Susan Skye, Creator of New Depths

Susan is a psychologist, trainer, private consultant, and speaker. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Yale University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Susan holds Master’s degrees in both Psychology and Russian & East European Studies.
Susan Skye
While Assistant Dean at UCLA in the early 1970s, she co-created and taught the Women’s Studies Program. She has been in private consulting practice for more than 35 years, working with individuals, groups, and organizations, including General Motors and the government of British Colombia, and since 1976 has conducted trainings in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Korea.

A CNVC Certified NVC Trainer for more than 22 years, Susan has also been a regular trainer at the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s (CNVC) International Intensive Trainings.  In 2000 Susan co-founded the NVC Training Institute, and served as CNVC’s Certification Coordinator for North and South America for 10 years.

She created the groundbreaking New Depths Intensive Program in 2010.

Susan lives just outside Portland, Oregon.


Sarah Peyton, Author and Neuroscience Educator

Sarah Peyton is the author of “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing” published by W.W. Norton, and a neuroscience educator and CNVC Certified Trainer offering workshops and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Sarah’s work focuses on resonance and self-compassion that integrates Interpersonal Neurobiology with the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication’s verbal and non-verbal empathy.  She is delighted by the self-compassion that arises from understanding how language and resonance change our brains, heal trauma, and give us new energy, well-being, and choice.

She is on the faculty of Birthingway Midwifery College, offering Communications courses. Sarah also studies with Bonnie Badenoch and Allan Schore, and is a regular contributor on IPNB and NVC in the GAINS (Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies) Journal.

Her work focuses on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and developing self-compassion and clarity.  Her passion is watching people’s self-understanding deepen into warmth.

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Sarah lives in Vancouver, Washington.

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