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The Light Inside
The Light Inside
Jeffrey Besecker

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

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Episodes

The Sacred Duty of Kahu: Nurturing Humanity

In this episode of The Light Inside, we extol the profound significance of the word 'kahu' within Hawaiian culture and... more

16 Feb 2024 · 5 minutes
Forging a New Narrative: Healing from Unprocessed Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Unprocessed Trauma. In the aftermath of the unspeakable, our stories unfold—marked by the haunting echoes of anguish and distress.  In this... more

02 Feb 2024 · 52 minutes
The Illusion of Reality: How Art Shapes Our View of the World

In this episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complex nature of color perception and what it teaches us... more

25 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
Embracing Uncertainty: Overcoming the Subconscious Fear of New Experiences

In this thought-provoking episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complexities of neophobia—an unhealthy fear of the unknown—and how... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
From Inner Voice to Inner Peace: The Power of Psychological Distance in Emotional Regulation

In this enlightening episode of The Light Inside, we unravel the concept of emotional uncoupling and the importance of establishing... more

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Exploring Anhedonia: The Search for Joy and Connection

In this podcast episode, host Jeffrey Besecker reflects on the year 2023 and the deep exploration of the human experience... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour,
Suggestibility: How Subconscious Scripts Control The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Life

In the podcast episode titled "The Light Inside," host Jeffrey Besecker explores the concept of subconscious scripts and their profound... more

01 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Unmasking the Superiority Complex: The Effects of Anxious Insecurity

The podcast explores the concept of anxious insecurity and its various effects. The host, Jeffrey Besecker discusses how anxious insecurity... more

17 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Neuroception: How the Autonomic Nervous System Keeps Us Regulated with John Eli Garay

In this episode, the host Jeffrey Besecker delves into the topic of pain and suffering and how they contribute to... more

10 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Overcoming Overwhelm: Exploring the Fear of Intimacy and Vulnerability in Our Relationships with Kent Weishaus

In this episode, the podcast explores the role of subconscious scripts and self-sabotaging behaviors in intimate relationships. It discusses how... more

03 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Subconscious Scripts: Exploring the Haunting Power of Our Stories with Dee Miceli

In this podcast, host Jeffrey Besecker delves into the nature of subconscious scripts and how they shape our beliefs and... more

27 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Lovingly or Manipulating? Navigating Narcissistic Abuse with Shannon Petrovich

Narcissism. Maybe it's one of the most misunderstood psychological disorders of modern society. It is with an increased frequency, we hear such... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Moving on from Narcissistic Abuse: Letting Go and Finding Healing with Shannon Petrovich

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the concept of moving on from narcissistic abuse. He... more

18 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
The Power of Slowing Down: Taking Time for Careful Consideration with Kathy Hadizadeh

In this episode, Jeffrey Besecker and Kathy Hadizadeh delve into the concept of action bias, heuristics, and their effect on... more

13 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Running in Circles: How Diffusing Subconscious Patterns Frees Us From Rumination and Negative Belief Systems with Erin Mac

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the complexities of circular thinking and rumination with Executive... more

05 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
Humor’s Bad Reputation: The Role Comedy Plays Both in Social Bonding and Emotional Coping with Alfie Noakes

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the power of humor.  He discusses how humor can serve... more

29 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
The Transformative Potential of Understanding Attachment Styles

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the importance of healthy connections in our lives. He... more

22 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Magnetic Heart of God: Understanding the Five Cravings of Your Soul with Cory Rosenke

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the concept of the soul and why we have... more

14 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
The Cognitive Bias of Declinism: Chasing Truth in a Changing World

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the concept of declinism and its impact on our... more

08 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
How Unconscious Psychological Factors Contribute to Healthy Weight Regulation with Cody Golman

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the psychology behind body weight regulation. He delves into... more

30 Aug 2023 · 48 minutes
The Uncharted Waters: Understanding the Mental and Emotional Storm of Cancer

On this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the labyrinthian experience of battling cancer. With over 19.3... more

25 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Empty: How Anhedonia Steals Our Light with Tanith Carey

In this opening episode of Season 5 of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker and guest Tanith Carey explores the... more

10 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Energizing Your Life: Harnessing the Power of Conscious Energy with Danielle Laura

Welcome to Episode #160 of The Light Inside podcast, titled "Energizing Your Life: Harnessing the Power of Conscious Energy”. In this... more

03 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
The Unity of Opposites: How both things can be true

In this podcast, we look at how a concept of logic known as the Unity of Opposites can empower us... more

28 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Dark Side of Goal Setting: Unhealthy Hyper-Achievement

In this podcast, host, Jeffrey Besecker discusses the significance of goal setting in defining one's purpose and achieving personal growth.  While... more

20 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Active Listening: Connecting with the Person Inside with Jonathan Miller

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the importance of active listening in our increasingly polarized... more

14 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Framing Effect: Is The Grass Greener on The Other Side

We all have our preferences.Everything from the clothes we wear, to the car we drive, and even our favorite flavor... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Ten Feet Tall and Bullet-Proof : How unhealthy confidence often leads us to ineffectively self-assess

Jeffrey and Constantin discuss a range of topics related to personal growth and self-assessment. They explore the complexities of emotional... more

23 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Healthy Ego Development: Letting Go of Inner Chatter and Embracing Self-love

In this episode, guest, Rachel Lavin and host Jeffrey Besecker, discuss healthy ego development and empowering our ego to work... more

16 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
All in A Name: How To Recognize And Label Emotions

Emotions. They play an essential role in creating our perceptions throughout life.  They signal awareness of our current circumstances and guide our... more

09 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
The Irrefutable “Me”: A Healthy Diet of Self-Awareness Is Essential For Feeding and Nurturing The Ego

Our Ego. Just what is it - and what are the key roles this mystical entity serves as we navigate a... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Deflecting - How to Breaking Free from Blame and Taking Responsibility for Our Actions

Denial. We’ve all heard that somewhat childish joke. You the one  - about how ‘it’s not just a river in Egypt’.... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Things We Love: How Our Passions Connect Us and Make Us Who We Are

Marketing Professor, Dr. Aaron Ahuvia and host, Jeffrey Besecker discussed the psychology of love and how it applies to why... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Constructive Criticism: Can We Observe Ourselves Objectively?

Constructive criticism. Why does it often seem to so hard to find clear, direct, and honest feedback - And even more... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Emotional Insecurity: Behind Every Fight, Or Flight Rests a Scared and Misunderstood Inner Child

Manuj Aggarwal was an exceptionally brilliant and vibrant child. Burdened by a family history of mental illness, he searches for... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Embracing Uncertainty: Turning Doubt into Hope and Confidence with Sherianna Boyle

-Uncertainty. We’ve all felt it within our day-to-day lives. It manifests itself in a variety of ways, such as feeling overwhelmed,... more

21 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Experiential Rationalization: Why We Justify Our Decisions & Actions Based On Past Experiences

In this episode, Clarissa, a 36 year old hairdresser from a small Midwestern town, struggles to find her place in... more

11 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Uncovering Your Soul Blueprint For Happiness: Making Friends With Your Ego

Julia Wesley is a medium and spiritual healer who is helping to uncover the soul blueprint for happiness. In this... more

31 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
From Hamsters to Happiness: How to Ditch The Hedonic Treadmill of Dissatisfaction

Our individual pursuit of growth and excellence does not always equate to joy, due to regular responses, beliefs and self-doubt.  Today... more

18 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Exploring Awe & Wonder: How Intention & Humor Create Joy with The Jollytologist, Allen Klein

When Allen Klein, spurred on by the power of intention and the awe of childhood, sets out to march in... more

17 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Emotional Eating: Unraveling the Impact of Diet Culture on Our Wellbeing with Dr. Marcella Raimondo

In this episode, we’re exploring the Complex Relationship between Food, Emotions, and Society with Dr. Marcella Raimondo. Marcella is a psychologist who specializes in eating disorders... more

10 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
BONUS CONTENT: Narcissistic Verbal Abuse: Navigating Blunt & Non-Blunt Emotional Cruelty w/ Angela Myer

Having experienced both direct and indirect verbal and non-verbal abuse in a narcissistic relationship, Angela Myer became determined to learn... more

31 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
Narcissistic Verbal Abuse: Navigating Blunt & Non-Blunt Emotional Cruelty w/ Angela Myer

Having experienced both direct and indirect verbal and non-verbal abuse in a narcissistic relationship, Angela Myer became determined to learn... more

30 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
The Autonomic Ladder: Unlock Your Natural Inner Power w/ John Eli Garay

Pain. Our emotional reactivity frequently causes it to surface as the emotional turmoil we feel. You’ve perhaps heard this clique, and... more

13 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
By The Power Invested in Me: Vice, Virtue and The Ways We Attempt to Signal Superiority

When J. Stamatelos confronted his anxious insecurity; he discovered the underlying power of self-acceptance and the vicious cycle of validating... more

06 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Giving Yourself The Permission to Float a Little Lighter in The New Year

2022. -- What a year, what an amazing journey, and what a fascinatingly thought-provoking ride. We couldn't have been more thrilled... more

02 Jan 2023 · 3 minutes
Technically Empowered: How To Raise Tech-Healthy Humans with Daniel Sih

Screen time. It’s the new currency utilized when measuring how our children spend much of their time interacting with the world. With... more

14 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
The Triggers of Trauma: Uncovering the Roots of Emotional Reactivity

Marina Yaney Triner, a self-proclaimed empath and trauma expert, dives into the world of repressed trauma and how it affects... more

08 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
Somatic Coherence: How Our Core Energy Guides Our Somatic Experience

Well-being. Recent research has revealed that this often-overlooked, yet essential element is a core value of personal growth and sustainable success. Somatic... more

30 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Trauma Triggers: How Addressing Our Blind Spots Increases Emotional Intelligence

Blind spots. We each have them. In the context of personal change, why is it we often settle for "good enough?”... more

25 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Bah, Humbug, and Fa, La, La, La, La: Happy Holidays From The Light Inside

Yes…At the behest of alienation, testing the current trends, harsh judgments, losing listeners, and the endless guffaw of our peers… It’s... more

18 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Productive Middle Ground: Clearing the Mental Chatter of Digital Overload

Space. In the rise of both our race for human evolution and within the context of that ever-popular television series “Star... more

11 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
The Soul's Journey: Discovering Purpose in Every Aspect of Life

Motion. It implies movement. With all motion inferring a dynamic “mover”. Matter is dormant, yet humans are an active power - a... more

04 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Socially Engineering Insecurity: Sowing the Seeds of Self-Doubt

Knowledge. It’s one of the only resources that grows as we share it. Yet sometimes, that’s not so easy. Why do... more

27 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Many Voices of Me: Why We Show Up Differently in Unique Situations PT 2

Intuition. That still small voice inside that sometimes whispers…while at others - it roars. Einstein once shared with us: “I believe in intuitions... more

21 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
The Many Voices of Me: Why We Show Up Differently in Unique Situations

Your inner voice. That light inside - the being that we are being. Society and our daily interactions seem to increasingly... more

20 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Body Science: How Accurate Scientific Body-Type Assessment Empowers Holistic Health

Our bodies; for eons - we’ve been reminded to treat them like temples. Yet our view of that temple -... more

14 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Down to Earth: The Ancient Healing Powers of Grounding

The Earth. Not only is it our biological home. It also anchors us to our metaphysical and spiritual perception of place... more

05 Oct 2022 · 51 minutes
Grief 2.0: Allowing The Journey of Grief to Transform You

Loss. We each experience it in a variety of ways. Oftentimes, the repeated and prolonged cycles of grief can reveal our deepest... more

30 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Folie à deux: How Being a Dick Can Change The Word In The Most Unexpected Ways

In a world where we can each be ANYTHING we want. Ironically, we often discover a world that feels like it's... more

16 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Rising Water Raises All Boats

Staying afloat. It often becomes our central focus. And at times, it can seem like we barely keep our heads above... more

08 Sep 2022 · 3 minutes
Building Valence: How to Transform your Toxic Reactions to Relieve Stress with Sherianna Boyle

Our emotions. They frequently serve as one of the more mystifying aspects of our humanness, yet just what role do they... more

02 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Clear as The Nose On My Face: Engaging Body Linguistics for Effective Emotional Competency

Your body. Its your home - unique, individual  and universal all at the same time. Yet the way we communicate through our... more

17 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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... more

11 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
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... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

15 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
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... more

30 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

17 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
The Essence of Confidence: Developing Quiet Courage

The Oxford dictionary describes confidence as the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. To quote the Great and... more

07 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Heroes: A Tribute To Courage

Heroes. Are they born - or made? They touch our hearts, fill us with admiration, and make us reconsider our world... more

27 May 2022 · 2 minutes
How Our Social Personas are Influenced by Our Perceptual Identities: The Rest of The Story with Michael Hynes

If you joined us last week, you learned how our biases influence so much of our reality. Shaping and moving... more

20 May 2022 · 38 minutes
Storytelling: How Our Social Personas are Influenced by Our Perceptual Identities

Today we look at the psychological aspect of Magical Thinking and the role it plays in the introspection illusion of social influence. Explaining perhaps why the... more

13 May 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Openness: How Experiential Avoidance Closes us to More Expansive Life Experiences and Learning

Leigh Hearl had a secret. A secret which filled her with guilt and shame… A secret, which nearly killed her.... more

06 May 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Seeing Things Differently: Developing Inclusion and Disclosure in Uniquely Talented Individuals

We lean in today, looking ay what it means to be neurodivergant - and exploring how both as a community... more

29 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The New Light: Explore, Learn, Grow

Change. Its perhaps the one thing in life with any certainty. Inevitable in its being, and as a result, evolution and... more

01 Apr 2022 · 2 minutes
How to Turn Enemies and Adversaries into Venerated Friends

It’s not easy to know how we come across to others, especially when we’re meeting people for the first time. Finding... more

12 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
The Self-Improvement Trap: Surrendering Patterned Beliefs and Biases for Self-Acceptance with Megan Warren

Enoughness. Perhaps one of our more persistent burdens in life, often becomes the tireless pursuit of improvement; of feeling the consequences... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Self-Awareness: Losing Myself To Find A New Pathway to Me with Lindsay Jewell Pt.2

Our personal traumas. They often leave an indelible mark; a scar to remind us of the very real and often heartbreaking... more

23 Feb 2022 · 56 minutes
Self-Awareness: Losing Myself To Find A New Pathway to Me with Lindsay Jewell Pt.1

Our personal traumas. They often leave an indelible mark; a scar to remind us of the very real and often heartbreaking... more

22 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
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Today we look at the psychological aspect of Magical Thinking and the role it plays in the introspection illusion of social influence. Explaining perhaps why the idea of... more