Friendship Accelerator

How to Create and Deepen Meaningful Friendships

Shasta Nelson

September 29-October 1, 2017

Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

Nearly 75% of women report feeling dissatisfied with their friendships—wishing that they either had more friends or felt safer and more intimate with the friends they do have. This workshop will not only teach you how to make better friendships in your life, it will also connect you to other amazing women who value healthy relationships in their lives.

This highly interactive and engaging program is based on research and work shared in Shasta Nelson’s two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends and Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.

As you open and explore, you will discover how to personally apply what you learn for evaluating and identifying what you most need for deepening your friendships.

Through guided experiences, lecture, and time for self-reflection, you will learn the:

  • Health benefits of connectedness: Why we have to address our loneliness and desire for greater connection
  • 5 circles of connectedness: What are the different types of friendship that we all need?
  • 4 common imbalances: What is your specific friendship need?
  • 3 requirements to grow a friendship: How to start, repair, fix, or end any friendship.

In this experience with like-minded women, you will gain insights for having deep, fun, and authentic friendships that will positively contribute to your well-being and allow you to show up as your best self.


Why Attend?

  • Take time to reflect on friendship, meet like-minded women, and return home with clarity about how to find and be a true friend.

  • Add an essential component to your well-being routine by prioritizing supportive, fun, and joy-filled friendships.

  • Expand your understanding of the role of authentic, meaningful friendships in our lives and learn to be open and available to deeper connections.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Women only.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Program Faculty

nelson_shasta_350x400jpgShasta Nelson

Shasta Nelson is founder and CEO of, the female-friendship matching site serving more than sixty cities throughout North America. Passionate about all…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $280
Standard single: from $390
Standard double: from $360
Traditional: from $420
Suite: from $700

Taxes apply.

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