Episode 32: Understanding the Incredible Power of the Nervous System w/ Irene Lyon: Part 1

Grace & Grit LLC

I have been working with women to improve their health story now for nearly 20 years, and the longer I am at this, the more I believe that focusing on nutrient dense food and regular movement is actually the EASY part of getting healthy. When clients sign up to work with me, they are under the impression that I am going to have them do MORE to create the change they are seeking, so you can imagine their surprise when I ask them to do LESS. And why less…because most people are coming to work with me in stressed out state that is on hyper-drive. Stressing out their system MORE with less food and more exercise is not a great starting place to create positive and sustainable change. So the I am at this health coaching business, the more I have come to appreciate the incredible power of slowing down and HEALING before we ask more from our bodies.

So…I am ridiculously excited about today’s guest. Her name is Irene Lyon and she helps people to heal and honor their nervous systems, so they can create real, sustainable change and, ultimately get the most out of every aspect of their life.

Irene has loads of education to back-up her work, which includes: degrees in exercise physiology and biomedical science. She is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

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4:00: Learn more about Irene, how she became so passionate about the nervous system and made it her life’s mission to educate others about the power their nervous system has to help them build and sustain health.

10:15: The Feldenkrais Method explained in Irene’s own words.

15:30: The nervous system explained, how it becomes dysfunctional and its role in our health story.

22:45: The power of PTSD and how far more people are suffering from this condition than we are lead to believe.

28:00: How to deal with resistance when starting to retrain the nervous system.

34:45: Why “expression” is so important to developing a healthy nervous system.

Find out more about Irene Lyon.

More resources:

Raising healthy babies and a little crash course in the vagus nerve.

Why anger is essential.

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