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Community
Integration, Support,
& Healing

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles is where caregivers gather to engage in a community practice of the core aspects of The Light You Cast™ curriculum. Community gatherings dedicated to creating safe spaces of care for our caregivers is essential to healing. It is impossible to heal from burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral injury alone.

 

Regulating the nervous system, making meaning of pain and suffering, and connecting with others are the pillars for healing. The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles embodies all three pillars each 90 minute session. 

Site-based TLYC Soul CirclesTM embody a salutogenic approach to caregiver well-being. We foster and sustain individual well-being by focusing on collective strengths, hope and possibility, and innate resilience while we critically examine the way systemic and care-based stressors impact us on an individual and a collective level. 

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What We Know About
Healing-Centered
Community Support

Revitalization

 

"Community is how we respond to injustice. It is how we maintain balance. Our journeys are varied, our experiences unique, but the home we seek is the same place: a place of trust, a place of welcome, a place of respect." (Charleston, 2021)

Healing and wellbeing are deeply connected to the contexts in which we live and work. When we sit together and engage in a community practice of soul restoration work, we are able to focus not only on "What happened to you?" but also, "What is right with you?" 

Healing centered engagement offers an important departure from solely viewing people through the lens of harm and focuses on asset driven strategies that highlight possibilities for well-being. An asset driven strategy acknowledges that people are much more than the worst thing that happened to them, and builds upon their experiences, knowledge, skills and curiosity as positive traits to be enhanced. (Ginwright, S.,2018)

Site-Based TLYC Soul CirclesTM

Revitalization

The Light You CastTM Soul Circles are 90 minute, in-person, community spaces of practice at your site. They are often offered one of two ways:

To sustain, deepen, and provide a high-touch support option  to complement in-person, large group professional development or ONLINE, self-paced offerings of the The Light You CastTM curriculum offered at the site.

To engage a low-touch option of support to introduce and immerse caregivers in The Light You CastTM curriculum through a slow-dose, opt-in, self-selected opportunity of ongoing, community of self-restoration practice and healing.

We use healing-centered engagement principles and people-centered care practices to create, hold, and protect spaces within our systems of care for caregivers to gather, connect, process stressful experiences, renew their energy, and restore their balance.

Every 90 minute TLYC Soul CirclesTM  creates and holds a protected space where caregivers engage the 3 R's of mindbodysoul restoration and renewal from The Light You CastTM  curriculum.

TLYC Soul CirclesTM Format

Rest

REST

Healing Pillar: Regulate Nervous System & Connect to Sou Nerve

 

Gather in circle, check-in, and engage in grounding breath & body movement practice

Restoration

RESTORATION 

Healing Pillar: Process & Make Meaning

 

Use the Burn CleanTM Cycle to collectively process a stressor through conversation, connection, and compassion to generate insight, wisdom

REVITALIZATION

Healing Pillar: Connection with Others

Close circle with guided mental health practice and community share out

Revitalization
Soul Circles

Want to bring The Light You CastTM Soul Circles to the caregivers at your site?

Soul CirclesTM

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Fire Keepers

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles Fire Keepers are site-based peers who are trained in the core principles, practices, and body-movement experiences of the The Light You Cast™ curriculum.

Soul Circles Fire Keeper

This training series is ideal for site-based counselors, mentors, mental health professionals who want to strategically support the adults they work alongside.

*All training content can be modified to work in an individual setting where a mentor is working one-on-one with a mentee.

Soul CircleTM

Fire Keepers

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Training

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles Fire Keepers training is designed to provide strategic professional development and coaching support to site-based caregivers who want to guide their peers through The Light You Cast™ REST - RESTORATION - REVITALIZATION practices within a small group (or one-on-one) setting.

This training is perfect for those who want to deepen their personal mindbodysoul health practices and who want to create spaces for their peers to feel the power of community health and healing.

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles Fire Keepers are coached in how to create and hold structured, 90 minute, small group community circles that allow for individuals to connect with their body, metabolize a collective stressor though community processing, and engage mental health practices.

Rest

CORE CURRICULUM FOUNDATIONS TRAINING

10 weeks 

Fall 2024

Circle

*All participants receive a copy of our foundational text- The Little Book of Circle Processes.

*Participants will also receive a copy of The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles Fire Keepers Guidebook.

 

 

PHASE 1: REST Practices

  • Week 1 WELCOME ~ ORIENTATION 

(1.5 hours, zoom or in-person) & ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE- Module 1

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 2 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 2 

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 3 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 3

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 4 INTEGRATION & TRAINING - Module 1, 2,

(3.5 hours) Synchronous in-person 

  • Participants share their experience with the modules, the practices, and how they integrated and applied their learning in their current role.

  • Strategic Fire Keeper training 

    • Part I: Coming Into & Creating the Space - Breath & Body Focus

      • Soul CirclesTM Fire Keeper Guidebook will be provided.

Individual Coaching Sessions with Jen

*Participants will receive one-on-one, 45 minute coaching sessions with Jen throughout each of the three phases. These will be held on zoom and are intended for you to receive individual support.

Rest
Restoration

PHASE 2: RESTORATION Practices

  • Week 5 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 4 

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 4 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 5

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 6 INTEGRATION & TRAINING - Module 4, 5

(3.5 hours) Synchronous in-person 

  • Participants share their experience with the modules the practices, and how they integrated and applied their learning in their current role.

  • Strategic Fire Keeper training 

    • Part II: Creating Boundaries & Engaging the 3 R's Throughout the Circle -- Metabolizing Stress

Revitalization

PHASE 3: REVITALIZATION Practices

  • Week 7 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 6 

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 8 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 7 

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 9 ENGAGEMENT & PERSONAL PRACTICE - Module 8

(40 minutes) Asynchronous, online​ engagement of the self-paced The Light You Cast™training

  • Week 10 INTEGRATION & TRAINING - Module 6, 7, 8

(3.5 hours) Synchronous in-person 

  • Participants share their experience with the modules the practices, and how they integrated and applied their learning in their current role.

  • Strategic Fire Keeper training 

    • Part III: Engaging the 3 R's Throughout the Circle & Closing the Circle -- Guided Mental Health Practices

Total hours of train the trainer program = 17.5 hours

  • 5.5 hours of asynchronous, online engagement of the The Light You Cast™ self-paced curriculum

  • 12 hours of synchronous, in-person/zoom training

Included Materials

Revitalization

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles Fire Keepers Guidebook

The Little Book of Circle Processes

Online library of downloadable Soul CirclesTM content guides that include detailed, structured outlines for 90 minute Soul CirclesTM sessions

Monthly Fire Keeper Newsletter 

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles reproducible flyer to share at site

Investment Cost

$550 per participant for 10 week training series & unlimited access to the The Light You Cast™ ONLINE, Self-Paced Curriculum for 1 year

*Connect with Jen to receive a group discount for registering a cohort of 4 or more participants

Support Group

The Light You Cast™ Soul Circles
Certificate of Training

Earn your certificate of training as a Soul Circle Fire Keeper &

a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 clock hours of professional learning for engaging the ONLINE, Self-Paced The Light You Cast™ curriculum for submission to your accrediting body for Continuing Education Credit consideration.

Soul Circles

Schedule a complimentary 1-on-1 with Dr. Jen to talk about becoming a Soul Circle Fire Keeper or hosting a cohort at your site today.

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