The 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance Monthly Series

Sarah presents a monthly 90-minute deep-dive into the latest neuroscience research and how we might apply it to resonant healing. Each webinar is a powerful synthesis of science and practical application, offering a skills-based path for compassion, understanding and healing our brains. 

January 2021 – December 2021 Topics:

The Neuroscience of White Fragility

When we have privilege, and someone tells us that the system we are a part of is causing harm, we often respond with dismissal, denial, counterattack and defensiveness. And since one of the systems within which we live in the Global North is a prioritization of white bodied people around almost every resource, when white people are told about their participation in white supremacy, we run into the defensive response that we call “white fragility.”

Join Sarah to explore the research around privilege and defensiveness, and take away self-compassion and resources to be able to participate more fully in anti-racism.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the January meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

Gaslighting: Understanding and Healing from Abuse

When someone else creates an alternate reality within which we feel crazy, and causes us to doubt our own sanity, this is called Gaslighting. What happens in the brain of the Gaslighter, and what happens in the brain of the person receiving the Gaslighting?  What role do structural and contextual power dynamics play in these interactions? And what are the aftereffects of having our sense of reality shaken, and how do we heal?

Join Sarah for a 90 minute exploration of what we know about gaslighting and steps for recovery.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the February meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

Conspiracy Theories and Political Extremism: Understanding Brain Behavior in an Uncertain World

What is happening in our brains when conspiracy theories and political extremism become satisfying? What do we know about the political brain and how the current world situation affects us? Knowing our own brains and understanding the brains of others brings us patience and compassion in a world that is rife with violence and oppression.

Join Sarah to discover what we know and how to leverage our new knowledge.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the March meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

“I have been a webinar subscriber for 3 years now and these are the BEST webinars in the industry! Sarah translates complex neuroscience concepts into interesting and relevant material, combining research-based knowledge with warmth and compassion. Highly recommended.”

– Olga Nguyen, Certified Trainer with Centre for Nonviolent Communication

Alarmed Aloneness: Healing Anxiety and Loneliness with Resonance

One of the most common unnamed conditions in humans is Alarmed Aloneness, especially in western capitalist cultures that value and encourage self-sufficiency and hyper-individualism. For many people, this experience begins in childhood and, because what is unnamed for our bodies persists until it is known and resonated with, loneliness can continue for decades.

During the restricted living conditions of the 2020 pandemic in North America, Alarmed Aloneness has become even more widespread, and includes both the hunger for emotional connection and the “skin hunger” for touch and body warmth. The more we learn about our bodies and our brains as we deal with loneliness, the more we know about how to take care of ourselves with warmth and compassion.

In this 90 minute session, we’ll learn, accompany ourselves and take away resources for self-warmth.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the April meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

The Neuroscience of Inflammation: What Can Resonance Bring?

It often seems like inflammation, the immune system’s healing response, brings more trouble than it brings help. We know a lot about managing inflammation with drugs and diets and exercise, but what do we need to know about the relationship between resonant support and inflammation? How does emotional work and connection rebalance the immune system?

Join Sarah for the latest research about health and resonance, and to learn processes to bring our warm and understanding presence to our own bodies in support of a balanced and healing inflammatory response, and to have a deeper knowledge of how to clear inflammation from our systems, when the time is right.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the May meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

Spiritual Bypassing and Toxic Positivity: The Neuroscience and Complexity of Nonduality

The purpose of many spiritual and contemplative practices is to invite our brains into direct experience with the divine. How is it possible that this innocent pursuit could actually have negative consequences for our relationships with others and with ourselves? And what about having a positive outlook – could that actually have a negative impact?

When spiritual practice is used to sidestep real-world challenges and unrest, whether internal or external, and when we advocate the use of positive thinking to mask injustice and genuine challenges, we are entering the territory of spiritual bypassing and toxic positivity.

In this webinar, we will look at the brain benefits and the drawbacks of positivity and connection with the divine. We will leverage the research to understand how both approaches can help us and draw us ever closer to a mystical relationship with paradox, and we’ll explore how holding paradox can join us even more intimately with others and to something greater than self.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the June meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

“Working with Sarah, my body has changed from being a highly reactive one with panic attacks and anxiety into a calm, peaceful and resilient body. Through Sarah Peyton’s work I have learned to listen to my witness self and give kindness to myself in times of challenge. My nervous system has changed as a result of the practices learned from Sarah Peyton. I highly recommend her!”

– Carol Lindsay​

Lessening Stress: Bringing Resonance to Cortisol and Adrenaline

The most common dilemma for us as humans, living in the modern world, is the dilemma of stress, which increases at the intersections of marginalization and socio-economic oppression. We need to be able to be responsive to difficult situations, and we also need to be able to turn off our responses, since without an off switch, in this turbulent world, we can never rest.

How does resonance enable us to find and operate our off switch, and to be able to have a healthy stress response so that we can survive this life with as much ease and fluidity as possible?

Join Sarah for this exploration of healthy living in our difficult world.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the July meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

The Neuroscience of Overwhelm: Understanding and Healing with Resonance

What is the neurobiology of overwhelm? What happens with our brains when too much is happening, or has happened to us? How are we affected, what do our neurotransmitters do, and what is the best way to cope with this experience? How can resonance support us when the world is moving too fast and events are accumulating more quickly than we can process?

Join Sarah in an exploration of this very common experience of too-much-ness.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the August meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

Healing the Long Shadow of Shame

When we feel shame, what is the cascade of neurochemicals and physical responses that makes us feel so bad? Where does it come from? How long can it last? What is toxic shame and where does it come from? And what do we need to know about unconscious contracts that will help us on our healing journey?

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the September meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

“For as long as I can recall, I have struggled with and been ruled by my anxiety, confusion and fear. The information Sarah shares, and the way she shares it has changed me – literally. More than ever before I am able to be calm, clear headed and lovingly proactive in response to how I feel – what a relief! I feel liberated and as if I am finally able to be the self I always imagined I was, could be and am. I highly recommend exploring Sarah’s work.”

– Katherine Betts

Corporal Punishment: Healing from Physical Abuse

Sometimes people believe that spanking is not harmful, but mounting research shows us a very different picture. If we were treated in this way, what are the implications for our brains? If we treated our kids in this way, what can we do now?

What is the line between corporal punishment and physical abuse? What does cultural conditioning and intergenerational trauma have to do with what we find acceptable, or not, for supporting children to learn and grow? And what are the brain effects of physical abuse? And how can we heal?

Join Sarah for a 90 minute journey through knowledge, self-compassion and healing.

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the October meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

Heart Rate Variability: Leaning into our Healing with HRV

New research shows us that trauma and chronic stress have an effect on our Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which is how much time we have between one heartbeat to the next). Understanding our own HRV is one of the most direct ways we can understand and measure our moment to moment psychological, emotional, cognitive, and social health.

With new technology easily available to help us understand and track our HRV, what are the implications of this indicator? How can we leverage what we learn about HRV to direct us along our healing path?

  • This is an online zoom webinar that runs for 90 minutes with an optional 30 min Q&A.
  • Purchase includes invitation to the live webinar and post-webinar access to access the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
  • This webinar is the November meeting of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series.

FREE: Sarah’s 2021 Process Work Exploration

Every year Sarah takes the newest process that she has been exploring and brings it to the public to savor and experience along with her. We never know what will be unveiled at this annual, exciting webinar, free to the public.

 

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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!) 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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! 

 

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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!

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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

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

 

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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

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