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YOUR RESONANT SELF IMMERSION PROGRAM

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - November 10 @ 5:00 pm

YOUR RESONANT SELF: INTRO WEEK 

Dates: Nov. 3-10, 2017

Location: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center, near Portland, OR

Do you have the sense that your life, your relationships and your work are shadows of what they could be? Do you have a hard time being in joyful contact with your body, perhaps feeling like your body has betrayed you? Perhaps you’ve been practicing self-compassion meditations and books for years, but still struggle to be warm and accepting towards yourself?

Many of us believe we are our to-do lists, and measure our worth by what we are able to do, or our lack of worth by how far we have fallen behind. Would you love to have a taste of who you would be if you were fully supported, both by self and by others?

Based on the book Your Resonant Self, (Norton Publishing, September 2017), this retreat will take you through the foundational understandings, skills and steps needed to nurture a practice of self-warmth.

This will be the first of two retreats designed to accompany the book. This Intro Week focuses on getting to know your default network, and becoming acquainted with all the blocks and openings to self-connection. It will be very experiential, with lots of movement and sweetness. The second of these two retreats, which are available either combined or as stand-alone experiences, will run from June 15-22, 2018.  

PRICE FOR WEEK ONE ONLY (scroll down for Full TWO WEEK Program Price) 

Price: Tuition only – early, early bird – $700 if paid by June 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total, for example, for double room & board ($765) & tuition the total for one week is $1465)

Early, early bird tuition for both weeks: $1300 if paid by June 30, 207 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total, if you would like double occupancy the total for Room & Board is $1570, making the early early bird total $2870.

(If paying by paypal, please add 3% to cover paypal fees. Write Sarah at sarahpeyton@empathybrain.com to pay by check.)

Early bird $800 tuition only if paid by Aug. 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total)

$900 tuition only if paid by Sept. 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total)

$1000 tuition only if paid after Sept. 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total)

Room/Board/Commuter/Day Use costs shown below:

 

Room & board at Collins*

765 shared
965 private
Room at nearby hotel & board at

Collins*

965 shared
1365 private
*The retreat center does not have particularly high-speed internet – if you need the high speed, then please choose the nearby hotel and rent a car. The hotel is located 6 minutes drive from the retreat center.

* Hotel cost is approximate, based on present day prices, and could increase – please inquire for exact amount.

 

Collins Commuter

Day use with all three meals $62/day 434
Day use with lunch and dinner $50/day 350
Day use with lunch only $31/day 217

 

Prerequisites: I am willing to learn, and to support others in their learning.

I have read the book, Your Resonant Self, up until whatever point

I was no longer able to read (link to order the book here)

I commit to complete the on-line Intro to Resonant Language program (launches August 2017)

Or, I have listened to the recordings of the Intro to Resonant Language program and have completed and submitted the worksheets and journal pages (launches August 2017)

Or, I am experienced in the use of Nonviolent Communication to support self-warmth in internal processes and to support others who are touching their own emotional experience. Please write to Sarah to describe your experience to have this prerequisite waived.

Here is the plan for the week:

DAY ONE: How We Talk to Ourselves: The Default Mode Network

  • Identifying the sound and tone of the DMN
  • How negative core beliefs reveal the DMN
  • A basic geography of the brain
  • Understanding the importance of self-warmth

DAY TWO: Staying in Emotional Balance: Healthy Self-Regulation

  • The benefits of warm accompaniment
  • Attunement
  • Resonance
  • The skills of resonant language
  • How resonance regulates us and strengthens the brain
  • Hearing the voice of the body

DAY THREE: Developing Self-Kindness: Introducing the Resonating Self-Witness 

  • The Resonating Self-Witness
  • Feelings vocabulary
  • Oxytocin
  • Panksepp’s circuits, particularly care
  • Tying these concepts into our understanding of self-regulation

DAY FOUR: Taming the Inner Critic: Hearing the Attempt to Contribute

  • Returning to the DMN, working with the self-critical voice
  • The hemispheres
  • Getting to know the left hemisphere and its dismissive voice
  • Needs vocabulary

DAY FIVE: Calming Anxiety: Moving Toward Trust

  • The foundations of anxiety
  • Anxiety and Panksepp’s circuits
  • Considering our prenatal life and the thermostat of anxiety
  • Building self-empathy skills
  • Time traveling into the future

DAY SIX: Time Traveling With Resonance: Healing Old Hurts 

  • Time, trauma and the brain
  • Explicit and implicit memory
  • Understanding the vagus nerve, freeze and dissociation
  • Time traveling into the past to heal trauma

DAY SEVEN: Vanquishing Ancient Fears

  • Understanding fear: the FEAR circuit
  • The state of FLIGHT
  • Distinguishing between FEAR and GRIEF/PANIC
  • Panic attacks, phobias
  • Making the world a safe place

 

YOUR RESONANT SELF: APPLICATION WEEK 

Dates: June 15-22, 2018

Location: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center, near Portland, OR

Do you have a solid sense of the interpersonal neurobiology concepts and resonant language skills that are important for addressing emotional trauma? Would you enjoy spending a week taking those concepts and skills and applying them to real-life situations that are important to you and your cohort? Would you like to take what you have learned and put it into deep practice for sustained change?

Based on the book Your Resonant Self, being published by Norton in September 2017, this retreat will take you through the application of the foundational understandings, skills and steps needed to nurture a practice of self-warmth.

This will be the second of two retreats that will take you through the book. This Application Week works with the direct application of Week One’s material on the aftereffects of trauma, including reactivity, dissociation, attachment, self-hate, depression, addictions and finally, joy. It will be very experiential, with lots of movement and sweetness.     

Prerequisites: 1. I am willing to learn, and to support others in their learning and  self-connection.

  1.   I have read the book, Your Resonant Self, in full.
  2.   I have either attended Week 1, or I have completed some other introduction to Interpersonal Neurobiology – please write Sarah with a description of your experience for permission to enroll.
  1. I have completed the on-line Intro to Resonant Language Program (link here)

Or, I have listened to the recordings of the Intro to Resonant Language program and have completed and submitted the worksheets and journal pages. (link here)

Or, I am experienced in the use of Nonviolent Communication to support self-warmth in internal processes and to support others who are touching their own emotional experience. Please write to Sarah to describe your experience to have this prerequisite waived. 

Here is the plan for the week:

DAY ONE: Claiming Anger’s Creative Gifts

  • Understanding anger: the RAGE circuit
  • The state of FIGHT
  • Detoxing anger
  • Expression skills 

DAY TWO: Returning from Dissociation

  • The two kinds of dissociation
  • Dissociation and the immobilization effect in the vagus nerve
  • The enteric nervous system
  • Empathy for dissociation
  • Practicing gentleness
  • Understanding shame

DAY THREE: How Brains Respond to Accompaniment: Attachment

  • The importance of our earliest relationships
  • The transgenerational transmission of attachment patterns, relational timing, and patterns of regulation and dysregulation
  • The microscale of attachment and mirror neurons
  • The family vagus nerve and the family heart
  • Healing attachment wounds
  • Earned secure attachment

DAY FOUR: Healing Self-Hate and Disorganized Attachment

  • The impact of trauma on the savage DMN
  • Windows of welcome/windows of tolerance
  • Self-hate as a tragic attempt at self-regulation
  • Understanding disorganized/traumatic attachment

DAY FIVE: Gently Healing Depression 

  • Depression, anxiety and negative self-talk
  • Depression and loneliness
  • Warmth for depression
  • Bringing in resources from outside the self

DAY SIX: Leaving Behind Addictions and Compulsions: The Contributions of Self-Understanding and Resonance

  • Identifying and transforming negative self-talk in addictions/compulsions
  • Transgenerational trauma, lightening the load we carry from parents/grandparents, and working with nervous system contracts

DAY SEVEN:  Joy, Community, and Our Outside Voice: Bringing Our Resonating Self-Witness to Others

  • Understanding and experiencing the effect of resonant language with excitement, delight and joy
  • Contracts that reduce joy to ensure belonging

 

**** Full TWO WEEK Program Price (prices for just week two are the same as for week one) 

Price: Tuition only – early, early bird – $1300 if paid by June 30, 2017 (Room &

Board cost is separate and must be added for program total, for example, for 2 weeks of double room & board ($1610) & tuition the total for the two weeks is $2830)

Early, early bird tuition for both weeks: $1300 if paid by June 30, 207 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total)

Early bird $1600 tuition only if paid by Aug. 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is  separate and must be added for program total)

$1800 tuition only if paid by Sept. 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total)

$2000 tuition only if paid after Sept. 30, 2017 (Room & Board cost is separate and must be added for program total)

2018 Room/Board/Commuter/Day Use costs shown below:

 

Room & board at Collins*

805 shared
1015 private
Room at nearby hotel & board at

Collins*

1065 shared
1565 private
Day use with all three meals $66/day 462/week
Day use with lunch and dinner $53/day 371/week
Day use with lunch only $33/day 231/week
 

*The retreat center does not have particularly high-speed internet – if you need the high speed, then please choose the nearby hotel and rent a car. The hotel is located 6 minutes drive from the retreat center.

* Hotel cost is approximate, based on present day prices, and could increase – please inquire for exact amount.

 

 

Details

Start:
November 3 @ 7:00 pm
End:
November 10 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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