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).

When you try to heal your trauma before building nervous system capacity

2024-05-30T21:49:48-07:00Healing Trauma, Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Pain & Chronic Illness, Special Topic Lectures & Q&As, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

What is the trouble with trying to heal your trauma before building nervous system capacity?  Billy Bob tells it like it is: And I’ll add:  I am certain that if I had only had access to what I teach others now... That my long-ass [...]

Is daycare a good idea? Breaking down a controversial video I shared on Instagram.

2024-05-22T14:01:49-07:00Healing Trauma, Nervous System Health, Parenting & Child Development, Relationships & Social Connection, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

Every now and then, I share something on my social media channels that’s a bit controversial. I always share these things with the intention to educate and inform, from a trauma and nervous system POV, on a topic that I believe is important, not to be provocative just [...]

Joe Dispenza: A Case Study. Why some healing methods work for some, and not others.

2024-05-18T17:57:41-07:00Healing Trauma, Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Nervous System Health, Practitioners & Professionals, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

Recently, a member of my online community asked: "Hey Irene. Why do methods like what Joe Dispenza shares work for some but not for others?" GREAT question! Today’s video (originally a livestream) is my answer, with a little help from the late Edgar Cayce. While I’ve never met [...]

Somatic-based healing for addiction recovery with Rachel Martin

2024-05-06T12:59:40-07:00Addiction and Recovery, Healing Trauma, Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

Suppressed anger, parental (mis)attunement, and… Is addiction really genetic?  These are the kinds of big topics and questions I discuss with drug rehab counsellor, Rachel Martin, in our NEW long-form chat, titled ‘Somatic-based healing for addiction recovery.’ Rachel is a SmartBody SmartMind (SBSM) alum as well as a [...]

Unmasking human expression and healing spasmodic dysphonia with Donnie Hill

2024-04-18T18:24:23-07:00Pain & Chronic Illness, Practitioners & Professionals|

I’ve got another NEW chat with a returning guest to share with y’all today and it is a GOOD one. For those who are new here, didn’t catch our previous interviews, or haven’t been introduced to Donnie via this recent SBSM Alumni Panel chat (or this one), here’s [...]