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Transforming Shame, Inviting Joy

December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - December 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm PST

Cost: $500 – $630

About the Event

Discover the Path Back to Healing, Aliveness, and JOY!

  • Make your mind a delightful and lively place to be
  • Embrace opportunities you would not have before
  • Experience more meaningful interactions
  • Learn what is causing you to live in shame – so you can dissolve it

Do you long to step fully into what this life has to offer? Would you love to experience lifts and moments of soaring joy that connect you with your life purpose?

Shame, trauma, and a lack of accompaniment impact our ability to find our joy, but there is more. Joy is also profoundly relational. If there is no room for it in our closest relationships, it becomes elusive simply because our space does not welcome it.

Would you like to understand the ins and outs of joy, and find your way back to it again?

Then join Sarah Peyton as she guides you on a journey of Transforming Shame & Inviting Joy. In this 5-day online retreat, you will experience the kind of learning that creates new neural connections as a foundation for joy, awe, and the full embracing of this sweet, fleeting life.

You will explore:

  1. The 7 circuits of our basic emotional life and how each contributes to sustainable, ongoing joy
  2. What happens to your nervous system when it is supported and nourished by warm community
  3. How to dissolve unconscious contracts that cause you to live in shame
  4. What is entangled in your life energy, and how to disentangle it

Through daily talks, healing explorations, and breakout exercises, you will learn how to clear the blocks that can arise from unheld fear, grief, and anger… and step into a life of JOY!


  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom


Hear from a previous participant in Sarah Peyton’s online retreats

Cost and How to Register

Payment Options

  • Register for $625
  • NVC Library Members 20% Discount – $500
    Enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout.
  • NEW payment options have been added 
    • Make 2 payments of $315 to register.

Dates & Times

December 3rd -7th, 2021(26 hours) Times organized to support a variety of time zones in having access to the live training.
See the full schedule here

This course is organized by NVC Academy.  Have a question? Please email [email protected]

About Sarah

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Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal personal and collective trauma with exquisite gentleness.

Sarah brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrates relational neuroscience with the transformative potential of Nonviolent Communication’s empathy.

Sarah teaches and lectures internationally and is the author of four books on relational neuroscience and self-compassion: Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing, the companion Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-sabotage to Self-care, and Affirmations for Turbulent Times: Resonant Words to Soothe Body and Mind, and The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook, co-authored alongside Roxy Manning, PhD.


December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PST
December 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm PST
$500 – $630
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