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Guts and Heart: Understanding and Overcoming fear with Flynn Disney | EMP Podcast 77
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Guts and Heart: Understanding and Overcoming fear with Flynn Disney | EMP Podcast 77

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People have a lot of feelings and opinions about fear, but what exactly is it?

How does it show up in our mind and especially in our bodies?

Where do we draw the line between our trustworthy intuition that protects us from danger, and the loud, distracting self doubts that hold us back from reaching our fullest potential?

These questions are incredibly important because, like it or not, fear is a natural part of our humanity and as uncomfortable as it may be at times, we stand nothing to gain by habitually avoiding it.

So today I’ve brought Flynn Disney on to the podcast who’s ideas and work around managing fear has become highly respected among some of the greatest names in the parkour world.

We’ll talk about the physiology and psychology behind fear, the importance of empathy and understanding in coaching students to work through their fear blocks, and how some of the top names in the sport embody the ideas we’re covering.

We’ll also dive into some more spiritual/philosophical ideas that come up in general parkour practice and how we can better aim our physical practices to create a more meaningful and rewarding life for ourselves.

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