I often use the tag line: Change of Behavior, by a Change of Heart.
Our brains are very much impacted in Restorative Justice.
The emotional processing of a story, frees up our amygdala, releasing PTSD, storytelling is offten called the Trauma Narrative.
The building of safety and trust, helps our brains be in thrive vs survive mode, allowing access to new ideas.
I’ve become facinated by the way our brains can change. I recently hosted a volunteer in-service, demonstrating the brain-based change relationship to Restorative Justice. A copy of that powerpoint:
I also found this Ted Talk – which shows how our brains respond to electronic impulses.