About The Event

There’s no question that we’ve all faced a tremendous amount of uncertainty and volatility in the last couple of years. As it turns out, our minds hate uncertainty, and they respond in some predictable and not very helpful ways. But, by practicing psychological strength, you can navigate uncertain waters with more confidence and more peace.

In this webinar, presented by Right Direction, we’ll dive into some key principles about the mind that help us understand why uncertainty and volatility can be so upsetting. Many times, if we can understand why we’re having a difficult time, we can practice more compassion for ourselves. Finally, we’ll cover a set of tools to help you create structure amidst and increase your tolerance for uncertainty.

Speaker Details

Ashley Smith, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Co-Founder of Peak Mind

Peak Mind

Dr. Ashley Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength. Since earning her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007, she has become a sought-after specialist in the treatment of anxiety disorders. She helped develop the dedicated anxiety services at Omaha Children's Hospital before serving as a senior staff psychologist at a nationally recognized anxiety specialty center from 2009-2017. At that time, she started a private practice, which she continues.


April Seifert, Ph.D.

Social Cognitive Psychologist

Peak Mind

Dr. April Seifert is a psychologist, data scientist and serial entrepreneur. She holds a PhD in social cognitive psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has spent over a decade studying the ways our minds store information, form habitual and subconscious thought processes and how all of that impacts our behaviors and our life experiences. Additionally, her work in the field of Life Design complements her psychological training to create an impactful way for people to truly design their life and experiment their way forward to a truly aligned life.