Your Resonant Self: Your Brain and Intimacy - 16- week Book Study Group with Sarah Peyton

Live online classes begin Jan 2, 2020!

Early Bird pricing available!

Do you long for easy, sweet relationships? Do you sometimes feel stuck, conflicted, dissatisfied, and lonely? Have you read and integrated much of the self-warmth from the book "Your Resonant Self," and do you still have difficulty with bringing it into life in the space between people? 

This new book-study-course offers a fresh look into the content of "Your Resonant Self," from the point of view of our closest relationships, with children, partners, parents, siblings, friends and co-workers, alongside the brain-changing science and insights of the book. During this course, we will examine the different brain concepts and how each affects the way we are in relationship.

Whether you are experienced or brand new to Sarah's book, this study group is for you!

Registration includes live classes and recordings to review classes or to watch any recordings you missed.  Additionally, all registrants will have access to monthly Relational Neuroscience and Empathy Webinars included for the (8-month) duration of the course.  You will also have access to the original full book study recording series for just 1/4 of the regular price if you would like to fully integrate the neuroscience concepts.

FORMAT:

  • This is an online Zoom course that moves through YRS, exploring how our relationships with others are impacted by each topic covered in the book.  This course will be 16 sessions, each week exploring a different chapter + 1 week each for introduction and closing

Due to Sarah’s travel schedule, the 16 meeting dates will be spread out over about 8 months on Thursday mornings from 9-9:55am Pacific time, – starting January 2, and continuing on Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 12, March 19, April 2, May 9, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 25, July 2, July 30, August 6, and with an optional make up day Aug 13 in the event one of the classes needs to be rescheduled.

  • Though the first meeting is January 2, 2020, you can join anytime and catch up by watching the recordings and still catch all the upcoming live classes, as they are spread out over 8 months!

  • 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 class, 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.

BONUS:

  • Registration includes the monthly Relational Neuroscience and Empathy Webinar series for the length of time of the group!

  • Registration includes a 75% discount on the original book study recordings!*

*please send an email to help@empathybrain.com after you purchase and someone will support you in getting the discount

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 put in place our understanding of the neurobiology of relationships.

  • Week 2 - Chapter 1: How We Talk to Ourselves: The Default Mode Network
    This chapter explores the way in which our inner voices affect our relational connections.

  • Week 3 - Chapter 2: Staying in Emotional Balance: Healthy Self-Regulation 
    In this week's study group we'll learn how emotional balance in both people influences the relationship.

  • Week 4 - Chapter 3: Developing Self-Kindness: Introducing the Resonating Self-Witness
    Trust is the focus of our exploration this week.  If we prevent ourselves from having trust, we will have a difficult time nourishing relational growth with a partner.

  • Week 5 - Chapter 4: Taming the Inner Critic: Hearing the Attempt to Contribute
    How do our inner critics sabotage our relationships? How can we invite movement and healing?

  • Week 6 - Chapter 5: Calming Anxiety: Moving Toward Trust
    Week 6 takes us into the role of anxiety in our connections, and how to move toward more soothing relational spaces. This week we begin to understand the relationship between the vagus nerve and our nervous system states of fight/flight/panicked aloneness and immobilization.

  • Week 7 - Chapter 6: Time Traveling with Resonance: Healing Old Hurts
    This week's group takes us into an understanding of trauma and its effect on relationships, and how trauma healing changes us and makes us more available for mutual nourishment.

  • Week 8 - Chapter 7: Claiming Anger's Creative and Protective Gifts
    What effect does anger have on relationships? Does it have to be toxic, or can it be life-serving?

  • Week 9 - Chapter 8. Vanquishing Ancient Fears
    In this study group, we'll look at how our connections are impacted by terror, fear and fear-based anxiety.  How does it feel to move toward a true sense of safety?

  • Week 10 - Chapter 9: Returning from Dissociation
    How do relationships keep us in a state of dissociation? And how can we use this knowledge to claim our full capacity for presence with one another?

  • Week 11 - Chapter 10: Attachment: How Brains Respond to Accompaniment
    This week's lesson breaks down our patterns of attachment and explores how we try to make ourselves safe within our attachment styles, and how this effects our relationships.

  • 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. How can we survive self-hate in our interpersonal connections?

  • Week 13 - Chapter 12: Gently Healing Depression
    Often when struggling with depression, we feel despair and hopeless, as if our lives have no meaning, and this changes our ability to act in our connections with others. 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
    Interlocking and mutually canceling sacred vows can leave people with so little room to breathe or exist that addictions become the only answer.  How can our understanding of unconscious contracts help us in the journey toward freedom from addictions and compulsions?

  • 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, and how dyadic joy is.  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.

Click here for more information and to register!

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Healing Trauma, Finding Forgiveness with Sarah Peyton

Classes begin Jan 29th, 2020

Early Bird pricing available!

What happens when empathy isn't enough?

It is deeply distressing when you and the people you love keep getting into the same argument again and again with no resolution or change. If you then look at the outer world, you might wonder how all of humanity can possibly work through the deep issues that divide us, such as our political differences, infidelity, betrayal, acts of violence, world events, racism, intergenerational trauma, or unhealed wounds from childhood.

If you have received empathy for these issues from multiple sources, and still there is no significant relief, then you might even start to question the effectiveness of empathy and your own capacity to heal.

This is where an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and resonance is vital to supporting healing and connection in long-term relationships.

Realizing what trauma is – a phenomenon that affects us all – increases your self-compassion and gives you solid ground to stand on. Then, when you begin to integrate the tool of unconscious contract work, you can become intimate with your own survival strategies and those of the people you love, and begin moving toward healing and integrating difficult events.

What a gift to give those you love – and what a gift to give yourself.

This course will be taught by Sarah Peyton through NVC Academy.

When:

Wednesdays, Jan 29 - Mar 18

5:00 - 6:30pm
Pacific (California) Time

7 sessions
Excluding Feb 19

Click here for more information and to register!

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Tending to Trauma with Resonance: a 4-session Pre-Recorded Online Series

Please note:  This series is complete, however you can purchase recordings at a discounted rate using the link below.

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 this 6-hour series of exploration and learning about the neuroscience of NVC and trauma.

 

Click here to learn more and to purchase

8-Week Online Study Course: Introduction to Resonant Language

Have you ever wondered why some people’s presence, support and listening feels so good, while other people’s support doesn’t seem to have much impact?

When we have a sense of being “gotten,” when we are deeply attuned to, we take in the nourishment and attention and care like thirsty, struggling plants finally receiving the water and nutrients we need to grow.

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 course uses interpersonal neurobiology to explain how to use the language of the right hemisphere to access our innate, human capacity for deep resonance with ourselves and each other.

This is a self-study and can be taken anytime, at your own speed. 

Click here for more information and to register

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16-Week Online Your Resonant Self: Your Brain & Your Contracts - A Pre-Recorded Series

Please note:  This series is complete, however you can purchase recordings at a discounted rate using the link below.

Do you long to be a more full and free version of yourself? Do you sometimes feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? Have you read and integrated much of the self-warmth from the book “Your Resonant Self,” and do you still have difficulty with fully nourishing your Resonating Self-Witness?  Do you wish to be free from your self-sabotaging or self-destructive behaviors which keep you small and inhibit you from thriving?

But how can we shift such deeply ingrained habits and thought patterns?

This new pre-recorded book-study-course offers a fresh look into the content of “Your Resonant Self,” with the new and revolutionary understanding of sacred vows and unconscious contracts, alongside the brain-changing science and insights of the book.  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.  Sacred Vow work allows us to touch on, bring healing to, and release ourselves from agreements that are no longer serving us. During this course, we will examine the different contracts that arise from differences in the brains’ hemispheres that are connected to every single concept that the book covers. You will learn how to release yourself from these contracts so you can live a life of your choosing.

Whether you are experienced or brand new to Sarah’s book, this study group is for you!

This course is complete. Registration includes recordings of completed classes. 

 

 

FORMAT:

  • This is a recorded series, compiled from a previous online Zoom course that moves through YOUR RESONANT SELF from the standpoint of Sacred Vows in 16 sessions, 1 week per chapter + introduction and closing
  • This series is more experiential than the original series, allowing participants to feel into the sacred vow/unconscious contract process.  Each of the 16 sessions includes Sarah’s presentation of the week’s material (slides are available for download) and at least one unconscious contract demo
  • Each session is 55-minutes long

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 put in place our understanding of the neurobiology of sacred vow/unconscious contract work.
  • Week 2 – Chapter 1: How We Talk to Ourselves: The Default Mode Network
    This chapter explores the way in which we can be forced into maintaining a critical stance toward ourselves by unconscious contracts we have made.
  • Week 3 – Chapter 2: Staying in Emotional Balance: Healthy Self-Regulation 
    In this week’s study group we’ll learn how we can unconsciously block our own self-warmth.
  • Week 4 – Chapter 3: Developing Self-Kindness: Introducing the Resonating Self-Witness
    Trust is the focus of our exploration this week.  If we prevent ourselves from having trust, we will have a difficult time supporting the growth of our Resonating Self-Witness.
  • Week 5 – Chapter 4: Taming the Inner Critic: Hearing the Attempt to Contribute
    How do our contracts maintain our attitudes of relentless self-criticism? What happens when we release them?
  • Week 6 – Chapter 5: Calming Anxiety: Moving Toward Trust
    Week 6 takes us into the different kinds of contracts which leave us in a continued state of anxiety, and how to start revoking them.
  • Week 7 – Chapter 6: Time Traveling with Resonance: Healing Old Hurts
    This week’s group takes us into an understanding of trauma and trauma-based vows, and an initial movement into their release, as well as an integration of the time travel process with vow work
  • Week 8 – Chapter 7: Claiming Anger’s Creative and Protective Gifts
    What kinds of contracts maintain us in a state of anger or rage, sometimes for years? This week we begin to understand the relationship between vows and the vagus nerve and our nervous system states of fight/flight/panicked aloneness and immobilization.
  • Week 9 – Chapter 8. Vanquishing Ancient Fears
    In this study group, we’ll look at the contracts connected with terror, fear and fear-based anxiety.  How does it feel to let go of the vows that keep us from letting go of vows?
  • Week 10 – Chapter 9: Returning from Dissociation
    How do unconscious contracts keep us in a state of dissociation? And how can we use contract work to begin to unlock the vows that have kept us from fully participating in life?
  • Week 11 – Chapter 10: Attachment: How Brains Respond to Accompaniment
    This week’s lesson breaks down chapter 10 and our patterns of attachment and explores the contracts we put in place to make us safe within our attachment styles.  The contract work helps us 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. How can contract work support us in this area?
  • 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 with the help of the dissolution of unconscious contracts.
  • Week 14 – Chapter 13: Leaving Behind Addictions and Compulsions: The Contributions of Self-Understanding and Resonance
    Interlocking and mutually canceling sacred vows can leave people with so little room to breathe or exist that addictions become the only answer.  How can our understanding of unconscious contracts help us in the journey toward freedom from addictions and compulsions?
  • 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, and how contracts may prevent us from celebrating or moving into 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

Click here for more information and to register!

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16-Week Online Your Resonant Self Book Study Group Recordings

Please note:  This series is complete, however you can purchase recordings at a discounted rate using the link below.

Are you longing for more depth you 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 a prerecorded online Zoom course that moves through YOUR RESONANT SELF in 16 sessions, 1 session per chapter + introduction and closing.

This course is complete but you can still catch up by watching the recordings. 

FORMAT:

  • Gain access to this completed prerecorded zoom course, which goes in-depth into the content in a 16-hour series, beginning with the introduction and going chapter by chapter with Sarah teaching the content.
  • Largely informational and questions-based, rather than focused on emotional processing, during each of the 16 sessions Sarah presents that week’s material (slides are also available for download), followed by questions from those that participated live.
  • Each recording is 55-minutes in length and packed with neurobiological research and relational insights

Click here for more information and to purchase the recordings!

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