Tune Up Your Nervous System &

Rev Up Your Entire Life

Join a new revolution in health so you can become trauma-informed, learn the language of the nervous system, and discover what it takes to become your own medicine.

(no medications or meditations required!)


The 21 day nervous system tune-up is a self-study virtual training program that blends cutting edge neuroscience with crafty neurosensory exercises – all designed to spark up your nervous system powers by helping you discover the mind-body-environment connection.

The course starts the moment you sign up.

Then, for 21 days you’ll get an email every day that includes ONE of the following:

Practical, e
asy-to-follow neurosensory audio lessons.

Vital nervous system science via my signature video training series “The Biology of Stress.”

Juicy tidbits and hand-picked resources to keep your newly formed connections firing towards healthier habits.

Occasional reminders to simply rest, repeat, or catch up if your behind.

21 Day Tune Up

Why The Nervous System?

Your nervous systems governs everything – your cells, your blood vessels, your immune system, your endocrine system, your muscular system, your digestive system, your brain and brain signalling pathways … everything!

The only problem is that most of us are trying to heal ourselves and “fix our problems” without FIRST taking care of our nervous system. Which means all that work we’re doing won’t be able to give us true, lasting change & relief.

That’s why it’s time for YOU to tune up your nervous system.

Symptoms Of A Sick Nervous System

  • Chronic pains & illnesses

  • Habits & patterns that drive you (and the people in your life) crazy

  • Mental roadblocks, fears, and resistance that paralyze you from doing what you know (deep down) you’re meant to do

  • Fatigue and Foggy Heads

  • Digestive & immune system troubles

  • Emotional symptoms, like depression, anxiety & stress…

  • Difficulty forming lasting, healthy relationships

Perks Of A Healthy Nervous System


Accept your good, bad and ugly emotions without judgement or that nasty toxic shame. Learn how to express emotions like anger and frustration in a healthy way.


Sleep soundly at night like a healthy happy baby. And wake up feeling fully rested!


Get fast-acting tools for immediate stress relief so you can file away those sudden bouts of anxiety, panic and worry like they’re going out of style.


Rather than taking your usual four weeks or more to recover from that pesky common cold, you bounce back fast within a day or two. And instead of being forever frustrated with your body’s repair system – you praise it every time you get sick because you can feel it act on dime helping you stay sharp and on your toes.


Experience a digestive system that digests food properly so you can poop with ease and stop your funky cycle of constipation/diarrhea. (Yes, I bring this up because it’s more common than folks care to admit!)


A tuned up nervous system is like teflon for stress. When you learn how to repel stress in a heartbeat, you don’t waste your energy stores keeping it inside of you. This means that all those things you never get to do because you are always so darn tired.. well, you finally get to do them!

What You’ll Get


When my clients learn about their biology – and like really learn, from the inside out – something special happens; by understanding what’s happening (in their biology) they fear it less – the stress, the anxiety, the pain, etc. This opens the door for change to happen at a deep level.

  • Video 1 – Autonomic Nervous System 101: The function of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and why they need to work together.

  • Video 2 – African Safari Time: Learn how animals naturally release stress so that it doesn’t stay stuck in their system and make them sick.

  • Video 3 – Vagus Nerve 101: Why you can blame your parents for your shortcomings.

  • Video 4 – How toxic and accumulated stress show up in the body: An important wake up call!

  • Video 5 – Healing the human predicament: Why nervous system regulation at a global level is critical right now.


You’ll get six practical audio lessons designed to spark up your nervous system powers.


  • Lesson #1: The Power of Orienting

Reset your stress levels in seconds by learning how to pause, slow down and look around. (This exercise is so ridiculously simple, you’ll be able to use it anytime you start to feel stressed – no matter where you are!)

  • Lesson 2: Following Your Impulse

If you find it hard to trust your intuition and lead with your gut, then this simple practice will knock your socks off. It’s time to get back to your body’s most basic impulses.

  • Lesson #3: Finding Your Potent Posture

This handy little exercise will give you a whole new way of improving your posture that’s functional, dynamic and I dare say… a little unusual. Plus, you’ll discover what babies can teach you and why their learning process is sharp and smart.

  • Lesson #4: Balancing Your Back

Muscular tension and overall body stiffness is a nasty by-product of too much sitting in one place, not a lot of varied movement in day-to-day life, and quite frankly, not enough active play out in nature. This gentle exercise will be the equivalent to taking a movement meditation vacation for your entire spine and also your mind. It’ll help iron out the kinks and melt away tensions

  • Lesson #5: Tense & Relax

Mindfulness training and meditation is hot stuff these days, yet so many people struggle with it. With some clever guidance and learning how go INTO the tension, this exercise will teach you how to feel the tension as a way to release it. The result when you do this: MORE RELAXATION.

  • Lesson #6: Finding the Painful and the Pleasant

Imagine using the pain you feel as the catalyst for opening up more space in your body and mind. In this final lesson, you’ll be introduced to this rather different, yet highly effective concept. Pain is a signal that something is blocked in the body. By going into your pain, befriending it and getting to know it, it can give you some important clues for making some massive 360 degree shifts.


*Important Note: You may be asking why, if this is a 21-Day program, are there only 11 lessons mentioned here? This is because spacing and repetition are an intentional part of the program’s design. It is way too much for our delicate nervous system to be faced with a new lesson every day for 21 days. It’s like the silence in between notes of music – without that, music is just noise. Rest, integration and repetition, as well as time to catch up if you are behind, are all crucial elements of nervous system healing and they are built into the program for that reason.


“After more than thirty years of seeing counsellors, therapists, qualifying as an NLP practitioner and life coach and spending more than $25,000 in personal development, since I started the 21 Day Nervous System Tune Up, I’m really unlocking myself and freeing myself from my past.  I’m already noticing that my stuck states shift much quicker; am more present and confident with people and am noticing that my body is becoming more alive. I’ve started to rediscover my creativity and childlike nature which is a real blessing.

I’m on my third run through of the program (Once you’ve invested you can repeat it as much as you like) and am still delighted by the quality and quantity of the support in the dedicated Facebook group from Irene’s team; as well as from the other participants.  The investment is an absolute bargain.  If you’re serious about resolving your issue and this looks like it’s a fit, do it!

– Andrew G

I’ve studied or experienced what feels like virtually every therapy, energy healing modality and body work available and I’m shocked that I’m only now learning this particular piece of work. It’s extremely foundational and I can’t wait to experience more of it personally and integrate some pieces into the birth trauma healing work I do professionally.

The Tune-Up made me realize I’ve been living up in my head because it felt SO unsafe to BE in my body. I don’t think I realized how much I avoid really getting into and feeling my body before I did this program. It feels like there is so much trauma stored in my body that it’s scary to really feel into the sensations, so I’ve been avoiding it at all costs.

Now, I am orienting as many times as I can during the day to become aware of what’s happening in my body and in the environment around me. I’m following my impulses more so when I need to sleep, eat, drink, go outside, etc., I find myself listening and acting upon those nudges. I’m also finding my potent posture when I’m standing.

– Crystal DiDomizio

“As a mind-body life coach I suspected my nervous system was somewhat unregulated.  Not always, but more often than I’d like, I would get ‘triggered’ for seemingly no reason and would experience jitters and low-level anxiety that wouldn’t switch off. Particularly, when turning within to notice my emotions. (Later, I’d learn that ‘orienting’ could settle this down.)

I heaped on tons of self-judgment and created stressful stories about my abilities to help others heal their chronic pain. Thankfully, a Canadian friend and coach forwarded me one of Irene’s videos. To say it resonated would be a huge understatement – I HAD TO KNOW MORE so I immediately signed up for her 21-Day Tune Up program and felt HOPE surging through my veins.

While it’s true Irene’s training has been incredibly beneficial in helping me understand mammalian physiology, the nervous system, and how both relate to chronic pain and illness, it’s been a much bigger awakening than that.  Irene’s a fantastic teacher, mentor and presenter.  She doesn’t ‘dumb down’ anything; rather, gives easy to understand and digest bite-sized lessons.  I got anatomy and neuroscience education, mind/body/emotions connections review, movement therapy introduction, how to honour impulses, hear inner wisdom, helpful videos and relevant resources, a like-minded FB community, answers to my personal questions – and well, a newfound intimacy and healthier relationship with myself. 

The information she provided fits ‘hand in glove’ with all the mind-body tools I’ve amassed and used over a ten-year span.  For me, the mind-body puzzle is complete. These days I’m feeling happier, peaceful, authentic, and more confident as a coach. It’s a joy to witness my clients benefitting from what I learned too.  So, if you have a nervous system, a mind, a body and emotions (and we all do!)– this course is for you. It’s a game changer and I highly recommend it”


“Irene’s 21 Day Nervous System Tune Up came to my attention as I was looking for ‘something’ to help with my anxiety and better my knowledge for my clients as I am a Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist and Reiki Master. The 21 Day Tune Up program made me realize that the relationships I had with my caregivers as a child, and going through Breast Cancer at 39, had dysregulated my nervous system.

The program has shown me how to “feel to heal.” When I first started lots came up that normally I would hold in. It was like a healing crisis. Now I have the tools to deal with what comes up! I have more control of my body not going into a fight/flight or freeze state.

Irene is the ‘real deal’, her support is impeccable (even with me living in Australia)… If you are looking for a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life, I definitely recommend this program.”

– Josephine P.

Other Reasons You Might Need This

  • Shutting down in times of stress is your default and being emotionally numb you know all too well. You find it difficult to express any solid full-scale emotions like joy, anger or sadness. And sometimes you think your DNA doesn’t have the “express yourself” gene. (You’ve even tried hitting pillows and screaming in the shower – it feels good for a while, but the gremlins always seem to return.)

  • You’ve stumped your doctor, acupuncturist and therapist and the most they do is prescribe “less stress” and “take it easy” – or, maybe “try this specialist” or “this pill.”

  • No matter what you do you feel tethered to a massive rock and right now hiding under it seems like the best possible solution.

  • You say stuff you know you shouldn’t be saying, but before you know it cruel and hurtful words are flying out of your mouth attacking those you love the most, like your children or partner.

  • You’ve got mindfulness ADHD. Whenever you head to your meditation class you lack focus and you can’t calm your mind to save your life.

  • Harmful habits and addictions hijack you. They also cause you unnecessary obsession, heartache, self-hatred and shame, but you do them because they are the only way you know how to feel any sense of control, safety and security. (BTW: These habits don’t have to be crack-cocaine…. um, how about exercise or being obsessed with food as some more commonly accepted types of addictions?)

  • You’re constantly trying out holistic practitioner, after woo-woo professional after transformational coach to get to the bottom of why you’re still a certified hot mess (Because even though you’ve made some progress, something still ain’t right. Am I Right?)

Why is it so tough to get on top of these pesky things?!?

My guess is that no one has ever taught you how your nervous system really works, nor have they given you the tools to work with it in a very smart way. You see, for things to really shift, you need a combo of both.

I’ve got you covered because this IS my specialty.


“I have done lots of other therapies including yoga, but this material really gave me a new level of self awareness and body awareness. I now sleep better, have less back pain and headaches, understand how I hold stress in my body, and practice tools that gently release tension throughout my day. It is so worth it so invest in yourself and learn advanced self-care skills.”

– Shaina Loos, Massage Therapist. Vancouver, B.C.

“Each person needs to study themselves – this course is a wonderful guide to help us do that. Irene has a wonderful voice, pacing, and manner of speaking that makes the audio lessons easy to follow and comforting. The exercises we covered expanded the sophistication of my approach to continued self-understanding and self-maintenance.”

– Mark Fan, Engineer & Researcher/ Toronto, Canada.

Who I Am & Why I Created This

Hi. I’m Irene Lyon.

For the past 10 years, I’ve helped everyone from Olympic athletes, to wheelchair-bound basketball players, to folks suffering from severe PTSD, to big-deal executives, to online stars.

I’ve seen my clients miraculously improve from back pain, knee pain, chronic pain, fear of public speaking, digestive issues, severe depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, shock trauma, ritual abuse, strokes, and head injuries. (Yet another short list!)

The best part? When they discover how working with this one system (the nervous system) leads to everything falling into place — their entire lives change for the better.

Because this precious little system of ours never gets the time of day (until it’s seriously out of whack) I believe everyone benefits when they discover how their insides tick from a nervous system perspective.

My clients have told me that the science they’ve learned and the simple exercises they’ve practiced in this course have changed their lives dramatically. Some have said it has given them back “that spark for life.”

This 21 day tune-up was created because I want everyone to become educated and know how to practice the basics when it comes to nervous system health. While not nearly as in-depth as my 12-week program, this self-study program gives you a more affordable way to start your journey towards better nervous system health.

After all, your nervous system is THE foundational system that runs the whole show; you can live without a kidney and even parts of your brain, you can survive without your thyroid, but you can’t be alive and functioning without your nervous system.

I know in my guts that the more this knowledge is spread and practiced, the healthier our planet will get. It’s a win-win.


Since taking the Tune-Up, I am WAY less affected by others and their ‘stuff’ because I feel so much more regulated. I am also much more mindful about what I need to do to look after myself. One of my favourite exercises was The Power of Orienting because I loved being quiet in the stillness and observing what was all around me that I, quite often, take for granted.”

– Deb Hillary

The 21 Day Nervous System Tune-Up course helped me better understand, What the h*^! .. is going on in my body! A fundamental shift in my life was learning how to follow my impulses, and it has made such a difference to actually now understand the science of my body and stress responses.

When I can understand what’s going on I can better “be with” my body and its sensations (emotions) and just be present to them, rather than being overwhelmed by them.

The way Irene taught the complicated science made learning it easy. I enjoyed the entire course and I’m looking forward to learning more and deepening my awareness.”

– Katrin

Happy Healthy Nervous System Bonuses


When you sign-up you’ll get an invitation to join the “21-Day Nervous System Secret Facebook Group.” Throughout the 21 days I’ll encourage you to share your experiences in this secret group so you can get support and encouragement and share in the camaraderie of the group.


After the 21-days is over you will not be left in the lurch. You’ll get FOUR practice tip videos to help you implement what you’ve learned into your day-to-day life. Remember, practice makes progress.


As luck would have it my husband Seth just happens to be a music composer and when I was having trouble sleeping a few years back he composed a beautiful piece for me specifically geared towards calming my nervous system. My gift to you!

“This course has left me so much more empowered to make changes in my life and handle stress than years of meditation. Irene has found the perfect blend of do-able, helpful and interesting lessons that will appeal to people very new to body work as well as people who have been doing body practices for awhile. Irene has the unique gift to blend the science and the practice into a course that feeds your mind, body and spirit. I was really blown away.”

– Jo Ilfeld, Ph.D., Executive Leadership Coach. Berkeley, CA.


$197 USD



“TAKE THIS COURSE!! Before Irene’s course, I hadn’t been paying attention to my body’s cues. After the first day, my relationship to stress was permanently altered. Such a powerful start – giving me information I needed to see how I was holding stress IN my body instead of noticing it, tuning in, and using it to my advantage. I began to feel more “myself” when I would tune in and let go of tension in my body. Her genuine care for those she helps is totally present in her voice. I can’t think of a more powerful thing you can do for yourself for such a low investment.”

– Amy MacClain of “Bullet Proof Kids”, Oakland, California.


Most other programs and modalities out there only cover one or a few slices of the pie. Most completely miss the nervous system altogether.

They never stop to ask, “Is this human organism feeling safe right now in its environment and body?”
So if your other programs have never talked to you about the Fight, Flight or Freeze Response – or most importantly, they’ve never taught you how to WORK with those survival mechanisms (to change them or disarm them) – then that’s probably why you’re still stuck

The 21-Day Nervous System Tune-Up is your starter course to uncovering all of this.

To be completely honest, there is no other course in the world that I’m aware of that gives you this material, with practical application & a growing community – so you can begin to heal for real.

On the days that you have an active piece of course content (there are 12 of those days in total) you can expect to spend about 20-30 minutes reading the emails and course content, watching a video or practicing an audio exercise. Of course, everyone reads at different rates, so I’m estimating here.

The final Biology of Stress Training Video is a little longer, ~40 minutes. This final video it kind of like the grand finale of the five and to cut it up into two chunks just wouldn’t work for this material. By then, my bet is that watching a 40 minutes training video will just feel like your favourite Netflix show and the time will go by very fast! Of course, you can also pause the videos and break them up into your own bite-sized viewing pieces.

On the days that you DO NOT have a fresh new piece of content, I offer up resources for you to check out so you have something to reflect on, and I also allow this time for any catch-up or repetition of the previous video trainings and audio exercises.

This is so individual. But what tends to be the most common side-effects for people when they watch and learn what is within the video trainings is a greater understanding of how their body actually works in times of stress and rest, and for many it gives them an aha moment of “so that’s why that happens!”

Here is a great piece that one past participant shared with me:

“I have always felt there was something wrong with me and could never put a finger on what “it” was until I watched the video. Now that I understand what happened I have much more compassion and acceptance for myself, and for my parents. And I feel so hopeful knowing that this “damage” can be healed through the tools we have learned in this class – orienting, learning how to accept and feel my feelings, and knowing how to expand my system’s capacity to handle/process stress. I truly believe that this has been the missing key for me – I can feel it every fiber of my being.” – Julie. Reiki Master. Madison, WI.

The after effects of the practical lessons and the audio exercises range from greater calm to instant stress relief and more energy and alertness, even a renewed sense of purpose and zest for life.

It really depends on where your starting point is.

Here’s some interesting shifts from another participant:

“After going through Irene’s program I started to crave healthier foods and actually gave up my chip addiction. I used to eat chips every night and now I will have them if I REALLY want them, but for the most part not craving them as much. I also noticed more tone in my muscles which is weird, because I am not doing anything that different in my exercise routine. The other awesome side effect is strengthening my ability to not take on other’s people’s crap.” – Lisa Cheston. Personal Stylist at Style Divine. Vancouver, BC.

YES. When you sign up for this course you’ll be invited into our secret Facebook group. I LOVE this private Facebook page because it’s a very easy way for people to read how others are doing, ask for help and support others in their journey. I’ve been blown away by the camaraderie in past groups I’ve had the fortune of moderating and I know this group will be a stellar one too!
YES. All the video trainings and audio exercises are downloadable. I actually recommend downloading the audio exercises to your iPod or phone so you have access to them wherever you are. The materials are yours to keep. If we have to do maintenance on our site, or take down a webpage, we will notify you so you can make sure you download all the materials in due time.
Nope. And this is on purpose. This is because spacing and repetition are an intentional part of the program’s design. Just as you wouldn’t go see a therapist every day for 21 days, it is also way too much for our delicate nervous system to be faced with a new lesson every day for 21 days. Rest, integration and repetition, as well as time to catch up if you are behind, are all crucial elements of nervous system healing and they are built into the program for that reason.

Got More Questions?

Got questions I haven’t answered yet? Ask away.

Write support@irenelyon.com and myself or my team will help you out.

Our business hours are M-F 10am-5pm PST and we do our best to get back to you within 24 hours, if not sooner.





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