Episode #7 Face Your Fears
Every one of us has things that make us feel worried, anxious, or afraid – but fear doesn’t have to have the final word. This week, Amy Seiffert joins Dr. Michael Brown as they talk about putting fear in its proper place.
One time I just needed to say it out loud… we might actually one day bury one of our children.Dr. Michael Brown
- Fear often stops us from achieving our most important goals in life.
- Most of the things we are afraid will happen are never going to happen.
- We are prone to believe that fear reflects weakness, that it is always negative, and that it has power.
- Fear triggers either avoidance or action.
- Speaking fears out loud is the first step to overcoming them.
- Fear is normal, it can be helpful, and it only has the power it is given.
- Identify your fear (What am I afraid of?), investigate your fear (Why am I afraid?), and incriminate your fear (Should I be afraid?).
- Practice radical acceptance by asking, “Could I be OK if this actually happened?”
- Allow yourself to fail so that you can grow, and allow the people you love to fail so that we all can grow.
In This Episode
Worrying Solves Nothing
The scenarios that our minds play on repeat are not nearly as helpful as we may think. This week, Amy Seiffert and Barb Roose empathize with our anxieties and offer the encouragement that peace is possible.
Fear Repels Love
Whether it is with our romantic partner, family member, or friend… many of our relationships are struggling. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and counselor Steve Rieske explore the primary cause of conflict we experience with the people we love most.
Controlling Isn't Caring
Some of the most difficult people to love are those who are most controlling, and this is why controlling people so often feel unloved. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and clinical counselor Steve Rieske discuss tense relationships, hostile workplaces, and unsafe households.