I am not a victim of what happens. This is a core idea, that I am not a victim of what happens. We can change our thoughts. Self-regulation is the key to overcoming trauma. The core of overcoming trauma is to address the idea that something is happening to me that I am interpreting as frightening. We can change the sensation through movement such as yoga, and breathing. With yoga we improve our understanding that we can learn to tolerate our feelings and our physiological sensations because the truth is we are in charge of our own physiological systems.
This is an extremely important point because so often traumatized people feel frozen, helpless and hopeless. With the aid of a mantra, we can embrace the idea that we can cultivate in ourselves the ability to take control of our lives.