Working directly with the nervous system has the potential to bring remarkable healing and life-changing transformations — IF we do it correctly. If not, we risk deepening dysregulation (aka: we retraumatize ourselves).
2.1 There’s no shortcut to nervous system health
Breathwork, artificial nerve stimulation, tapping, eye movements, and more… These ‘biohacks,’ devices and techniques can be useful in certain contexts. But, alone or combined, NONE of these things can restore true and lasting regulation at the ANS level.
We are each individuals who need to carve out our own journey pending our unique history and circumstances. If you have a lot of shock trauma from accidents, you might also need to explore bodywork. If your troubles are more psychological in nature, you may actually need to do more good old fashioned therapy. If you are nutrient-deficient or metabolically unhealthy, you might need to also implement dietary/activity protocols.
However, as mammals who share the same biology, we ALL need the same foundation of nervous system regulation and capacity in order for ANY of the above to be of any real benefit to us, especially in the long-term.
2.2 Healing can (and often does) go wrong
Many people (and professionals) tend to start with methodologies that try to FORCE and “get” a trauma out — or, they try to ask too much of a person’s emotional capacity. With this approach, a person becomes overwhelmed and stays overwhelmed, or they shut down and numb out. We do NOT want this to happen.
Humans tend to focus on getting rid of symptoms, and while that might be important in some cases, like the pain from an acute bone fracture, a severe burn, or a bacterial infection, to name a few examples when acute medical care might be needed, back to LAW #1 to understand why this approach doesn’t work when it comes to healing the nervous system.
2.3 There IS a right way to heal
Not everyone is going to like how Irene teaches and helps folks heal trauma, because she’s not going to give a specific recipe or a quick fix ‘hack’ to decrease stress and lower anxiety.
But what Irene will offer you, should you choose to come our way and learn with our team, is LASTING change. You’ll learn stuff that you will have for the rest of your life… and to boot, it’ll also transform your relationships, how you parent, work, create, love, and see the world in all its goods and evils.
No biohacks or quick fixes for pesky symptoms here. Just stuff that works. Your choice. Or, as the Grail Knight told Indiana Jones: “You must choose. But choose wisely, as the true grail will bring you life, and the false grail will take it from you.”