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).

A chat with Donnie Hill and honoring the pain in the black community

A few months ago I was pondering the concept of starting up a podcast.  Slowly, and in secret, over the past two months, I’ve met some of my peers and have recorded four enriching and educational long-form conversations that will be part of this podcast ‘start-up.’ (And we’re [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:26:54-07:00June 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Four ways to spark up our social engagement nervous system without socializing.

When someone feels anxious and upset and they are not able to self-soothe without external means (like spending time with friends, or taking a bath, or a drug, or a cup of tea, etc...), it can mean they do not have enough nervous system health on board to [...]

By |2020-06-14T13:34:12-07:00June 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Can I heal if I’m living in a toxic environment?

Hands down, this is one of the more frequently questions I get:  Can I heal if I’m living in a toxic and unsafe environment?  The answer to this question is not linear, and to make it even more confusing, the answer changes depending on a variety of factors, [...]

By |2020-06-05T17:29:07-07:00June 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Why you don’t have to re-traumatize yourself to heal trauma

Happy June!!  Today I break down one of the more common (and valid) fears around doing this work.  It has to do with the thought of processing old scary memories that we stored away at one, or many, points in time in order to preserve our sanity.  I [...]

By |2020-05-28T13:01:19-07:00May 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|