I believe that to varying degrees we all already possess skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, and growth mindset. I believe we are all capable of growing these skills so that we can master the stress, anxiety, sticky thoughts, and feelings of isolation that can overwhelm all of us from time to time and get in the way of living life to the fullest.
In an effort to protect us from real or perceived threats, our brains often create habits that may have been helpful at one point in our lives but are no longer necessary now and are no longer helpful. I believe that through self-compassion and understanding we each have the power to change these habits so that they work for us instead of against us. By learning to recognize and acknowledge unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviors in the moment, we are creating the power to choose our response instead of reacting in ways we may regret later.