Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton

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 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 (scheduled for release in Winter, 2021).

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Articles and Video:

Yes and No are Powerful Words (09/10/21)
Yes and No are powerful words. What impact does saying each of them have on your body and nervous system?

When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance (08/20/21)
What happens in our brains and bodies when life -- and conflict -- feels like too much for us?

Fragility, Policing, and the Neurophysiology of Fear and Escalation (09/28/20)
I invite those of us who are doing work in Black Lives Matter to consider the neuroscience effect of these conversations.

Should Guilt and Shame Have a Place in Mediation? (02/05/19)
Have you considered that, while we traditionally believe that our "conscience" tells us what is right and what is wrong, conscience, in practice, actually is a functional strive for harmony with those around us?

Staying Present: What Couples and Mediators Long For (09/18/15)
The most elusive thing in this world is present-time relationship. It is hard enough to be mindful all by ourselves. There is a reason that meditation practices are traditionally done sitting on our own individual cushion and in silence.

Compassion for Your Clients (10/13/14)
One surprising way to think about trauma is not by measuring the magnitude of the horrific event, but rather by measuring the extent to which the person who experiences the tragedy is left alone with it. This article provides a useful reminder that we can never understand the pain that our clients have encountered, and that we might be providing one of the only safe places in their life for them to discuss what they are going through.