HEALING FROM CRAVINGS, ADDICTIONS AND CHOICELESS BEHAVIOURS: A workshop for those who suffer and for those who love them!

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HEALING FROM CRAVINGS, ADDICTIONS AND CHOICELESS BEHAVIOURS: A workshop for those who suffer and for those who love them!

November 18 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm

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Healing from Cravings
Sat/Sun, Nov. 18 & 19, 2017
2-day public workshop with Sarah Peyton  certified trainer of Nonviolent Communication and author of
Each person’s struggles with addiction reveal so acutely the way that our early life experiences can have enduring influences on our nervous systems.
In an ideal world we are regulated with warmth and precise understanding of our emotions. In an ideal world, we make sense. But for many of us this ideal world is far from what happens. instead, people experience loneliness and internal conflicts that are too great to bear. Addictions and choiceless behaviours become the brain’s creative strategies for survival.
Join Sarah to discover to developmental roots of addictive behaviours and substances.
Two ways to healing from addictions:
a) The support offered by rehabilitation programs that help people change their life patterns and mitigate the physical withdrawal from addictions
b) Sarah’s work addresses the second level of healing: the contract that people make with themselves in order to save their own lives.
Day One will be a lively presentation format, and Day two is more experiential.
Day 1: Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm*
On Saturday we will learn:
– How the brain, nervous system and motivational circuits are involved in the addictive provess
– How humans compensate for early disruptions to the rhythms of relationship
–  What is happening with brains and the “decisions” we make that lead us toward and away from our addictions and compulsions?
– How do we support healthy decision making and get as much help as possible to do something different from old, unhealthy patterns?
– Where can we leverage our empathy skills to bring ourselves the most relief.
Day 2: Sunday, Nov. 19th, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
*We have a strong preference for people attending Day 2 to also come for Day 1.
On Sunday, we will take all the material we learned on Day 1 and put it into practice in demo’s and work in small groups. We will work on disentangling nervous systems, which Sarah calls “sacred vow” work, aka ‘unconscious promises’ or ‘hidden contracts’. Join us to experience the way this work comes to life in its applications.
Location: Downtown Vancouver, BC.
Tuition by donation: We would like to make this workshop accessible to everyone who is interested. Please take into account the current US/Canadian exchange rate and costs for Sarah’s travel and time. A donation between $100 – $500 would be very welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
SARAH PEYTON, international speaker and facilitator, has a passion for weaving together neuroscience knowledge and experiences of healing that unify people with their brains and bodies. Sarah makes Interpersonal Neurobiology research available for our embodied brains to use in living at peace with ourselves. Funny, touching, and filled with personal stories and up-to-date research on our nervous systems and how they interact with each other, her presentations change lives and invite self-acceptance and self-compassion. Sarah offers healing experiences of hearing ourselves and others deeply (using the precision and resonant language that come alive in the long-term study of Nonviolent communication) and 3D body-centered explorations of families over generations (through family constellation work.)
Sarah is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC); faculty of Birthingway Midwifery College teaching Communication; an experienced facilitator of Family Constellation work; speaks and writes internationally on the confluence of NVC, Constellation work, and the world of neuroscience research


November 18 @ 10:00 am
November 19 @ 5:00 pm