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What are Unconscious Contracts?

What are Unconscious Contracts?

I teach this process extensively, and my second book (publishing in 2021) will feature it prominently!) because I haven't found any ...

Truth Not Trauma: Understanding Relational Trauma and the Brain

Truth Not Trauma: Understanding Relational Trauma and the Brain

Once we understand how trauma impacts our mammalian circuitry (Jaak Panksepp's 8 circuits of emotion and motivation), we begin to see ...

Understanding Rage and Honoring Boundaries in Healing Trauma

Understanding Rage and Honoring Boundaries in Healing Trauma

In our culture, rage is considered mostly unacceptable, especially by women. But rage is one of our eight circuits of emotion and ...

Panksepp’s Circuits of Emotion and Motivation (and why it matters for healing trauma)

Panksepp’s Circuits of Emotion and Motivation (and why it matters for healing trauma)

Working with shame is often really about disgust, and how we learn as little ones to turn toward the self with disgust which evolves ...

Climate anxiety isn’t a disease. It’s a normal response to a world on fire

Climate anxiety isn’t a disease. It’s a normal response to a world on fire

Climate anxiety is not primarily a disease. Instead it is an understandable reaction to the magnitude of the environmental problems ...

Understanding Systemic and Collective Trauma

Understanding Systemic and Collective Trauma

Once we understand how individual nervous systems respond to trauma, we can apply those understandings to larger bodies (family ...

Reclaiming our Bodies from Patriarchy and Inner Oppression

Reclaiming our Bodies from Patriarchy and Inner Oppression

I spoke recently with Kris Steinnes on her Voices of Women podcast about patriarchy and the inner oppression we experience as we are ...

10 Key Concepts of Resonant Healing

10 Key Concepts of Resonant Healing

Learn Sarah's 10 Key Concepts of Resonant Healing to support healing movement and transformation of anxiety, depression, disorganized ...

What is self-resonance (and why does it matter?)

What is self-resonance (and why does it matter?)

We are given a sense that we make sense (or not) by our mothering people in a key phase of attachment bonding that occurs between 0 ...

White Supremacy, Shame and Unconscious Contracts

White Supremacy, Shame and Unconscious Contracts

We believe we enter into healing our trauma as individuals. But trauma is not individual, it is collective. Similarly, our healing is ...

What the heck is Relational Neuroscience?

What the heck is Relational Neuroscience?

What is relational neuroscience? Relational neuroscience is an integrated field of study of what brains do in relationship. Also known ...

Healing Loneliness: Moving out of Avoidant Attachment

Healing Loneliness: Moving out of Avoidant Attachment

The hallmark of having been raised by left hemisphere parents is avoidant attachment, which often manifests as a deep, lifelong ...

The Surprising Root of Self-Sabotage: Unconscious Contracts

The Surprising Root of Self-Sabotage: Unconscious Contracts

What needs are you meeting by remaining small? Surprisingly, most often those needs are survival and integrity. How do you then ...

Reassurance Doesn’t Heal Trauma, but Resonance Does (Part 1 of a Podcast Series)

Reassurance Doesn’t Heal Trauma, but Resonance Does (Part 1 of a Podcast Series)

This interview is the first of a three-part series with Guy MacPherson of the Trauma Therapist Podcast. (Listen to part 2 here, part 3 ...

How marijuana impacts the brain and helps us with reactivity

How marijuana impacts the brain and helps us with reactivity

When I was 12 years old, I tried smoking marijuana for the first time. It was sunset in the winter in interior Alaska, where the colors

How to Heal Trauma: Time-Traveling with Resonance

How to Heal Trauma: Time-Traveling with Resonance

Bringing resonance and accompaniment back to our wounded selves is the key to healing brains that have been fragmented by traumatic ...

Understanding Attachment: How the Micro-moments of our Lives Create Us

Understanding Attachment: How the Micro-moments of our Lives Create Us

My mother was fractured by trauma. Her reflections of me shifted every time she blinked. Her inability to see and reflect my experience

How Family Constellations Help Us Heal Intergenerational Trauma

How Family Constellations Help Us Heal Intergenerational Trauma

Our bodies, quite literally, hold the trauma and stress of the past, including painful childhood experiences and the traumas of the ...

How to Befriend and Heal Your Inner Critic

How to Befriend and Heal Your Inner Critic

Healing our inner voice begins with understanding what it wants. I recently appeared on Dr. Trevor Blattner's podcast, The Top 1%, ...

Why Joy and Play are Hard to Access (and What To Do About It)

Why Joy and Play are Hard to Access (and What To Do About It)

Joy and the PLAY circuit are the most vulnerable emotional circuitry we have as humans. Our capacity to experience joy is especially ...

How To Heal Guilt and Shame with Resonance

How To Heal Guilt and Shame with Resonance

What can neuroscience bring us about how to heal guilt and shame, and practice radical self-acceptance, in the context of the world we live in where to be alive is inherently compromising the lives of others?

How trauma leads to depression and how to heal

How trauma leads to depression and how to heal

We know from the insights of relational neuroscience that permanent shifts and healing change are created when we meet ourselves with warmth, not shame or force. Healing depression starts with self-warmth. Here's how.

How to Work with Depression

How to Work with Depression

Some of you know, but perhaps many don't, that I spent most of my early and adult life smothered by chronic, unwavering, deeply ...

Guided meditation: Transform your brain with self-warmth

Guided meditation: Transform your brain with self-warmth

  My mission is to support self-warmth, joy and compassion by sharing the science of how our brains can change, I want to share a

Accessing Intuition, Surrendering into Uncertainty and Discovering Ourselves Through Constellations

Accessing Intuition, Surrendering into Uncertainty and Discovering Ourselves Through Constellations

I’ve been thinking about lately about intuition, and how lost and disconnected I felt for years, where I longed for access to my own ...

The Unconscious Contract that Makes for Bad (or No) Sex

The Unconscious Contract that Makes for Bad (or No) Sex

Ronnie, I’d like to talk with you about our sexual experience.” “Okay, Jan,” says Ronnie. Ronnie says this even though, inside, Ronnie ...

How To Build Inner Resonance: Sarah Peyton on the Therapy Chat Podcast

How To Build Inner Resonance: Sarah Peyton on the Therapy Chat Podcast

https://empathybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/TherapyChat_EP116_v2.mp3   In this episode from the Therapy Chat podcast, ...

Healing the Inner Critic: How Resonant Language Changes Brains

Healing the Inner Critic: How Resonant Language Changes Brains

Resonant attention and language changes the way we see ourselves. With our new eyes, we start to transform our experiences of shame, rage, terror and self-doubt into the sense that we are enough, just as we are. This interview breaks down the neuroscience of language in layperson's terms and explains how the way we talk to ourselves can change and heal over time, quieting the lacerating judgments of the default mode network (aka - the critical inner voice).

The Neuroscience of Privilege, Power and Status

The Neuroscience of Privilege, Power and Status

Understanding how our brains operate in relation to power, privilege and status is important if we wish to build a world that works for all. This article gives an overview of the brain tendencies we have in relationship to groups, and provides remedies to counteract the automatic labor-saving devices of our human brains (which often prevent us from seeing the fullness of others, and our own, humanity).

How to Work With Unconscious Contracts

How to Work With Unconscious Contracts

When I was walking my dog last night I ran into a rigid place inside myself. For any of you who've worked with me for a while, you know

Healing Addiction With Unconscious Contract Work

Healing Addiction With Unconscious Contract Work

In order to belong, survive or honor our families, we make unconscious and silent agreements with ourselves, our caregivers, or the world, which can keep us feeling stuck, small and constrained. When working with addictions and compulsive behaviors, we can use unconscious contract work to touch on, bring healing to, and release ourselves from agreements that are no longer serving us.

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Developing Your Resonant Self, One Meditation at a Time

 

Language is the starting point for the movement towards self-warmth.

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Learn How Resonant Language Can Change and Heal Your Brain

Right-hemispheric language calms our limbic system and transforms the way our brains approach stress

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Learn the Foundational Concepts of Your Resonant Self in a Weekly Book Study Group

 

Once per year, I lead a live weekly study group to learn the foundational concepts of YRS.

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Become a Certified Practitioner of Resonant Healing

 

This program is current full as the first cohort moves through the certification path.

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