IN THIS EPISODE – Chela Davison talks with Irene Lyon, MSC and nervous system expert, about… well, the nervous system. Irene has a knack for taking complex information and making it easy to understand and digest, and she does that here. Irene gives us a crash course in all those words and theories about regulation that you’ve heard of but don’t quite understand, including how the ventral vagal system is actually built. “When you have that little baby that’s fussing and needing regulation, it is learning how to build its ventral vagal nervous system by our coregulation, and when it sees us, when it feels safety, it immediately connects to their heart and calms them down… When we’re born, that isn’t built in”. This episode offers clear and deep context for those interested in doing their own nervous system healing work, those working as practitioners in any field, and anyone who has ever had a body. For anyone who identifies as a leader or is interested in building greater capacity to lead in their lives, communities and professional fields, this episode reveals some incredible territory around how and why working with your nervous system is foundational to your aims.