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The Light Inside is a journalistic podcast exploring the journey of everyday people towards beneficial change in their behavioral patterns, empowering them to live richer, happier and more creative lives.

Lingering just below the surface of our conscious minds are patterns of thought, feelings, emotions and motivations. We aren't immediately aware of them, but they wield a powerful influence over how we behave and react to events in our everyday lives. Our program helps reveal the unconscious patterns that drive our human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

The Light Inside Jeffrey Besecker

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

The Light Inside is a journalistic podcast exploring the journey of everyday people towards beneficial change in their behavioral patterns, empowering them to live richer, happier and more creative lives.

Lingering just below the surface of our conscious minds are patterns of thought, feelings, emotions and motivations. We aren't immediately aware of them, but they wield a powerful influence over how we behave and react to events in our everyday lives. Our program helps reveal the unconscious patterns that drive our human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

    If Grief Had a Face: Love, Loss and The Cycles of Grief

    If Grief Had a Face: Love, Loss and The Cycles of Grief

    Life.

    -It moves at times; in stages and cycles.

    Each instant a moment which often is etched into our brains.

    Sometimes even keeping us stuck to our past reminiscences and even rumination.

    This then becoming a roller coaster of feedback loops; and much to our dismay, throughout this thing we call life - At some point, we will all experience the cycles of grief.

    Whether illness, disaster, or death of a loved one, most of us go through at least one traumatic event in our lifetimes. Events that cause us despair and a deep, often lingering sense of loss:

    And perhaps with to a lesser frequency- Grief surfaces in such situations as the loss of a job, a career, of in our sense of innocence- as one experiences trauma; or even in losing some sense of our personal identity.

    Today we courageously look grief in the face, so that we might examine some of the various ways in which it surfaces throughout our lives.





    FEATURED GUESTS:

    JENNIFER M. ALEMANY

    KEAGEN HADLEY

    SANDY WOZNICKI

    CARRIE PITZULO



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

    Production Manager: Anna Getz


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Fit to Be Tied: Unknotting Our Emotional Reactivity

    Fit to Be Tied: Unknotting Our Emotional Reactivity

    Conflict.
    It often becomes our greatest source of confrontation, yet that which is not addressed, often goes unanswered.
    Our emotions, at times being influential in this very nature of human struggle, frequently viewing our turmoil as arising through our interactions with others.
    Jungian Psychologist M. Ester Harding Tells us- “Conflict is the beginning of Consciousness.”
    Yet, as one considers this conundrum of paradigm, perhaps It is not with others that we have the greatest conflicts - instead, feeling our greatest struggles within ourselves.
    -There is no greater conflict than the one we often feel inside.
    As we wrestle with our conflicting emotions. This episode we look at unknotting our Emotional Reactivity.


    Featured Guest 1: Douglas Knoll
    Featured Guest 2: Sandy Woznicki

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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound
    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker
    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio
    Production Manager: Anna Getz

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    • 59 min
    Pattern Interruption: How to Breaking Free of Repetitive Thought Cycles and Feedback Loops

    Pattern Interruption: How to Breaking Free of Repetitive Thought Cycles and Feedback Loops

    Constructive criticism.

    Why does it often seem to so hard to find clear, direct, and honest feedback?

    And even more so, why is it that we can be so hard on ourselves?

    As we each move though our day-today lives, what happens when our self criticism becomes something worse- more sinister. While constructive criticism can often be both beneficial and effective. Destructive criticism, on the other hand, happens as we focus solely on our problems. This kind of feedback, offering no encouragement, help, or support for improvement.

    When its self-focused - it often becomes negative feedback loops which simply become demoralizing. And despite our best intentions, we find it difficult to break free of our repetitive thought cycles.

    Today, we look at pattern interruption. An often effective tool for breaking free of our negative feedback loops.

    On the Light Inside.



    Featured Guest: Jem Fuller



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Psychology of Expectations: Why unrealistic expectations are premeditated resentments.

    The Psychology of Expectations: Why unrealistic expectations are premeditated resentments.

    Happiness.

    Its often thought to grow in direct proportion to our level of acceptance. Yet, expectations frequently limit our ability to connect with the lives we lead.

    More than anything, our expectations often shape and color our perception of a possible reality; impacting those around us. And at times, they even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. After all… be careful what you wish for - it just MIGHT come true.

    We speak today with Embodiment coach and Transformational Healer - Desiree Caminos discussing The Psychology of Expectation - on this episode of The Light Inside.



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

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    ———footnotes:

    Norm of Reciprocity

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_of_reciprocity

    Expectations - The REAL happiness Killer

    https://humanpsychology.com.au/expectations-the-real-hapiness-killer/

    Recipracal Determinism

    https://dictionary.apa.org/reciprocal-determinism


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    Confidently Surrendering the Pattern of “No” to Break Negative Mind States

    Confidently Surrendering the Pattern of “No” to Break Negative Mind States

    By The Age of five, the word “NO’ is etched in our brains - happening at a startling 60,000 times.

    And for a long time, the only window to the mind was through introspection.

    This posed a methodological problem as a result of the unreliable and disruptive nature of meta-cognition — a state also known as” thinking about one’s own thoughts.”

    We often experience it — the cycle of negative thought patterns clouding our perception of life.

    Why is it perhaps, we tend to have a hard time with the word “No”?

    Our guest today, author, Rob White - shares how this ’intruder “ acts as an unwanted mental houseguest that stops you from conducting your daily affairs fruitfully, so your life can unfold like the beautiful symphony it’s meant to be.

    Tune in to find out how to overcome it, in order to empower the infinite creating living inside of us all.

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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

    Production Manager: Anna Getz


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    All Bellyache and Bluster: Why complaining leaves us tied up in “not’s" with Mark Scherer

    All Bellyache and Bluster: Why complaining leaves us tied up in “not’s" with Mark Scherer

    We are joined today by Mark Scherer - Founder and CEO of Encompass Life. Mark is a life coach who has created a coaching strategy called the Quantum Leap Technique - a system which focuses on the energetic impact our chosen words have on our day-today experience of life.

    The program brings specific awareness to the significance within the word “Not” - and how repetitive use of this one word, is directly related to the amount of anxiety one experiences throughout their lives.

    At times - it can seem as if life is somehow destined to challenge us. And at times we question this notion, seemingly on almost a daily basis.

    Our motivated thinking and projected constructs aside, as we each address our daily circumstances, there are times when we turn towards coping mechanisms to address such feelings as anger, contempt, disgust, fear and sadness.

    Perhaps chief among these - is a desire to complain.

    Complaining is referred to as expressing discontent or resentment. While we may think we are just “venting”, in reality, complaining has significant impacts on our brains and our happiness.

    Input from this data shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn’t good for you.

    Research from Stanford University has shown that complaining shrinks the hippocampus -- an area of the brain that’s critical to memory, problem solving and intelligent thought. The study found that engaging in complaining or simply hearing someone complain for more than 30 minutes could physically damage our brains.

    Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it has to. When you repeat a behavior, such as complaining, your neurons branch out to each other to ease the flow of information. This makes it much easier to repeat that behavior in the future -- so easy, in fact - that you might not even realize you’re doing it.

    Words, being expressed as sound ; have an energetic vibrational frequency. Perhaps then, as we consider the frequency of the words we express, we can see the correlation between the feelings and thoughts we each share - helping us to understand our relationship with ourselves and others.


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

cap0802 ,

Wonderful!

It was an honor to be a part of Jeffrey's conversation! He is a compassionate, sensitive interviewer and really got to the heart of these questions of grief. Thank you!

Keagen Hadley ,

A must listen!

A great podcast covering a plethora of pertinent issues many of us are facing regularly.

Alemany_J ,

Great Podcast

Jeffrey is a thoughtful and insightful host. He dives into the conversation freely and gives inspiration throughout. Thanks for bringing us some more light!

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