values and meaning, learned optimism, clinical   applications and creating action plans.  






    None required

    Experience Level

    Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Occupational therapists, Nurses. All levels.


    Special Interest to

    This is especially useful for mental health professionals. This workshop will equip mental health professionals with knowledge, techniques, and practical tools from mindfulness and positive psychology to use with clients and patients.

    Continuing Education Credits

    This course has been approved for 9.25 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply for CE (continuing education) hours, click HERE. The cost is $30.


    A deposit of 50% of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due at time of reservation and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

    The remaining 50% of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due upon arrival and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    The following policies apply to all standard programs. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.


    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 30 or more days prior to your arrival date, your 50% deposit will be refunded.
    • If you cancel between 21 days and 29 days prior to your arrival date, your 50% deposit will be held on account for one year from the date of issue for a future visit.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel fewer than 21 days prior to your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No credit or 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. We will notify registrants of cancellation a minimum of 7 days in advance of the program start date and will offer a full refund for housing and tuition or the option to rebook in an available course or our R&R program offered at the same time period of the original reservation. If you are purchasing airfare to visit 1440, we recommend investigating travel insurance with appropriate coverage for ultimate flexibility, since 1440 will not reimburse for travel expenses.

    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.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected]


  • 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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