Ep60: Developmental Do-Overs: How to Heal Your Unmet Needs with Dr. L. Carol Scott

May 17, 2021

Did you know that your brain develops from birth to age 5, and each experience you have during these years affect how your brain is wired? How do these experiences affect you, how you face your trauma, and create relationships with others?

In this exciting episode, we have another amazing guest, Dr. L. Carol Scott. Dr. L. Carol Scott is  a sought after expert who helps women on the rise remove  invisible barriers, ignite self-confidence, and implement  immediate action for their personal and professional evolution. 

As a trauma-informed developmental psychologist, she shares how the first 2,500 days of our lives determine our skills for  relationships—ALL our relationships. She is also a TEDx speaker, author, keynoter, trainer, and coach, she supports teams and individuals,  anywhere that relationships are at the heart of success. 

In this episode she talks about how our brains develop from birth to age five, and how it affects us moving forward. She will also talk about the main implications of how our brains are developed. She will also share some therapeutic questions you can ask, talk about her amazing manifesto and her book “Just Be Your S.E.L.F.: Your Guide to Improving Any Relationship”.

If you are ready to nerd out and get to discover more about how our brains are wired, then this podcast is for you!

Soul Stirring Quotes


“The human brain isn’t formed when we are born. We form our brain, build the architecture of our brain, from birth to age 5.”

“The fundamental core of who you are, the heart of you, is created in the first three years before you have any idea what’s going on.”

“That triangle, trust, independence, and faith, that’s the heart of you.”

“I encourage people to define their questions finitely. You need to identify their “Yes” and “No” people.”

“People can be taught to meet our needs, but first we have to be willing to talk about the fact that we need things.”

“I think it’s so important to know that we can have our needs met by other people.”

“We have a huge part of our brain that is invested in building relationships with people.”

“We need to understand that reality as we define it is unique, and other people really live in a different reality than we do.”

“You have resilience factors in your life to offset and balance the trauma. The trauma is real but you get released to it some time if you have a resilience factor in your life.”

“The more you get away from what is traumatic and experience other opportunities, the more other people show you that there is another way.”


Episode Timecodes:

  • 0:27 An introduction to the amazing guest for this episode, Dr. L. Carol Scott.

  • 3:18 What inspired Dr. Carol to devote her life to developmental psychology and helping human beings grow in the way that they were born.

  • 8:02 How do our brains form and how do our experiences affect how our minds are built?

  • 13:11 What are the main implications of the development of our brains looking forward to a person’s life?

  • 15:39 What Dr. Carol can say to people when opening up to what happened in their early lives?

  • 17:56 What are the therapeutic questions that people can ask?

  • 21:21 Dr. Carol shares a little bit about her “The Childhood Treasure Manifesto” and the need for trust for us as humans.

  • 25:13 Dr. Carol talks a little about her book “Just Be Your S.E.L.F.: Your Guide to Improving Any Relationship” and her metaphor in creating our brain.

  • 28:31 Dr. Carol talks about rewiring the brain and talks about the strengths and strategies that you can use to embrace the notion that you have autonomy and control over your life.

  • 31:00 What are some common resiliency factors that people may have in themselves that they can turn to start offsetting the adverse responses from their childhood?

  • 34:39 Dr. Carol shares her own experience on her own therapy.

  • 39:28 Dr. Carol talks about finding the derived gift.

Links Mentioned:

Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey: here

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development: here

Just Be Your S.E.L.F.: Your Guide to Improving Any Relationship: here

Jean Piaget’s Assimilation and Accommodation (Theory and Stages of Cognitive Development): here

Register to the next Live Your Purpose, Launch Your Practice 5-Day Workshop: here

Join The Atmana Intuitive Coach Collective Facebook Group HERE

Connect with Dr. CAROL

Facebook: @Dr.L.CarolScott

Instagram: @dr.l.scott

Timezone: America/New_York

Website: www.lcarolscott.com 


The Atmana Intuitive Coach Collective

Join The Atmana Intuitive Coach Collective Facebook Group here: 


Called to Coach

Our Free workshop will help you kickstart your practice and start earning instantly, instead of spending months and months spinning your wheels or going broke in the process!