Guidelines for the Healthy Nervous System Revolution Facebook Group
WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here with us. To ensure an optimal experience, please read these guidelines to completion. This is a requirement for participation in the Facebook Group to ensure containment and alignment with our teaching.
By being in this group, you agree to abide by the following outlined guidelines. That means it’s your responsibility to read, understand, and follow these guidelines. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in consequences detailed within this document.
Purpose of the Facebook Group
This is a FREE Facebook Community to spark up curiosity, conversation and to educate on the importance of nervous system health, healing trauma and neuroplastic healing. This group is NOT a place for individual and/or group therapy. We cannot advise you on medical treatment for various illnesses, but we can educate you on the physiology behind some of these illnesses from a nervous system perspective and provide resources to explore further (these resources include Irene’s free training resources and online/live programs).
This group was created by Irene Lyon, a nervous system specialist who teaches people how to heal by learning to rewire the nervous system – an approach that can create lasting results, often where other things haven’t worked.
Irene created a popular library of articles and videos on healing trauma, as well as the pioneering SmartBody SmartMind™ and 21-Day Nervous System Tune-Up online programs and Up & Down live movement workshop that she teaches worldwide. Irene works with Team Lyon, a highly skilled group of folks with a range of nervous system expertise, to answer questions and moderate this group.
It is important that you read the guidelines listed on this page so you are aware of what this group is and what it is not. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in your posts and/or comments being deleted and/or you being blocked from the group.
Be kind. Encourage and support your fellow members in this group. Treat everyone with acceptance. If you disagree or have an opposing viewpoint to share, first seek to understand the other person’s point of view, ask questions, and gather information before responding. When and if you do respond, do it with respect, honor, and from a place of compassion. Spirited debate about ideas or concepts is awesome, personal attacks are not.
As a general guideline to posting in this group, always remember to do it with intention. Connect with your body. Make it more than just an intellectual experience.
This group is diverse and we welcome and celebrate that diversity. While we understand and respect that some people want to engage in online discussions around topics they feel passionately for like politics, gun control, religion, race, sex, disability, marriage, etc. — those topics are not the focus of this group or program. If we feel a post is not serving the spirit of the group, or harmful to the group and/or individuals, we may take action (see Guideline Violations below).
Please note, we have a zero tolerance policy for harassment, hate speech of any kind, bullying, disrespect, drama or gossip. Violations of this guideline are taken seriously, and may result in action up to, and including, immediate removal from the group.
Respect & Empathy
These are the primary qualities to embody when reading comments in this Facebook group.
Please remember that it’s NOT your job to fix anyone, or to try to make them feel better if they are having a tough time. It is our job to hold the intention that everyone has the capacity to heal and sometimes this means feeling the tough stuff.
Please provide 100% Confidentiality, Respect, and Empathy to ALL participants involved.
Never email or contact other members without their permission. Direct messages on Facebook are treated like email for the purpose of this community, and we don’t allow the mass spamming or violating of members’ or moderators privacy through direct messages.
If you receive a direct message from a participant that is in direct violation of these guidelines, we ask that you take screenshots and send them to us at email@example.com so we can research the issue and handle it appropriately.
Video Posting by Members
We ask that you not post any videos of yourself asking questions or talking about something. It’s not that we don’t want to hear from you, but in terms of the medium we have found works best in this group, we prefer the written word.
Posting of information-based videos by others that relate to course material is allowed (details below).
Please Note: Considering consent and privacy, we ask that you not post any videos or images of minors (including family members such as your own children, grandkids, etc).
No Promotion or affiliate links
Safety and containment are a big part of our work. As a result, any solicitation, referrals or other posts that do not follow the guidelines will be deleted. This group is not a place to find customers, or recruit people to other programs or groups. We also ask that you keep all posts free of personal business info, website links, and contact info.
To support safety and containment, please remember anything shared and discussed around your peers’ personal history, their struggles and processes, is to be kept within our discussions in the Facebook Group.
ALL conversations, communications and comments between members, Irene and Team Lyon, as well as any of Irene’s written words explaining concepts is to STAY IN THIS GROUP and remain confidential.
The ONLY TIME it is permitted to copy and paste a passage is when Irene, or Team Lyon moderators, have explicitly given you permission to copy/share content/text around a particular video or article that is being shared for educational purposes.
How & Where to Post
- Introduction Post
One post, pinned to the top under announcements, where members can introduce themselves. When you introduce yourself, PLEASE post that introduction in the ‘Announcement’ section at the top of our Facebook group. This helps keep all introductions in the same place and ensures we don’t miss you! There’s no obligation to say hi if you don’t want to.
- Commenting on Posts
You are welcome to comment and share on the posts that are in the group, posted by Irene and Team Lyon. Please Note: We do not allow for members to create new posts.
What Can be Shared
As a reminder, the primary focus of this group is to educate people about nervous system health, healing trauma and neuroplastic healing. This can cover a broad range of areas, from somatic-based practices, to general health practices such as exercise, movement, nutrition and more.
When responding to a post by Irene/Team Lyon, if you have information that you’d like to share because something, or someone, has helped you – by all means, share your experience and how it helped YOU – but do not assume it’ll be the right method for another person who has a similar problem/illness etc. We recognize that while many people have benefitted from certain approaches, their impact and effectiveness can be highly individual.
Maintaining the quality of the nervous system information in this group is a TOP priority. If you do share a blog post or video from a source that isn’t via Irene or her pool of colleagues, please ensure you have read through the post and that it is coming from a reputable source. Information posted from sources not recognized by members of Team Lyon as well as links to “quick fix” tips, infographics, and crowdsourcing campaigns will not be approved.
If a member of Team Lyon sees something that we fully disagree with, or that we know is contraindicated or harmful when working with healing trauma and the like (or that can be risky), we will offer a *strong* cautionary note, and/or delete.
PLEASE, hold the intention that everyone here has the capacity to heal, so we can move past surviving and go towards thriving.
Who will be answering your question in the Facebook Moderation Team?
Each Team Lyon member brings their professional and personal experiences to the table when answering your questions and providing support. All of the people on the moderating team are trained in Somatic Experiencing or Somatic Practice which is the work of Kathy Kain (along with other mind-body and therapeutic professions) and are devoted to helping and healing.
Please note: We will do our best to answer your questions (we may not be able to answer all given volume) and will often redirect you to resources/programs to help you explore further.
What to do if you see someone else violating the guidelines
Should you experience or witness a guideline violation within the group, the best way to handle it is to report the post or comment. If the guideline violation is in a direct message to you, we ask that you screenshot the message and contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challenges or Technical Support
If you have any issues within the group, general feedback or need tech support, please contact Team Lyon support staff directly at email@example.com.
The Fine Print
This group is not a replacement for medical advice and/or somatic therapeutic work you’d get from a trained individual. This is not a professional support group or a place to receive accredited therapy or deeper psychological counseling. Members are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions given here.
Irene and Team Lyon are not responsible for the actions or behaviors of any individual in this group.
We reserve the right to change these Guidelines or to impose new conditions on the use of the Site from time to time, in which case we will inform you via the Facebook group and/or email.
Irene Lyon, Scientutive (“Company”) reserves the right to permanently suspend membership for any member at their discretion. Violation of any Guideline as determined by Company, is grounds for permanent or temporary suspension of a community member. Company reserves the right to deny any request for membership and remove any post at its discretion.
Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Facebook Group, with or without notice.
Enjoy the Group!
These guidelines may seem strict, but we want to provide an overview at the start of our time together so it is clear what the group is for, and what it is NOT for.
Once more, we are grateful you are here and learning the education for rewiring your nervous system and having better health all around.
Take very good care and ‘see you’ in the comments of our Facebook Group!
Irene and Team Lyon.
Note: If you have any questions about our guidelines, or if there’s a question we haven’t answered here, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you rewire your nervous system for regulation, you tap into your potential for healing, for creativity, for life! Ready to grow your regulation? Check out Irene’s free resources and powerful paid programs at www.irenelyon.com. Whether you want help with anxiety, want to know why you feel so stuck, or want new ways to grow your practice and help your clients, there’s something over there for you!