John Badalament|Will Power: Reimagining Manhood and Fatherhood Through the Story of Your Life at 1440 Multiversity

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Reimagining Manhood and Fatherhood Through the Story of Your Life

January 11 - 13, 2019

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

What it means to be a man is changing—swiftly and radically. In the last twenty years, men have begun to answer unprecedented questions about balancing work and home, building emotionally connected relationships, and redefining fatherhood, partnership, and friendship. Put the scripts of previous generations behind you to feel more whole, connected, and engaged with your intrinsic self and those you care most about.

Author and expert John Badalament and renowned playwright Will Power create a powerful and safe space for men to explore their unique journeys. Through narrative techniques, skill-building activities, group discussion, and modern technologies you will:

  • Engage the whole mind, body, voice, and spirit
  • Transcend past stories and transform dysfunction
  • Understand present beliefs and discover a new story
  • Ignite your essential joy and core confidence.

Research and firsthand experience prove that sticking to the blueprints passed down to us results in higher stress, more relational conflict, increased depression, and poorer physical health. That simply won’t cut it today.

Join a growing movement of men who are reshaping masculinity and parenting through their own hero’s journey. Be at the forefront of a new generation of men who are not only adapting to the challenges of today and tomorrow, but also making a new way for their sons and daughters into the future.

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  • Faculty Bio
    John Badalament

    Fatherhood and masculinity expert and author

    John Badalament is a recognized leader in the fatherhood field who brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and innovation to all of his endeavors. The director of programs at The Fatherhood Project, he is the author of The Modern Dad’s Dilemma: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids in a Rapidly Changing World and the director of the acclaimed documentary for PBS, All Men Are Sons: Exploring the Legacy of Fatherhood.

    Having worked in schools as a counselor, teacher, and administrator, in clinical settings as a counselor, and in private practice with couples, John now speaks and consults internationally in schools, government agencies, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations.

    John serves as an honorary board member of the Ties Never Broken campaign in partnership with the White House, on the board of advisors for Voice Male magazine, and on the planning board of the New England Fathering Conference with other national leaders in the fields of fatherhood, gender, domestic violence, and education.

    Recognized in the New York Times by the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s founding fathers campaign to end violence against women and children, John’s work has been featured by ABC News, NPR, Men’s Health magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post.

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    Will Power

    Playwright and lyricist

    Called “the best verse playwright in America” by New York magazine, Will Power is an internationally renowned playwright, performer, lyricist, and “neo-educator” who has facilitated healing and self-transformational workshops around the globe utilizing the power of story.

    As an innovator and dramatic explorer of new theatrical forms, he is known as a pioneer and cocreator of hip hop theater, a late twentieth century art form that led the way for future iconic works such as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, as well as dozens of education programs being established worldwide.

    Currently, Will is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theater and Performance at Spelman College in Atlanta, as well as the Andrew Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Dallas Theater Center.

    Will is the recipient of numerous awards including the Doris Duke Artist Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, a NYFA Award, a Joyce Foundation Award, a United States Artist Prudential Fellowship, and an NEA/TCG residency grant. He has held fellowships, residencies, and faculty positions at the City College of New York, Princeton University, Occidental College, Wayne State University, University of Michigan Flint, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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  • Why Attend
    • Take away practical skills and concepts for building, maintaining, and strengthening the important relationships in your life. 

    • Understand the story you are living now, where your beliefs about manhood and fatherhood come from, and how you want to live your life going forward.

    • Learn mindfulness, movement, and narrative tools and techniques to redesign and reimagine your life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

  • Things to Know/Schedule

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    Experience Level 

    None required.

  • 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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