The GoZen! Backstory
I'm Renee Jain, the founder and Chief Storyteller here at GoZen! Growing up, I was always worried. At five years old I begged my parents to let me sleep with my brother's yellow plastic bat because I was so worried that when I went to sleep, a robber would break in. I know all too well what it’s like to live with anxiety as a child.
As I grew up, I continued to struggle until one day I had a panic attack in my office. As I lay gasping for breath, I decided enough was enough. I wasn't going to let anxiety control my life any longer. I spent several years investing time in self-education, talk therapy and then a master’s in psychology. Through both formal education and personal experience, one very clear truth emerged: Resilience is a skill.
While some of us are born more resilient, others simply need to master this ability with practice (and, yes, it can be practiced)! We can help kids cultivate basic coping techniques to overcome anxiety as well as life skills to find meaning, purpose, and engagement in their lives.
While I can't go back in time to help little Renee, I founded GoZen! in order to help a new generation of kids, parents and therapists. Peace is within reach--it comes from strength that lies within all of our children.
The GoZen! Mission
Everything we do at GoZen! follows the principle that emotional well-being can be cultivated through practice. Yes, we believe feeling good is a skill! We offer a suite of educational programs and tools designed to give parents and practitioners what they need to arm kids with essential life skills to not only manage anxiety, but to live with deeper engagement and purpose.
Our innovative approach is centered on animated videos that make it fun to learn. We teach everything from the science behind why we worry to specific techniques for overcoming anxiety and discovering one’s strengths.
The GoZen! Team
Chief Happiness Officer
Lee L. Krecklow
Customer Success Manager