There are many gifted healers, educators, coaches and trainers in the world of personal development, but few with the diversity of expertise of Burge Smith-Lyons and her holistic Essence of Being™ programs.
Burge is a leader in the world of mind-body-spirit healing and growth. Her gifted work includes helping veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, ministering to teens and families with troubled relationships or empowering individuals to realize abundance in health, wealth and love.
With more than 35 years experience as an educator, Burge created the Essence of Being programs for maximum effectiveness using a wide-range of techniques. Her trademark is helping people identify "Bubble Talk" — unconscious, negative self-talk that is making them sick, harming their relationships and limiting their prosperity.
It's a topic Burge knows from personal experience. Years ago she was a divorced single mom living out of her car with 2-year-old. Today she is a millionaire, happily married for 14 years with a son at NYU. Her compelling true-life, rags-to-riches story has equipped her as a trusted teacher to thousands of people around the world seeking to transform their own lives for the better.
To help people young and old identify their Bubble Talk, Burge uses "Super Learning" involving the whole brain and tapping into their whole being — spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Developed in the late 1960s by Bulgarian psychiatrist Georgi Lozanov, Super Learning works by activating the left and right brain back and forth, allowing participants to absorb faster, learn more and retain it through higher attention.
Super Learning is just one of many tools in the Essence of Being tool kit. Participants in workshops, seminars and camps also learn through games, role-playing, and processes and experiences. These include firewalks, breath work, channeling and other techniques expertly employed by Burge and her staff.
All of these techniques aim toward a common goal: to help participants overcome old habits, patterns and attitudes blocking them from health, happiness and prosperity. Graduates of Essence of Being courses from around the world testify to the effectiveness of these programs.
"They leave opened up and with tools that work in the 'real world' to move forward in their business or personal lives," Burge says.
Burge runs her programs with a staff of expert facilitators that includes her husband, Bradley H. Lyons. He has more than 20 years experience working as a corporate facilitator, consultant and coach and as a group leader /facilitator working with at-risk youth. The programs are based at her Center for Awareness in Atlanta, with training centers in Atlanta, Miami, Asheville, N.C., Boston and Rhode Island.