Elaine N. Aron: A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People at 1440 Multiversity

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A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People

Appreciating Your Hidden Advantage <br> 7.75 CE Credits

July 21 - 23, 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

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? Are you a clinician who works with HSPs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or HSP—twenty percent of us are. It is a valuable trait: many great artists and thinkers are HSPs, and HSPs are generally highly conscientious and intuitive. There are also drawbacks: an HSP is easily overstimulated and more affected by a troubled past and present stressors.

Elaine N. Aron, PhD, author of five books, including The Highly Sensitive Person, has been conducting and publishing scientific research on this subject for more than 20 years. During this rare opportunity to spend time with Elaine, you will learn:

  • How to use your strengths as an HSP in all areas of life
  • Coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation
  • Ways to improve your close relationships
  • What to look for in choosing the right career
  • The latest developments in research about HSPs
  • Skills and support strategies to add to your toolbox as a clinician.

Rich in wisdom, this weekend is also restful, and the retreat environment is structured exclusively with HSPs in mind.

7.75  CE Credits

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  • Faculty Bio
    Elaine N. Aron, PhD

    Pioneer in the field of high sensitivity

    Elaine N. Aron is a clinical and research psychologist, author, and pioneer in the field of high sensitivity.

    She has published several books, including The Highly Sensitive Person, which has been translated into more than 17 languages, and The Highly Sensitive Child, as well as numerous scientific articles in leading journals. She also created The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook and shares extensive resources on her website to help people identify the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait in themselves and nurture the new, positive self-image they deserve for a fuller, richer life.

    Elaine leads workshops for professionals and the public, practices psychotherapy in Marin County, California, and collaborates with her husband Arthur Aron in studies on the psychology of love and close relationships. Her degrees are from University of California Berkeley, York University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute.

    A documentary, Sensitive, the Untold Story, featuring Elaine and her work was released in 2015.

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  • Why Attend
    • Experience the deep comfort and acceptance that comes from being in retreat among others who are also highly sensitive.

    • Use your high sensitivity as an asset in finding the right career and enjoying close relationships.

    • Appreciate your gifts as a highly sensitive person and deepen your understanding of who you most naturally are.

    • Clinicians will expand their clinical competencies in working with with HSPs.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday, June 21: 5:30 PM – 9 PM

    Saturday, June 22: 6:30 AM – 7PM (optional activity until 9pm)

    Sunday, June 23: 6:30 AM – 12pm

    Friday, July 21

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner

    7:00 PM – 7:30 PM 1440 Orientation

    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Program session, Definition of trait; 4 identifying characteristics; relation to gender, introversion, neuroticism; Questions.

    Saturday, July 22

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga

    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Part I:  Review of the research on high sensitivity, using PowerPoints. Questions.

    Part II: Coping with overstimulation

    11:30 AM – 1:45 PM: Lunch

    1:45 PM – 4:45 PM:  Part I.  Continue with issues listed, plus discussion of possible depression and anxiety, impact of childhood experiences, reframing some of these in terms of their sensitivity. Discussion of sorting out when sensitivity coexists with a true disorder, is mistaken for one, or both are present. Part II. Break out groups (6-8) according to interests.

    4:45 PM- 7:30 PM:  Break or afternoon yoga; guest choice

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM:  Dinner correct times

    7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Free time

    7:30 PM – 9 PM: (optional) Sensitive movie, based on Elaine’s work

    Sunday, July 23

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga

    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM – 11AM: Part I. Unfinished topics from day before. Part II. More on close relationships when partner, relative, or friend is not HS.

    11 AM – 11:30 AM: Free time

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch

    12PM: Check out


    This program is for Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Partners of HSPs also are welcome. To be sure that you are an HSP, take the complete self-test at hsperson.com/test.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    CEs Available

    7.75 CE Credits available

    CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 7.75 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.
    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.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], Programming Department.




    Recommended Reading

    The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aaron. Also, any of Elaine’s other books, or research articles found at hsperson.com.

    Special Interest To

    HSP helping professionals

    Special Details

    While the group may be large, it will be all HSPs in the room, and past participants report that it is a life-changing experience.

  • 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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