Practitioner of Resonant Healing Training and Certification Program

Are you wondering how relational neuroscience can support your professional work? Sarah offers a certification path to support healing professionals in integrating the science and practice of resonance into their offerings.

Would you like to bring the science of resonance into your professional healing work?

Sarah has just launched a new certification program* in her work, resonant healing. We are offering the learning of effective, deep and sustained healing and brain change for participants, their clients and their empathy buddies.

After this program, participants will be able to facilitate trauma-informed healing conversations which they can use as a supplement to their current professions, to understand what kinds of neural growth they want to support, how to support that growth, and what timing of healing and neural change they can anticipate.

Upon certification, they can call themselves – dependent on their previous training: Resonant healing coach, Resonant healing facilitator, Resonant healing nurse, Resonant healing dentist, Resonant healing psychotherapist. All skill levels welcome, although there are some pre-requisites and steps along the way that are required for full certification.

Dates for the next certification cohort:

  • Module I: Feb 23rd-27th 2022: Working with Self
  • Module II: May 14th-15th 2022: Entering resonance and session work with others
  • Module III: Nov 16th-20th 2022: Working with others / deepening
  • Module IV: Feb 10th-12th 2023: Assessment module

Hours:  All workshop days last 7 hours and begin at 7am Pacfic Time/10am Eastern Time/3pm British Time/4pm Centeral European Time/7:30pm (summer) or 8:30pm (winter) Indian Standard Time.  Convert to your time zone here

*The certification option is for those who already work professionally or in other ways committed with others and who already have several years’ experience in their field of profession. Those without enough prerequisite training are welcome to participate in modules I-III and the in-between offerings, with an option to join a later module IV when you become ready for certification.

Requirements for Certification:

In addition to taking part in modules I – IV, they must also complete the following requirements:

  • Log at least 25 practice hours of receiving and providing resonant empathy
  • Journal according to provided recommendations at least once per week during the certification course period
  • Practice in groups of four on a weekly basis
  • Make five video recordings of resonant empathy conversations, do transcripts and review the videos for your own learning.
  • Between modules II and III, on basis of provided questions, write a self-assessment of your learning achievements and learning edges, and receive feedback for your further development as an RH Practitioner.
  • Attend Sarah’s monthly neurobiology and resonance webinars.
  • Participate in monthly Q&A online meetings with Joanna Berendt and Pernille Plantener about neurobiology webinars and practice.
  • Work with a graduate of this work on monthly basis throughout the duration of the course.

*Prerequisites for Certification:

  • Having at least three years of knowledge and experience of Resonant Healing work with Sarah or someone who has studied with her
  • Having a professional training and/or client practice in the fields of health care, psychotherapy, coaching, counseling or similar for at least 3 years
  • After graduation, being willing to work with a student in the next edition of this course on monthly basis throughout the duration of the course.
  • Do you have questions about this program and whether it’s a good fit for you? Please connect with Sarah’s support team to discuss your former experiences in relationship to certification prerequisites.

Join Sarah to learn if the Practitioner of Resonant Healing Program is the right next step in your professional and personal journey.

Choose from two free informational calls about the upcoming 2022 certification program:


What To Expect:

These calls will provide information about the program and space for questions and answers; each call will cover similar information, please choose whichever works best for your schedule.

Certified Practitioners of Resonant Healing will:

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  • Understand the healing power of resonant language.
  • Discern resonant language from instrumental language, be able to identify shifts out of resonant language, have skills to support transparency when moving into instrumental language, and understand the path back to resonance.
  • Have a working knowledge of the brain and nervous system, the emotional/ motivational circuits, recognize the support and integration that are needed, and use language to support lasting healing and stabilization.
  • Understand how trauma affects the nervous systems and behaviours, including the inner critic, and how with resonant support we can calm the nervous system and support lasting change for the benefit of the person and their community.
  • Recognize their own nervous system states and know how to soothe themselves and to have choice in engaging with other people. Develop and institute practices for self-care.
  • They will be able to read systems (families, groups), be aware of spontaneous processes, and be able to navigate themselves and influence the group even when emotions are high • Understand how attachment styles influence relationships and what can help to rebuild inner resources and earn secure attachment. This is the foundation for developing healthy relationships.
  • Know the limits of whom you can work with – the signs to refer to mental health specialists.
  • Questions? Please connect with Sarah’s support team to discuss if this program is a good fit for you.

Hear From RHP Program Graduates:

RHP Program Curriculum Details:

Module I & II: Working with Self through resonant processes:


  • Resonant language with self
  • Time Travel
  • Somatic Empathy
  • Empathy for the cells
  • Resonance for the inner critic
  • Unconscious contracts
  • Resonance for parts


  • Know the patterns of own reactivity, work with own window of tolerance
  • Clearing self of story – Identifying, clearing
  • Can receive empathy and resonance as well as offer it
  • Understanding assimilation and internalized oppression

Module III & IV: Working with Others: Differentiation of self from other, including leading processes with clients:

Processes: (Same as Module 1, but working with others to hold these processes)


  • Differentiation of self from other
  • Window of welcome for client’s emotions
  • Identifying left shift
  • Skills for coming back from left shift
  • Repairs for having shifted left
  • Self-responsibility around support when we find our limited window of welcome
  • Being able to receive and integrate feedback (clearing unconscious contracts and trauma that get in the way)
  • Moving into dialogue at any moment
  • Understanding consent
  • Be aware of cultural and implicit bias
  • Awareness of social location, privilege, what is the dominant culture
  • Awareness of multicultural environment
  • Know how to do a repair, be aware of relational breaches and work to do a repair
  • Know a little about what the field is that you carry and project
  • Being able to include own body in the process
  • Understand the difference between intention and impact
  • Curiosity about the impact of actions on others
  • Capacity to do a relational neuroscience assessment of a client
  • To know one’s own yesses and no’s, and to be able to receive client’s “no’s”


Early bird – register before 1st Dec 2021 and pay 3,250 USD if you live in Northern America or Western Europe, or 2,450 USD if you live in the global South/ East where the purchasing power is lower.

From 1st Dec 2021 and forward: 3,750 USD if you live in Northern America or Western Europe and 2,950 USD if you live in the global South/ East.

A deposit of $300 USD is required to secure your place. The remaining balance is due in two installments: 1st December 2021 and 21st June 2022.

Scholarships are closed for this year. If you would like to send a short note to the organizer to be added to the waitlist, you may send an email here.

Please connect with Sarah’s support team if you have any questions about the program.

Sarah’s Story

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In my early study of nonviolent communication and neuroscience, I was amazed and moved by how much sweetness and self-compassion was possible when I learned to connect to my body sensations, feelings and needs.

This work grew slowly inside of me into a nourishing, sturdy tree of self-warmth, helping me inch my branches toward myself and others with curiosity and kindness. I apprenticed for five years with Susan Skye (a psychologist, long-time NVC trainer, and creator of the groundbreaking New Depths Intensive Program) who pioneered the time-travel empathy process.

During that time, I became obsessed with understanding WHY and HOW this process worked. How could time-traveling back to a previous painful past experience actually heal us in the present? What is going on in the brain when we access feelings and needs, and bring warmth and understanding to our younger selves? And how do unconscious contracts fit into this picture?

As healing practitioners who hold space for others, we can only go as far with our clients as we can go with ourselves. This is why my practitioner program begins with a module that is purely focused on Self Resonance, and expanding our window of welcome and tolerance for ourselves (and therefore other’s) emotional experience. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

If you have questions about this program, inquiries about pre-requisites or how to prepare to apply for this program, please connect with Sarah’s support team and they’ll answer any questions you have.

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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

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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.

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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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Join Sarah on December 14th (recording provided) for a free process work demonstration on how to release the mother and father's gaze

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Curious about the Resonant Healing Practitioner Certification? 

Sarah is offering two free informational calls (Nov 19th: 9am-10:30am PST & Nov 20th: 6pm-7:30pm PST) to discuss the RHP certification path. 

If you are curious to learn more about how the RHP supports healing professionals in integrating the science and practice of resonance into their offerings, RSVP below!

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