The Relational Neuroscience of Conflict and Reactivity


What causes conflict and reactivity at the level of our brain, and how can we cultivate skills of resonance to transform reactivity into calm and connection? Join Sarah Peyton for an exploration of trauma and reactivity and moving towards an increased capacity for regulation.

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What causes conflict and reactivity at the level of our brain? What can research show us about how reactivity is defused, and how long does it take for bodies to calm? What makes mediation work? What role does implicit memory play in reactivity, and how can we bring resonance skills to bear in the long-term to transform reactivity into calm and connection? Join Sarah for this exploration of:

Interpersonal Conflict

  • Aggression: RAGE vs Predatory Aggression (SEEKING)
  • Hemispheres: Blame vs Mourning
    • Avoidant Attachment and Social Reward
    • Conflict in Disorganized Attachment
  • The Legacy of Trauma
    • The Amygdala Doesn't Know Who Is Out There
    • And it Doesn't Know What Time it is
  • The Nervous System and Conflict
    • Reading Hostility
    • Sympathetic Contagion
    • Unconscious Contracts

Social Conflict

Internal Conflict


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