Awakening the Self in Relationship: Boundaries and the Art of Relational Conversations

Gain invaluable tools to increase authenticity, stand in your truth, and navigate toward deeper intimacy. 


Meeting 8 times from September 12 through October 31

Do you long for mutuality and engagement in your relationships? Does your desire for connection, love and belonging sometimes overshadow your authentic expression?

Are you sometimes exhausted by offering endless empathy but rarely having the same care and curiosity turned back toward you? Do you wonder how to exist and share your own authentic response to things while hanging on to connection and inclusion?

Do you wish for some really good tools and approaches to bring liveliness to your interpersonal world?

If so, join Sarah Peyton for an 8-week exploration of the embodiment of mutuality in conversations with this study and practice of I-You language.

 This 8-Session Series Runs From September 12 – October 31, 2022

We will meet online from 1:30-2:50 PM PT | 4:30 PM EST (convert to your time zone here) for a total of eight 80-minute sessions.  These sessions will be recorded for participants in many time zones.

In this class series, participants will:

  • Learn the 3 rules and 2 intentions of I-You language
  • Practice gratitude as expressed in I-You
  • Roleplay difficult conversations
  • Release contracts not to exist or have needs
  • Explore contracts not to hurt others which stop all connection and authenticity
  • Mourn the real losses of missed mutuality
  • Disentangle the roots of trauma from our beliefs that we don’t matter
  • Grow in capacity for self-warmth

The classes will be recorded for participants in many time zones and available in the store following the course.

Who is This Course For?

All are welcome.  This course is perfect for students from beginners to advanced who long to show up more fully and authentically in their lives without sacrificing connection and without sacrificing themselves.

This Course Includes Resonant Support

Get assistant support during classes – experience resonant support from experienced practitioners when you need it during class times.  Often, this work can have unexpected depth and touch on deeply held subconscious awareness and pain.  Getting support when we need it most helps participants to integrate, regulate, and have a felt experience of the transformative power of resonance.

Here’s what a previous participant shared about having assistant support available during courses:

“Thank you so much for offering 1:1 support with a resonance assistant as part of the course. This opportunity has gone a long way to provide me with a personalized felt sense of the impact of this process when working with a trained and skilled person to a greater depth than I had experienced on my own. Such a gift.”

– Dorothy


Need financial assistance? We will know if partial scholarships are available on September 5, 2022. Write to [email protected] on or after September 5 to inquire. 



  • Your tuition payment is non-refundable and transferable.  
  • Some partial scholarships may be available after September 5, 2022
  • This work is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. If you have a sense that you would be destabilized by yourself or others speaking about difficult events, then this course may not be for you. While we hope that the processes and information that we share can be of use in your journey, we do not have the resources to support extreme psychological difficulties.

We are delighted to offer 10.5 CEU hours for psychologists and social workers for this course ($10 additional fee). Chicago Counseling Associates has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education for social workers and psychologists. CCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Live attendance is required to receive CEUs.

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 is a sought-after expert who brings neuroscience expertise together with depth work, self-compassion, and the transformative potential of language. She works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and teaches people how words change and heal us.

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.

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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! 

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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.

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