Episode 44 – Courage

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Did you tune into the last episode and start feeling a little …uneasy? You know fear is a part of your life and you’re not sure what to do? Or you have an obstacle you’re really looking to overcome in your life?


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 courage as therapists.

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Summary

  • What is courage, truly
  • What does courage provide you
  • How to disobey fear with wisdom

What is courage, truly

  • It is tactical and strategic
  • Acknowledging the feeling of fear but not trusting the belief system it presents
  • It allows fear to still exist; don’t have to stop it or make it go away

What does courage provide you

  • Shrinks down fears to be smaller than in your head
  • It gives you a sense of completion/finality: whatever the fear was it settled, conquered
  • Freeing because it allows fear to still exist; don’t have to stop it or make it go away

How to disobey fear with wisdom

  • Clarifying the fear tells you what you need to do about it
  • Shrinks down fears to be smaller than in your head
  • The more you face fears the more you learn to distrust them

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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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