Jenara Nerenberg|Irene Lyon: Highly Sensitive and Neurodivergent at 1440 Multiversity

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Highly Sensitive and Neurodivergent

Highly Sensitive and Neurodivergent

Nervous System Healing for All

September 6 - 9, 2018

Thursday - Sunday, 3 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

Across the world in top tech companies, Ivy League universities, and leading research and cultural institutions,
highly sensitive and neurodivergent people are making huge contributions in art, science, therapy, literature, and more.
Though they may face unique opportunities and challenges in daily life, they do not need to struggle.

Be empowered in this collaborative and experiential workshop through uniquely tailored and highly effective exercises by
The Neurodiversity Project’s Jenara Nerenberg and nervous system specialist Irene Lyon.
With skilled guidance in an intimate, engaging, and warm setting, you will:

  • Learn groundbreaking embodiment practices that blend Somatic Experiencing®, the Feldenkrais Method®, and Somatic Practice
  • Apply a neurodiversity framework in relationships at work, home, school, and more
  • Design your own daily system for step-by-step, gentle nervous system healing and retraining
  • Go beyond mindfulness and meditation to release trauma, manage sensory sensitivities, access your creativity, and listen to your body.

Join us and experience a holistic and physical shift in your feelings and state of being in community with others who are openly HSP, synesthetic, ADHD, autistic, and neurodivergent, and learn to thrive in any environment.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jenara Nerenberg

    Speaker, writer, founder of The Neurodiversity Project

    Jenara Nerenberg is a trained journalist, activist, entrepreneur, and international consultant on neurodiversity, innovation, and mental health.

    The founder of The Neurodiversity Project, Jenara’s dedication to reframing mental differences and implementing actionable change to support and celebrate the neurodivergent community is rooted in her own journey from deep struggle as a highly sensitive neurodivergent woman to an award-winning reporter and speaker.

    Jenara is a frequent workshop facilitator and event host—especially for adults living with highly sensitive personality (HSP), depression, stress and anxiety, synesthesia, ADHD, autism, and Asperger’s—recognizing the array of brain makeups in the human species as natural and beautiful.

    Her coverage of psychology and global culture has appeared in Fast Company, NYMAG, Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Garrison Institute, KQED, CNN, TIME, Healthline, NextBillion, Travel & Leisure, BlackBook, and elsewhere. She is the author of the forthcoming book Divergent Mind.

    A graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health and UC Berkeley, Jenara was featured as one of ten “Brave New Ideas” at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival. Her clients include Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Tahirih Justice Center, and Park Day School.

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    Irene Lyon, MSC

    Therapeutic coach, nervous system specialist

    Irene Lyon teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives.

    With a master’s degree in biomedical and health science, Irene has a knack for making complex science easy for all of us to understand and apply in our own lives. Based in Somatic Experiencing® and the Feldenkrais Method®, her work has helped everyone from Olympic athletes, wheelchair-bound basketball players, and people suffering from severe PTSD, to corporate executives and online stars.

    Through her online programs, Irene’s work has reached people in over 57 countries. She sees her clients dramatically improve from back pain, knee pain, chronic pain, fear of public speaking, digestive issues, severe depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, shock trauma, ritual abuse, strokes, and head injuries.

    In person she teaches with Elia Mrak at their signature Up & Down workshops. She can also be found hiking in the mountains or walking along the Pacific Ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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  • Why Attend
    • Grow your tribe of highly sensitive people and other similar neurotypes who want to make connections and contribute to the world.

    • Learn practical exercises throughout the week, incorporating Somatic Practice, Somatic Experiencing, naturopathy, the Feldenkrais Method, and more.

    • Understand new information and cutting-edge research on how to shift thinking and approaches to difference, especially at work, school, and home.

  • Things to Know/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


    6:30 – 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

    4:15 – 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

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

    7:00am – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 12pm 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.


  • 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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