Dr. Wright explains how a cancer patient can benefit from the power of the pause.
The power of the pause is the foundation for all meaningful interactions with yourself or with anyone else. That means that before you engage, you realize you are exercising your free will, and your free will empowers you to your highest and best self.
If we simply respond without consciousness, we lose our free will. So the power of the pause is what gives us the opportunity to be the most selective in our response to our situation and in this case, to be compassionate with ourselves in time of stress.
About Dr. Barbara Wright, Ph.D.:
Barbara Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has been in private practice for over 30 year. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All, is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.