Healing the Broken Mother Field

Can some of our recurring patterns actually be our mother’s broken places showing up in our own lives? Likewise, although we may have never fathomed it, could our problems with clients be due to their Broken Mother Fields?

Join Sarah for a transformative seven-week exploration to lighten the load of intergenerational trauma, free up energy in healing sessions, and unlock the flow of love that streams across generations.

Does your work with clients sometimes take bewildering turns? Are you sometimes confused by repetitive patterns in your life? Have you ever wanted to find some of the root causes in exploding relationships or recurring bad luck?

Do you sometimes notice difficult patterns in the way that you’re met when you seek support? Betrayals, abandonment, or an inability to make yourself heard?

Do you ever notice that when you’re supporting some clients, you lose your ground or act unlike yourself? Can you suddenly feel surprising contempt or impatience for a client, or unusual insecurity and that you are second guessing yourself?

It might be your (or your client’s) Broken Mother Field.

The Broken Mother Field is a concept developed by Sarah Peyton, through her innovative work with psychology, neuroscience, and relational fields. After years of having similar experiences of being met with abandonment when seeking support, Sarah made the groundbreaking connection between how she was unconsciously being received by others, and her mother’s patterns of traumatized behavior. Thus, the Broken Mother Field came into cognition: the ways in which we carry our mother’s most broken parts (and her mother’s broken parts, and on and on) within our field, and how those broken parts influence how the people around us act when in relation to us.

We all carry an imprint of our mother (or primary caregiver, of any or no gender) and their broken places with us wherever we go. In this course, you’ll work with Sarah Peyton’s healing processes of unconscious contracts and time travel in order to lighten the load of this field that travels with us.

We’ll learn processes and practices to help identify the Broken Mother Field, to see its patterns, and to begin to heal some of the impact the fragments have left behind. We’ll time travel into our mother’s lives in order to release unconscious contracts that we carry on behalf of our mothers, and the contracts our mothers carried to see us in particular ways, liberating ourselves. This work engages deeply with the transgenerational trauma that unfolds along the mother’s line, and we will be with the challenges they faced and start to free up the flow of love that can stream from loving figure to loving figure within the family system over generations. We will also learn processes to support ourselves in being more authentically responsive and less impacted by The Broken Mother Fields of the people we work with.

This course will support both clients and practitioners to have more understanding and recognition of how the Broken Mother Field shows up in helping relationships: it will allow folks to walk away from people who are easily influenced by their Broken Mother Field, and it will support practitioners to increase their capacity to have the personal introspection and awareness and skills that allow them to stay in warm and aware space in relationship with clients.

The work in this course will be deep, wide, and transformative: prepare to have an increased ability to make sense and recognize patterns in your life, and develop new strategies to work with what was previously unnamed and ungraspable. Together we will work to lighten and clear the burdens in our relational fields.

This 7-week series runs from June 3rd - July 15th, 2024

We will meet online from 1:30-3:00 PM PDT | 4:30 PM EDT | 9:30 PM BST (convert to your time zone here)


The course will meet via zoom. Recordings will be made available to those who are registered for the live program.


This 7-session series runs from June 3, 2024 through July 15, 2024 with classes meeting each Monday afternoon from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time (To convert to your time zone, please click here)

What You’ll Learn:

In each 90-minute class, Sarah or Jaya will present on an element of the broken mother field, how it shows up in interactions and how we can begin to transform its impact. Expect cutting-edge, relational neuroscience research, resonance processes demos and practices.

Week 1: What is The Broken Mother Field?
Week 2: Releasing contracts to see ourselves as our mothers saw us
Week 3: Releasing contracts that we carry on behalf of our mothers
Week 4: Restoring the flow of love: transgenerational trauma
Week 5:Remaining steady in the face of clients’ broken mother fields
Week 6: Lightening the implicit load (time travels to our mother’s lives)
Week 7: Case Studies, Supervision, and Conclusion

This course is taught by both Sarah Peyton and Jaya Manske.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is specifically geared toward spaceholders, and people who are interested in therapeutic and emotional session-work, including resonance partners, empathy buddies, therapists and social workers.

Total beginners and experienced resonance practitioners are welcome. This is for anyone interested in seeing how to minimize the influence of the Broken Mother Field during daily life and in dyadic session work, to practice and receive support as supportive practitioners to have solid ground when trauma arises for those you are holding space for.

This Course Includes 1:1 Resonant Support

Get assistant support during classes – experience resonant support from experienced practitioners when you need it during class times. Often, this work can have unexpected depth and touch on deeply held subconscious awareness and pain. Getting support when we need it most helps participants to integrate, regulate, and have a felt experience of the transformative power of resonance.



($270 Early Bird until May 14th, 2024)

Partial scholarships may be available for this course. For more information, please write to [email protected] after May 20th, 2024.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

We are delighted to offer 10 CE hours for this course for licensed psychologists, social workers and counselors in the state of Illinois* ($55 additional fee). Per state regulations, live attendance for 100% of the course time and all its sessions is required to receive CEs. Thank you, and we appreciate you for planning accordingly if you wish to receive CEs.

Please note our new sponsor organization: CEs are being sponsored by Centered Therapy Chicago (CTC), an accredited CE provider by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Lic #268000085). CTC is able to provide CEs to licensed psychologists, social workers (LSWs and LCSWs), and counselors (LPCs and LCPCs) in the state of Illinois.

*For licensed professionals outside of the state of Illinois, it is your responsibility to inquire if our courses comply with the criteria set forth by your state licensing board.

Sarah weaves together threads of history, trauma and family generations while maintaining a safe environment. She facilitates with such skill, humility, openness, tenderness and love it’s allowed such deep learning and healing for me! I am able to accept myself so much more easily these days, after releasing contracts and broken fields that do not belong to me.


– Gail Donohue, facilitator and space-holder




  • Your tuition payment is non-refundable (but it is transferable). 
  • Partial scholarships may be available for this course. For more information, please write to [email protected] after May 20th, 2024.
  • This course will be recorded for those who want to learn asynchronously for some or all sessions.
  • This work is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. If you have a sense that you would be destabilized by yourself or others speaking about difficult events, then this course may not be for you. While we hope that the processes and information that we share can be of use in your journey, we do not have the resources to support extreme psychological difficulties.

About the Instructors

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Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal personal and collective trauma with exquisite gentleness.

Sarah is a sought-after expert who brings neuroscience expertise together with depth work, self-compassion, and the transformative potential of language. She works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and teaches people how words change and heal us.

Sarah teaches and lectures internationally and is the author of four books on relational neuroscience and self-compassion: Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing, the companion Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-sabotage to Self-care, and Affirmations for Turbulent Times: Resonant Words to Soothe Body and Mind, and The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook, co-authored alongside Roxy Manning, PhD.


Jaya Manske is a transformative healing-centered coach and resonant healing practitioner with a passion for supporting people to cultivate kindness, compassion and gentleness for themselves and reconnect to their wholeness and mattering. She has been an empathetic practitioner since 2001 and is a member of Sarah’s team.

A former educator with a degree focused on developmental theory, Jaya has an in-depth background in attachment theory and how resonance transforms our ability to be in a kinder relationship with ourselves and others.

Informed by developmental theory, relational neuroscience, and the ways trauma impacts the brain and nervous system, Jaya offers resonant empathy, unconscious contracts/sacred vow work, time travel empathy, and is a certified mindfulness and wellness coach.

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