Ron Alexander|Ora Nadrich: Mind, Mood, and Happiness at 1440 Multiversity

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Mind, Mood, and Happiness

Transforming the Self

February 22 - 24, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

CE Credits Available

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

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” — Lao Tzu

People can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, somatics, and learned optimism confirm this. For 2,500 years, the wisdom teachings of the East have utilized what their texts refer to as “skillful methods” for the study and transformation of the mind-body. These meditation and visualization practices help cultivate self-regulation through awareness, concentration, mindfulness, and other attention skills. This leads to clarity of mind, spaciousness of self, and greater compassion.

Join licensed psychotherapist and author Dr. Ron Alexander and Ora Nadrich, the founder of the Institute for Transformational Thinking, to practice skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, and navigate unsupportive thinking habits. Together, you’ll reframe negative thoughts, regulate mind-body states, develop trust with the unconscious, and explore inner resources for activating core creativity, vitality, and resilience.

During this powerful workshop, you will explore:

  • Meditating and practicing psychological skills to promote insight as well as create new neural pathways for healthy and creative brain development
  • Natural mind-body healing rhythms (yogic exercises and somatic breathing methods) for nervous system regulation
  • Mindfulness, yogic practice, and somatic experiencing methods for containment and release of painful feeling states
  • Using mindfulness to identify thoughts that are unsupportive or sabotaging of your needs and goals.

Throughout the workshop, the program will draw on techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, transformational thinking, and nondual teachings. These skills are especially applicable for both self-healing practices and for healthcare professionals in their work with patients.

Please contact Rhonda Bryant for more information on continuing education credits  [email protected]

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  • Faculty Bio
    Ron Alexander, PhD

    Licensed psychotherapist and clinical trainer

    Ronald Alexander is a psychotherapist, clinical mindfulness trainer, leadership coach and author of Wise Mind, Open Mind. He is executive director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, a leading-edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and meditation.

    His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive, integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program to support strategies of personal, clinical, and corporate excellence and growth.

    Dr. Alexander has been a leading pioneer in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, Gestalt therapy, somatic psychotherapy, Ericksonian mind-body therapies, holistic psychology, leadership coaching, and integrative and behavioral medicine since 1970. He lectures at the UCLA Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment, David Geffen School of Medicine, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Pepperdine University.

    An associate member of the American Psychological Association and clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Dr. Alexander has also been a consultant and leadership coach with the entertainment industry and corporations for over 30 years. He conducts professional and personal training programs throughout the United States and abroad.

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    Ora Nadrich

    Founder of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and life coach

    Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking (IFTT). She is also a certified life coach, thought coach, and mindfulness meditation teacher, and is the author of Says Who?: How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever and Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity. Ora’s extensive psycho-spiritual exploration in Jungian Analysis, Buddhism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), technology of change, and Kabbalah has influenced her work.

    Ora is a frequent blogger for the Huffington Post and has been featured as a panelist on Huffington Post Live. She’s written many articles on mindfulness for Yahoo Health, Women’s Health, Success magazine, Spirituality & Health, MindBodyGreen, and many other publications.

    She leads workshops on transformational thinking and the Says Who? method: a step-by-step process of confronting our negative thoughts, which are what often create the obstacles in our lives.

    Providing both tangible and practical lessons, Ora’s leadership helps students address and overcome their negative thoughts and outlooks to live their lives at their highest potential. Among her other workshops are Mindfulness Matters, Living a Mindful Life, Conscious Manifestation, and Love, Sex, & Mindfulness.

    Ora was an actress and screenwriter, where she worked in film, episodic television, and commercials for more than a decade, which she feels provided her vast experience in exploring motivation and the process of self-discovery. During that time, she simultaneously embarked on a two-decade psychological and spiritual journey toward self-awareness and transformation, which led her to becoming a life coach. She currently offers her Thought Coach™ Certification Training Program through her educational organization, IFTT.

    Ora lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeff, and two sons, Jake and Benjamin.

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  • Why Attend
    • Practice Transformational Thinking to identify the origin of unsupportive thoughts as well as process and reframe them.

    • Discover practices that promote loving-kindness and self-compassion, or metta.

    • Apply Transformational Thinking to align the thinking mind with the new actions to be taken for the fulfillment of desires, goals, and dharma.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience level

    None required.

    Recommended Reading

    Wise Mind Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Time of Crisis, Loss and Change; by Ronald Alexander

    Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change The Way You Think Forever; by Ora Nadrich

    Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity by Ora Nadrich (foreword by Dr. Ron Alexander).

    Continuing Education Credits

    8.5 CE’s are available for MFTs, MSWs, LCSWs, and nurses in California.  Contact Rhonda Bryant for more info/to arrange to receive the credits:   [email protected]

  • 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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