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Sarah Peyton - Bringing "Your Resonant Self" to Life: Common Blocks and Solutions to Self-Compassion

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


The riddle of self-esteem is complex. People often tell one another, "Be kinder to yourself!" But it can be difficult to shift to self-warmth that seems authentic. We ache for the real thing, even with ourselves. Sometimes it can even seem like our own brains get in the way. Once we start learning about neuroscience, we see how true this is, and we find out how emotional trauma creates self-blame and isolation, and gets in the way of gentleness with the self. We humans are uniquely vulnerable to emotional harm, but we are also uniquely available to hold each other and ourselves with warmth and resonance in ways that re-establish real relationship and engage our brains' capacity for healing. Join this conversation with Sarah Peyton to learn more.

Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and Family Constellations Facilitator, teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. She works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and writes about and teaches people how words change and heal us. Her special interest is the way difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how to transform our tendencies toward self-criticism into self- warmth. She is the author of Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing.

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