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By Sara Demmings

This was written by Sara as part of her reflection on enhancing stress awareness from our Self-Reg Foundations program.

What if stress was understood

Would we respond like we should?

What if stress was viewed as a trigger

Something that makes a situation seem bigger

What if stress was the reason why

The reason for the behaviour, their cry

What if stress was the ultimate cause

The reason why they need that pause

What if stress could be turned around

Where positivity could finally be found

What if stress was not a negative term

What if it was something that helped us learn

What if stress was viewed in a different light

A view of newness and growth instead of fright

What if stress was seen with curiosity and passion

A situation where learning can happen

What if stress was understood

Would we respond like we should?

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