Enjoy the embrace of resonant, compassionate community with like-hearted others
Experience The Remarkable Impact When Resonant Empathy is Combined with the Latest Discoveries in Brain Science...
During this "Deep Transformation" Retreat Week you'll experience:
The latest findings in brain science (Interpersonal Neurobiology) and what they mean for you
Deepening your understanding of how our early attachment experiences (or lack thereof) still live in us
How to bring the self-connection we've been developing within ourselves into an alive dynamic in our friendships, lifepartnerships, and parent-child relationships
An exciting, very effective new process that produces transformational, stable change in core implicit, traumatic memories
Unconcealing Sacred Vows and discovering what how our nervous systems can be released from these original contracts, including the overlapping effects of attachment vows and trauma vows
Strengthening our ability to stay joyfully alive, self-connected and self-regulated in the face of emotional entanglement with others and also with the world itself – acknowledging the pain and joy we may have in living in a global society that is all too often wedded to its own pain and trauma
All New Depths Retreats also include:
How to Identify and Resolve Your Own Traumatic Experiences and Create Stable, Positive Change:
How to create new neural networks in your brain that support your thriving
Methods for handling emotional triggers and reactivity and calming your emotional alarm system
How to develop and sustain emotional equilibrium and self-regulation
How to integrate unprocessed traumatic memories, resolve trauma-based symptoms, and create a compassionate, empowered and heart-connected relationship with your painful past
How to shift negative beliefs and assumptions about yourself to a positive, life-affirming sense of self
How to use deep process work to repair and create the brain circuits that support warmth and intimacy
Developing sustainable, life-supporting strategies to nourish and support you going forward
Multidimensional Learning Approaches, including:
Individual experiential process work
Small group work
Breathing and guided visualizations
What Difference Will Participating Make For YOU?
“…I no longer am flooded with shame when I make the smallest mistake. And I’m able to actually look at you all … and not get lost in my shame at being seen. …There’s a part of me that has always held back from [full self-expression] … and my experience is that there is nothing now in my way of doing that.
So, this is probably one of the most precious moments I’ve had in my life.”
— Fred, PhD Psychologist, CNVC Certified NVC Trainer (Portland, OR - USA)
“The first time I had the courage to speak in this group, I spoke to you about whether I could belong or not, because I really struggle with that. And I’ve had more feeling of belonging here than I’ve ever had in my life … I am so grateful to all of you.
I feel so welcome here, like there’s room for me.It’s such a blessing.”
— Joy, Clergywoman (North Carolina - USA)
"Being part of a community of such different kinds of people who are all so willing to do such deep work, and with so much kindness, authenticity, and compassionate self-responsibility, has had its own profound healing impact on me.
[Through this work] I made a depth of connection with my 'inner orphan' who was 'never listened to/never mattered,' that healed those old wounds and -- overnight! -- left me able to say 'No' to my partner at essential times that I was never able to before.
Susan, and Sarah, I am so grateful to you both for the gift of this work. It’s just miraculous. I know that’s a big word, but no other word does it justice.”
— Victoria, Business Consultant, NVC Educator, and Cultural Creative (Portland, OR - USA)
"I started this program because I had this ache, this longing, for real connection with people, ...there was never this warmth with people that I could depend on, and I really wanted that. I learned so much here ....
"Now I'm learning how to rewire my brain with warmth and care. It took my Nonviolent Communication practice and my communication in general to a whole new level."