Shift Happens

Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster


Linda Graham

July 7-9, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights
CE Credits available

$300 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Has your life ever taken a challenging turn that you didn’t see coming? Dealing effectively with the challenges and crises of life is the core of our resilience and well-being. Developing flexible and adaptive strategies for coping with everyday disappointments and extraordinary disasters is at the heart of any transformative process—and essential to recovering from any trauma.

This workshop draws on the evidence-based tools of relational psychotherapy, is informed by neuroscience, and emphasizes mindfulness and self-compassion practices to show you how to shift brain functioning and coping behaviors. It includes presentations, guided meditations and visualizations, group discussions, gentle movement, and written reflection.

You will gain tools to deepen the self-compassion and empathy that connect you to your inner resources for thriving and flourishing.

Highlights of the workshop will be learning reliable and proven ways to:

  • Reverse the impact of stress and trauma
  • Come out of anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, loneliness, guilt, and shame
  • Strengthen relationships that are healthy and nourishing
  • Bypass the voice of the inner critic and open to self-trust and new possibilities.

As a result, you will learn to discern options and make wise choices that lead to a truly authentic sense of self, meaningful work, and connection to your life’s purpose.

You will take home specific practices to continue to rewire your brain’s automatic patterns of response and reinforce new patterns of resiliency and well-being.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Master practices to strengthen your resilience in all aspects of life, from dealing with minor discomfort to traumatic events.

  • Expand your ability to see a wide variety of options, choices, and avenues that you can explore for living your best life.

  • Trust yourself and your capacity to overcome the inevitable obstacles that can arise throughout a lifetime.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    Continuing education is available for MFTs and LCSWs.

  • Special Interest to

    Marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, and those pursuing a path of personal spiritual practice


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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