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Self Compassion with Sarah Peyton


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“We get to upgrade the mother within us. We get to move toward a sense of our mother’s essential self as the part that gets to mother us. If our mother were completely supported, if she had gotten to receive her re-mothering, if she had gotten to heal her emotional trauma, if she had gotten to live with resonance and self-warmth, what would she be like to us? How would she be in relationship with us? We get to bring that essential being in to become the mother that we carry in our cells.”

Sarah Peyton

This is episode 87 and today I’m here with Sarah Peyton talking about Self Compassion.


Sarah Peyton — neuroscience educator, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, and constellation facilitator — integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal emotional trauma, increase resilience, and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches internationally, and is the author of Resonance series: Your Resonant Self, the YRS Workbook, and Affirmations for Turbulent Times. Her upcoming book with Roxy Manning on Antiracism and Self-Compassion, called The Antiracist Heart, will be published on August 29.


Unconscious Contracts: We explain unconscious contracts—what they are, how they block us, and how to release them.

Resonance: We go over the concept of resonance.

Self-Warmth: We walk through self-warmth’s healing power.

Neuroplasticity: We cover neuroplasticity and why it is significant.

Default Mode Network: We introduce you to the Default Mode Network.

Hemispheres: We cover the right and left hemispheres of our brains.

Body-Centered Awareness: We share how to build body-centered awareness.

Vagus Nerve: We discuss the vagus nerve.
Accompaniment: We talk about how loss of accompaniment determines whether or not an experience is a trauma.

Time Traveling: We speak to how the present orientation of the amygdala provides an opportunity for healing. 

Circuits: We address how the circuits of emotion and motivation work.

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  1. Hi I’m wondering the name of the man that Sarah mentioned that does work for emotional trauma?

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