The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan 10 months ago   15:02

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Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how.
We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.
We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances - the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been counseling children, teens, and adults. She also works as an adjunct psychology instructor.
Amy’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.
Amy’s advice has been featured by a number of media outlets, including: Time, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Success, Glamour,, TheBlaze TV, and Fox News. She has also been a guest on dozens of radio shows.
She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She serves as’s Parenting Teens Expert and Discipline Expert.
As a frequent keynote speaker, Amy loves to share the latest research on resilience and the best strategies for overcoming adversity and building mental muscle.

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Beatrizze 2020
Mizz Dingo
get the mic out of your gizzard geez
Rachel French
Behind The Layers
Sometimes this type of thing helps.. other times it won’t and doesn’t.. sometimes people are experiencing emotional need.. address the emotional need and the cognitive functioning improves intuitively.. it can’t always be fixed at the level of rational thought and in fact when it fails, people tend to feel like they failed and there’s something wrong with them.
Heather Winer
Really good talk. I have a self limiting belief that I have been alone for decades and have no support so I see others with support and I am extremely jealous. I fee not strong enough to change by myself.
Kenneth Litgov
This is the schooling, where I chose to to be silent. Hense YT, but hey!
Lexi Smith
You should be a comedian 😂😁
Sofie Amalie
Best advice ever❤️😢🙏🏻 just what i needed
Burak Zeybel
ı swearrrr ı am innocent
Savvy Sander
I can appreciate her message but the monotone is killing me....
Monu Chouhan
That was helpful
Lisab Ianaf
Damn this girl got that grim reaper vibes... But fr tho, respects and admiration for this strong woman.
Ian Laing
If only I saw this a yr ago. Ohh well
Míra Váňa
Thank you for this speech. Helping me to be better at current tough time.
Андрей Онищенко
I like the phrase "The only person you should compare yourself is yourself yesterday"
Sarah B
Obviously that auditorium is cursed, yikes
idk exactly why, but this whole story made me literally cry
Arthur-Junior Mafokate
This practically saved me
Justine White
Bless you brave girl.
Chen Kuang
Thank you for being so strong on the stage to motivate others
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The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong 10 months ago   13:21

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