Todd Pressman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, and Author
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Dr. Todd Pressman. He is a licensed psychologist, award-winning speaker, and author of the book Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment.
- How Todd organizes his understanding of the human psyche around the concept of fear and anxiety
- A discussion of the five universal core fears and how to identify them in clients
- The function of the “Chief Defense” in protecting us from our Core Fear
- How Todd’s program helps people turn their core fear into a life of fulfillment
“The thing that keeps fear alive is avoidance of it. We never test it out to find out if it can really do all that damage that we’re so afraid of. […] The principle for resolving fear is instead of avoiding it by putting our defense on top of it and trying to keep it from escaping, we lift off that defense. We do the opposite of the chief defense.”