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Sarah PeytonIn the Spotlight: Sarah Peyton


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 is a CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and the author of the book Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain's Capacity for Healing, published by W.W. Norton, which brings together neurobiology, the science of relationships and Nonviolent Communication. 

If you haven't yet taken a course with Sarah Peyton, this powerful session on Unconscious Contracts is a great option for introducing yourself to her work and teaching style. You will discover how unconscious contracts can limit your life energy, and how you make a vow (or contract) every time you experience a traumatic event. Listen just below.

Unconscious Contracts

Video • 37 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
37 minutes
11/17/2018

Discover how our unconscious contracts limit our life energy and how we make a vow or contract every time we experience a traumatic event. Listen in as Sarah works with a course participant.

This video is free for all to enjoy:


Your Brain's Left Hemisphere and NVC

Video • 7 minutes • 04/08/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
04/08/2017

Sarah Peyton explains how your brain's left hemisphere excels at pattern making. NVC can help integrate both hemispheres, enabling you to use the left side's love of patterns for abstract thinking.


Your Resonant Self: Transforming the Critical Inner Voice (6 Session Course)

Audio • 8 - 11 hours • 10/11/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 - 11 hours
10/11/2017

Does your inner dialog sound supportive and encouraging - or more like you’re being yelled at by a critical task-master?  Gain an understanding of the neuroscience of the left and right hemispheres of the human brain and locate just where this savage inner voice is coming from and how to respond to it with empathy.

The first session is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Emotionally Exhausted? Try Empathy

Article • 2 - 4 minutes • 07/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 4 minutes
07/2012

Living in this ceaselessly demanding world, how do we recover from emotional exhaustion? The hopelessness of not being met in the world can leave us wrung out like an old mop. Our heart rate plummets, our blood pressure and respiration drop, and energy and information processing start slogging along. Instead, we can build the bridge of empathy for greater rejuvenation.


Change Is Afoot: A New Paradigm For First Responses After Difficult Events

Article • 9 - 14 minutes • 02/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 - 14 minutes
02/2020

One way to understand trauma is it means we got a blow greater than our nervous system can tolerate – then we move into hyperarousal, and then hypoarousal or dissociation. This cycle can continue long after. Here, we're not able to fully process emotional cues, information, our body, and others. It's important we consider re-writing the cultural paradigm of separation so that our trauma doesn't get marginalized.


Anger’s Two Kinds of Reactivity

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 10/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
10/2015

There's reactive anger - the sudden outbursts of words, temper or action that create a nervous system response in another. And then there's the anger that's a reaction to someone's anger -- a nervous system startle-response. Instead of either of these, we can learn to heal with empathy, look for unequal power dynamics, take responsibility to make repairs, and shift into the clean, life-serving, fully expressed anger and love.


Climate Anxiety Isn’t a Disease. It’s a Normal Response to a World on Fire.

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 11/2020
Advanced Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
11/2020

There are healers and therapists who see climate anxiety as a pathology. Instead, we can see it as an understandable reaction to the magnitude of the environmental problems that surround us. And we can see it as a subset of eco-anxiety: a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease triggered by an awareness of the ecological threats facing the earth due to climate catastrophe. Read on for tips on coping with the anxiety.