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Your calling is not supposed to harm you.

It is here to help to bring you into harmony with your innate gifts and strengths of service.

The Light You Cast

Transforming the energy that feeds burnout into

positive impact that energizes those in our care.

Making an impact on those in our care while preventing states of energetic depletion that harm a caregiver (burnout, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and secondary traumatic stress) is based on two fundamental scientific truths: 

The law of conservation of energy demonstrates that energy is neither created nor destroyed; rather can only change from one form to another.

 

All relationships are a sharing of energy and information.

We have decades worth of research on what produces the negative cycle of burnout and what its harmful manifestations are.

 

Since we know that energy is neither created nor destroyed, I wanted to know what produced the opposite cycle to burning out. As a mother and public school teacher, I had experienced the detrimental impact that the cycle of burning out had on my mind, my body, my connection to my soul, and on all my relationships. 

I wanted to know what produced the cycle of burning clean. So I headed back to graduate school to explore what strategies, mindsets, practices, and processes produced feeling healthy and more (not less) like one's self in care-based callings. 

I researched and created a systematic process of integrative mind, body, and soul practices and perspectives that create a positive energy cycle that counteracts the manifestations of burning out by magnifying the caregiver's innate gifts of purpose, presence, and unconditional positive regard for the self and others through strategically metabolizing the stress of one's calling as a source of fuel instead of a source that feeds fatigue.

The Light You Cast Cycle

The Light You Cast™ illuminates a cyclical process of sequential practices that creates a cumulative effect of stable and sustainable energy over time for how to heal and become more of ourselves while in the process of helping others. 

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When your mindbodysoul system is “fine,” you can see and sense another with a refined perspective that allows you to naturally embody caring dispositions of curiosity, compassion, and concern without taking another’s behavior personally.

Feel centered, stable, light, and calm. Bring more of your soul into your role with effortless ease.

Revitalize your energy reserves from the psychic rewards of feeling valued, valuable, purposeful, and impactful.

Build intrinsic balance and healthy boundaries that fuel and protect your core worth instead of feeding core wounds of lack of enoughness.

Re-fine your energy and reinforce stable, safe, resilient relationship with the self in pain and in peace.

After learning about TLYC practices, I now go home after work tired, but happy and grateful.

There is a big difference between being tired and being burnt out.

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Re-Fine the Body | Restore Energy

The quickest and most effective way to undo and reverse the energy cycle of burnout is to get back into the body. Burnout has an anesthetizing effect; it causes a sense of numbness and separation from both the self and others.

 

Burnout numbs the caregiver's connection to their 6th sense-- their intuition-- which is necessary for sensing, seeing, and responding to another from a stress/trauma-responsive perspective. 

 

We reconstitute that connection through evidence-based somatic experiences for the body and cognitive-behavioral reframing practices for the mind that metabolize stuck stress that feeds burnout into fuel that grows self-awareness & actualization, stress-resilience, and deeper social connections.

The Light You Cast™ is a healing-centered, science-based curriculum of systematic restorative, protective, and preventative practices designed to "re-fine" the mind, body, and soul of the caregiver through experiential and interactive experiences that teach them how to: re-connect with body everyday quickly;

re-frame stress-producing situations into opportunities to act in alignment with their core strengths of charactermaintain a balance between sharing their energy with those in their care without losing themselves in the process.

If we want to be fine through the stress of our profession, we need to re-fine our awareness of the energetic cycle that either feeds burnout or fuels burning bright. The Light You Cast™ curriculum and trainings refine:

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CALLING AWARENESS |

Expand caregiver's awareness of their core assets, strengths, purpose, core value/values, and core belief system as the source of the energy they bring into their calling

BURNOUT AWARENESS |

Increase caregiver awareness of the early (and not so early) warning signs and manifestations of burnout, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and secondary traumatic stress

STRESS - RESILIENCE AWARENESS |

Deepen caregiver awareness of the the primary stressors that provoke burnout and compassion fatigue and how stress is the necessary catalyst to growing in self and soul expression

INNER ENERGY-AWARENESS |

Increase caregiver's energy awareness of their personal stress appraisal system - aka the Soul Distillation System - through exploring a repertoire of restorative and preventative strategies and mental and emotional health practices to "re-fine" the way their mind, body, and soul metabolizes the energy embedded in stress into resilience 

 

SOCIAL AWARENESS |

Strengthen a caregivers protective boundaries by becoming aware of the power of healing one's self while helping others. Learn how to help others when they are in pain without allowing their pain to cause your own trauma/toxic reactions to their behaviors

Core Practices

REST

Healing Pillar

 Regulate Nervous System | Restore Rhythm of the Body

Engage trauma-informed, body-centered "pressure relief valve" practices that harmonize, soothe, and regulate the mindbodysoul system. 

RESTORATION
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Healing Pillar

 Making Meaning | Integration

Consciously metabolize

mental and emotional stress through our signature cognitive - behavioral Burn Clean Process to build resilience, self-confidence, mental agility, emotional literacy, and behavioral patterns that align with core worth and values.

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REVITALIZATION

Healing Pillar

 Connection with Others

Cultivate social intelligence and relationship skills to see, sense and respond to another's behavioral cues without taking it personally while creating resonate relationship patterns where others feel seen and safe.

The Light You Cast™ is specifically designed for those in relationship-based professions to:

 * Become a relationship researcher *
Reverse the cycle of burnout *

* Protect the self against compassion fatigue and moral injury *
* Detox the toxic stress response *
* Heal and soothe the nervous system *

* Develop and deepen self-sense (mental health, emotional intelligence, soul health, agency) *
* Cultivate people-sens
e (social intelligence, compassion, empathy, resonance) *
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Curriculum

The Light You Cast™

teaches the science of relationships and is based on:

Healing-Centered Design

Mindfulness

Social and Emotional Learning Theory

Interpersonal Neurobiology

Trauma-Responsive Care

Somatic Practice

Attachment Theory

What We Know

Burnout is not an indicator of lack of capacity or lack of resilience of the caregiver.

It is an adaptive response of the mind, body, and soul to protect itself from emotional and psychological injury or harm when experiencing dwindling energy reserves.

When the caregiver's innate mind, body, and psychological protective system conserves energy for survival, less energy is available to flow out to those in their care and to themselves.

 

This light-dimming cycle of energy conservation manifests as cynicism, blame, lack of patience, and loss of tolerance and perspective in one's relationships as well as lack of capacity to care for the mind, body, and soul of the self.

The mental, emotional, and soul health of the caregiver in a relationship-based profession is not a luxury – it is a professional, and deeply personal, necessity.

Relationship-based callings have unavoidable stressors that can cause harm to the soul of the caregiver if not acknowledged and strategically metabolized. 

 Systemic and structural stress not only exacerbate burnout, theses unique toxic stressors exacerbate racial, socioeconomic, gender and language injustices in the systems in which our caregivers serve. 

Burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral injury are very real "costs of caring" that not only cost systems over $3 billion dollars a year, there are incalculable costs on the caregiver's mind, body, soul, family, and social systems.

We know that caregiver dispositions that fuel their innate capacity for health and well-being are dynamic and cultivatable. With a growing body of data-driven mindfulness-based interventions, we can effectively support the cultivation of self-awareness, equity consciousness, persistence, curiosity, compassion, positive attitude, and empathy. 

Signature Process

The Light You Cast™curriculum is designed to equip the caregiver with a systematic sequence of processes, practices, and perspectives to process the unique stressors of their relationship-based calling into their greatest personal assets and professional strengths. 

Burn Out          Burn Clean

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Grow Your Vision

Because of this training, I have now proclaimed that I am in my age of restoration—

professionally, personally, and spiritually. You have helped me more than you will ever know.

 

You helped me get back to myself.

 

High School Teacher

Where to Start

The Light You Cast Curriculum™ is designed to suit the varying needs of organizations and institutions. Start with a single talk or workshop, deepen your learning with more immersive, targeted programs, and sustain & broaden organizational impact with online courses 

Rest
Restoration
Revitalization

Introductory Options
(in person or online)

Self-Paced & Sustaining
(on-demand, online)

Deeper, Multi-Session Work 
(in person)

Includes single keynote, booster sessions, half-day, full day professional development sessions, and/or in-person yoga/mindful movement classes for your entire organization or staff.

The entire (8) module signature Light You Cast™ curriculum fully online and self-paced can be licensed for just you or your entire organization or staff either on its own or to deepen and extend any in-person offerings.

Includes more targeted, multi-session systematic development trainings for specific groups, roles, and cohorts. Also includes a "train the trainer" course for site-sustained burnout prevention cohorts.

Our Process of Support 

Revitalization

RECOGNITION 

Validate the caregivers experience of being called to a relationship-based profession that is intimately connected to the core of who they are and acknowledge the need need for sustained and systematic support in monitoring and assessing their physical, emotional, mental, and soul health.

EDUCATION & AWARENESS

Learn the 3 R's of caregiver mindbodysoul healing and energetic health - 

REST, RESTORATION, REVITALIZATION; raise awareness of the primary sources of toxic stress in relationship-based professions and of the stages and manifestations burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral injury.

AWAKENING

Discover and engage trauma-responsive principles, somatic body-based movement practices, and cognitive-behavioral based perspective expansion to REGULATE and soothe the nervous system so to RELATE to stress in a healthy way in order to cultivate REASON and wisdom from pain, uncertainty, stress, and anxiety.

EMBODIMENT

Experience slow and gentle body-based movement designed to melt tension while providing moderate amounts of healthy stress to boost mental and emotional energy, improve balance and body-awareness, and help to reduce inflammation that leads to disease; cultivate brain-health through mindfulness-based visualizations that activate the self-regulatory part of the brain to soothe stress, alleviate anxiety, and over-ride overwhelm.

RESTORATION

Learn how to engage The Infinite Well-Being ModuleTM, our signature practice for metabolizing stress into conscious care and awareness, mental strength and agility, emotional intelligence and vitality, and value-based self-agency and action.

SUSTAINED SUPPORT

Engage in strategic school-based support and peer networking so to continually manage and mitigate the onset of burnout, secondary trauma, and moral injury while magnifying collective healing and individual restoration and rejuvenation.

Evidence of Impact

Healing and preventing burnout and compassion fatigue curriculum for caregivers
Qualitative data collected from participants who completed
The Light You Cast™curriculum demonstrates their capacity to metabolize the stress of their profession into a catalyst for growth, self-actualization, and social and emotional intelligence. 

I believe...

“I can re-story a threat to be a challenge.”

“My perception of a situation creates my feelings in that present moment. What I am feeling directly influences what I say and do. I should go into each moment knowing that I have a deep well of kindness, calmness and caring to bring to that next moment or next interaction with students.” 

“My joy comes from seeing the beauty of each child when they are learning and feeling successful!! I also feel joy when children come to see me with such love and excitement!!!"

“If I am feeling stressed, just taking a few moments to focus on my breathing will help reset my body.”

“How important gratitude is. Asking how I want to be today and recognizing my breath.”

“That we have to be intentional about creating opportunities to connect with and show compassion for students.”

“Creating micro moments in the day to stop the fast pace and connect with those in my care - miracles are more like changes in perspective, so I realized I have more control than I thought."

“In order to truly affirm others, I need to affirm myself first.”

“I am naturally resilient, and that resilience within is cultivated in relationships with others, and hence as a teacher I am critical in building resiliency in my students. Embracing and honoring trauma is at the heart of allowing fear to turn into love.”

"I am enough."

"This training, while it addresses the very personal needs of avoiding burnout and coping with stress, finds its way into improving our relationships with everyone we encounter on our mission of care. Self-love as the cornerstone of racial justice seems simple, cutting edge, and essential all at once. "

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The Light You Cast

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