Dr Tracy Jackson: A simple intention setting mantra

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Dr Tracy Jackson: A simple intention setting mantra

Mental health coach Douglas Bloch defines setting the intention to heal as “making the decision that you want to get well, even if you don’t know how.”  Setting the intention to heal does not require that a person know the exact path that will heal him from a major depression or other mental health disorder. It just requires that he or she wants to be well.

Bloch writes that saying, “I want to feel better,” is the first step in activating the body’s healing system and changing one’s brain and body chemistry.

When I started to do the 12 steps to recover from a life threatening addiction to alcohol and substances, I made the intention that I wanted to get well. I didn’t know how the 12 steps would work for me I just had to have faith that once I had set the intention and proceeded with the work, that the rest would take care of itself. And it did… I’m now nearly 12 years sober.



In my quest to find out more about the power of intention I reached out to Dr Tracy Jackson who is the CEO of Relief Retreats, a 6 month integrative wellness program for managing chronic pain, while reducing the need for opioid medications. I asked her how she uses the power of intention in her life and also what’s the number 1 thing people should do more often.

(1) How have you used the power of intention in your life?

My simple intention is always this mantra:  show up, pay attention, tell the truth, let go of the outcome.  Whatever my inner voice tells me, I follow and trust it, no matter the outcome.  


My simple intention is always this mantra: show up, pay attention, tell the truth, let go of the outcome
— Dr. Tracey Jackson

(2) What's the #1 thing people should do more often?

Slow down: Be a human being instead of a human doing.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Dr Tracy Jackson’s simple but powerful intention mantra

  • What is the #1 thing people should do more often


Wayne Dyer’s 7 Faces of Intention