Fear? What comes to mind when you hear the word fear? What has your lifelong relationship been with this emotion? In this week’s eye opening episode my special guest, former extreme skier Kristen Ulmer shares her own experience with fear and why she believes that conquering fear won’t work and what to do instead.
We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit?
Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature.
Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.
About my guest
Kristen Ulmer is a thought leader on fear who draws from her tenure as the best woman extreme skier in the world for 12 years, from intently studying Zen for 15 years, and from facilitating thousands of clients on flow and peak performance.
Her work has been featured in such media as NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Tim Ferriss’s new book “Tribe of Mentors” The Megyn Kelly show and many more.
Kristen is the author of: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead (HarperWave, June 13, 2017), which radially challenges existing norms about what to do about fear. She currently facilitates and keynotes about fear and anxiety all over the world. Some of her clients include Google, Citigroup, Olympic athletes, and the US Air Force.
Resources and links
Watch this video of Kristen’s extreme skiing.
The Art of Fear by Kristen Ulmer
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