I will be the first to admit that when I started offering these programs I was also uncertain if an online approach to healing would work (seriously, I was!). So I took a massive risk by shifting my expertise (over 20+ years) in private practice and teaching in-person groups, to the online world.
And hands down one of the more commonly asked questions I get around SmartBody SmartMind and its effectiveness has to do with the fact that it’s online (and to be clear, ‘online’ also includes many live video conferencing lectures and Q&A sessions that can be accessed by phone or computer).
This question makes a lot of sense since the main model for healing and getting help for most of us has been in private sessions, face-to-face, and so on.
Now, four plus years later, with nearly 3000 participants from almost 60 countries having gone through the virtual hallways of my online curriculum, I’m SO glad I took that risk and started something that hadn’t been done before.
The bottom line: I learned that there are many valid reasons why online learning and healing can be highly effective for those with an early trauma history.
Amy, an embodied strength coach in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada had HUGE doubts when she first joined SmartBody SmartMind back in 2015, but she’s received so many gifts from taking the leap (more about Amy in the PS below)
Why ‘online’ can be a potent way to heal.
Growing the feeling of cellular safety in the nervous system is KEY – not only to turning on our healing DNA, but also to getting more access to all those higher level human functions like focus, planning, purpose, creativity, connection and….we MUST talk directly to our physiology in specific ways to grow this sense of cellular safety, and we must do so repeatedly over time. It’s also important to know that we can’t build this sense of safety using only our intellect because the safety ‘setting’ lives in a more primitive, non-verbal part of our physiology.
In knowing all this, it makes a lot of sense that online healing is so powerful.
When we learn online we can:
Do it in OUR way – at our own pace and in the comfort of our own home
Choose how and when we connect – to our peers, to Team Lyon, to me on the calls
Access greater safety when practicing solo
Re-listen, repeat, and review in the way that works best for us