Manage episode 286611819 series 2501608
My guest today is a thought leader, high performance facilitator, and a fear & anxiety expert - who when you look up the word fearless in the dictionary - her picture is right there!
This remarkable women is in the the Hall of Fame as the most ‘fearless’ woman extreme skier in the world - a record she held for 12 years. Kristen was also voted the most fearless woman athlete in North America, by the outdoor industry, beating out all other women athletes (specially women extreme athletes).
She is the author of: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead. A book which radically challenges existing norms about this misunderstood emotion.
At 12:08 Kristen shares the first 3 (of four) levels to becoming intimate with fear. "See fear as a person, like a roommate in your life. You know, if you're in resistance to that roommate, you're going to have issues at home - right - and home being your body. If you accept that, ok they're going to be a part of my life, there's nothing I can do about it, ya know, it's a step in the right direction... but it's still offensive to fear. The third level, is where it gets really interesting, cause now you're no longer dealing with your fear intellectually, you're now dealing with it emotionally and physically, as you embrace your fear. Now, imagine if you embrace the roommate, you're no longer in your head, you're no longer thinking, you're now in your body, and having a physical experience."