Why is being space-and-choice-limited so hard? What is it about our nervous systems that makes us irritated in close, unrelieved contact? What are we longing for when we want to be able to go out and shop and run errands? If human brains are almost infinite in their complexity, why do we become bored with close others and with ourselves? What brings up our obsessions and compulsions when we are closed in? All these and other questions have clear answers once we think about them in the context of what we know about the brain’s hemispheres and relationality. Join GAINS co-hosts Kirke Olson, Lindsay Dec and Mary Meador for a conversation with neuroscience educator and Norton author Sarah Peyton (Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing) to explore the brain in quarantine.
Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates resonant language to heal trauma with exquisite and warm gentleness. She is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing.” She is currently at work on a second book, commissioned by W.W.Norton, on the relational neuroscience of the unconscious contracts that constellations so often let us disentangle.