When babies are born, they don’t have the skills (in their physiology) to bring their heart rate down – to soothe themselves. As adults, parents, caregivers etc., we have to teach them how via something called, Co-Regulation. There are a few movements out there that suggest sleep training babies and allowing them to CIO (cry it out). I explain in this video why this is not recommend if we want to build a healthy human being.
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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 people in over 63 countries – but you can often find her teaching with Elia Mrak at their signature Up & Down workshops or hiking in the mountains or along the Pacific ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. She has her Master’s 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. Moshe Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice).
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