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The Courage Habit: Learning How to Overcome Fear

October General Chapter Meeting
October 11, 2022
  6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Courage Habit: Learning How to Overcome Fear

Presented by:
James Garrett

Brain Coach and Founder,
Brain by Design

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Fear is the biggest thing that holds us (and our clients) back in our lives. But what if we could learn to overcome fear? What does brain science tell us about how to rewire our brains so that courage, instead of fear, becomes our default response?

Just like behavioral habits, emotional habits like courage are learnable skills that we can train with practice. Individuals who've developed courage still feel fear, but they've learned to harness fear and use it as a catalyst for taking action rather than paralyzing them in place. Whether it's the fear of rejection, the fear of failure, or the fear of doing great things -- harnessing, managing, and overcoming our fears will create the kinds of breakthroughs we and our clients want most!

In this session, James Garrett will walk us through what the science says about how to build our "courage muscle," his own personal journey trying to do this in his own life, and how he's coached his clients to overcome the fears in their own lives.


What you will learn:

• Why emotional habits like courage are learnable skills that we can train with practice

• How to help your clients overcome the fear of failure, fear of rejection, and fear of looking stupid

• How we can change our emotional habits just like we can change our behavioral habits

• How to apply the neuroscience of "extinction" to diminish fears and anxieties our clients struggle with

• How to integrate resilience practices with clients that nurture and strengthen the neural pathways of courage

• Why doing things that make us uncomfortable is the surest path to growth


James Garrett is a brain coach and founder of Brain by Design. He’s spoken on stages ranging from Harvard to TEDx and his work has been featured by The New York Times, FastCompany, and Harvard Business Review. He spent years doing research with some of the best psychologists in the world at Columbia, Tufts, and Yale. He's a content creator and course builder and his course called, "Brain Science for Coaches" has been rated as one of the best courses for coaches and is currently certified by ICF for 30 continuing coach education credits. He's a certified coach through the Whole Fit coaching program. He also built one of the only brain-based positive psychology curricula in the Middle East and trained thousands of Arab youth in partnership with Queen Rania of Jordan. A rare combination of scientist, trainer, and entrepreneur, in 2019 James launched the Deep Change Project, a personal journey to discover what’s possible at the outer edges of neuroplasticity and to overcome fear.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kathleen Mitchell, ACC
Monthly Meeting
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
ICF Sacramento
3308 El Camino Ave, Suite 300-110
Sacramento, CA 95821
United States of America