IreneLyon

About Irene Lyon

Irene Lyon, MSC. and nervous system expert, teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date her online work has reached people in over 57(!) countries – but you can often find her teaching with Elia Mrak at their signature Up & Down workshops or hiking in the mountains or along the Pacific ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. She has her Master’s in Biomedical and Health Science and also has a knack for making complex info easy for ALL of us to understand and apply to our lives. She has extensively studied and practices the works of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice).

Why biohacks don’t work when healing the nervous system

2022-09-24T17:36:17-07:00

This topic is near and dear to me because I’ve seen firsthand what happens when we try to biohack our way to nervous system health and regulation: it often doesn’t work, sets a person back, and can come with severe health consequences.  While this might seem a little [...]

Why biohacks don’t work when healing the nervous system2022-09-24T17:36:17-07:00

Healing birth trauma via SmartBody SmartMind

2022-09-18T19:40:56-07:00

Irene here. Below I have a story that was shared by one of our SmartBody SmartMind alumni, Kait. I only came across her and her story when she sent this letter to us a couple of weeks ago. While her share is deeply impactful, it is not uncommon. [...]

Healing birth trauma via SmartBody SmartMind2022-09-18T19:40:56-07:00

 ‘Time heals all wounds’ Except Trauma.

2022-09-15T15:33:46-07:00

Bold statement I know. But, it is true. It does take time to heal trauma, but WE have to participate. And that healing, in my professional and personal experience, starts with LEARNING. + plus a desire to take charge and make changes + Those changes don't need to [...]

 ‘Time heals all wounds’ Except Trauma.2022-09-15T15:33:46-07:00

An SBSM alumni returns with his six year update!

2022-09-21T12:25:19-07:00

I gotta say, I’m beaming with some pride as I write this post. The interview chat I have for you today is with one of my very first online students. Meet David - we met via Skype (yep, remember that?!) back in 2017 and recorded this round one [...]

An SBSM alumni returns with his six year update!2022-09-21T12:25:19-07:00

Can this work heal autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, and other severe health issues?

2022-09-21T12:26:53-07:00

Hi all! I get this question a lot, and so I wanted to dedicate a short blog post to it as the answer is complex. While this work can certainly help with, and even resolve these types of severe health issues, it's very important to also recognize that [...]

Can this work heal autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, and other severe health issues?2022-09-21T12:26:53-07:00

7 reasons SmartBody SmartMind has stood the test of time!

2022-09-11T12:35:19-07:00

For today, I have a new video for you that outlines the big reasons (seven to be exact) why I believe my most powerful online curriculum, SmartBody SmartMind, has stood the test of time. And interestingly enough, it’s been about seven years since its inception! For those who’d [...]

7 reasons SmartBody SmartMind has stood the test of time!2022-09-11T12:35:19-07:00

Why you can’t rush nervous system healing

2022-09-06T20:03:17-07:00

I’ve been feeling so proud of my students as I meet and speak with them across oceans and timezones, and today I have a wonderful interview chat with a new alumni, Patti.  Similar to a few other chats I’ve shared over the past few weeks (namely Selden and [...]

Why you can’t rush nervous system healing2022-09-06T20:03:17-07:00

The power to heal what is often deemed a life sentence

2022-09-01T17:52:53-07:00

While it is impossible for me to meet and interview all those who have had remarkable healing journeys via the online work I’ve birthed over the last seven years, I find that the ones I DO have the opportunity to have conversations with (and of course get to [...]

The power to heal what is often deemed a life sentence2022-09-01T17:52:53-07:00

Why I put my work online. The origin story of SBSM

2022-08-22T19:45:39-07:00

It dawned on me the other day that while I’ve been telling my story about shifting from private practice to the creation of online learning  - via dozens of podcasts over the years - I’ve not done a formal video for YOU talking about this.  Today, I have a [...]

Why I put my work online. The origin story of SBSM2022-08-22T19:45:39-07:00

How to come out of a chronic freeze response after repeated stress & trauma

2022-08-23T13:43:08-07:00

This is one of the BIGGEST questions I get. How does a person come out of a chronic shutdown and functional freeze stress physiology after they've been shutdown and not able to feel or process past emotions, memories and sensations effectively, or for many, not at all. This [...]

How to come out of a chronic freeze response after repeated stress & trauma2022-08-23T13:43:08-07:00
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