irene lyon

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 [...]

Are you falling off the healing path? Please Remember This!2019-11-21T12:30:34-08:00

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 [...]

What is Healthy Aggression?2020-05-12T15:41:47-07:00

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 [...]

Understanding highly sensitive people: Nurture or Nature?2020-05-12T15:45:03-07:00

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 [...]

How to Deal with Sadness2019-11-21T12:45:07-08:00

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 [...]

On Healing Toxic Shame2022-05-29T18:42:54-07:00

Finding connection & abolishing the “trigger warning.”


As you might know by now, I love to share what I come across during my week, and this video below, and the man in it, and his story, is a PERFECT example of someone with: Early trauma from the very start (it looks like in utero, born [...]

Finding connection & abolishing the “trigger warning.”2020-12-11T15:20:37-08:00

I believe in the power of the person


Some concepts are tricky to explain. Especially when it comes to how the human system heals in miraculous ways. Anita Moorjani’s memoir, Dying To Be Me, is one account of a miraculous “cure” that science can’t explain (a fabulous book that I highly recommend!). Same with the many [...]

I believe in the power of the person2020-12-14T16:37:28-08:00

On Chronic Illness & What It Takes To Heal From It


I remember learning about the deep roots of what causes chronic fatigue in my early years studying Somatic Experiencing. I talk about this in other videos, namely this one. When I learned about what is called, ‘The New Traumatology,’ which is the study of trauma and how it [...]

On Chronic Illness & What It Takes To Heal From It2020-12-14T16:41:30-08:00

How toxic shame creates the fallout we call depression


  I want to share something with you that often gets confused or misunderstood: The link between Depression and Shame. A few weeks back I was responding to a question in my Facebook community, Healthy Nervous System Revolution, and it had to do with the connections between shame and depression, and [...]

How toxic shame creates the fallout we call depression2020-03-29T17:26:11-07:00

For us to heal, we must be willing to not fear, fear.


What gives a mother superhuman strength to lift a car off her child? It’s fear. Fear, as I explain in greater detail in this article, is a biological and survival necessity. The cascade of neurochemical reactions lets us know, at lightning speed, that something is not right. [...]

For us to heal, we must be willing to not fear, fear.2020-01-28T19:44:00-08:00
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