Laura Delizonna: Thrive at 1440 Multiversity

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Science-Based Keys to Happiness

November 24 - 26, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

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
  • Cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology and the science of well-being
  • How to continue to build mindfulness-based happiness habits when you return home.

You will engage in peer discussions, outdoor meditations, reflections, group discussion, journaling, and one-on-one sharing.

You will leave with the experience and knowledge you need to apply these principles to your personal and professional life for more happiness and success.

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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
    • Live into your potential through simple practices that drive habits for happiness and success.

    • Elevate your mood and understand the science-based solutions for long-term happiness.

    • As a leader, strengthen the positive culture at work by deepening your experience of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule


    November 24

    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

    November 25

    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.

    November 26

    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.

    CEs Available

    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.

    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.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected]


    Special Interest To

    Participants receive Thrive: Self-Coaching for Happiness, a book written by Laura Delizonna.

    Special Details

    Tuition includes materials and supplies

  • 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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