« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Shame and Privilege: Exploring and Healing with NVC and Neuroscience

April 30 @ 6:30 am - May 2 @ 9:30 am PDT

Cost: $90 – $450

About the Event

What makes it so hard to create large-scale change? A part of the answer is humans’ natural resistance to change. Another part of the answer is the way that power changes humans.

The experience of having more access to resources and less immunity to stress changes our brains. It makes us less compassionate, less empathetic, and more likely to believe we have the right to our resources and immunity. It can also make us ashamed to look, and ashamed to see what is true.

Humans generally don’t want to look at inequality, often because we want to believe that our world makes sense and that everything is turning out for the best. But without our vision and participation, nothing will change, and we cannot put our shoulders to the wheel with blinders on.

Luckily for humans, our Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practice, combined with leverage from the world of relational neuroscience, can bring us energy, calm, acceptance and even joy in our efforts to make the world a better place.

Join Sarah for 3 days (9 hours) of exploration of the interplay of shame and privilege and experiences of healing and self-connection.

In this class, participants will:

  • Explore the effects of power and privilege on the human brain
  • Learn about the 8 different levels of shame
  • Discover the restrictive effect of our “do no harm” vows
  • Experience the release of unconscious contracts
  • Take away skills and practices that lead to deep acceptance and life-serving energy


This will be online via zoom. To register click here


This programme is 9 hours spread across 3 days, from Friday, April 30th to Sunday, May 2nd. Each session will be 3 hours long.

7pm to 10pm IST (1.30pm to 4.30pm UTC)

Click here to convert to your time zone

Who is This Event For?

This programme is open to all, no NVC experience needed! If you have ever experienced shame around your own privilege or stress around the privilege of others, this programme is for you!

People who may particularly benefit from this programme are community builders, social change activists, NVC practitioners and candidates, and people seeking personal and professional growth!

Cost and How to Register


This programme is offered in the spirit of giftivism; it does not have a fixed cost and it is also not free. A contribution in the Sliding Scale would serve both sustainability and accessibility. And we are open to receiving more and for scholarships requests. 

Suggested Sliding Scale:
We are suggesting two wide Sliding Scales across two different currencies to accommodate for the differences in income and expenses across the globe. 
Sliding Scale – INR 15000 – INR 3000 or USD 450 – USD 90
Find out what this is in your currency here.

The money Living Bridges receives from this programme will contribute directly to our grassroots work. Please click here to find out more.

Do connect with us if you have any questions or concerns.

Please do not let money be an obstacle to your attending this programme. Contact us at livingbridges@encompassion.com if you would like to request a lower contribute or full tuition waiver.

About Sarah

sarah smiling big at the camera

Sarah Peyton, international constellations facilitator, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates constellations, brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma. She teaches and lectures internationally, is a regular contributor to The Knowing Field International Constellations Journal, was the author of a chapter for Stephan Hausner’s 2014 book Salutogene Aufstellungen, and is an annual guest speaker and teacher at the Bernried Intensive in Southern Germany. She was a featured presenter at London’s 2017 Trauma Through the Systemic Constellation Lens and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” published by Norton Publishing in September of 2017


April 30 @ 6:30 am PDT
May 2 @ 9:30 am PDT
$90 – $450
Buy Now!
View Event Website


Online via Zoom


Living Bridges
View Organizer Website
Cell phone with Your Resonant Self Guided Meditations Audio Book

Build a Better Brain, One Meditation at a Time


Enter your email to receive my guided meditations and free email mini-series How To Build a Nicer Brain. 

Available in Spanish and English.

You'll learn:

> Why learning about neuroscience helps us heal

> How to grow a nicer brain (hint: it's NOT mindfulness meditation!)

> Three ways to make self-kindness easier

> Why reassurance doesn't help us heal, and how to use resonance instead

> Why your inner voice is so cruel (and what to do about it!) 



Lovely, you're in! Check your email for the free meditations :)

Images of Right Hemispheric Language: a Free Gift from Sarah Opeyton

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

Fill out the form below to receive my free Resonant Language webinar to learn how and why the language we use can activate neuroplastic healing and change from even our most traumatic events.

Lovely, you're in! Check your email for your free gift.

Cell phone with Your Resonant Self Guided Meditations Audio Book

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.

Fill out the form below to be notified when we open for registration! 


Lovely! We'll let you know when we open for registration. Meanwhile please explore our book-related online courses

Cell phone with Your Resonant Self Guided Meditations Audio Book

Become a Certified Practitioner of Resonant Healing


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

Fill out the form below to learn more and be notified when we open re-open new certificate applications in 2021! 


Lovely! We'll let you know when we open for registration.

Breaking free from trauma begins with dissolving unconscious contracts


Download the Your Resonant Self Workbook guided meditations and introduction chapter to learn how to release unconscious contracts and stop self-sabotage!

Lovely, you're in! Check your email for the free gifts

sarah on computer with book

Save your spot! RSVP below


Join Sarah on May 25th for a live book launch event, featuring an unconscious contracts process and a sneak peek into the Your Resonant Self Workbook

Lovely, we can't wait to see you there! Keep an eye on your inbox for reminders about the event

birthing your resonating self witness

Meet Your Resonating Self-witnessfor a new level of self-warmth, understanding and gentleness


Fill out the form below to receive a free gift from Sarah Peyton: Birthing and nurturing your Resonating Self Witness


Lovely, you're in! Check your inbox in about 5 minutes for a link to your free gift.

Sarah Peyton Free Video Gift

Developing self-kindness takes self-trust... but how do we begin? Introducing the Resonating Self Witness.


Watch this free class from Sarah's Your Resonant Self Book Study Course to learn how to begin the journey of self-resonance and trust. No matter what traumas you've endured, healing is possible

Lovely, you're in! Check your email for a link to watch the free class

Pin It on Pinterest