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Science-Based Keys to Happiness

September 14 - 16, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

It’s a common trap: “I’ll be happy when…

I find a great relationship…

I get out of this job, etc…”

Then we get that relationship, job, or improved circumstance, and what happens next? Before long, our happiness recedes right back into the future.

Laura Delizonna, PhD, positive psychology specialist and executive coach, brings you research-proven techniques to cultivate happiness NOW—no life changes, makeovers, or big external transitions necessary. In this weekend of peer discussion, outdoor meditation, reflection, journaling, and one-on-one sharing, you will learn:

  • Well-researched techniques from the innovative field of positive psychology
  • The causal relationship between happiness and achieving greater wealth and higher performance, health, resilience to stress, and positive relationships
  • How to use habit-design to create an action plan for building new mental habits in daily life and transforming relationships
  • How to approach happiness as a way of being and live wholeheartedly with depth and meaning.

In the words of the Dalai Lama, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Whether you feel great but aim to soar higher, are in the midst of troubling times, seek greater emotional mastery, or want additional science-based practices in your toolbox, this deep-dive workshop will up-level your ability to thrive in relationships, career, and life.

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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
    • Insights from cutting-edge neuroscience are built upon ancient wisdom practices to literally rewire your brain to cultivate positive emotions, inner peace, and lasting happiness.

    • Continuously striving for elusive happiness pulls us away from the fullness of this moment and its potential for magic. Learn how to laugh more, love deeper, and live more boldly-no matter what you face.

    • This program is scientifically proven to increase well-being, mental agility, and resilience. Its techniques have drawn thousands to Stanford University's most popular continuing studies course. Now you get access, too.

  • Things to Know/Schedule


    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected]Click here to view our current menu: 

    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

    None required.

    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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