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We’re all on the journey to discover the light inside. For better or worse, every aspect of our lives is shaped by the patterns we keep.

We reveal how our hidden subconscious and unconscious patterns shape the fabric of our society as we explore a deeper dive into the mysterious inner world of our enigmatic lives.

Learn how to embrace lives that are more fulfilling, joyful, and enriching as we unravel the intricate process of change.

The Light Inside Jeffrey Besecker

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

We’re all on the journey to discover the light inside. For better or worse, every aspect of our lives is shaped by the patterns we keep.

We reveal how our hidden subconscious and unconscious patterns shape the fabric of our society as we explore a deeper dive into the mysterious inner world of our enigmatic lives.

Learn how to embrace lives that are more fulfilling, joyful, and enriching as we unravel the intricate process of change.

    Building a Solid Sleep Routine for Health and Longevity: ABC’s of Healthy Sleep Pt. 2

    Building a Solid Sleep Routine for Health and Longevity: ABC’s of Healthy Sleep Pt. 2

    In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker delves into the crucial topic of sleep and its impact on our health with neuroscientist and sleep research expert Chelsie Rohrscheib. 

    They explore the staggering statistics of sleep disorders globally and the significant long-term effects of sleep deprivation on overall well-being and longevity. 

    Chelsie highlights the importance of building a solid sleep routine focusing on consistency, regularity, quality, and quantity to promote optimal health. Tune in to discover valuable insights on overcoming sleep procrastination and prioritizing quality sleep for a healthier life.

    Key Points:

    Consistency, regularity, quality, and quantity are essential factors for achieving quality sleep, as discussed in the podcast episode.

    1. Consistency: Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is crucial for regulating the body's internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day helps the body anticipate and prepare for sleep, leading to better overall sleep quality.

    2. Regularity: Establishing a regular bedtime routine can signal to the brain that it is time to wind down and prepare for sleep. Engaging in calming activities before bed, such as reading or listening to relaxing music, can help create a sense of routine that promotes better sleep.

    3. Quality: Quality of sleep refers to the depth and restfulness of the sleep stages experienced throughout the night. Factors such as reducing exposure to blue light before bed, creating a comfortable sleep environment, and practicing relaxation techniques like meditation or controlled muscle relaxation can contribute to improving sleep quality.

    4. Quantity: The recommended amount of sleep for adults is typically 7 to 9 hours per night. Ensuring that you get enough sleep each night is vital for your overall health and well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to a range of health issues, including cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, and mental health disorders.

    Timestamps:
    [00:01:28] The cost of sleep procrastination.
    [00:05:21] Sleep apnea rising quickly.
    [00:09:45] Signs of sleep apnea.
    [00:14:32] Healthy communication in relationships.
    [00:19:13] Reading for better sleep.
    [00:22:50] Controlled muscle relaxation.
    [00:25:32] Purposeful sleep deprivation technique.
    [00:29:12] Sleep affects everything.

    Featured Guest: 
    Chelsie Rohrscheib
     
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    Credits:

    Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker
    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media
    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 30 min
    A Good Night’s Rest: The ABC’s of Healthy Sleep

    A Good Night’s Rest: The ABC’s of Healthy Sleep

    Explore the importance of sleep and its impact on our physical and mental health in this episode of The Light Inside. 



    Join neuroscientist and sleep expert Chelsea Rohrscheib as she delves into the ABCs of a solid sleep routine. 



    Discover how healthy sleep habits can help us wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. 



    Tune in to learn more about the crucial role of sleep in our overall well-being and how to cultivate habits that promote mental clarity amidst the distractions of modern life.



    Key Points:


    The Importance of Sleep Hygiene
    Circadian Rhythms and Their Role in Regulating Sleep
    Healthy Sleep Protocals
    Three Pillars of Good Sleep Quality
    QQRT and Quality Sleep Assessment
    How To Establish Healthy Habits of Sleep Consistency 
    Nutritional Factors for Quality Sleep
    The Impact of Technology on Sleep Patterns and Sleep Disruption
    Environmental Factors Influencing Sleep
    Stress and It’s Impact on Sleep
    The Importance of Non-sleep Deep Rest and Mediation
    Exercise and sleep habits



    Timeestamps:

    [00:02:00] Importance of healthy sleep habits.

    [00:04:16] Three pillars of good sleep.

    [00:08:27] Circadian rhythms and sleep habits.

    [00:13:42] Maintaining a consistent circadian rhythm.

    [00:15:48] Importance of light stimulation.

    [00:20:26] Ideal sleep environment.

    [00:27:24] Excess sugar and inflammation.

    [00:29:04] The impact of diet on sleep.

    [00:33:03] Gastric reflux in the U.S.

    [00:37:55] Acid reflux and gut health.

    [00:41:54] Dietary aids for quality sleep.

    [00:46:51] Melatonin and sleep quality.

    [00:49:28] Tech's impact on bedtime procrastination.

    [00:53:54] Cortisol and dopamine balance.

    [00:58:08] Non sleep deep rest.

    [01:00:51] Ideal exercise timing.



    Featured Guest: 

    Chelsie Rohrscheib

     

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    Credits:

    Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Synesthesia and Self-Perception: A Colorful Insight

    Synesthesia and Self-Perception: A Colorful Insight

    n this thought-provoking episode of The Light Inside, we dive deep into the fascinating world of human psychology, ego processes, and synesthesia with our guest, Heather Eck. We begin by drawing parallels between the traits of ravens and the human psyche, discussing how these birds reflect our own intelligence, wisdom, and duality.



    As we navigate the complexities of the ego, we consider how it can be both a hindrance and a source of insight, depending on our perspective. 



    Our conversation then shifts to the mystical and cultural significance of ravens, touching on their roles as messengers, tricksters, and symbols of transformation across various traditions. We explore how these birds embody adaptability and resilience, serving as guardians and guides in both the physical and spiritual realms.



    Heather Eck brings a unique perspective to the discussion with her experience of synesthesia, a condition where sensory perceptions overlap, creating a vivid and colorful world that most of us cannot perceive. We delve into the implications of synesthesia on understanding our processes of ego and gaining new insights into our personal perspectives.



    We examine the role of art as a therapeutic tool and how it can sometimes serve as a coping mechanism rather than addressing underlying emotional issues.





    Timestamps:



    [00:02:57] Ravens in mythology.

    [00:07:12] Synesthesia experience exploration.

    [00:10:11] Our notions of color.

    [00:14:41] Processing emotions through art.

    [00:18:06] Life complexity and simplicity.

    [00:22:08] The concept of ego versus spirit.

    [00:27:29] The impact of morning routines.

    [00:29:06] Authenticity in a digital age.

    [00:33:31] Embracing personal artistic style.

    [00:38:56] Layers of human consciousness.

    [00:42:52] Spirituality and self.

    [00:45:18] The concept of higher self.

    [00:50:37] Guilt and tension in chakra.

    [00:53:17] Mind-body-spirit connection.

    [00:56:41] Mirroring for self-reflection.

    [01:03:09] Understanding energetic boundaries.

    [01:05:47] Layers of human complexity.

    [01:10:25] Embracing fear and authenticity.

    [01:13:24] The battle between ego and spirit.

    [01:19:44] Relationships and business dynamics.

    [01:22:01] Understanding the roles of ego.

    [01:27:39] Working with the ego.

    [01:29:48] Life's pie-eating contest philosophy.



    Featured Guest: 

    Heather Eck

     

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    Credits:

    Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Friday Shorts No. 1 - Reflecting on Self and Others: Overcoming Inner Narratives and Misjudgments

    Friday Shorts No. 1 - Reflecting on Self and Others: Overcoming Inner Narratives and Misjudgments

    Exploring the intricacies of human perception and judgment, this episode of The Light Inside unravels how we often form opinions about others based on limited information and personal biases.



    Through introspective narration, the host challenges listeners to look beyond surface impressions and preconceived notions, emphasizing the complexity and uniqueness of each individual.



    Tune in to unravel the layers of conscious reflection and societal conditioning that influence our understanding of others and ourselves.



    00:00:00 - Introduction to Conscious Reflection00:00:11 - Encountering Others00:00:22 - Public Figures and Perceptions00:00:32 - Judging the Unfamiliar00:00:53 - The Fog of First Impressions00:01:04 - Crafting Mental Storylines00:01:15 - The Uniqueness of Individuals00:01:26 - Judgments Based on Appearances00:01:36 - Inner Narratives and Misjudgments00:01:47 - Self-Perception and Projection00:01:58 - Parataxic Distortion Explained00:02:09 - The Impact of Mental Shortcuts00:02:20 - Misunderstandings from Distortions00:02:30 - The Importance of Knowing Others00:02:51 - Challenging Misconceptions00:03:03 - Closing Remarks and Gratitude



    Credits:

    Music Score by Epidemic Sound



    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Senior Production Manager: Anna Getz

    • 3 min
    Reframing Emotional Triggers: A Journey to Healing and Empowerment

    Reframing Emotional Triggers: A Journey to Healing and Empowerment

    Explore the impact of psychological triggers on our perceptions with trauma recovery coach Joe Ryan in this episode of The Light Inside.

    Learn how to reframe emotional triggers in a more empowering way to navigate life's challenges.

    In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker revisits a conversation with trauma recovery coach Joe Ryan about the role of psychological triggers in shaping our perceptions. They discuss reframing emotional triggers in a more empowering way.

    This episode delves into how our reactions and resistance can influence our stories and perceptions. While the team takes a break for spring, listeners are encouraged to explore this insightful discussion.

    Key Topics Discussed:

    emotional triggers and trauma
    Setting boundaries
    Moving beyond blindspots


    Time stamps:

    [00:02:51] Emotional triggers.
    [00:04:50] The evolving definition of trauma.
    [00:10:26] Little T trauma and its impact.
    [00:12:38] Enmeshment in relationships.
    [00:18:09] Evolving past emotional processing.
    [00:20:51] Moving towards authorship and ownership.
    [00:24:20] Setting boundaries when triggered.
    [00:28:42] Self-discovery through desire and self-acceptance.
    [00:31:17] Self-sabotaging beliefs and trauma.
    [00:36:18] Childhood trauma and healing.
    [00:40:35] Blind spots as learning opportunities.
    [00:43:39] Overcoming fear and shame.
    [00:46:27] Discovering Personal Belief Systems.
    [00:50:08] Emotional maturity and self-acceptance.
    [00:54:41] Embracing deep emotional experiences.
    [00:56:48] Trauma recovery program details.


    Featured Guest:
    Joe Ryan

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    Credits:

    Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker
    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media
    Senior Production Manager: Anna Getz

    • 58 min
    The Future of Well-Being: AI Chatbots and Accessible Mental Health Care

    The Future of Well-Being: AI Chatbots and Accessible Mental Health Care

    Tune in to The Light Inside to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on mental health with Karen Stevens, co-founder of the AI chatbot app EarKick.

    Discover how EarKick is revolutionizing mental health support by offering compassionate guidance and wisdom in a user-friendly way.

    Join us as we delve into the future of well-being and the potential of technology to transform the way we approach mental health challenges.



    Timestamps:

    00:00:02 - Introduction to Mental Health Stigma00:01:06 - Introducing EarKick AI Chatbot00:01:32 - Mint Mobile Sponsorship00:03:08 - Addressing Mental Health with AI00:04:14 - Understanding AI in Mental Health00:04:35 - EarKick's Approach to Mental Health00:05:08 - Guest Introduction: Karen Stevens00:05:32 - Karen Stevens' Background and Inspiration00:06:36 - The Genesis of EarKick00:07:53 - The Concept of a Mental Health Sidekick00:08:17 - EarKick as an AI-Driven Chatbot Hybrid00:09:09 - Tracking Personal Data for Mental Health00:11:21 - Building Trust and Inclusion in EarKick00:13:23 - EarKick's Board of Advisors00:15:27 - EarKick's Data-Driven Feedback System00:17:36 - Cultural Availability and Accessibility00:21:00 - Addressing Subconscious Patterns with AI00:24:47 - Detecting Serious Mental Health Issues00:27:53 - Adapting Traditional Mental Health Approaches00:31:27 - Addressing Cultural Disparities in Mental Health Care00:37:18 - Future Growth and Reshaping Mental Health Care00:40:04 - How to Access EarKick Resources



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    Featured Guest:

    Karin Stephan

    Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production, and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

    Senior Program Director:  Anna Getz

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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So much more than surface level

Jeffrey is an excellent host who thoughtfully curates conversations with his guests to fully understand the nature of our enigmatic lives! He’s easy to talk to and creates a positive and engaging conversation that causes one to pause and consider the many different ways that we can create a more fulfilling life. I appreciate the depth at which he considers the varying layers to our thoughts and feelings pulling out so much more than just what’s seen.

Anastasia Violet Lipske ,

Excellent Show to Help us Navigate Life in a More Meaningful Way

Jeffrey is an exceptional podcast host who invites a diverse range of guests to share their personal journeys towards positive changes in their unconscious behavioral patterns. This helps us to empower ourselves to live richer, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

What sets his podcast apart is the depth of his conversations with his guests. They go beyond the surface level, leaving the listeners feeling intrigued and inspired. As someone who is always eager to learn and grow on my journey of self-discovery, I find his podcast to be a valuable resource.

I highly recommend Jeffrey's "Light Inside Podcast" to anyone who is interested in exploring the deep mysteries of our existence on this earth and learning how to navigate life in a more meaningful way.

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Shining the Light Inside for all to grow!

The Light Inside Podcast, hosted by Jeffrey Besecker, is a platform with a thoughtful educational approach to co-creating positive ways to inspire and motivate people toward personal growth.

Thoughtfully curated themes and topics allow the guest and host to delve deeply into the subconscious mind. This creates scaffolding for people at any stage of their inner journey, to find their entry point, no matter where they are in their journey of self-awareness.

If you are interested in learning more about the power of your subconscious mind, I highly recommend this podcast.

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