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Interview with Irene Lyon

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

The nervous system is surprisingly far-reaching within us.

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie are happy to be joined by Irene Lyon, a nervous system expert, to talk about how working with the nervous system can transform trauma to heal one’s body and mind.

Humans, unlike other animals, have a higher brain that has the ability to ignore signals caused by stressful situations or events, but that doesn’t mean they never occurred. Just like built-up pressure within a sealed container, unresolved issues can explode and express themselves through symptoms or even illness in our bodies. To explain how to address this, Irene starts by breaking down the nervous system into smaller systems and talks about their function in our daily lives and how they respond to threatening situations. She presents different examples to illustrate why upbringing plays a pivotal role in the way we deal with conflict, providing introspective and somatic alternatives that anyone can understand.

Tune in to this episode to learn how we can have a better, healthier body by working with our minds!

About our Guest - Irene Lyon

Irene Lyon, MSC. and nervous system expert, 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 and classes have reached over 9,500 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 practices 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.

If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!

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Key Take-Aways

  • How our consciousness can be cultivated and sharpened.

  • What parts constitute the parasympathetic nervous system.

  • Why adversity and stress equal illness.

  • How we need co-regulation in order to learn self-regulation.

  • What Irene teaches people about their nervous system.


  • Follow and connect with Irene Lyon on LinkedIn.

  • Visit Irene Lyon’s Website!

Listen to past episodes of the Podcast on Apple Podcasts.


CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!

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