Have you struggled to be rooted in your own body? Do you have a sense that your emotional landscape is too wild, too unpredictable, to safely reside in? Have you longed for ways to untangle the unconscious contracts that limit your aliveness and joy?
Sandtray work, with it’s emphasis on not-knowing, lets material arise out of the right hemisphere in a much less intentional and much more organic way than anything else I’ve ever experienced. The process begins by letting the figures and the sand and the shapes in the sand choose us, and then we discover ourselves in the process.
A Year-Long Personal Journey with Sarah Peyton
Join Sarah Peyton for a year-long program in Vancouver, Washington investigating the disentanglement of attachment and self-regulation contracts and how this work affects the relationship with something greater than self in a gentle exploration of healing and moving into stress-resiliency. We will be alternating Sand Tray Work with Constellations and explorations in Relational Neuroscience and Resonant Language. There will be four 4-day retreats over the course of the year. Each retreat is a non-residential intensive that stretches over 4 calendar days, starting after breakfast on day one and going until dinner. Lunches are provided. Dinners and evenings on your own.
Constellations take the inner experience and bring it into the outer world so it can be seen, touched, smelled and worked with.
Sand-tray work uses figurines and sand-trays as a form of therapy and integration. We work in small dyad and triad groups in a way that is similar to constellations work in that we externalize our own emotional experience into three dimensions in order to support sense-making, acknowledgement, relaxation and movement.
I’ve written more about this amazing process and how I discovered it in this blog post.
Daily schedule: 9:30am until 5:30pm
These non-residential retreats will be at a private home in Vancouver, Washington.
Sand tray explorations in dyads will alternate with short talks and discussions, alternating with large-group constellations.
This series is meant for those who would like to do deep personal work with the relational neuroscience and resonant language material, in Sarah’s container.
Jan 24-27, 2019
- Understanding the infant’s limitation of life energy to balance the dyad
- Releasing unconscious contracts that cause us to be smaller than we could be
May 16-19, 2019
- Trauma and trauma vows
- Broken trust with something-greater-than-self
September 5-8, 2019
- Disentangling the circuits of motivation and emotion
- Finding our sacred sexuality and spirituality
Dec. 12-15, 2019
- Deep relationship with self and with others
- Exploring bodhisattva vows
- Mutuality and Mysticism
Pricing (All prices are non-residential and include full-series enrollment — 4 workshops):
All participants are commuters. There is a hotel not too far away for people from out of town. A car or shared car is preferable, although we will try to arrange carpooling. Hotel costs are on top of the prices shown above, and will be incurred personally.)
Space is limited – Save your place for the series now!
Tuition rate applies at the time of payment in full.
$500 of your tuition payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Final Deadline for Registration: 7 Days Before the Start of the Program
To register please fill out this form to send an email to Sarah.
Sarah Peyton, international constellations facilitator, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates constellations, brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma. She is a regular contributor to The Knowing Field International Constellations Journal, and is an annual guest speaker and teacher at the ISCA Intensive in Southern Germany. She was a featured presenter at London’s 2017 Trauma Through the Systemic Constellation Lens and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” published by Norton Publishing in September of 2017.