irene lyon

What do you do when you have unresolved trauma? Two types of orienting.

In this blog I’m sharing a vlog that covers one of the fundamentals for healing unresolved trauma and restoring regulation and better self-awareness back to the human system: Orienting The capacity to orient to one’s environment in two different modes - exploratory and defensive - as well as [...]

Are you falling off the healing path? Please Remember This!

Do you ever feel like ALL the healing work you’re doing is going nowhere … or do you ever find your mind spiraling into something that goes like this: “I must be doing something wrong because I’m feeling more activation and intense sensation!?” I fully understand this. For example, I had my [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:30:34-08:00August 26th, 2019|Free Stuff, Healing Trauma, Nervous System Health, Video|

What is Healthy Aggression?

Many years ago, one of my colleagues said this to me (and I’m paraphrasing): “It seems my biggest job is to help people get comfortable with anger.” I nodded fully because I couldn't agree more. Getting comfortable with anger is top of the list for me. Here’s a [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:36:37-08:00August 19th, 2019|Free Stuff, Healing Trauma, Nervous System Health, Video|

Understanding highly sensitive people: Nurture or Nature?

  For the record, I am sensitive. Like, super sensitive. I can tell what condiment my husband is using when making a sandwich even if I’m in a completely different floor of our home by the sound the lid makes coming off the jar or bottle. I know the moment our neighbors [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:42:13-08:00August 12th, 2019|Free Stuff, Healing Trauma, Nervous System Health, Video|

How to Deal with Sadness

In this newest vlog I dive into the topic of sadness and the two different kinds of sadness that are rarely spoke of: nutritive and habitual. My approach and understanding around this topic of sadness is greatly influenced by my studies within the work of Somatic Experiencing, founded by Peter Levine. These specific distinctions [...]

On Healing Toxic Shame

[The 1st image of me to the left is the subtle facial expressions of distaste; the image to the right is disgust which is the gateway emotion to healing toxic shame.] A lot of people want to know how we process and heal shame.  This is a MASSIVE topic [...]