IN THIS EPISODE – In a recent podcast listener survey, a lot of you listed trauma and healing under topics you’d like to see explored more in 2020 on the show, so Elizabeth DiAlto is interviewing, Irene Lyon who is a nervous system expert and somatic practitioner! Her big truth was that we’re at a point in time where we have the science, research, practices and immediacy to heal deep stuff. We talked about what somatic work is, the difference between the parasympathetic and the sympathetic nervous systems and touched on Polyvagal Theory. She helped me understand the difference between trauma trained and trauma informed – a very important distinction as we all consider practitioners, guides, teachers and coaches in various areas of our lives. And we also got into neuroception, our sensitivity to safety or danger, common trauma responses that people might not realize is their trauma talking, and how we can value the health that IS present. It’s a great chat, you might want to listen more than once. Enjoy and share!