Healing the Critical Self-Witness: How Resonant Language Changes Us

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Healing the Critical Self-Witness: How Resonant Language Changes Us

February 10 @ 9:00 am - February 11 @ 5:00 pm

Do you or does anyone you know have a critical, biting inner voice that cannot ever simply relax? Is there an intense need for improvement or perfection or invulnerability that prevents easy connection and a sense of grace? Do you long to know exactly how to soothe and tame that critical self-witness?

When people struggle with a critical inner voice, it is crucial to understand the mechanisms of self-regulation gone awry.

How can early experiences of non-relational connection impact the way we try to take care of ourselves for the rest of our lives? Interpersonal neurobiology and resonant language provide two extremely helpful tools for healing and change.

Join Sarah Peyton for an exploration of these supports for transformation of the lacerating inner voice into warmth and precise understanding for the self, 9 AM – 5 PM on February 10th and 11th.

What You Will Learn

  • the mechanisms of self-regulation
  • the importance of resonant language
  • how to use the eight types of resonant language
  • how self-regulation turns into self-criticism
  • the traumatic roots of cruelty to the self
  • how to leverage neuroplasticity for growth and transformation of the self-critical voice
  • how to use guided meditations to support new neural connections


How Much Does it Cost?

  • Price: early bird payment by Jan. 3: $225
  • Payment by Jan. 11: $275
  • Payment after Jan. 11: $350

About Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. She works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and writes about and teaches people how words change and heal us. Her special interest is the way that difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how to transform our tendencies toward self-criticism into self-warmth. Her first book, “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” was published by W.W. Norton Publishing internationally in autumn 2017.

How to Register:

Click here to email Sarah to register



February 10 @ 9:00 am
February 11 @ 5:00 pm




Karman Exec Center
40 lake Bellevue
Bellevue, WA, WA 98005 United States
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