Tending to Trauma with Resonance: a 4-part Online Series

Tending to Trauma with Resonance: a 4-part Online Series


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What do we do when we realize that the past is spilling into the present, with ourselves or with others? What do we do as empathy buddies and partners and therapeutic holders of space? How do we recognize that the past is intruding? How do we invite connection even in difficult moments in session and how do we notice that things are bigger than we can easily hold? And what do we do then?

Because the brain cannot distinguish between this difficult moment and past moments of aloneness, trauma is intruding in our lives much more than we realize. It intrudes as reactivity, as blindness, as unsoothable upset, as disgust, as horror, as terror, and as resignation and burnout. Join Sarah for 6 hours of exploration and learning about the neuroscience of NVC and trauma.


This online series is specifically geared for space-holders, those who would like to practice and receive support as NVC (and Resonant Language) practitioners to have solid ground when trauma arises for those you are holding space for.

This series is also useful for relating to our loved ones, our partners and families and friends, as well as trauma that arises in activist movement spaces, or any other place where trauma and distress arise.

4 THURSDAY MEETINGS (recordings available if you can’t attend live):

Each meeting includes slides and introduction to the neuroscience concepts, plus time for questions, break-out groups for practice, and time for debriefing. The longer sessions include demonstration of processes and more time for questions, working in small groups, and integration:

  • June 20 – Time: 9-10am Pacific time (1 HOUR)
  • June 27 – Time: 9-11am Pacific time (2 HOURS)
  • July 11 – Time – 9-10am Pacific time (1 HOUR)
  • August 8 – Time – 9-11am Pacific time (2 HOURS)


June 20 (1 HR) – Time, the Brain and Trauma; the Importance of Accompaniment; Self- and Other-Regulation
PRACTICES:  Discern reassurance from resonance, and learn how to make empathy guesses out of reassurance

July 11 (2 HR) – The Time Travel Empathy Process and Demos
PRACTICE: Time travelling to last week

June 27 (1 HR) – Left and Right Hemispheres
PRACTICES: Experimenting with Resonant Language and Discerning Left Shifts

August 8 (2 HR) – Expanding the Window of Welcome and Demos
PRACTICE: Expanding the Window of Welcome




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