A Revolutionary Approach
to Spiritual Wellbeing
8 Week ONLINE Course
Learn how to identify and break through the barriers that are keeping you from living as the best, truest version of yourself so that you can live into your sacred purpose and make the difference in this world that only you can make.
Price for this course includes the RHETI® test offered through the Enneagram Institute. Suggested reading list offered for further study.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Weekly workshops will integrate the Enneagram with CBT principles, offering a systematic approach to identifying and dismantling cognitive distortions and beliefs that are sabotaging one's ability to live as their best self. Go deeper with journal prompts and other guides for healing.
Centering Prayer & Meditation
Spend time daily listening to the movement of the Spirit with our guided prompts for Centering Prayer. Additional Meditation offerings and Breath Coaching available on demand as well.
1:1 Confidential Contemplative Spiritual Direction
This course includes FOUR 60 minute 1:1 Sessions with an experienced and compassionate Spiritual Director who will reflectively listen and help you process both the Enneagram and CBT work that you are doing on your own so that you can forge the path that enables you to live and thrive from your sacred center.
Need a spiritual reboot?
Are you on a spiritual path but feeling lost or stuck?
Are you feeling disconnected from God no matter how often you pray, read Scripture, and so on?
Still feeling anxious or depressed even though you exercise, meditate, or practice Yoga?
Want help getting 'unstuck' in your spiritual journey, but you don’t want to waste time and money trying to connect with someone who won't meet you where you are OR have to deal with shaming, dualistic dogma?
the year you find and clear...
the path that is YOURS to follow.
Did you know there is actually a scientific reason it's so hard to live as your best, most sacred self?
In 2005, the National Science Foundation published research on the number of thoughts humans have per day. In their study, they found the average human being has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts each day. What's more: 95% of those thoughts were the same as the the day before, and 80% of those thoughts were negative.
Based on the work of Dr. Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy is grounded in the understanding that our thoughts are driven by subconscious beliefs and values. It is our thoughts that produce both our emotions and our actions - not the other way around.
Most people struggle to make real strides in their healing AND spiritual journey precisely because they are trying to change or manage their behavior and/or feelings on the surface - without ever getting into the deeper, subconscious layers of what's driving those repetitious outcomes. Yes, prayer helps. But, in my experience, prayer without restorative action that leads to new ways of thinking or being results in very little long term change or meaningful transformation.
Paul from Tarsus, writing to those following The Way in Rome, put it this way: "So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God... Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." (Romans 12:1-2, MSG)
If you have ever tried other spiritual transformation programs and experienced little to no progress, there is another way... This program weaves together science-based tools with Spirit-led resources that will equip you to systematically get below the surface so that you can break through the barriers of whatever is keeping you from living as your truest, most sacred and brilliant self.
HOW? By integrating modern applied psychology with non-dualistic, spiritually responsible theology and contemplative practices that will empower you to listen, hear, AND respond to movement of the Spirit in your life with greater consistency, passion, and intentionality.
A Proven System for Transformation
Enneagram Typing for Self Discovery
Although hundreds of years old, this ancient tool for self-discovery has made a recent come back - and for good reason.
With patience and discernment, the Enneagram is a highly effective guide for identifying one's healthiest and most destructive personality traits. When integrated appropriately, the Enneagram offers practical insights for unparalleled growth and freedom to live as one's truest, best self.
Contemplative Spiritual Direction
We all have an inner compass (a still small voice) that seeks to guide us towards our true 'north.'
Having someone who can mindfully listen to your longings and struggles, as well as your hopes and dreams, in ways that help you discover and honor your true 'north' can make all the difference in your ability to accomplish your goals and live into your created purpose with a sense of inter-connectedness and passion.
Embodied, Holistic Practices
You are a whole being - body, mind, heart, and soul. To live as your best, most sacred self, you must tend the entirety of your being.
Beyond the weekly Meditations designed specifically for this course, you will have access to all that YogaWell offers including Guided Breathing Techniques, Yoga classes on demand, Meditations, Sound Baths, additional rituals for renewal, balanced meal plans to help fuel your life and nourish you from the inside outward.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
As human beings who bear God's image , we were meant to do more than just survive... We were meant to thrive. Yet, our destructive habits and past traumas have a way of impeding our ability to live authentically from our sacred center. CBT offers practical tools to take what we learn from the Enneagram and begin systematically identifying and dismantling distorted cognitive beliefs and values that are sabotaging our ability to thrive.
Centering Prayer & Examen
Centering Prayer is similar to meditation, but different in that it has a specific aim: to forge a deeper union with the God who dwells within us. In its most basic form, it follows a simple format for contemplative prayer that leads you into a space for deep listening. The Examen is also an ancient practice for self-reflection and renewal. This program will include daily offerings over the course of 8 Weeks that you can use on-demand as you forge your spiritual path.
Journal Prompts to Reflect & Grow
We do not grow from experience alone, but from our reflections about our experiences. Each week, you will have an opportunity to respond to a series of journal prompts to help you go deeper in your discovery journey. Then, at the end of the week, you will be invited to answer a few short questions to help you note all that has been most meaningful to you. These tools will empower you to intentionally integrate your most honest observations and learnings into your every day, ordinary life.
Meet Your Host
Experience and Compassion
You Can Count On.
Rev. Lenora Rousseau, founder and Director of the Brilliantly You Project, is a seminary educated, Ordained Pastor, Certified Cognitive Therapy Practitioner, Certified Spiritual Director, RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Certified Breath Coach, and Certified Flexibility Coach with over 20 years of experience finding and forging her own spiritual path and 10 years of hands on experience helping others do the same.
Lenora grew up in a Jewish home. She had a mystical encounter with Christ at the age of sixteen. Not finding a spiritual home in either religion at the time, she went on to explore a multitude of other world religions and paths for healing.
In 2001, she encountered Methodism, and it changed her life. Lenora went on to study Wesleyan theology at Asbury Seminary and Contemplative Spiritual Direction at Portland Seminary. As an ordained pastor, she has been serving most recently as a Chaplain in a Methodist hospital, providing spiritual care during this pandemic.
Early on, Lenora discovered the need for a variety of guides (past and present) to help her heal from childhood trauma and reclaim her sacred worth. As a result, Lenora has holds fast to Justin Martyr's observation that there are "seeds of truth in all things" that can lead us towards the sacred life that is ours to live. This perspective has brought her full circle, giving her a deep appreciation for her faith traditions while celebrating the many name and faces by which God is revealed in our world.
Lenora is passionate about using all she has learned along her journey to help others find their path for healing and wholeness. Known for her genuine nature, a welcoming spirit, a compassionate heart, and joyful personality, Lenora looks forward to meeting you where are you and journeying with you as discover and live from your sacred center with greater authenticity and authority.
What others say about Working with Lenora and BYou Programs
Virginia Tech University
Often times I find myself in a rut wondering where the Spirit is leading me and whether or not God is doing much of anything in my life. However, Lenora has truly helped me see God in all things. Her active listening skills and intentional, thought-provoking questions challenge me to follow my heart and live out my authentic self.
Servant Volunteer Coordinator,
Clergy Candidate FLUMC
Working with Lenora for spiritual direction has helped me to discern how the Holy Spirit is moving in my life, calling me to act, and working to heal me of trauma that I have experienced. Lenora embodies nonjudgemental and compassionate listening. She insightfully invites me to explore areas where I might be "stuck" and then, within my own lens of faith, journeys with me as I deconstruct limiting views of myself and my faith in order to create greater flourishing with the Holy Spirit. I am forever grateful for the healing and empowering space Lenora provides during our time of spiritual direction.
Trinity UMC Gainesville
Lenora has been such a blessing to me. Not just for her compassionate kind way of listening, but in the way she continues to be truly human with me. I can bring my joys and my sorrows to her and not feel judged or that she wants to fix me. Every time I interact with her, it's a feeling of support... a feeling of someone truly walking beside me in my life's journey. Whether we talk once a week, or once a day when life got difficult, or once a month, it is always a welcomed experience. She is such an uplifting presence in my life, and I am truly grateful for her guidance and love.
Occupational Therapist, Business Owner
BYou is very intentional in creating harmony for the heart, body, mind, and spirit. I have come to know and love myself in ways I never knew I could, and to share that love with others to help our world a more peaceful and loving place.”
Newly Retired Nurse Practitioner
[BYou with YogaWell] is life changing!
I didn't think I would have time to do all that this program offers. But, I found that I could... As I listened to my body, by caring for it and nurturing it, I found out I indeed could obtain wellbeing in the mind, heart, and spirit... I highly recommend it.
BYou w/YogaWell Client
It has been very transforming as it has given me permission to let go of what’s not working in my life and being open to the healing possibilities! I would highly recommend YogaWell to my friends!
Ready to Start Your Journey?
Register with purchase.
LIVE via ZOOM:
FOUR Hours of 1:1 Online, Confidential Spiritual Direction that can be scheduled on a recommended bi-weekly basis as you work through this course.
Weekly Enneagram and CBT lessons to help you to deeper in your self-discovery and growth towards living as your healthiest and most brilliant self.
Daily Centering Prayer and Examen prompts.
Weekly Journal Prompts.
Weekly Guided Meditation offerings.
BONUS #1: Course fee includes the cost of one RHETI Enneagram Test.
BONUS #2: THREE Mo. YogaWell Membership.
BONUS #3: Practice Makes Permanent Challenge to keep you moving forward in your journey in community with others on a similar journey!