Therapy Chat Episode 282

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan LCSW-C interviews nervous system expert and somatic practitioner Irene Lyon about her work using many bottom-up methods to help individuals with nervous system dysregulation due to trauma. 

In this conversation you’ll hear:

  • how trauma responses show up in the body
  • how those responses can be shifted when they’re stuck
  • how to pace the process
  • what nervous system regulation is
  • the beliefs that arise from our threat response systems
  • and much more!

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 have reached over 4000 people in over 60 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. 

Irene’s website:

Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients process trauma, go here to attend a webinar with Psychedelic Somatic Institute and learn about their training (affiliate link). I’ll be attending their training DC in July (can’t wait)!!!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about go here to listen to my last 3 interviews on using psychedelics in trauma therapy. (affiliate link)

Therapists: thinking of adding coaching to your toolkit but not sure where to start? Check out Katie Read’s course which guides you through literally everything you need to know and be sure to tell them you heard about it from Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat! (affiliate link) – I’m currently participating in the course and it is so comprehensive! I’ve learned a ton – she makes it easy! (affiliate link)

To check out Laura’s other podcast, Trauma Chat, go to and sign up for the email list! You’ll receive a free gift for signing up!

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Original Date

June 11, 2021

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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