This may sound like the proverbial "bad news," but fear and self-doubt will always be around. These emotions pop up at different stages of life and must be continually dealt with. For example, children are afraid of the dark or of having to speak in front of the class. Teenagers are plagued with self-doubt as they navigate through puberty and dating. Adults face fears and doubts throughout their careers and relationships. And older adults face new fears and doubts as their physical selves diminish and they face life’s most challenging transition. But if that’s the bad news, here’s the good: Every one of those fears and self-doubts can and must be overcome, and this book will show you how. Drawing from his 20-year career as a therapist, and his unique ability and willingness to examine his own fears and doubts, Wyatt Webb explores the process of fear, its many voices, and all the programming that causes humans to doubt themselves in the first place. Using his simple five-step process (Acknowledge the Fear, Quantify the Fear, Imagine the Worst-Case Scenario, Gather Information and Support, and Celebrate), you’ll learn how to walk through fear and self-doubt and arrive at that hoped-for place of freedom—the joy that is your birthright.
|Publisher:||Hay House Inc.|
|Sold by:||Penguin Random House Publisher Services|
|File size:||8 MB|
About the Author
Who is Wyatt Webb? He is a native of a 250-person town in rural Georgia who survived two decades in the music industry as a country singer who toured the country 50 weeks a year. Realizing that he was practically killing himself due to a drug-and-alcohol abuse problem, Webb sought therapy, which led him to quit the entertainment industry to study methods of therapy. A job at his original rehab center in Nashville led him to become the head of the juvenile treatment program at Arizona’s famed Sierra Tucson facility. Eventually Webb would become one of the most creative, unconventional, and sought-after therapists in the country. He is a man whom people flock to see, and one whom corporations hire to solve their people problems. People are connected to the tall, gray-haired man, and through this bond, they start to reclaim parts of themselves at his (very) OK-Corral. For Webb, it’s all about making a connection and getting rid of self-doubt and fear. Those who want to connect have issues that include mental, physical, and emotional abuse related to marriages on the rocks; parent-child relationships gone bad; and much worse concerns, including rape and abandonment. The first step to healing is connecting with that large, furry beast called the horse. But how can a horse help you find comfort, happiness, and yourself? A horse can help a rape victim find peace. It can teach a power-hungry Wall Street executive how to relax. It can nudge a middle-aged woman who curls up each night with a TV and a few forgotten dreams into opening her heart and finding love again. For Webb’s patients, it’s not about the horse. It’s about the man. Wyatt is currently the founder and leader of the Equine Experience at Miraval, one of the nation's top resorts, which is located in Tucson, Arizona.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Five Steps to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt||21|
|Step 1||Acknowledge the Fear and Self-Doubt||51|
|Step 2||Quantify the Fear and Self-Doubt||79|
|Step 3||Imagine the Worst-Case Scenario||97|
|Step 4||Gather Information and Support, Confront the Perception, and Dissipate the Fear||113|
|Afterword: The Sweetness of Connection||161|
|About the Author||177|