Practices for well-being, based in neuroscience and geared toward kindness.
When we experience trauma or need to find a way to protect ourselves from interpersonal hurt, we make unconscious contracts with ourselves, such as: “I will never let myself get treated that way again” or “I will never forgive myself for that.” But these contracts often result in harmful behaviors like self-criticism, lack of trust, and procrastination. Until we recognize and free ourselves from these damaging contracts, we can never truly heal.
Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-sabotage to Self-care takes us through the world of relational neuroscience and, using the lens of unconscious contracts, explores how our brains, nervous systems, and bodies react to the brains, nervous systems, and bodies of others. Case studies, resonant-language practice, questionnaires, meditations, and journaling provide readers with healing strategies for uncovering and rewriting these contracts. Following Your Resonant Self, this workbook provides the tools to turn inward with kindness, warmth, and curiosity and create opportunities for self-healing.
About the Author
Sarah Peyton is a neuroscience educator, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, and constellation facilitator. She is the author of Resonance series: Your Resonant Self, Your Resonant Self Workbook, and Affirmations for Turbulent Times. She lives with two cats and a dog in a multigenerational family household in Vancouver, Washington.
Imagine climbing through an extensive trauma web, unsure of where to turn or how to get to firm ground. Through this transformative workbook, Sarah Peyton provides a clear map to help navigate this labyrinth with exercises allowing the reader to rest, pause, and go deeper if desired. — Benjamin Burton, DPT, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation; Environmentalist; Entrepreneur; Educator in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and Non-violent Communication
The title of the first chapter of this wonderful book asks, 'Are you willing to like yourself?' If we are willing to make use of it, we can transform self-loathing into deep compassion. Sarah Peyton has gifted her resources to us in language that is clear, loving, accessible, warm, and resonant. — Clare Crombie, UKCP, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Sarah Peyton's brilliance is in her ability to convey that healing is about being with the pain, getting curious about the pain, and sitting next to the pain; empathizing with and listening to the pain with wholeheartedness... Sarah takes us there in the most expeditious, while simultaneously gentle, path; through love, warmth, and resonance. — Rajkumari Neogy, Executive Coach, epigenetics and neurobiology, Founder of iRestart
Brilliant, engaging, deeply nourishing, and often liberating...a powerful and comprehensive resource for people wanting to increase the flow of life and love in their lives...This book is for people interested in living a life with more freedom, connection, and less inner stress. — Bruce Nayowith, MD, retired in Emergency Medicine, Fairview Hospital