Donald Altman: Journey into the Heart of Mindfulness at 1440 Multiversity

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Journey into the Heart of Mindfulness

Tools for Rewiring the Brain

April 5 - 7, 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

Join Donald Altman, international mindfulness teacher, former Buddhist monk, and author of the new book Reflect: Awaken to the Wisdom of the Here and Now to illuminate the power of presence and joy in your life.

Through lectures, practical exercises, and individual and partnered work, you will explore:

  • An accessible approach to mindfulness rooted in ancient practices, from grounding and attention-focusing skills to metacognitive awareness and mindfulness skills
  • How to activate and exercise the mindfulness module of the brain—the emotional thermostat necessary for emotional regulation and impulse control
  • Practical, evidence-based mindfulness tools designed to alter your habitual and conditioned reactions to anxiety, depression, stress, and pain
  • Ways to deepen your awareness of compassion and drop into your body to embody mindfulness in daily life.

Embark on a nourishing journey into mindfulness and balanced living based on cutting-edge brain science and concepts from interpersonal neurobiology.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Donald Altman, MA, LPC

    Psychotherapist, international speaker, and trainer

    Donald Altman is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, international workshop trainer, former Buddhist monk, and past Vice President of The Center for Mindful Eating, where he still serves on the Advisory Council.

    A featured expert in The Mindfulness Movie (2014), he taught for many years as an adjunct professor in Portland State University’s Interpersonal Neurobiology certificate program. In addition to founding his own clinic, he has worked as a senior mental health therapist at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s Intensive General Psychiatric Clinic and Eating Disorder Clinic.

    Donald has authored several pioneering and acclaimed books on mindful eating and living, including The Mindfulness Toolbox (selected as the 2015 Gold Winner in the Psychology and Body, Mind, & Spirit categories of the independent book publishers’ Benjamin Franklin Awards™), Clearing Emotional Clutter (selected as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016 by Spirituality & Practice), 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience, The Mindfulness Code (selected as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010 by Spirituality & Practice), One-Minute Mindfulness, and Living Kindness.

    Known for creating experiential and engaging workshops, Donald has taught thousands of mental health clinicians around the country and internationally. He also leads retreats for mindful living and eating that blend ancient practices with modern science.

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  • Why Attend
    • Expand your exploration of mindfulness to counter stress and get more centered, calm, and productive in your day.

    • Change your outlook on past, present, and future with ancient mindfulness practices that have helped so many lessen the burden of stress and come alive to each unfolding moment.

    • Create the life you want—starting now—with the scrubbing power of mindfulness to clear mental and emotional clutter and open your heart to endless possibility.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    No experience in mindfulness is required.

    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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