The Resonance Summit
Free & Online: March 22nd-26th, 2023
Human beings are made to know each other and to be known. Unfortunately, the pressures and stresses of our world compress our nervous systems and make us forget this. What can we do? We can learn resonance.
Do you ever want to be really, deeply known? Known with delight, with enjoyment? With acknowledgment of your intentions and with generosity?
Our bodies–each an entire ecosystem composed of billions of neurons–vibrate with emotion.
Every emotional circuit has a different vibration, and when we are in relation with one another, our bodies resonate with the emotional frequencies of the bodies around us. When we remember that we can resonate, we learn to know one another deeply.
This framework lies at the heart of resonance: a practiced awareness of how emotions move through our brains, and how using language that captures and expresses deep understanding about our experience of emotions can transform us and our relationship with others.
The practice of resonance, a neuroscience-based modality for healing emotional trauma, holds transformative connecting and healing potentials by bringing us back into our relational brain.
Resonance supports our nervous systems in learning how to not turn away from ourselves or others when faced with difficulty. Resonance does this by helping us re-pattern the attachment disruptions that may have occurred in early life, and that keep us stuck.
Resonance enables us to have the experience of making sense to ourselves and others, sometimes for the first time. And it is from the experience of deep self-understanding that resonance provides that we can learn to feel and practice meaningful self-compassion.
Self-compassion changes us.
The third annual Resonance Summit, hosted by Sarah Peyton, offers a bold exploration of the latest neuroscience research that lies at the foundation of resonance, and an opportunity to immersively experience and learn resonance in community.
Each morning of the Summit features a keynote address by some of the most important voices in the field of relational neuroscience and compassion. Following keynotes, join for experiential workshops, practice spaces, and panels led by some of the most creative resonance practitioners working today.
Join us for this free five-day experiential learning immersion to begin to change your brain into a kinder place, discover your own relational self, and catch a glimpse of the rich world of emergence that resonance can make possible for you.
2023 Resonance Summit Keynote Speakers
Kristin Neff, PhD.
Author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Co-Founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology Dept., University of Texas at Austin
Fierce Self-compassion, Trauma and Resilience
In this talk, she will teach a short practice that will allow participants to offer themselves compassion when needed in daily life.
James A. Coan, PhD.
Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, co-Director of the University of Virginia Engagements Curriculum, Principal of Brown Residential College.
Why We Hold Hands: The Fundamentals of Social Baseline Theory
For this presentation, James A. Coan will teach you how social relationships regulate the brain’s response to perceived threats, why the brain regards social relationships as bioenergetic resources, and how close proximity to those resources economizes both cognitive and bodily effort diminishing subjective stress, improving health, and prolonging life. In short, he’ll teach you about Social Baseline Theory. Along the way, he will show you how the simple question “why do we hold hands?” leads us almost inevitably to deep insights into what kind of animal the human being is.
Douglas F. Watt, PhD,
Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Adjunct Prof. Lesley University Graduate School of Psychology, Consulting Neuropsychologist
Empathy and the Prosocial Brain
While most neuroscience-oriented discussions of empathy are typically hyper-focused on functional imaging, but often, this is missing the forest for the trees. Although neural network correlates are important in understanding anything, that’s all they really are – neural network correlates and not a full understanding of a process or its evolutionary/adaptive context.
What’s missing from most conventional treatments and what Douglas Watt will focus on heavily during this special 2-hour event are the modulators of empathy, its cohorts in terms of other selected pro-social processes, and also its ‘opponent processes’ – discussions of the latter being pretty much absent from the empathy literature. This includes a focus on tribalism and psychopathy, which are conjoined in underappreciated ways. The common disconnect in empathy research between some kind of scientific or theoretical awareness of empathy disorders and the lack of attention they get relative to how much harm they may cause. And we may not have seen the worst on this point by any stretch, particularly as societies, including our own, become increasingly tribal and polarized.
Matthew D. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Director of the UCLA Social Cognitive Neuroscience lab, Co-founder of Resonance Inc., Editor-in-chief of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Resonance: How to Find it in the Brain and in Real Life
We each see the world in different ways from one another because of how our brains use our past experiences to shape our understanding of current ones. With all the hidden complexity of our conscious minds, how can we ever know when we are resonating with another person such that they are experiencing things in similar ways? Dr. Lieberman’s talk will examine how both neuroscience and the Resonance model of our distinctive psychological lenses can answer this question and help people find more meaningful connections.
Author, Constellations Facilitator, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and Neuroscience Educator, integrates constellations, brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma with exquisite and warm gentleness. Author of Your Resonant Self, Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-Sabotage to Self-Care and Affirmations for Turbulent Times
The Surprise of Self-Resonance: When Empathy and Understanding Turn Toward Inward
“I’m too selfish,” “Who do I think I am?”, “Walk a mile in the other’s shoes”
Many of us receive the repeated message that unless we put others first, we aren’t in integrity with being a good person. We are told that being compassionate is what’s most important, so when we are hurt or lose resources, we are always supposed to think about what the other person needs. This is what makes the airline message of putting on our own oxygen masks first so essentially confusing. But what if, just like oxygen, self-resonance is most important for us, first? How would this practice, this commitment, change the world we live in? Join Sarah Peyton for an exploration of the neuroscience and practice of self-resonance.
Join us as we embark on the experiential healing path of practicing resonance together!
Register now for this free 5-day summit to learn the transformative power of relationship and resonance
2023 Resonance Summit Teachers
Mothers: Growing Up and Loving Them
Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Musician, Performer, Wilderness Rescue instructor, Organizational Transformer
The Art of Self- Resonance and Relationship Repair
Embracing Your Oddness and What Makes You You: Loving and Celebrating Yourself as You Are
Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication and Family Constellation Therapy Facilitator“
Releasing Unconscious Contracts of Verbal Abuse
Social Change Agent, Certified NVC Trainer, Trainer in Liberation & Work That Reconnects, Grief-Worker, Bringer of Song, Art, and Synergy, Creator of Community
Why & How – Reaching for Impossible Dreams
Advanced Certified Resonant Healing Practitioner, NVC Trainer, Olympic coach, Leadership Trainer, Constellation Facilitator, lifelong learner and lover of neuroscience committed to making a difference.
Transforming the Burden of Self-Blame
Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Empathy for the Cells
Community songleader & organizer, Resonant Healing men’s work facilitator & coach, Jewish ritualist & storyteller
Grieving Systems of Supremacy & Releasing Our Resistance to Liberation
NVC-trainer, transformational coach, survivor of a childhood without relationality and an abusive marriage, and deeply grateful of life.
Climate Grief and Caring for Mother Earth Without Falling Apart
epigenetic coach and executive consultant focused on the intersection of neurobiology, culture, and empathy in today’s business world
Building Resonance in Times of Crisis
Practitioner of emergent processes for collective resourcing
Resonant Encounters of the Third Kind
Francesca Mason Boring
facilitator of family & human systems constellation, developer of nature constellations, author, bi-cultural: enrolled member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, gardener and listener
The Resonance of Reciprocity & Relationship with Nature
Shaman initiated in Russian speaking tradition, Art Therapist, Systemic Constellations Facilitator, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, Certified Management Accountant (GCMA), MSc Accounting
Resonance and Empathy and Ongoing Trauma (during the war in Ukraine)
*art supplies recommended for this session, please check schedule page
Mixed Media Artist, Art Teacher, Practitioner of Nonviolent Communication and Author
Tree of Life with Tamara Laporte: Expressive Watercolour Painting Expressing Feelings and Needs
*art supplies recommended for this session, please check schedule page
CPC Leadership, Culture & Relational Health ICF Certified Coach, Systemic and Integrative Somatic Trauma & Attachment Trauma Specialist, Tranformative Justice/Practices Trainer & Women Circles Keeper
Oops, Failures, Mistakes, Oh My! Accompanying Ourselves and Others After a Fail
Trauma-informed Counselor and Sound Healer, Musician, Author, Community Builder, Neophyte Farmer
A Resonant Sound Healing Constellation
Student and teacher of Sarah Peyton’s work, constellation facilitator, grandmother, counselor, artist, minister, Happy Brain Group leader.
Your Life Makes Sense: An Introduction to Constellations and their Healing Power
Facilitator of Compassionate Communication, Healthy Masculinity & Indigenous Allyship, Music lover & Beatboxer
Navigating Consent in Resonant Communication
Shannon Casey – Let This Body Be A Bridge: Acknowledging and Addressing/Shifting Impacts of Oppressive Systems
Resonant Healing Coach, Spiritual Guide, Artist, Yoga Teacher, Sound Healing Practitioner, Intuitive Energy Healer and Visionary for a New Consciousness that Supports Creativity, Beauty and Love
Restorative Yoga to Reclaim Your Body
Empathy/Movement Facilitator, Certified Resonant Healing Practitioner, Transformational Coach, Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Liberationist, Writer, Jewish artivist, Cancer Journeyer
What Don’t You Want to be True? Transforming Blame into Mourning with Embodied Expression
Artist, Healer, Conscious Burlesque Mentor, Embodiment and Constellations Facilitator, Author, MC, TEDxSpeaker
Transmuting Shame Into Self-Welcome Through Resonant Witness
Tony 'The Empathy Guy' Scruggs
Spiritual being exploring life as an american of african-ancestry (& an athlete turned actor turned trauma-informed empathy-coach)
Finger-Hugging Your Thumb: Self-Empathy, Feelings & Needs
Nonverbal Resonance – Relief and Understanding Without Words
Ken Anno & Shigeko Suzuki
Shigeko Suzuki: Vocalist, CNVC certified Trainer, Alexander Technique Teacher; Ken Anno: Translator, CNVC certified Trainer, Alexander Technique Teacher
Listening to the Marginalized Inner Silence and Exploring it Through Voice
Gardener of the heart, student of Kingian nonviolence, mom, certified Nonviolent Communication trainer, Plum Village Dharma teacher, dog walker
The Empowering Magic of NEEDS
Certified Practitioner of Resonant Healing, Emergent Constellation Facilitator, Advocate for Healing Processes in Response to Sexual Violence, PhD Motherhood
Children & Babies Welcome: Unburdening the Lonely Load of Motherhood Through Building Resonant Support Circles
Carey Smith Sipp
Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma; Building Resilience with PACEs Connection!
Political Resonance: Speaking Up to Decisionmakers in Our Lives while Staying True to Connection
“Our capacity for resonance lives in the relational circuits of the brain. The gravitational pull of the instrumental brain is strong, and more often than not, we find ourselves living our lives as though everyone around us is a function, as though our being-ness is merely a solution to a problem, rather than a complex neural network of longings, dreams, and relationships.
Living disproportionately in this part of the brain has severe impacts on how we treat ourselves, and what the texture of our internal voices sound like. It hinders our capacity for self-compassion, empathy, and transformative relationships.
The practice of resonance, a neuroscience-based modality for healing emotional trauma, holds transformative connecting and healing potentials by bringing us back into our relational brain. Self-compassion changes us.”
~ Sarah Peyton
Who Is This Conference For?
All are welcome. Teachers, parents, artists, therapists, counselors, researchers, somatic practitioners, business people, consultants, writers, dancers, partners looking to improve their relationships, psychologists, mindfulness practitioners, designers, constellation facilitators, NVC practitioners, educators, IT professionals and more.
If you are interested in the ways that relationships change us and cause us to grow, and how resonance changes our brains, our relationships, and our capacity for generosity and kindness, please join us!
During this event we will explore important questions about healing and resonance:
- How do the words we choose change our brains?
- How does relational neuroscience help heal trauma?
- Why and how do relationships make our brains healthier?
- What does embodiment give us and how do we do it?
- How do we integrate what we’re learning here into our life’s work?
The understanding of trauma and its consequences brought to us by relational neuroscience changes the world in radical ways, making emotional healing accessible to everyone, and making our brains good places to live.
This summit will be an opportunity to explore the many ways to approach healing with relationships and learning about relational neuroscience.
Every presenter session is experiential – participants will learn by doing and take away new discoveries and understandings for their own life journeys.
Sponsored by Sarah Peyton
Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, constellation facilitator and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. Sarah teaches and lectures internationally and is the author of three books: 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.
Sarah’s work with resonance invites people from all walks of life to make relational neuroscience and relational connection their own through depth work, self-compassion, and the transformative potential of language. The transformative power of resonance offers great healing, and flows through many channels. This summit offers participants the chance to find that many different doors to healing are unlocked by accompaniment and resonant support, together in experiential community!