Healing Attachment Wounds

Do you wonder about the deep patterns that shape your responses to the people you are closest to? Join Sarah and Jaya for a transformative ten week exploration of the four types of attachment patterning, how they show up in your life, and tangible practices for healing and secure connection.

Do you sometimes feel the ground dropping out from under you in your closest relationships? Do you wonder how you can sound so much like your parents when you’ve tried so hard to heal from your childhood? Do you struggle to find love and connection?

Did you know that our earliest sense of safety is formed during childhood and directly shapes our capacity for intimacy and trust?

The connections we forge with other humans when we are very small become the blueprint for how the rest of life unfolds for us. The study of this is called “attachment theory” and the more we understand about how attachment patterns have been imprinted into our nervous systems, the more we can understand about how we unconsciously show up in our lives, relationships, and communities.

“Attachment” is the way our brains and bodies understand and predict relationships, learn to stay emotionally safe, and regulate our nervous systems in relationship. Depending on how our caregivers confirmed or disrupted our sense of whether we make sense, we form deeply held and mostly unconscious convictions about whether to trust other people or arm ourselves against closeness in a threatening world, or whether to merge with the people around us in order to gain understanding and have any place at all in our world.

Another way to understand attachment patterns is to consider them as a complex web of unconscious contracts that we make with ourselves or others–sometimes before we’re even able to talk–that become programs that run constantly in the backgrounds of our lives. Although we originally make unconscious contracts to protect ourselves, they very often don’t serve us well as we grow up and try to make sense of life and relationships.

In this course, we’ll be approaching our attachment wounding from the unique, and highly effective, angle of Resonant Healing and Unconscious Contract work. We will explore how to recognize and welcome the different attachment styles as we encounter them, both in ourselves and others, and fruitfully work with them as they appear. We’ll look at the four main ways we humans respond and bond with others, and how we cope with separation – from easeful accommodation to violence or dissociation. We’ll learn how to identify our own patterns around proximity and avoidance, support others to do the same, and explore how we can all enjoy relational and emotional relief as we practice secure connection with ourselves!

Attachment patterns are not static nor are they unchangeable: our brains are immensely neuroplastic and our neurons love to learn new things and make new connections. With resonance, exquisite gentleness, and compassionate unconscious contract work, we can transform the way we connect.

Join Sarah Peyton and Jaya Manske for this transformative foundational course on attachment patterning to discover self-compassion and learn how to move toward secure attachment with everyone, and most importantly, yourself.

This 10-Week course runs from July 22nd - October 7th, 2024

We will meet online from 1:30-2:55 PM PDT | 4:30 PM EDT | 9:30 PM BST (convert to your time zone here)


The course will meet via zoom. We welcome participants from all time zones who wish to learn asynchronously for some or all of the sessions. Recordings and visuals will be made available to those who are registered for the live program (typically available within 72 hours of the live session).


This 10-week course runs from July 22, 2024 through October 7, 2024 with classes meeting each Monday afternoon from 1:30 PM – 2:55 PM Pacific Time (To convert to your time zone, please click here)

What To Expect:

Each 85-minute class will include lecture and breakout sessions to practice resonance skills and build familiarity and confidence. This course is taught by both Sarah Peyton and Jaya Manske.

As a participant you will:

      • Learn about the different styles of attachment and how they apply to you and your important people and animals
      • Identify when we and others are in our different attachment styles
      • Spend time with each attachment style, since all of us have all of them
      • Move our attachment with ourselves toward secure attachment
      • Take with you skills and experiences that will continue to support transformation
      • Make your brain a good place to live
      • Practice resonance skills to bring self-compassion to our life narratives
        • Using the 9 types of resonant language to accompany ourselves and others in relational experiences
        • Time-traveling to resolve blocks to secure attachment
        • Identifying and releasing unconscious contracts that keep us in insecurity

What You’ll Learn Each Week:

Week 1 – July 22, 2024: Intro to attachment: why is attachment important?
Week 2 – July 29, 2024: What we are healing toward: Secure and Earned Secure Attachment
Week 3 – August 5, 2024: Tools for Healing Attachment: Time Travel and Unconscious Contracts
Week 4 – August 12, 2024: Identifying Avoidant Attachment: What is our comfortable distance?
Week 5 – August 19, 2024**: Beginning to Heal from Avoidant Attachment: Starting to move closer
Week 6 – September 9, 2024: Identifying Ambivalent Attachment: How much do we merge with others?
Week 7 – September 16, 2024: Starting to Healing from Ambivalent Attachment: Enjoying being differentiated
Week 8 – September 23, 2024: Identifying Disorganized/Traumatic Attachment: Learning about sudden disregulation
Week 9 – September 30, 2024: Opening the door to healing from Disorganized/Traumatic Attachment: Laying a foundation of warmth
Week 10 – October 7, 2024: Reclaiming Joy and Delight in ourselves and each other

**There will be a 2-week break from August 19-September 9

Who Is This Course For?

This course is for anyone who is interested in seeing and transforming their own attachment patterns, as well as for those who are supporting clients with attachment struggles.

This Course Includes 1:1 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.


Early bird: $370 if purchased by July 10, 2024 (20% off)
Regular price: $460 if purchased after July 10, 2024

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

We are delighted to offer 13 CE hours for this course for licensed psychologists, social workers and counselors in the state of Illinois* ($55 additional fee). Per state regulations, live attendance for 100% of the course time and all its sessions is required to receive CEs. Thank you, and we appreciate you for planning accordingly if you wish to receive CEs.

Please note our new sponsor organization: CEs are being sponsored by Centered Therapy Chicago (CTC), an accredited CE provider by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Lic #268000085). CTC is able to provide CEs to licensed psychologists, social workers (LSWs and LCSWs), and counselors (LPCs and LCPCs) in the state of Illinois.

*For licensed professionals outside of the state of Illinois, it is your responsibility to inquire if our courses comply with the criteria set forth by your state licensing board.



Original price was: $460.00.Current price is: $370.00.


  • Your tuition payment is non-refundable (but it is transferable).
  • In order to secure the early-bird rates, you must register and pay by the dates listed.
  • This course will be recorded for those who want to learn asynchronously for some or all sessions.
  • 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.

About the Instructors

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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.


Jaya Manske is a transformative healing-centered coach and resonant healing practitioner with a passion for supporting people to cultivate kindness, compassion and gentleness for themselves and reconnect to their wholeness and mattering. She has been an empathetic practitioner since 2001 and is a member of Sarah’s team.

A former educator with a degree focused on developmental theory, Jaya has an in-depth background in attachment theory and how resonance transforms our ability to be in a kinder relationship with ourselves and others.

Informed by developmental theory, relational neuroscience, and the ways trauma impacts the brain and nervous system, Jaya offers resonant empathy, unconscious contracts/sacred vow work, time travel empathy, and is a certified mindfulness and wellness coach.

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