201: Don’t Let Trauma Bring You Drama with Dr. Scott Lyons

by neeta bhushan


Hey, Brave Table fam! In today’s conversation, Dr. Scott Lyons and I delve into the profound impact of trauma on the body and the pivotal role of somatic therapy in the healing process. Dr. Lyons stresses how trauma deeply embeds itself within our nervous system and cells, highlighting the significance of infusing play and humor into our lives to release trauma and alleviate inflammation. We discuss somatic therapy’s focus on reconnecting with the body’s primary language of sensation, breath, and movement as a means of effectively addressing trauma. Furthermore, Dr. Lyons underscores the importance of practitioners cultivating their embodiment and self-awareness to better support clients on their healing journeys.

What you’ll get from this episode…

  • Dr. Lyons’ journey into somatic therapy, driven by experiences with learning disabilities and a determination to challenge limiting beliefs about his future
  • The creation of Embodylab, and its aim to make somatic education more accessible and impactful worldwide
  • The significance of vocal expression and its impact on the vagus nerve and somatic therapy, and its integration into daily life for holistic well-being
  • Introducing somatic practices to children to promote early trauma processing and self-expression

Mentioned in the episode: 

The Gently Used Human by Dr. Scott Lyons – Finding Meaning in the Mess with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

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And if you loved this episode, check out:

  • Episode 189: Honoring Your Mental Health with the Millennial Therapist Dr. Sara Kuburic. Apple | Spotify
  • Episode 161: Braving It All: How to Process Grief & Loss with Dr. Neeta Bhushan. Apple | Spotify
  • Episode 144: Vulnerability to Audacity: Exploring the Raw & Real Honestly on Social with Giselle Ugarte. Apple | Spotify

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