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Untangling Daughterhood

September 23 - 28, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

The parent-daughter relationship can shape a woman’s life in enormous ways. And the healing of a woman’s complicated ties with one or both parents can awaken tremendous, life-changing transformation.

Join Hope Edelman, MA, and Kelly Carlin, MA, for a 5-day workshop to facilitate self-love, freedom of expression, and a renewed sense of empowerment for women of all ages. By deeply exploring your relationships with both your mother and father, you’ll unpack familial and cultural limitations that have kept you feeling exiled from yourself, compelled to seek love and approval in unhealthy ways, and blocked from your potential.

Through writing, imagination exercises, movement, quiet contemplation, and storytelling, Hope and Kelly will help you move toward healing and boldly call you forth into your true brilliance. Examining the mother-line will expand your ability for self-love and belonging, while exploring the daughter/father dynamic will help you gain a new sense of power, voice, and courage.

With gentle guidance, you will:

  • Allow yourself to feel your truest hidden needs and desires
  • Identify your triggers and learn strategies to stay on course
  • Spark renewed confidence to do your work in the world
  • Acknowledge and heal your relationship with both your inner mother and inner father.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Hope Edelman, MA

    Author, writing instructor, grief and loss coach

    Hope Edelman is a grief and loss coach, sought-after public speaker, and the best-selling author of Motherless DaughtersMotherless Mothers, and the memoir The Possibility of Everything. Her books have been published in 16 countries and inspired a worldwide movement for motherless women.

    A Martha Beck-trained life coach specializing in grief and loss, Hope has developed three custom-designed programs for clients and has led Motherless Daughters groups and annual luncheons around the world. She co-leads Motherless Daughters Retreats and events, including an expedition for motherless women through the Andes, during which the group trekked above 15,000 feet and volunteered at an orphanage in Peru.

    Hope holds a master’s degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa, and has been teaching memoir writing for more than 25 years, most recently in the MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies ranging from the New York Times to Real Simple and She is an Alumni Fellow at the University of Iowa and an inductee in the Medill Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University.

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    Kelly Carlin, MA

    Podcast/radio host, performer, workshop leader

    Kelly Carlin is an author, performer, public speaker, radio host, and workshop leader known for exploring the power of family dynamics with her work on the stage and the page.

    Whether she is leading women to untangle themselves from their daughterhood, performing her acclaimed solo show about her life and family, or interviewing today’s top comics on her SiriusXM show, The Kelly Carlin Show, Kelly pursues the big questions and reveals unmined perspectives that open minds and hearts.

    With her master’s degree in Jungian counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Kelly teaches others how to witness, converse with, and reframe unconscious relationships with their inner mother and father.

    Her honest and insightful memoir, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, is a four-decade exploration of how Kelly healed from the damage of her mother’s alcoholism, her famous father’s shadow, and the chaos of her childhood to gain a sense of self, safety, and soul in the world.

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  • Why Attend
    • Uncover the inner dynamics that unconsciously rule your life due to a complicated relationship with either or both of your parents, and learn to meet yourself with unconditional acceptance.

    • Finally stand in your true essence, ready to declare it to yourself and share it with the world.

    • Make a plan to take steps toward your dreams and come away with a more individuated, autonomous, and powerful self.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program 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: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session


    6:45 – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation 7:00 – 8:30 am

    7:00 – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    9am – 12 pm Morning Program Session

    11:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events

    Closing Day

    6:45am – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 11:30am Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


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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.

  • 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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