These two classes explore of contracts connected to Panksepp’s circuits, in particular, we take a look at the contracts connected with anxiety, specifically those that concern the circuits of: FEAR and PANIC/GRIEF
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One of the primary issues that clients bring to constellations is loneliness. Often people have been lonely for years, in part because of circumstances, but in part because they create contracts of isolation that are supposed to prevent heartbreak and devastation. Join Sarah Peyton to explore PANIC/GRIEF in constellations.
The most important circuit for our client’s health and well-being is the PLAY circuit. It is also the circuit most vulnerable to the impacts of trauma. When we heal trauma with our constellation work, we are gently moving our clients’ PLAY circuits towards awakening. With this knowledge, we can capitalize on healing movements to blow on the embers of joy. Join Sarah Peyton to explore PLAY in constellations.
In these two classes, we trace the development of contracts that can be made during traumatic moments to either never be angry, or to punish ourselves or others for getting angry, and learn how to release them. We also learn that when others’ actions cause us to break our own contracts, this can bring about rage.
Without healthy boundaries, it is so much harder to take care of ourselves. Claiming time and space for exercise, making healthy food, and getting the right amount of sleep can seem like climbing a mountain. In this course, Sarah Peyton will guide you on an exploration into how to know your limits and express them without having to pay more than you have in energy and shame backlashes.
In these two classes, we continue integrating Porges’ Polyvagal Theory with the contract tool to uncover and transform patterns of dissociation, including contracts that keep us from fully entering or inhabiting the body, both in terms of classic dissociation and in terms of the left shift into the instrumental brain and out of relationship.
Before his death, Jaak Panksepp received multiple requests to include DISGUST in his list of circuits. He refused. But the importance of DISGUST for self-knowledge, boundaries and for the integration of healthy SEXUALITY cannot be denied. The reclamation of healthy DISGUST is the reclamation of personal and systemic balance. Join Sarah Peyton to explore DISGUST in constellations.
While the SEXUALITY circuit is important for physical and relational intimacy, it is also the circuit that moves us out of childhood into our adult lives. It is the circuit of emergence of self, and so it is the circuit that we are most often unknowingly supporting, no matter what our constellations are ostensibly about. With more knowledge, constellation facilitators can track and support the movement of this circuit for their clients. Join Sarah Peyton to explore SEXUALITY in constellations.
The use of self-hate, disgust and contempt to manage emotions is an aftereffect of traumatic attachment, and so makes sense in the context of our lives. As we understand this, the root causes of the contracts made in disorganized attachment start to become clear. Jaak Panksepp’s linkage of predatory aggression with the SEEKING circuit helps to illuminate disorganization, and shows us an avenue for work.
Contracts that limit our life energy can lead to hopelessness and depression. When they are combined with negative self-talk, they can be toxic. Another facet of depression is hyperactivation of the anterior cingulate, which may have a contract to carry the pain of self and of the entire world. The release of these contracts in these two classes supports the reclamation of movement and agency.