Are you longing for companionship and support to move through this rich, but challenging material? Do you have questions and are you seeking answers to help you move through the book and get to healing?
Whether you’ve completed Sarah’s new book, or you’re working your way slowly through, or you’re stuck on certain chapters, this study group is for you!
- This is an on-line Zoom course that moves through YOUR RESONANT SELF in 16 sessions.
- Due to Sarah’s travel schedule, the 16 meeting dates will be spread out over about 9 months –Jan 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, March 1, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 19, May 24, June 14, July 5, July 26, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sept 6, 2018.
- Though the first meeting is January 18th, but you can join anytime and catch up by watching the recordings and still catch all the upcoming live-meeting classes, as they are spread out over 9 months!
- Largely informational and questions-based, rather than focused on emotional processing, each of the 16 sessions will include a short welcome/hello to set our resonant learning container, then Sarah will present that week’s material (slides will be available for download), and then you’ll have time for questions and spots of empathy for any places you’re struggling with the material.
- Each session is a 55 minute classes, and will take place on Thursday mornings from 9-9:55 am Pacific time. Downloadable recordings and slides will be made available shortly after each of the 16 meetings.
- Registration includes the monthly IPNB Webinar series for the length of time of the group!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Week 1: Introduction and Welcome
This week we’ll set our learning container and go over the materials in the introduction, and get introduced to the neurobiology that helps support us to see that we make PERFECT sense and that there’s nothing wrong with us.
- Week 2 – Chapter 1: How We Talk to Ourselves: The Default Mode Network
This chapter explores the way trauma and adverse childhood experiences create imprints on our brain that lead us to talk to ourselves critically, and introduce the concept of the default mode network, home of the critical inner voice.
- Week 3 – Chapter 2: Staying in Emotional Balance: Healthy Self-Regulation
In this week’s study group we’ll learn the basics of learning how to self-regulate with warmth and resonance.
- Week 4 – Chapter 3: Developing Self-Kindness: Introducing the Resonating Self-Witness
I’m not good enough… In this week’s class we’ll learn how to begin transforming that constant, nagging “not good enough” critic into an advocate that knows you are exactly right, just as you are. (Or could it be that I am exactly right?)
- Week 5 – Chapter 4: Taming the Inner Critic: Hearing the Attempt to Contribute
I have nothing to complain about … In this week’s class, we’ll see how to begin to believe that our story TRULY matters, and there’s a very good reason our critical voice is there… trying to protect us!
- Week 6 – Chapter 5: Calming Anxiety: Moving Toward Trust
If I relax, all hell is going to break lose… (or could it be that I can trust myself and others?)
- Week 7 – Chapter 6: Time Traveling with Resonance: Healing Old Hurts
I’m not really here; I don’t know what I want (or could it be that I can discover myself?)
- Week 8 – Chapter 7: Claiming Anger’s Creative and Protective Gifts
Anger is bad (or could it be that anger used correctly supports life?) or I am an angry person (or could it be that I am a complex person who sometimes gets angry)
- Week 9 – Chapter 8. Vanquishing Ancient Fears
I’m stuck in the past; I can’t get beyond this (or could it be that healing brings me to the present?)
- Week 10 – Chapter 9: Returning from Dissociation
This week’s lesson explores the underlying feelings of dissociation, which often amount to, “Nobody understands me; I am alone.” This week we will explore the possibility that as we heal, we can begin to see the way in which we are profoundly interconnected with other beings, and with life itself.
- Week 11 – Chapter 10: Attachment: How Brains Respond to Accompaniment
Adverse childhood experiences can lead to a persistent feeling of terror, a sense that we will never feel safe. We may think: “the world is terrifying and I will never feel safe!” This week’s lesson breaks down chapter 10 and explains how to repattern our nervous systems to feel safe from the inside out.
- Week 12 – Chapter 11: Healing Self-Hate and Disorganized Attachment
In the cramping patterns of self-hate, we often feel we hate ourselves and perhaps lose all hope that our lives matter. Suicidality and other outcomes of disorganized attachment are explored in this week, along with how to use self-guided process work and meditations to heal self-hate and disorganization.
- Week 13 – Chapter 12: Gently Healing Depression
Often when struggling with depression, we feel despair and hopeless, as if our lives have no meaning. This week’s lesson shows us how to find richness and create meaning, to feel that self-love is within reach.
- Week 14 – Chapter 13: Leaving Behind Addictions and Compulsions: The Contributions of Self-Understanding and Resonance
This week’s lesson explores the nucleus accumbens, why we become addicted to substances and activities, and how to use empathy to provide gentleness for our nervous system so that we can relax and have more choice.
- Week 15 – Chapter 14: Joy, Community, and Our Outside Voice: Bringing Our Resonating Self-Witness to Others
This week’s lesson explores the importance of empathizing with excitement, delight and joy. Understanding the gifts of social engagement – what happens in our body when we’re in ventral vagal, vibrating with other humans in trust and safety, is a key piece of hope that can help keep us going on the path of healing trauma.
- Week 16: Closing
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