Transcending Fear

What can FEAR teach us? In her TED talk, Karen Thompson Walker identifies what she calls “The Beautiful Conflict” — the desire to contribute vs. the desire to be safe.

You know you have much to contribute, yet you can’t seem to get it done. Is fear stopping you? You may not directly experience fear as fear. Your inner critic may label it procrastination, excuses, or laziness. Any kind of “resistance” may be a disguise for an underlying fear.

Remember, your body is your subconscious mind. Connect to your underlying fear, befriend it, understand it, embrace it. Recognizing and exploring your resistance diffuses its power. Like a beach ball, you can push it under water with avoidance or powering through, but it will continue to pop back to the surface until you acknowledge and reframe it.

How can you feel safe in your fear? What is the source of your underlying fear? What other emotions are tied to it? Where do you feel it in your body? Are the beliefs and perceptions that underlie your fear based in the truth of the present or an experience from the past? Use judgment free awareness to explore these questions.

When you connect to underlying fear and emotion, it can no longer run as a subconscious program. It becomes an object of your attention that allows you to respond instead of react. Now you are playing from choice instead of fear.



In 1994, I began a career as a fitness professional. My purpose was to work with people on their physical health and wellbeing and to help them achieve the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. I found that many people had a deep desire for more energy, more confidence in their appearance, and overall better health. In spite of that deep desire, many could not stay focused, and fell back into old habits and patterns. Eventually I began to ask myself, “What is missing here?” I realized that work needs to be done at a deeper level; a level that engages the entire being. Not just the physical, but the emotional, mental, and spiritual. That’s when I discovered coaching. As a coach I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to examine the perceptions, beliefs, and subconscious programs that may be preventing you from becoming your best self and living your best life. I received my professional coach training through Wellcoaches and I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). I am an avid student of Dr. Joe Dispenza and his work in neuroscience and creating from the quantum field. I meditate daily and believe anything is possible, including personal transformation in any area of your life.

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