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About the Event

Do you ever want to be really, deeply known? Known with delight, with enjoyment? With acknowledgment of your intentions and with generosity?

Our bodies–each an entire ecosystem composed of billions of neurons–vibrate with emotion.

Every emotional circuit has a different vibration, and when we are in relation with one another, our bodies resonate with the emotional frequencies of the bodies around us. When we remember that we can resonate, we learn to know one another deeply.

This framework lies at the heart of resonance: a practiced awareness of how emotions move through our brains, and how using language that captures and expresses deep understanding about our experience of emotions can transform us and our relationship with others.

The practice of resonance, a neuroscience-based modality for healing emotional trauma, holds transformative connecting and healing potentials by bringing us back into our relational brain.

Resonance supports our nervous systems in learning how to not turn away from ourselves or others when faced with difficulty. Resonance does this by helping us re-pattern the attachment disruptions that may have occurred in early life, and that keep us stuck.

Resonance enables us to have the experience of making sense to ourselves and others, sometimes for the first time. And it is from the experience of deep self-understanding that resonance provides that we can learn to feel and practice meaningful self-compassion.

Self-compassion changes us.

The third annual Resonance Summit, hosted by Sarah Peyton, offers a bold exploration of the latest neuroscience research that lies at the foundation of resonance, and an opportunity to immersively experience and learn resonance in community.

Each morning of the Summit features a keynote address by some of the most important voices in the field of relational neuroscience and compassion:

  • Kristin Neff, PhD: Fierce Self-compassion, Trauma and Resilience
  • James A Coan PhD: Why We Hold Hands: The Fundamentals of Social Baseline Theory
  • Douglas F. Watt, PhD: Empathy and the Prosocial Brain
  • Matthew Lieberman: Resonance: How to Find it in the Brain and in Real life
  • Sarah Peyton: The Surprise of Self-Resonance: When Empathy and Understanding Turn Toward Inward

Following keynotes, join for experiential workshops, practice spaces, and panels led by some of the most creative resonance practitioners working today.

Join us for this free five-day experiential learning immersion to begin to change your brain into a kinder place, discover your own relational self, and catch a glimpse of the rich world of emergence that resonance can make possible for you.

Hosted and curated by Sarah Peyton, author of W.W. Norton’s Your Resonant Self, Your Resonant Self Workbook and Affirmations for Turbulent Times, the summit features presenters who have made it their mission to integrate relational neuroscience into their offerings, which range from teaching Nonviolent Communication, social justice, couples’ relational skills, to family constellations, art and even burlesque.

Everyone welcome!


This will be online via zoom


March 22-26, 2023

Who Is This Summit For?

All are welcome. Teachers, parents, artists, therapists, counselors, researchers, somatic practitioners, business people, consultants, writers, dancers, partners looking to improve their relationships, psychologists, mindfulness practitioners, designers, constellation facilitators, NVC practitioners, educators, IT professionals and more.

If you are interested in the ways that relationships change us and cause us to grow, and how resonance changes our brains, our relationships, and our capacity for generosity and kindness, please join us!

Summit Explorations

During this event we will explore important questions about healing and resonance:

  • How do the words we choose change our brains?
  • How does relational neuroscience help heal trauma?
  • Why and how do relationships make our brains healthier?
  • What does embodiment give us and how do we do it?
  • How do we integrate what we’re learning here into our life’s work?

The understanding of trauma and its consequences brought to us by relational neuroscience changes the world in radical ways, making emotional healing accessible to everyone, and making our brains good places to live.

This summit will be an opportunity to explore the many ways to approach healing with relationships and learning about relational neuroscience.

Every presenter session is experiential – participants will learn by doing and take away new discoveries and understandings for their own life journeys.

How to Register

Read more about all of the Keynote speakers and summit presenters and get registered below.

Sponsored by Sarah Peyton

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Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, constellation facilitator and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches and lectures internationally, and is the author of W.W. Norton’s Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing, The Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-sabotage to Self-Care, and Affirmations for Turbulent Times: Resonant Words to Soothe Body and Mind.

Sarah’s work with resonance invites people from all walks of life to make relational neuroscience and relational connection their own. She brings together depth work and self-compassion in ways that integrate the understanding that we make sense. The transformative power of resonance offers great healing, and flows through many channels. This summit offers participants the chance to find that many different doors to healing are unlocked by accompaniment and resonant support.


March 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am PDT
March 26, 2023 @ 5:30 pm PDT
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When we change how we speak to ourselves, we change how our brain works.


Sign up for my Welcome to Resonance Love Letters to learn the key concepts of resonant language. You'll receive free goodies along the way like resonant guided meditations, chapters from my book, and self-exploration exercises.

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Curious about the Resonant Healing Practitioner Certification?

Watch the recording from our live Q+A call from March 26th, 2023.

This recording has the most up-to-date info about the program so you can see if it's right for you! 

Lovely, check your inbox for a link to the recording!

Healing from Betrayal & Abandonment is Possible


Begin the journey of self-resonance by attending the FIRST CLASS FREE on May 31st: Clear Your Circuits - Write from Your Heart: learning the healing practice of resonant writing.

Lovely, you're in! Check your email for a link to attend the free class on May 31st.