Gary van Warmerdam: Hacking Core Beliefs at 1440 Multiversity

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Hacking Core Beliefs

Uncover What Drives Your Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors

January 27 - February 1, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 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 feel derailed by a sabotaging force you can’t even see? Neuroscience tells us that unconscious beliefs and impulses drive 90 percent of our behaviors and emotional reactions. That’s internal resistance that lies far beneath our daily awareness. Shifting those core beliefs sets the stage for all other life changes we desire.

Unpack your hidden core beliefs and take charge of changing them in this 5-day workshop with Gary van Warmerdam. Address and shift the beliefs underlying judgmental thoughts about yourself and others—stop driving insecurity, anger, bad habits, and self-destructive behavior, or even sabotaging your success in business and relationships.

Gary will help you:

  • Use a systematic approach to uncover your thoughts and internal emotions
  • Dismantle layers of the mind that often take years to reveal
  • Map your beliefs into an organized inventory
  • Become an observer of your thoughts and beliefs, stepping outside of your ego mind
  • Learn how your deep belief system is fundamental to everything you do.

Through cognitive inventory skills, exercises in expanding perception and awareness, mindfulness meditations, journaling (with a twist), shamanic ceremony, and more, you’ll gain a tool kit for identifying and altering those deep, invisible beliefs that have been holding you back.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Gary van Warmerdam

    Happiness coach, belief systems expert

    Gary van Warmerdam has been teaching people to challenge and change their belief systems for 20 years. He is the author of MindWorks: A Practical Guide for Changing Thoughts, Beliefs and Emotional Reactions. He is also the creator of the website, an interactive website with lessons on changing beliefs, working through emotional issues, and developing personal power.

    After an emotionally dramatic relationship and a job that left him burnt-out and unhappy, Gary became motivated to understand how his deeply held beliefs affected his emotions and decision making. He studied intensely with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, for over 10 years, and his background as an engineer brings a commonsense approach to addressing issues of beliefs, emotions, mindfulness, and spirituality.

    Gary co-developed and taught the Four Agreements facilitators training at the Omega Institute and The Crossings in Austin, Texas. Currently, he teaches workshops throughout the country, leads spiritual retreats to Mexico, and coaches individual clients. His multidimensional methods are based in universal principles found in many spiritual traditions and paired with careful observation in order to get practical results.

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  • Why Attend
    • Shift your perspective out of your ingrained belief systems and release the impact of negative emotions in your body—so you finally see those sabotaging old beliefs as false.

    • Shed the heaviness of negative thoughts and emotions. Go home lighter and ready for even more positive change.

    • Having studied for over 10 years with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, Gary brings wisdom from his own 20 years of teaching this intensive, practical experience of self-inquiry.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Bring

    Journal for writing

    Recommended Reading

    MindWorks, by Gary van Warmerdam (not 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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