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Finding Courage in the Face of Fear

Released Sunday, 24th May 2020
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Finding Courage in the Face of Fear

Finding Courage in the Face of Fear

Sunday, 24th May 2020
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In this episode, Janice opens up about how drinking and imagining violent scenarios in her head reinforced an avoidant response to fear. The good news is that it's possible to re-train our brains to react to fear with more courageous responses. Janice also shares her letter to her Fear Voice in her quest to develop a different, more compassionate relationship with fear – because fear is definitely here to stay!

Originally published: January 25, 2018

Read Janice's 4-years-later reflections on the episode here: "S1 | EP3: We Can Do Hard Things" (The Soul's Work Blog)

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Show notes:
  • 1:18: My past fears of rejection, failing, and being judged
  • 3:30: Fearing success and keeping myself small
  • 4:35: Drinking to deal with my anxiety of being cheated on
  • 7:09: Imagining violent scenarios as a response to feeling fear and shame
  • 9:34: Doing my soul’s work to move toward courage as the default
  • 10:59: Retraining my brain to replace avoidant reactions with more courageous actions
  • 15:18: Overcoming over stage fright
  • 16:15: Understanding the root cause of my fear: low sense of self-worth
  • 18:20: Working through my violent daydreams and relationship anxieties
  • 20:28: Writing a letter to my Fear Voice to build a better relationship with Fear
  • 25:10: Your Soul’s work: do you want to take the red pill?
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