71: Sarah Peyton on the power of relational neuroscience
Host: Jeffrey M. Zucker
Producer: Kait Grey
Editor: Nick Case
Recording date: 7/25/23
In this episode, Jeffrey sits down with Sarah Peyton , a relational neuroscience educator, constellations facilitator, certified Nonviolent Communication trainer, and author of multiple books. They discuss her traumatic upbringing in Alaska, working as a translator on a Soviet fishing boat, her draw to relational neuroscience and bringing it to others, the importance of self-compassion, and much more…
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I’m a neuroscience educator, constellations facilitator, certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and author who invites audiences into a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and teaches about how to use resonance to change and heal.
But it wasn’t always this way… I used to struggle with brutal depression and anxiety. I was in constant battle with a lacerating self-critical inner voice that told me I was worthless, stupid, and unlovable. Before I understood the science of how difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how trauma fragments our capacity for self-warmth, I thought I was just plain broken.
But there is nothing wrong with me, nor with you. We make sense. No matter what challenging feelings we have, no matter how flawed our strategies are for trying to get our needs met. I am thrilled to share what I’ve learned about how trauma impacts the brain, and how we can move into a joyful relationship with ourselves and others through resonant healing. Read more about me here.
I dream of a world where all humans have a sense of belonging and mattering, where we treat ourselves, the planet, and the beings around us with gentleness and care. Do you have this longing too? If so, you are in the right place.
0:00 – Intro
13:57 – Trauma and the Brain
16:46 – Sarah’s Journey
20:23 – Translating for Soviets
27:50 – Your Resonant Self
32:08 – Relational Neuroscience
39:43 – Affirmations for Turbulent Times
41:33 – Healing from Disorganized Attachment
45:37 – Leveraging Self-compassion to Counter W.S.
53:07 – Constellations Facilitator
57:43 – Default Mode Network
1:04:35 – Recognition of Subtle Forms of V.
1:08:12 – Psychedelic Medicine and Trauma
1:10:45 – When Work Affected Change
1:14:20 – Mentor
1:15:55 – Ask Jeff a Question
1:18:22 – Most Proud of
1:21:12 – Snap Your Fingers
1:22:47 – How to Support