Smart Body Smart Mind
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It’s Time to Heal the One System that Drives All Other Systems: 



Learn more about the course below

  Next Session Starts April 2019 

  12 Payments of $197 USD or 1 Payment of $1997 USD (save $367)

(Those who have purchased the 21-Day Nervous System Tuneup receive $300 off)


After the Great Work You’ve Done are You (or Your Clients) Still Running Into the Same Old Roadblocks?

stubborn health issues

Stubborn Health Issues Hard-to-define issues that won’t go away — like chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, or digestive issues (or even weight gain as a result of stress) 

Complete Exhaustion Constant overwhelm and having to “push through” daily in order to accomplish everything that needs to get done  


Physical Limitations Upper limits that keep you (or your clients) STILL playing small (even after trying everything to get to the root of them)  

Strains on Relationships Relationship challenges and trouble setting boundaries (that make it hard to delegate or result in chronic overgiving)  

loss of confidence

A Loss of Confidence Confidence or self-image issues that get in the way of being authentic and courageous when putting yourself/themselves out there in a big way

If this is sounds like you and/or your clients, then please know this: To get to the root of the physical, mental, and emotional junk holding you (or your clients) back, you have to go DIRECTLY to where the old programming was originally encoded…


Simply Put… The Nervous System Governs Everything







Healing at the nervous system level is the missing link when it comes to human health and development, so…  

  • Are you ready to uplevel your capacity like crazy and discover the power of your most prized asset?
  • Are you ready to deepen your understanding of nervous system physiology in both an educational and experiential way – so that you can help yourself and deepen the work you can do with your clients?  

If your answer is YES, then you’re invited to join me for…

Smart Body Smart Mind


Get a healthier nervous system and a greater understanding of how the human body works in times of stress.

SmartBody SmartMind is an online group program designed to teach you how to tap into the power of neuroplasticity through my Unorthodox Healing Blueprint. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to care for your own nervous system (which also gives you a greater capacity for helping your clients).


Real People. Real Stories. REAL CHANGE. 

Become Your Own Medicine

Watch this video where I explain why this work is different and how it truly is the missing link you need to become your own medicine.

SmartBody SmartMind Will Be PERFECT for You if You Are…

  • A heart-based or holistic practitioner, a body worker or somatic therapist, a transformational coach, or a health & wellness coach 
  • A relatively self-aware person, and you’ve tried the best western, eastern, alternative and even “woo-woo” modes of healing.  
  • An individual passionate about your health who wants cutting-edge knowledge. 

SmartBody SmartMind is NOT for You if You…

  • Want a quick fix and aren’t willing to do any work. 
  • Refuse to make time for yourself and don't want to prioritize your schedule to fit in 15-30 minutes for practicing the exercises on most days of the week, as well as the occasional day wherein you might need 30-50 minutes to engage in the longer teaching videos and practice sessions.  
  • Aren’t ready to face potentially uncomfortable emotions and sensations that will help to unlock old patterns and harmful habits that aren’t serving you anymore so that you can leap ahead and make positive progress. (I’m there for you, but this program is not just fuzzy kittens and rainbows. This can include deep, challenging work.)



Julie, Austria SBSM ALUMNI 

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There has been a direct positive effect on my parenting of my 4 year old, in my body awareness, allowing me to return to running (which is really important to me), in my capacity to handle the daily stresses, capacity to deal with background noise and it is also increasing my empathy toward others, which indirectly helps decrease sources of anger.

What made me realize I needed help was the numbness I felt to the environment and nature during a hike in the mountains. Something that had always made me re-energize, connect, and settle, was leaving me indifferent. I first started with Irene's 21 Day program and then moved on to SmartBodySmartMind.

I have just gotten back from hiking/running the same trail on which I had the realization last year and it is the first time that I can sense this inner feeling of energy and calm at the same time and connection with the nature around. I am so grateful to have found this work and can't imagine how I could have gone further without it.

There has been a direct positive effect on my parenting of my 4 year old, in my body awareness, allowing me to return to running (which is really important to me), in my capacity to handle the daily stresses, capacity to deal with background noise and it is also increasing my empathy toward others, which indirectly helps decrease sources of anger.

I still have a lot of work to do and realize that it is not a linear progression but I am so grateful to have found this lifestyle and even though I still have tough decisions regarding my life ahead which are causing anxiety, fear, stress, I feel better equipped to address those decisions and am aware that my resources to deal with those reactions have developed.

I am sending you all a slice of this re-found energy wherever you may be on your journey!

Thank you for the opportunity to share.

Hear more from our past paticipants and Alumni


Here’s What You’ll Get When You Join: Powerful Learning, Interaction and Support!

10 Training Modules

Each module (or “lab,” as I like to call them) gives you a blend of video trainings and audio neurosensory exercises.  

The program dives deep into topics such as: • Basic Orientation • Following Your Impulse • Finding Potent Posture • And more…

8 Live Training Calls

During these calls, I’ll teach you new core pieces of material to supplement the program curriculum, through the use of fill-in-the-blank handouts.  

(These handouts were a massive hit in our last round!)  

All calls are recorded and placed in the member area within 24-48 hours following the live call. So, even if you can’t attend every call live, you’ll still be able to tune in and benefit from the information shared.

Question and Answer Calls

We’ll also have live Q&A calls, so you can ask your specific questions around your own personal progress, the program content, etc.  

(Questions are sent in via email ahead of time and all calls will be recorded and uploaded to the program website for listening after the live call.)  

This is your opportunity to gain clarity on any of the topics that are taught and learn from your peers, too.

2 Action / Rest Weeks

There will be two full weeks dedicated to review and integration of the program content – so even if you fall behind, you’ll be able to catch back up. 

A note about the program content and pacing: this work is meant to be done slowly and over a long period of time, which is why everyone who joins becomes an alumni and receives lifetime access.  

So, even if you fall “behind” with the material, please know that there is no behind — there is only the pace at which you need to work to heal your past trauma and get on the road to feeling better.

Smart Body Smart Mind Facebook Group

Support via Our Private Facebook Group

I’m a huge believer in the power of community

In the Facebook group, you’re able to connect with other SmartBody SmartMind participants, people who are making the same journey as you.  

You’ll also be able to ask me and my team of professional colleagus your questions here, to get extra support between our modules and Q&A calls.  

That said, the program is NOT the Facebook Group so you do not need to join the group to get the full benefits from this program, it’s simply an option that many enjoy.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

The 5 Pillars of Neuroplastic Healing

Most people try to jump into healing at an advanced level without first doing the foundational work.  

(Think: going to yoga classes or trying to heal trauma before preparing your system, or even understanding what that preparation might look like!)

The 5 Pillars of Neuroplastic Healing (awareness, capacity, regulation, integration, differentiation) start by giving you a foundation upon which to do the rest of your work – which means you’ll be more aware of your stress physiology. You then move through the rest of the Pillars, which include working at the level of your stress organs, and delving into more intense mind-body work.  

You’ll learn how to recognize which pillar you currently need, and the key actions to take under each one.  

32 Neurosensory Exercises

These practical exercises tap into multiple layers of your body, brain and nervous system. They are a blend of my expertise in the somatic healing arts of Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Practice and Feldenkraisian learning.  

The beginner and intermediate exercises work to help de-stress, enhance breath and body awareness, improve presence, as well as build internal capacity that will make your brain and body smarter (really!)

The more advanced exercises help you tap into your stress organs (specifically the kidney-adrenals and brainstem) so you become better at experiencing stress without it affecting you negatively, while dually improving the capacity to “let go” of held tensions  

These advanced exercises will also refine the communication between the gut and the brain via the important vagus nerve. The health of this nerve is essential for proper regulation of the nervous system and its corresponding body systems (the digestive tract, cardiovascular and blood pressure systems, muscles of social engagement and communication as well as the “higher brain” centres, to name a few.)  

The Biology of Stress (Video Training Series) 

In order to truly transform the way your body handles stress, you need to understand how stress works.  

This signature video training series contains five master class trainings that have completely revolutionized people’s lives.

This training will give you answers (and most importantly, hope) by providing a solid biological explanation for a lot of the pain and angst that you’ve been struggling to figure out and fix.  


Next Session Starts April 2019

  12 Payments of $197 USD or 1 Payment of $1997 USD (save $367)

(Those who have purchased the 21-Day Nervous System Tuneup Receive $300 off)  

John Sykes ART THERAPIST IN TRAINING. Sydney Australia. SBSM Alumni 

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SmartBody SmartMind exceeded my expectations. I thought it might help me to understand a little of what I was doing with my Somatic Therapist, and then I ended up receiving almost the same education that he got when he was doing his training!

Before I started this course I'd been in therapy for around 6 years. I had done lots of work on myself over that time and felt half-cooked; I had left behind SOME of the symptoms of Complex PTSD that I had been experiencing 6 years prior, but not all. I was in a desperate place, not feeling very 'in control' of my life, or my emotional state. SmartBody SmartMind put me behind the controls of my nervous system and mental health.

Prior to this course, I was avoiding pretty much everyone, and all of my adult responsibilities. I now have far more 'space' in my body and mind, to deal with life's inevitable stressors. I'm far more peaceful, less scared of the world, and ready for work, life and relationships. It's a great relief for me, knowing I can move gently back towards life.

My physical health has improved substantially. I have a lovely colour to my face, when I used to be pasty white. I eat better because I can concentrate on what my body feels like -- If I feel like salad, I eat that. If I feel like a bit of junk, I eat that. But in general, my body craves good food more often. I feel life and vitality, and resilience returning to my body. My friends and family are all a lot happier. They see and comment that I'm on the mend, clearer and more sure of myself, and generally happier -- the work doesn't stop with me; as I heal, so do they.

I'm also a bit of a Veteran with group work when it comes to 'mental health' problems and I can confidently say that this program is as well run as any that I've attended face-to-face.This course has a psychoeducational component that is second to none. I was educated on what my nervous system is, why it might malfunction, and how to fix it. I became the patient and the doctor all at once. I feel confident to do the work how and when my body needs it. By way of analogy -- how many mechanics would fix your car, for a reasonable price, and then show you how to fix your engine, so you don't need to go back again? That's how I feel.

The only difficulty I had with this course was being able to afford it. I hadn't worked since a significant lapse, about 2 years ago, so I didn't have any money, or the income I needed. I 'knew' I was going to do the course one way or another and so I put up a 'gofundme' project and asked everyone in my contact list on social media, to pay for the course -- which was HUGE for me. I had the money within a week and got into the course. Because everyone else had paid, it also made me super-accountable and I worked my butt off first time round. I recommend people think outside the box and go for something like this, if money is an issue for them. The exercise in asking for help and getting it, was healing in itself.

I hear Irene say things like "this is what the world needs right now" and she's telling the truth. I believe her 100%. I'm the luckiest man alive to have found her and her work. She gave me my life back! (I just found some tears I've needed to cry for a while).

Hear more from our past paticipants and Alumni

Want an Even Deeper Dive Into Program?

We want to ensure that you know *exactly* what you are getting when you join SmartBody SmartMind, plus how the program content is structured. Right here I'm sharing a video that is within our official program site that helps participants see the bigger picture of our time together.  

This video outlines how the ten program modules (we call them "labs") are spread out over the course of the program. I also review some of the main principles of neuroplastic healing and how the SmartBody SmartMind program content sets the conditions so this healing (and learning!) can take place.  


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I dove into this work out of desperation to heal chronic ailments that were getting really out of hand, and it changed my whole outlook on the world.

I have a deeper compassion than before for those around me and most importantly, myself. I've become more trusting of my feelings and am better able to let them come through. I have had big releases in my body that were stored for ages.

So many emotions have poured out of me during this time which was hard, and also pleasant. The other day I got down on the ground and started doing a mixture of my own rewiring exercises that I'd learned with the program; I was led by curiosity and I felt such a deep love for myself. I feel more aligned with the cycles of the moon. More primal. I feel like we are on a journey back to who we really are.

This work really saved me. Even though it's just the beginning for me, it came into my life right when I needed it the most. Thank you for this life long gift that I have right at my fingertips whenever I need it. The best investment I've made for myself.

Hear more from our past paticipants and Alumni

You’ll Also Receive These Special Bonuses

LIFETIME Access as a Valued Alumni  

Although the program itself runs for 3 months, you will get Lifetime Access to the program material and you can return to re-do the program with your peers and newbies each time we run SmartBody SmartMind.  

This is so that you can come back to it over and over again, at any point in the future.  

As a valued alumni:

  • You will receive automatic access to any upgrades or new versions of the SBSM curriculum. This means you’ll always have the newest, most cutting edge science available for the nervous system.  
  • You are welcome to attend the live training and Q&A calls each round of SBSM. Please be aware that priority is reserved for newbies during the live Q&A calls.  
  • You have access to our official SBSM Facebook group year round! This means you can connect with like-minded peers (who understand nervous system talk) to form study groups to keep your learning and healing alive. It is also a safe and contained online space to connect, ask for support and offer support.  

PLEASE NOTE: My professional team and I are active in this group when the program is in session and we give equal attention to alumni and newbies in this forum.  

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5-Part “Pre Game” Video Series

This video series is all about integrating important tools into your daily life and creating daily habits that can support you and your healing.  

I cover a wide range of topics such as:

  • The importance of sleep and rest
  • Scheduling your practice sessions
  • Overcoming resistance exercise  

Incredible and Informative Guest Expert Interviews

I’ve got some incredible colleagues with important messages and teachings which will help to supplement and integrate your learning during the program and beyond.  

  • Meditation & Mindfulness 101, an Interview with Chris Dierkes, Soul Interpreter and Spiritual Scholar
  • The Power of Your Voice for Health &&Happiness, with KC Baker, Women’s Thought Leadership Expert  
  • How to Help Anxious Kids Who are Behaving “Badly,” with Stephen Terrell, Somatic Practice Trainer and Early Trauma and Attachment Specialist  

6 Audio Tracks for Sparking Up Mind-Body Connections

One way to stimulate or soothe the nervous system is to use music, which can be specifically designed to tap into different areas of the body.  

My husband, Seth Lyon, is a classically trained composer and percussionist as well as a nervous system specialist. He has blended his knowledge of sound healing frequencies into these six beautifully designed tracks that range from calming to stimulating to invigorating.  

Download them to your favourite audio device, grab your headphones and enjoy.  

Digital Copies of My E-books and Audio Programs  

When you join the program, you’re going to get digital access to some of my favourite (and most used!) e-books and audio programs. Here’s the list:  

  • The Two Little-Known Stages Of Adrenal Fatigue And What You Can Do To Fix It!
  • How to De-Stress in 7 Steps
  • Audio: Side-to-Side Awareness with Inhale &&Exhale
  • Feldenkrais “Cheat Sheet”

And more…  

Access to My 21 Day Nervous System Tune-Up Self-Study Starter Course  

Access my 21 Day Nervous System Tune-Up Self-Study Starter Course whenever you want!  

Because my shorter 21 Day Nervous System Tune-Up is curated from SmartBody SmartMind program, you will gain access to this 21-day tune-up for free so that after the course is over you can continue to review your nervous system learning in a shorter format that covers the basics, with some structured guidance to keep you on track. 

Still Skeptical?

Your New Medicine is Waiting for You! 

Between tuition, travel, books, certifications and more, I’ve spent well over $100,000 learning this material (more, if you also include my university degrees).  

And I have definitely exceeded well over 10,000 hours of face-to-face work with clients. But you don’t have to spend that kind of time or money.  

I believe this work is so important – not just on an individual level, but also on a level of real transformation in the world – that I decided to create this program so that this work can be more accessible for you.  

With SmartBody SmartMind, you’re getting the fruits of my 20 years of experience.  

Rather than your having to sift through all the reading, research, and books, and attending training sessions – I’m giving you what I’ve found to be the most essential, critical pieces a person needs to know for healing their nervous system.  

It’s a curated collection of what you need to know for healing trauma at the nervous system level and tapping into the power of neuroplastic healing.  

Plus, not only are you getting education, and a lifestyle change, but you’re getting a whole new community of caring people who are empathetic and interested in the next level of healing. (I’ve found out that members have formed true, meaningful friendships where they continue to support each other outside of the program.)


Your New Medicine is Waiting for You! 


Need To Ask Our Support Team A Question?  

Don't hesitate to reach out and ask away! Irene and her team want to ensure all your questions are answered so you make the right decision for you.