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Creativity Recharge

With the world opening up again, you can get back to what you love in life and reimagine your path forward. Sounds easy, but the pandemic year left many people emotionally depleted and ready for a boost to replenish spirit and spark optimism. Guest experts Heidi Hanna, PhD, and Shelley Carlson, PhD, help you refuel your creative brain so it can guide you toward greater wellness, energy, and peak performance.

Open up to fresh opportunities through special retreat activities: Access deeper brain states through guided meditations. Discover your creative capacity and energy dynamics. Gain insights with exercises from Dr. Carson’s award-winning book, Your Creative Brain. Recharge your creativity to expand your possibilities.

This joyful and empowering program perfectly complements your Woodside retreat experience.

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Heidi Hanna, PhD, is Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness, a company providing brain-based performance programs. She’s founding partner of the Academy for Brain Health & Performance and fellow of the American Institute of Stress. She authored The Sharp Solution, Stressaholic, and Recharge and was featured at the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Leadership Summit and Million Dollar Round Table. Some of her clients: Google, Starbucks, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the NFL. She’s a Certified Humor Professional with the Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor.


Shelley Carson received her PhD in psychology at Harvard University, where she continues to conduct research, teach, and advise undergraduates; she’s won teaching awards for her popular course Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students. Dr. Carson’s research on creativity, psychopathology, and resilience has been widely published in national and international scientific journals, and her findings have been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, NPR, the BBC, and Radio Free Europe. Her work has been noted in magazines such as Newsweek, Scientific American, and Psychology Today.

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