Why post-traumatic stress and chronic pain lands in some people, and not others.

Imagine you have two people who both get into an identical, and minor, fender bender (car accident).
>> Person A walks away with zero post-traumatic stress – no chronic pain, no lasting whiplash, no fear to drive and get back behind the wheel. They go back to their life and resume their good health, like nothing […]

Killing In The Name Of.

BY IRENE LYON
I was just listening to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for those non-canucks… ), and heard an RCMP officer saying that it’s not “natural” for a human being to kill.
This is so, so, NOT accurate.
Let me explain.
For example:

1) If a mother was to witness her child being harmed and/or killed (and let’s face […]

How to Tell the Difference Between Fear and Frustration.

BY IRENE LYON
Could Frustration Be The New Fear?
Is fear something that you can sit with, and be with, and ponder?
Do you say to yourself, “I have so much fear around ‘xyz’ and I have to figure out how to move forward”?
I’d love to suggest that maybe semantics are messing you up and it isn’t fear that […]

Is Stress Really the Cause of our Problems?

Most people think that stress is to blame for many of our disorders, and that if we remove or minimize the stressors in life and add in some healthier substitutes such as improved diet, more physical activity, mindfulness practices like yoga or meditation, and maybe get more sleep or take “stress leave” from work, that […]

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Dr. Peter Levine, the founder of Somatic Experiencing explains how the human system can heal and self-regulate from traumatic events.

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Why Do We Humans Get “Stuck” in our Traumatic Events While Animals in the Wild Don’t?
There is much to be learned from our fuzzy and furry friends. They know how to resolve […]