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#115 Somatic Healing from Trauma with Irene Lyon!

How Humans Heal

Release Date: 07/05/2022

#128 Escape Narcissism with Dr. Doni show art #128 Escape Narcissism with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about the topic of narcissism. Narcissism as an overall concept and term can be used in many ways, including to describe personality traits of being excessively admiring of oneself, someone who might be self-centered or selfish or only thinking of themselves, so much so that they feel a sense of entitlement.    As we talk about narcissism, we need to distinguish it from a healthy sense of self prioritization and self-care. I talk about self-care a lot in my new book and in myself care program. It's all about how we take better care of ourselves in terms...

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#127 Wild & Well: Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing with Dani Williamson show art #127 Wild & Well: Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing with Dani Williamson

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Hi and welcome back to How Humans Heal! In today’s episode I interview Dani Williamson about her new book Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing. I enjoyed talking with Dani about her healing process and her book because she and I have the same interest in helping people recover from stress and prevent health issues caused by stress.     Please note, if you are struggling with depression or triggers caused by stress, this episode may be disturbing. Our intention is to bring awareness to the potential effects of childhood trauma as well as the...

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#126 Break Your Stress Addiction with Dr. Doni show art #126 Break Your Stress Addiction with Dr. Doni

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In this episode we talk about stress and how to recover from it.   First, we must acknowledge that being human involves exposure to stress!    Research shows that over 60% of us had an adverse childhood event and at least 70% of us have experienced a major stress loss or trauma in adulthood.    When we exist as humans in these stressful environments it starts to feel normal to be stressed.     In fact, we can become addicted to feeling stressed and so we get stuck in stress mode. Our bodies’ cortisol and adrenaline levels get imbalanced, and our...

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#125 The Thyroid Debacle with Dr. Eric Balcavage show art #125 The Thyroid Debacle with Dr. Eric Balcavage

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In this episode we talk about:    * How stress affects thyroid function.    * What is the Cell Danger Response.    * How most thyroid issues are missed and mistreated.    * How to address thyroid function comprehensively.    -    Dr. Eric Balcavage is a functional medicine practitioner who looks to assess physiology looking for ways to really help people that want to optimize their overall health. His work is to analyze what's creating that excessive stress in your body and what you can do to reduce it, and how to support you on your...

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#124 Learning from Real Cases with Dr. Doni! show art #124 Learning from Real Cases with Dr. Doni!

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In this episode of How Humans Heal, I share about 6 recent cases from my practice and how they relate to leaky gut, even though it wasn’t obvious that they had leaky gut!    Case 1 Woman with autoimmunity and joint pain who was under extreme stress now knows which foods to avoid, and which to choose, as well as the supplements to heal leaky gut, recover from stress, and prevent autoimmunity from flaring. She’s feeling better and onto phase 3 of my protocol, so today I helped her with maintenance tips.     Case 2 Woman who worked with a different practitioner to...

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#123 Escape the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster with Dr. Mariza Snyder! show art #123 Escape the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster with Dr. Mariza Snyder!

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Fatigue is such a common issue, but often we find ourselves reaching for sugar and caffeine to keep us going, especially as busy moms and entrepreneurs.     Energy is the ultimate currency. Who doesn’t want more?!!     Dr. Mariza describes hitting energy rock bottom with chronic fatigue, when she fought her way to the bathroom each day to get ready, and reached for sugar to keep her going.     She realized that at 30 years old that way of operating wasn’t going to be sustainable.     Over the next three years, she searched for...

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#122 Supplements And The Highly Sensitive Person with Dr. Doni! show art #122 Supplements And The Highly Sensitive Person with Dr. Doni!

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I consider myself to be a highly sensitive person – both in terms of my nervous system and in terms of how I respond to changes and substances.     I didn’t learn about being a highly sensitive person in medical school, however in the 1990s two psychologists – Elaine Aron and Arthur Aron – wrote a book called “The Highly Sensitive Person” in which they defined what it is to have a more sensitive emotional response to what is happening around us.    I have identified a somewhat different version of a highly sensitive person, and as far as I know, I’ve not...

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#121 Learn To Do Pilates! With Vivian Jung show art #121 Learn To Do Pilates! With Vivian Jung

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Pilates – a method of conditioning the body, mind and spirit – has made such a difference for me so I wanted to share with all of you, and what better way to do that than to talk with my favorite Pilates instructor, Vivian Piccone Jung [@authenticmethodpilates].  In this episode, Vivian and I cover Pilates in depth including:   -What attracted Vivian to become a Pilates instructor  -What are the differences in Pilates training programs  -Who was Joseph Pilates and how we developed Pilates  -The benefits of Pilates  -Potential contraindications and...

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#120 Solving the Mystery of Leaky Gut with Dr. Doni! show art #120 Solving the Mystery of Leaky Gut with Dr. Doni!

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I’ve been talking about leaky gut since about 2002. At the time, I was experiencing severe migraines, and my daughter (whom I was breastfeeding) had severe colic. That’s when I figured out that I had leaky gut, and I had to find a way to help us both. I tried every kind of food panel and diet change, and experienced minimal benefits, until I found a lab that ran a highly accurate IgA and IgG panel and saw that I was reacting to many of the foods I ate. One of the most common misconceptions is that there is something wrong with the food panel, but that is far from the truth. The truth –...

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#119 Clean Eating with Allison Schaaf! show art #119 Clean Eating with Allison Schaaf!

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I had the chance to interview my friend, Allison Schaaf [@prepdish], dietitian, chef and founder of PrepDish. PrepDish plans healthy gluten-free meals and provides the recipes and instructions to prepare the meals.     PrepDish started when Allison herself was learning to eat gluten-free herself. Now PrepDish offers gluten-free, paleo, low carb, and fast prep meal plans for families. All you do is sign up for the program, and each week PrepDish will send you your meal plan and grocery list for the week.     This is SUCH a brilliant solution for people who are...

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As a rehab specialist, an injury skiing that wouldn’t heal, forced Irene Lyon [@IreneLyon] to consider mind-body work. That led her to become a Feldenkrais practitioner herself. Years later she found herself searching for more answers, which led her to study somatic experiences with Peter Levine.  

 

The premise of somatic work is - what we experience gets stuck in our tissue and the way we think and connect with people. 

 

Since then, she developed online programs and has helped close to 10,000 people in 90 countries learn to become their own medicine by reteaching them how to be with their body and their stress response.  

 

Through research of her programs, people have been able to increase self-worth, feel less isolated, and decrease a range of symptoms.  

 

 

Understanding how stress gets stored in our bodies and supporting our bodies to resolve it, allows us to heal from past trauma. When stressed, we go into a freeze response to protect us. The trouble with that, is the flight or fight hasn't been resolved. Whatever emotion we haven’t been allowed (or allow ourselves) to express, can block the nervous system. That impacts the autonomic nervous – from hormones, digestion, cell cleaning mechanisms, and more.  

 

Depending on your history and predisposition, it will express differently in different people. It can cause anything from migraines, to autoimmunity, to anxiety and depression. The symptoms are triggered from something that occurred and you have been stuck in protection mode ever since.  

 

 

In this interview Irene and I connect about skiing in the Pacific Northwest, and about having joint hypermobility. I share that a year ago, due to physical and emotional stress, I developed an inflammatory condition that required surgery. Yet still, it was clear that I also needed to address the stress in my body to truly address the root cause.  

 

If we never have a chance to reset from stress we were exposed to, it is stored in our bodies and can cause long-standing health issues.  

 

I talk about these concepts in my book – Master Your Stress Reset Your Health – so I’m so excited to dive deep in this discussion with Irene. https://www.amazon.com/Master-Your-Stress-Reset-Health/dp/1953295576  

 

 

Important concepts we cover are:  

 

-Somatic healing involves breathwork, movement, as well as emotional processing.  

 

-Feeling safe is essential for healing 

 

-Disassociation and how to bring your attention to being in your body 

 

-Orient to your surroundings 

 

-How talking to your body brings you into connection and communication from within 

 

-Small, incremental steps can be used to gradually retrain the vagus nerve and stress response system 

 

-It’s important to individualize the approach 

 

 

If you are struggling and stuck in physical and/or emotional pain, I encourage you to learn more about Irene’s programs at IreneLyon.com.

 

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