THE INNERLIGHT METHOD™
The Innerlight Method™
is a holistic mindfulness-based wellness program that empowers helping professionals and organizations that serve children, families, and communities to...
- increase their everyday impact
- prevent costly burnout
- create systemic change
...by facilitating access to and the expansion of every individual’s innerlight.
What is an Innerlight?
Our Innerlight is the part that calls us to make a difference and then illuminates the way to do it. It's the spark of light and possibility that lies deep within all of us.
Mindfulness To Manage
Life Shocks & Trauma
We lose access to our innerlight when we experience life shocks and traumas such as:
- unexpected loss of a loved one
- natural disaster
- medical treatment
- abusive words and touch
- persistent bias or prejudice
Our nervous systems are designed to handle crisis, but sometimes they get stuck in survival mode, which devastates our ability to:
- regulate behavior
- connect with others
Mindfulness is a practice of presence that can shift us out of survival mode, so that we can access our innerlight and the creative, intuitive, problem-solving parts of our brain.
The Innerlight Method™, specifically, utilizes a range of mindfulness practices to help balance the nervous system, brain, and gut in ways that re-establish our connection.
Mindfulness is “awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose in the present moment and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, an internationally known scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.
Mindfulness for Helping Professionals
Helping professionals are confronted with people experiencing these life shocks every day. Their daily routines consist of...
- defending, and
- guiding others
...particularly children, families, and communities that may face crises and traumas of all kinds.
Plus, of course, they are facing their own “life shocks” and being consistently overextended as they navigate their own challenges and continue to do their best for the people they serve.
This level of contribution, combined with their own personal challenges, is extremely taxing on the helping professional's body, mind, and spirit.
The Innerlight Method™ | One Step Further
There are many powerful mindfulness practices offered to helping professionals today. Most are designed to help them (and sometimes those they serve) slow down, focus on their breath, and be in the present moment. Current research demonstrates the powerful impact of these practices on health, mood, and learning.
The Innerlight Method™ takes this one step further, making the mindfulness “therapeutic” by adding a profound level of intentionality to the practice.
Instead of simple focus on breath and the present moment, helping professionals are shown how to use the power of their mind and their newfound understanding of intrapersonal and interpersonal neurobiology to balance their nervous system and activate its natural abilities to reset and restore.
The Innerlight Method™ enables them to exponentially compound the effects of mindfulness in their bodies, minds, relationships, classrooms, communities, and even the organizations they work within.
In challenging moments and environments, they are able to regain access to their innerlight in order to:
- reclaim/maintain their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance
- release any explicit or implicit biases that negatively affect their decision-making, the population they serve, and their organization
- contribute their talents and skills and make a positive impact
- maintain healthy energetic boundaries with those
experiencing crisis and trauma
- thrive in their personal lives and grow into their full potential
- evolve their organizations into even more impactful institutions
One light at a time, we can illuminate the darkest places within ourselves and use this powerful mindfulness practice to ignite the change we hope to see in our families, schools, communities, and organizations.