Episode 55 – Be Informed, Not In Fear

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Do you stay up-to-date with what’s happening with our world? Does it sometimes feel overwhelming? How can you operate from a more grounded area of your brain, rather than fear?

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 being informed.

In This Episode


  • Why is being informed important?
  • What does fear do to your brain?
  • How does operating from a grounded part of your brain improve your life?

Why is being informed important?

  • You’ll be aware of the changes taking place in everyday life
  • You begin to operate with a different part of your brain
  • You will live a more grounded lifestyle

What does fear do to your brain?

  • Fear causes you to operate out of your limbic system
  • Causes you to remember every other time that made you feel like you were in danger
  • Triggers anxiety

How does operating from a grounded part of your brain improve your life?

  • Happier, more fulfilled lifestyle
  • Cuts back on any unwanted thoughts or challenging emotions
  • Leads to better judgements and self awareness

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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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