Claiming Choice and Freedom

Inner PathIn the Intensive Program, Susan and Sarah have integrated the latest discoveries in brain science, trauma treatment, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to create a uniquely effective program that literally rewires our brain and restores our birthright of well-being.

The Intensive Program is delivered in three weeklong retreats that are each designed as a complete, stand-alone experience.

You may enroll in one, two, or three Retreat Weeks, and participate in them in any order.


NDIP_discount_2016_save_up_to_$325_per_weekUPCOMING RETREAT WEEKS:

  • Understanding Reactivity, Creating Emotional Stability and Taming the Critical Self (October 10-17, 2016)
  • Creating Sustainable Relationship Patterns and Creating Life Enhancing Core Beliefs (January 20-27, 2017)
  • Resolving Early Childhood Trauma, Entangled Nervous Systems, Addiction, Unlocking Self-Sabotage (May 19-26, 2017)




Every New Depths Intensive Program Retreat Week includes a combination of experiential process work, conceptual learning, breathing and guided visualizations, as well as small group work:

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  • Individual experiential process work that creates stable, positive change
  • Learning the New Depths’ transformational process that integrates old traumatic memory and reconnects disconnected inner parts
  • Integrating these unprocessed traumatic memories and trauma-based symptoms in order to create a compassionate, empowered and heart-connected relationship with your painful past
  • Learning how to shift negative beliefs and assumptions about yourself towards a positive, life-affirming sense of self

Cognitive and Relational Learning

  • Understanding the brain and the role of memory in the healing process
  • Methods for repairing our brains and handling emotional triggers and reactivity
  • How to calm your emotional alarm system
  • How to develop and sustain emotional equilibrium and self-regulation
  • 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


Each retreat week will also focus on selected special topics:2011 New Depths Participants (small group)

Week One: Brain Basics – Understanding Reactivity, Creating Emotional Stability and Taming the Critical Self (Oct 10-17, 2016)

The “Brain Map” of Human Well-Being:

  • The nine characteristics of a healthy brain
  • Understanding your brain: the rider and the elephant
  • How to create new neural pathways that restore integration and function to your brain
  • How to assess your own current and developing level of brain integration

The Limbic Alarm System and The Impact of Unmet Childhood Needs and Trauma:

  • The role and function of your limbic (emotional) alarm system
  • How persistently unmet life-needs created by poor parenting practices (lack of attunement, neglect, toxicity and abuse) damage our brains neurologically, biochemically and physically
  • How brain damage caused by unmet childhood needs and trauma creates lasting negative effects, including:
  • ongoing or recurring stress and anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, emotional reactivity and unsatisfying or dysfunctional relationships
  • a distorted sense of self that includes persistent critical inner voices, self-blame, and a pervasive sense of unworthiness and inadequacy


Week Two: Creating Sustainable Relationship Patterns and Creating Life Enhancing Core Beliefs (January 20-27, 2017)

Deepening Our Capacity For Emotional Connection and Intimacy:

Susan Skye

  • Learn how the four relationship survival patterns (“attachment styles”) have impacted you and your relationships
  • Explore the neurobiology of intimacy
  • Discover why relationships fail and how to create repair
  • Learn how to interrupt dysfunctional patterns and restore our natural capacity for satisfying, life-giving relationships
  • Identify painful core beliefs and learn how to shift them
  • Take steps to integrate and heal our attachment patterns


Week Three: Resolving Early Childhood Trauma, Entangled Nervous Systems, Addiction, Unlocking Self-Sabotage (May 19-26, 2017)

Understanding Trauma – Causes and Effects:

  • Understand how trauma interrupts normal memory integration and how this can create lifelong dysfunctional patterns unless resolved.
  • Identify and resolve your own traumatic experiencesSarah_NEW
  • Understand how to create new neural networks in your brain that support thriving

Entangled Nervous Systems:

  • Disentangling ancient familial patterns that limit our life energy
  • Finding new freedom to exist within relationship

Understanding and Addressing Addictive Behaviors:

  • Learn how brain damage from early childhood trauma creates addictive behaviors (food disorders, workaholism, substance abuse, compulsive shopping and gambling, etc.)
  • Learn how to use empathy and compassion to create a sense of meaning and self-value that heals addictive patterns

Unlocking Self-Sabotage:

  • Understand the roots of self-sabotage patterns
  • Learn processes for moving from self-sabotage to self-support


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RETREAT WEEK BONUSES you’ll receive when you register for any retreat week:

  • Susan’s Living Energy of Needs (MP3 + video) and Healing Childhood Trauma (MP3) – delivered as soon as your registration is complete
  • Any two of Sarah’s IPNB Teleseminar offerings (MP3s + slides) – delivered as soon as your registration is complete (with each Retreat Week registration)
  • Three Monthly in-depth empathy conference calls facilitated by Sarah (with each Retreat Week registration)
  • Three Months of recommended weekly empathy buddy calls that provide ongoing access to the transformational power of a resonant, compassionate community (with each Retreat Week registration)

you’ll receive when you register for all three weeks:

  • All the Retreat Week Bonuses (above)
  • One 60-minute long individual consultation with Susan Skye
  • Instant subscription to Sarah Peyton’s monthly IPNB Teleseminars offering the latest research findings on our human brain and how it behaves in relationship (begins when you register, ends August 2017)
  • Instant subscription to Sarah Peyton’s monthly Resonant Empathy Demo Calls,where Sarah demonstrates live how body based experience, resonant language, and IPNB help us transform and integrate our experience (begins when you register, ends August 2017)
  • Immediate access to the online New Depths Member Community (launching May 2016), where you can ask the community questions, participate in ongoing conversations about specific topics of interest, and search the forum database for real-life answers to the everyday challenges you’re facing


The following is a list of values that we’d like our participants to resonate with:

  • A desire to learn about brain research that relates to healing unresolved childhood pain and promoting well-being
  • A willingness to engage in or witness inner work that may involve intense emotional content
  • A willingness and ability to be part of a group and to speak in the group
  • A willingness to value both your own needs and the needs of the other members of our community

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