Most of our lives are spent in search of deep, meaningful relationships—intimacy being to the soul what food is to the body. Yet so many of us experience a range of difficulties when it comes to cultivating these relationships—barriers to reaching the depth of connection where our authentic and innate hunger to be seen, understood, and in love is satisfied.
Join relationship therapists Linda and Charlie Bloom as they offer their 40+ years of marriage and professional expertise to help you grow your capacity for intimacy. It’s time to feel the joy and satisfaction of a soul fully fed.
In this weekend seminar you will learn to identify and neutralize the patterns that limit physical and emotional intimacy, practicing ways to create an experience of connection that is fulfilling, exhilarating, inspiring, and even transcendent.
You will explore:
- The specific traits, competencies, and skills needed in order to become more attuned to the physical and emotional desires of both yourself and your partner and more adept at fulfilling those desires
- The benefits of authenticity and emotional honesty and the hidden fears, longings, and concerns that can be awakened in moments of vulnerability
- Effective communication and how to listen in a non-reactive way
- Becoming more comfortable with one’s body
- Developing discernment and discrimination in partner selection.
You will leave this workshop with greater insight into the kind of intimacy you want to create, outfitted with the knowledge and skills to achieve it. One weekend puts you firmly on the path to more meaningful, loving, exciting, and honest partnerships—now and in the future.
Linda and Charlie Bloom, LCSW, MSW
Authors and marriage and relationship counselors
Married since 1972, Linda Bloom, LCSW, and Charlie Bloom, MSW, have been working with groups, individuals, couples, and organizations to enhance the quality of their relationships and communication skills for more than 40 years.
With master’s degrees in clinical social work, they have lectured, led seminars, and provided consultation at universities and learning institutes throughout the world. Their organization, Bloomwork, is dedicated to promoting healthy, fulfilling, and successful relationships for individuals, couples, and organizations.
In addition to their academic and professional training, their expertise in the field of relationships stems from experience in the crucible of their own committed partnership of more than four decades.
Their best-selling book, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last has sold more than 100,000 copies and been translated into numerous languages. They are also the authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love, and Happily Ever After . . . and 39 Other Myths about Love.
An intimate relationship is more than sharing space and time with someone else—learn from two expert relationship counselors what is needed to feel love in all of its physical, sexual, and spiritual splendor.
Attune to your own needs and wants and those of your loved one, thus creating exponentially more opportunities to feel completely and deeply fulfilled.
Relationship experts Linda and Charlie Bloom go beyond traditional concepts of intimacy, exploring the innermost territory of the heart, where the deep connection of “two” becomes the transcendent experience of “one.”
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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.
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.