irene lyon

The undeniable link between early childhood stress and chronic illness

2024-04-21T15:02:34-07:00November 18th, 2022|3. Pain & Chronic Illness, Nervous System Health, Nervous System Resiliency|

Scroll down for the YouTube video (and we do recommend reading the mini-article here for context). I recently listened to a brilliant interview of Anthony Kiedis, lead vocalist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He said something that inspired me to write this week’s email:  “The most powerful [...]

Ayahuasca destroyed my nervous system

2024-04-21T15:05:47-07:00November 13th, 2022|Nervous System Health, Nervous System Resiliency, Spirituality & Somatic Bypass|

Scroll down for the YouTube video (and we do recommend reading the mini-article here for context). Ayahuasca and other plant medicines are getting a lot of attention these days. Some major names in the fields of health and healing are endorsing their therapeutic potential.  And to be honest, [...]

Why you’re waking up in a panic attack

2024-04-21T15:07:11-07:00November 6th, 2022|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology, Nervous System Health, Nervous System Resiliency|

Scroll down for the YouTube video (and we do recommend reading the mini-article here for context). Night terrors are REAL. And they happen for a very real, nervous system-related, reason: “I suddenly wake up, sometimes not even knowing who I am, with a fast heartbeat and trembling from [...]

The Ill Effects of Dysregulated Parenting

2024-04-21T15:10:13-07:00October 23rd, 2022|5. Parenting & Child Development, 6. Practitioners & Professionals|

Scroll down for the YouTube video (and we do recommend reading the mini-article here for context). A few weeks ago, I interviewed a very special guest about his incredible journey from complex ptsd to health and nervous system regulation. My wonderful husband and colleague, Seth Lyon.  And boy [...]

The connections between jaw tension, teeth grinding and stored survival stress

2024-04-21T15:12:10-07:00October 16th, 2022|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology, 3. Pain & Chronic Illness|

Today I have some NEW learning for you on a topic that keeps coming up—teeth grinding and pain in the jaw and upper neck.  For some folks, this can be traced back to old dental trauma. For others, it’s a buildup of stress from the daily grind (pun [...]

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

2020-05-12T15:39:01-07:00September 9th, 2019|Free Stuff, Healing Trauma, Nervous System Health, Nervous System Resiliency, Video|

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!

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

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 [...]

Understanding highly sensitive people: Nurture or Nature?

2020-05-12T15:45:03-07:00August 12th, 2019|Free Stuff, Healing Trauma, Nervous System Health, Video|

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 [...]