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Transforming Shame, Inviting Joy: An Online Retreat

Discover the Path Back to Healing, Aliveness, and JOY!

  • Make your mind a delightful and lively place to be
  • Embrace opportunities you would not have before
  • Experience more meaningful interactions
  • Learn what is causing you to live in shame – so you can dissolve it

December 3 - December 7, 2021 (five days, 26 hours)
Specific times and dates listed below

Registration Fee:

  • $625. NVC Library Members 20% Discount: $500. Enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout.
  • Installment Payments: make 2 payments of $315.

The live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.


Do you long to step fully into what this life has to offer? Would you love to experience lifts and moments of soaring joy that connect you with your life purpose?

Shame, trauma, and a lack of accompaniment impact our ability to find our joy, but there is more. Joy is also profoundly relational. If there is no room for it in our closest relationships, it becomes elusive simply because our space does not welcome it.

Would you like to understand the ins and outs of joy, and find your way back to it again?

Then join Sarah Peyton as she guides you on a journey of Transforming Shame & Inviting Joy. In this 5-day online retreat, you will experience the kind of learning that creates new neural connections as a foundation for joy, awe, and the full embracing of this sweet, fleeting life.

You will explore:

  1. The 7 circuits of our basic emotional life and how each contributes to sustainable, ongoing joy
  2. What happens to your nervous system when it is supported and nourished by warm community
  3. How to dissolve unconscious contracts that cause you to live in shame
  4. What is entangled in your life energy, and how to disentangle it

Through daily talks, healing explorations, and breakout exercises, you will learn how to clear the blocks that can arise from unheld fear, grief, and anger… and step into a life of JOY!

Listen to a testimonal

  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
What Happens After I Register?

When you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your course. All registrants will receive access to recordings. Recordings will display images of active speakers only.

Dates & Times

The live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.

Sarah Peyton

About Sarah Peyton

CNVC Certified Trainer from Vancouver, Washington, USA

Sarah Peyton, international speaker and facilitator, has a passion for weaving together neuroscience knowledge and experiences of healing that unify people with their brains and bodies. Sarah makes Interpersonal Neurobiology research available for our embodied brains to use in living at peace with ourselves. Funny, touching, and filled with personal stories and up-to-date research on our nervous systems and how they interact with each other, her presentations change lives and invite self-acceptance and self-compassion.

Sarah offers healing experiences of hearing ourselves and others deeply (using the precision and resonant language that come alive in the long-term...