Episode 43 – Facing Your Fears

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How often does fear play a role in your life? Is it daily? Do you truly know all of the ways fear can affect how you live?

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In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they share their observations and experiences with fear as therapists.

In This Episode


  • What are different types of fears
  • How do we tend to magnify them
  • How can we avoid them

What are different types of fears

  • Phobias
  • Failure
  • Anxiety

How do we tend to magnify them

  • Everybody is afraid of something; it’s common
  • The current state of our world doesn’t help…
  • Irrational fears

How can we avoid them

  • Start to learn what you can tolerate it
  • Break down what exactly it is you are afraid of
  • Ask yourself what’s going to happen if the particular scenario you’re worried about actually happens

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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