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EBT Annual Retreat for Participants 2014

Emotional Brain Training

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM (PST)

EBT Annual Retreat for Participants 2014

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
EBT Participant Retreat - No Lodging   more info Ended $295.00 $0.00
EBT Participant Retreat - With Lodging   more info Ended $490.00 $0.00

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Join us for two days of EBT training, whether you are new to EBT, currently in training or returning to EBT for an update.

This year’s EBT Retreat is located at a four star venue in a national park with lawns that reach down to the San Francisco Bay, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is a paradise for all nature lovers.

The tone of the retreat will be relaxing and inspiring, with plenty of time for Bay-side walks, travels to nearby villages, such as Sausalito and Mill Valley, or just enjoying a world-class spa, yoga, hikes and views right on the property.

Participants in all levels of trained are welcome to participate in this retreat. You will be in a group with others who are at your stage of training.

  If you are new to EBT, you will be with others who are starting EBT, to give you extra support in learning the basics of the method.  If you are advanced in the method, you will be with others who are more advanced. 

The EBT Groups will be small, and you will learn the latest EBT techniques, such as the Spiral Up Grind In, the 3-Stage Travel-back, and the “Validating the Circuit” Technique, to check for erasure.

Mainly, this will be a very personal time to do whatever EBT work you would like to do, and to develop new EBT Connection Buddies to strengthen your circle of support throughout the year.  

This retreat has been conceptualized as an intimate experience, and space is very limited. Register early to ensure that you have a spot for this rewarding event!



Emotional Brain Training Annual Retreat

Schedule of Activities


Saturday, March 8 / Sunday March 9, 2014


Consider nurturing yourself by arriving a day early or staying an extra day and enjoying the historic park, the spa, hikes, and nature activities that are available to hotel guests.

Feel free to bring a family member or friend to soak in the beauty of the area. You can take excursions to San Francisco, the entire Marin Headlands for hikes, the wine country and more. Several special planned activities are highlighted below. 

Note:  When you order the retreat package with lodging, we register you for one person only and for Saturday night only.  If you enroll after February 15th, reduced rate lodging may not be available. For more information, contact the EBT Support Team at 800-441-2054 or email



EBT Annual Participant Retreat

March 8, 2014


9:30 a.m.                     Registration and Welcome      

                                    Laurel Mellin, PhD, EBT Founder

The retreat begins with a warm welcome from Laurel, an update on the method  and plans for the two-day retreat. Join with your EBT Group and meet your EBT Provider.


10:00 a.m.                   EBT Group #1

Begin your first session, with introductions, and identifying needs for the retreat                                             session. Begin working, using the tools of EBT for your specific needs.


12:00 p.m.                   Lunch on your own, Natural Activities, Relaxation

 Enjoy some solo time, hike with others, enjoy lunch at the local restaurant and                                              soak in the beauty of the area.


1:30 pm                       EBT Group #2

Continue your work in the session, focusing on just what you need to move forward                            in your emotional evolution. Learn from the work of others and deepen relationships                                in the group.


3:30 am                                   Adjourn and Enjoy the Natural Activities and Relaxation



March 9, 2014


9:30 a.m.                     EBT Group #3

Conclude your work for the retreat, reflecting on the relationships that you have                                            made, the skill training you have received and the joy of moving toward being wired                                  at ONE.


11:30 a.m.                   Closing Reflections

                                    Laurel Mellin, PhD

                                    EBT Founder

 Close the session with individual and group reflections about the experience of                                                deepening our EBT Practice in a warm, small on-site community in one of the most                                   beautiful venues in the world.






EBT Annual Retreat Without Lodging - After to February 15, 2013          $350

(includes 2 day registration without lodging)


EBT Annual Retreat With Lodging – After February 15, 2013                    $490

(includes 2 day registration and single standard lodging at Cavallo Point Lodge for Saturday,

March 8th, 2014; for double occupancy, a $50 additional fee applies.)


Registration and Cancellation Policies - The registration fee includes all activities shown on the schedule. Please consult your airline and the hotel about their cancellation policies. The registration fee for the annual meeting is 50% refundable if your cancellation is received no later 10 days prior to the sessions. Cancellations will not result in a fee credit toward other products or services.


Lodging and Food - We highly recommend that you consider staying at the Cavallo Point Lodge. Public transportation is available from the airports to the lodge and the beauty of the setting is inspiring. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique venue at rates for accommodations that are comparable to ordinary accommodations that are at a distance from the annual meeting site.

Meals are available at Cavallo Point Lodge. Meals and beverages are not included in the retreat fees. The menus at Cavallo Point Lodge accommodate a wide range of food preferences and needs, including both vegan and hunter-gatherer. The room that is included in the EBT Annual Retreat with Lodging Package is provided to retreat participants at a remarkable savings. Reservations for additional nights before and after the retreat may be available at a reduced rate.

Environmental Awareness - The Cavallo Point Lodge special rates are available to the Institute because of the relationship between stress and environmental responsiveness. We encourage you to honor the need for environmental sensitivity as you enjoy this special venue.

The EBT Annual Retreat 2014

Cavallo Point Lodge


Accommodations ­­– This year’s meeting will be held at Cavallo Point, a San Francisco luxury hotel in the Golden Gate National Recreation Center. This venue was named “One of the Top 10 New American Landmarks.”


We encourage you to consider extending your stay at Cavallo Point to enjoy the beauty of nature and this playground right on San Francisco Bay.  You are welcome to bring your partner, spouse, child, relative or friend to stay with you (an additional fee of $50 applies). If you plan to stay additional days, please check with us and a reduced lodging fee applies, based on availability.  Enjoy the spa, hikes, yoga, and the food served to meeting participants during the sessions and the accommodations at greatly reduced rates. There is easy access to nearby Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Francisco, and a fabulous restaurant on site for non-conference attendees.


The hotel is holding a block of rooms for participants in the EBT Participant Retreat for Saturday, March 8th.  If you would like to reserve rooms before or after that date, please email Reduced rate rooms are available to retreat participants only if space is available, so please check early if your plans include an extended state.  If space is not available regular rates will apply.

Questions? Just contact the EBT Support Team ( - 800-441-2054)



Accommodations include access to additional services:


Yoga – Complimentary Yoga in the Mission Blue Chapel

Thursday                      7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday                          7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Saturday                       8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday                          8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Spa – Complimentary access to the Spa, which has a heated, outdoor meditation pool, fireplace with dancing flames, beautiful garden for stretching and a tea bar. Also, schedule a range of spa treatments (additional fees apply).

 Natural Pleasures ­– Hiking options are breathtaking and complimentary. Also, two scheduled activities are available. If you would like to arrange other activities or guided hikes, please email

Kirby Cove Hike

Kirby Cove nestles at the foot of the Marin Headlands just west of the Golden Gate.  From Ft. Baker, the hike up Conzelman Rd. and down through a grove of cypress, eucalyptus and pine to the beach takes a little over an hour or so.  At the cove, you will find a pristine wedge of course-sand beach with a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge and northern San Francisco—and you might even spy a whale!  Distance: 4.5 miles round trip Time:  Approximately 2 hours (roundtrip) Difficulty:  Low moderate. Meet in the lobby of the lodge. This is self-guided, informal and FREE.

Sausalito Scenic Paddle ­

This is not to be missed. It is relaxing, inspiring, meditative experience. Enjoy the natural pleasure of gliding across the water, catch sight of a few sea lions and seals, and soak in perfect views of Angel Island. Duration 3 hours, including quick kayak instruction, and two hour out on the Bay with a experienced guide. Choose a single or double kayak, please wear loose, comfortable clothing, if you need any additional more gear, they will provide it. Reservations required. Please contact:

Tiburon Cycling Tour ­

2.5 hour Cycling Tour of Tiburon, with vistas of Mill Valley, Sausalito, the Bay, the residential life. Involves about 25 miles of biking, plus walking. $150 including bike, guide, and tour. Moderate shape needed, but few hills. People love this tour and comment that it is stimulating, refreshing and say that they love being outside with gorgeous views. Reservations required. Please contact:


Transportation to Cavallo Point Conference Center

Town Cars or Taxies - About $65-$75 one way, attendees are encouraged to share to reduce the cost. If attendees need town cars or taxies to SFO or OAK, recommended (2) hour notice prior to departure time to the front desk or concierge. Fare is paid directly to the driver by cash or credit card.

Marin Airporter - Shuttle Service to and from SFO to Marin (Spencer Ave.). Please see website for more information No reservations are needed.

From SFO to Cavallo Point - Busses pick up every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour,

From Cavallo Point to SFO - Busses pick up at Spencer Avenue every 30 minutes,10 and 40 minutes past the hour from 4:10 AM until 11:10 PM. Once on the Golden Gate Bridge, please call Cavallo Point Front Desk at 415-339-4700 for a Shuttle pick-up from Spencer Avenue to Cavallo Point.The trip to and from SFO takes a minimum of 50 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.One-way fare is $20.00 per adult. The fare is paid directly       to the driver of the bus by Cash, Marin Airporter does not accept payment by credit card.


San Francisco Ferry - $8.25 one way adult fare, pick-up Ferry at the Ferry Building in San Francisco and drop off at Ferry Landing in Sausalito, see website for schedule and additional information:


Driving Instructions - Please see Cavallo Point website for driving directions:


Alternate Hotel
Holiday Inn Express in Mill Valley
160 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:  415-332-5700
Toll Free:  800-258-3894
Fax:  415-331-1859



Meal Options


Dinner options at Cavallo Point include Murray Circle Restaurant and Farley Bar. If you would like to take a taxi a little farther away, we recommend the following restaurants and advise you to call for reservations. All sites are about 20 minutes from the lodge except the San Francisco restaurants, which is about 30 minutes away. Breakfast is served at the Murray Circle Restaurant and at various locations in nearby Sausalito, Mill Valley and San Francisco.


Sample of Marin County Restaurants

Scoma’s of Sausalito in downtown Sausalito This casual spot overlooks San Francisco Bay and served great food.  415-332-9551-


Sushi Ran  in downtown Sausalito voted #2 restaurant in Sausalito and best sushi in Marin 415-332-3620.


Piatti in Mill Valley overlooks Richardson Bay and serves California Italian cuisine using local and organic ingredients.   415-380-2525.


d’Angelos in Mill Valley offers a casual, homey atmosphere and home-style Italian food.  415-388-2000. Check out the Depot Bookstore across the street.


Sample of San Francisco Restaurants

Transportation: See above or consider: Francisco Ferry to San Francisco for Dinner

Take the Sausalito Ferry or a cab to San Francisco. Some favorite SF restaurants are:


Tadich’s Grill – No reservations and typically about a 30-minute wait. This restaurant, built in 1849 and the oldest restaurant in California, is famous for its seafood cioppino. It’s a 10-minute walk from the ferry and a very special experience. Prices are in the $31-40 range.

240 California St. 415-391-1849.


Chaya – Upscale French Japanese fusion cuisine and sushi. Known for wonderful views of the Bay Bridge lights and a modern environment. Prices are $40 and up. Very close to the ferry. 132 Embarcadero between Mission and Howard Street. 415-777-8688.


Palomino – European bistro featuring pasta, steaks, seafood and brick-oven pizza. Incredible atmosphere with nearly every seat in the house with a view of the Bay and Bay Bridge. Prices are $40 and up. 345 Spear Street. Just a few blocks from the Embarcadero. 415-512-7400


Greens – At Ft. Mason in San Francisco overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and serving gourmet vegan cuisine, run by the San Francisco Zen Center. Fifteen-minute cab ride. In historic Fort Mason.  415-771-6222.



        If you have questions, please contact the EBT Support Team.




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2014 EBT Annual Participant Retreat


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When & Where

Cavallo Point Lodge, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM (PST)

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