179: How to listen to your body – with Irene Lyon (PART TWO)

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Last week, we talked about how to listen to your body… why when we focus on our nervous system first, true transformational healing can actually occur, in more ways than one.

And it was such a powerful conversation, I decided to split it into two parts so we had time to simmer on it all. Since part one focused on the what and the why… this week, we are talking all about the HOW.


My special guest today is (once again) nervous system specialist Irene Lyon and she’s simplifying how to listen to your body. 

Remember, when you take the time to listen to your body and give it what it needs to thrive, you unlock your most remarkable self. 

If you’ve experienced any of the following:

  • digestive and immune system troubles
  • chronic pains and illnesses
  • habits and patterns that drive you (and the people in your life) crazy
  • fatigue and brain fog
  • depression, anxiety and stress
  • or any mental roadblocks, fears and resistance that paralyze you from doing what you know (deep down) that you’re meant to do…

Irene shows us that these are a few of the symptoms of a sick nervous system. And it’s no way to live – it’s not sustainable. There is a better way and a few of the perks of having a healthy nervous system include:

  • better sleep at night
  • boosted immunity
  • elevated energy levels
  • regulated gut health
  • immediate stress relief and deeper emotional intelligence.

So let’s dive back into this conversation with Irene Lyon as she simplifies it even further.

Grab your journal and pen… go visit the bathroom (your bladder will thank you) and let’s get back into this conversation to spark positive change. 

Q: Are you ready to (truly) listen to your body? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

<What’s catching my eye this week>

My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and listen to your body this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Online Course: The 21-day nervous system tune-up – Irene Lyon

Resource: Human development through the lens of science and compassion – Dr. Gabor Maté

Resource: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – in the United States

Resource: National Suicide SupportLine – in the United Kingdom

Resource: 5 Rhythms dance therapy – Gabrielle Roth

Resource: UK-based intuitive dance teacher and facilitator – Katye Coe

Resource: The very best dance company in Nottingham, England – Dance 4

Video: the (very powerful) Haka wedding video – YouTube

Podcast: Focus on Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Joe Rogan Experience

Book: Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Resource: Psychobiological Trauma Specialist & Modern Medicine Man… and Irene’s husband – Seth Lyon

Podcast: How to (actually) keep calm & carry on, featuring Roger Jackson – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to heal from anxiety, featuring Uma Sanghvi – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Irene Lyon

Irene Lyon, MSc – She is a nervous system expert who teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date, her online programs have reached over 4000 people in over 90 countries. 

Irene has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical and Health Science and also has a knack for making complex info easy for ALL of us to understand and apply to our lives. She has extensively studied and practiced the works of Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice). Irene spends her free time eating delicious food, hiking in the mountains or walking along the Pacific Ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Where Irene hangs out online:

Website: irenelyon.com 

Instagram: @irenelyon

YouTube: @irenelyon

Facebook: @lyonirene

Irene’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Sarah Kleiner – She is a meat-based yoga teacher and certified nutrition coach helping people through yoga, relaxation and meditation coaching.

Irene Lyon

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