Recognising and Overcoming Fear - The F Word
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Recognising and Overcoming Fear - The F Word

Fear - Learn how to recognise what is holding you back and what you can do to overcome your fears.
5.0 (5 ratings)
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76 students enrolled
Created by Kelly Fryer
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain how the brain works and why you feel the way you do
  • Recognise where fear comes from
  • Describe how to deal with fear
  • Overcome existing fears
  • Deal with fearful situations with confidence
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  • You will need to create time to complete the course
  • You will need to create time and take action
  • You will need to download the relevant resources or use your journal for making notes

What is the course about?

This online course will introduce you to how the brain works and why you feel the way you do as well as introducing you to where fear comes from and how to overcome it.

This will make you feel more confident and enable you to move forwards with greater belief and free from fear.

Course Materials

A number of exercise worksheets are included with the course which will allow you to practice what you learn.

A number of video and audio resources are available for you to download and use.

Course Length

This course can be completed in about four hours. Ideally, for maximum benefit, you should spread this course over a few weeks.

Course Structure

The course is split into eight sections. An introduction, followed by the main sections that take you through the steps to improve your confidence and overcome your fear. Section 6 is packed with activities for you to try and use to help you overcome fear. There are a number of techniques based on your learning style. Finally a summary section is used to recap learnings and prompts you to make a 'I commit to...' promise.

Why take this course?

If you're serious about wanting to overcome your fear and increase your confidence, this course will help you explore and challenge your current approach to situations and the confidence levels you have, and inspire you to improve.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has a fear that is holding them back
  • Anyone who wants to overcome fear with new techniques
  • Anyone that has a fear of things such as public speaking and interviews
  • People who are committed to taking action to make a change
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Welcome and Introduction
1 Lecture 02:39

This short video introduces you to The 'F' Word - Recognising and Overcoming Fear. It outlines the sections of the course that will help you overcome fear.

Preview 02:39
What is Fear?
1 Lecture 08:54

In this section of The 'F' Word - Recognising and Overcoming Fear, you will learn

  • the Top 100 fears in the world
  • the impact of social media and comparison syndrome
  • the difference between fears and phobias and the meanings of these
Preview 08:54
Recognising Fear
2 Lectures 16:50

In this section of the course you will learn:

  • The difference between fear and excitement
  • The story of Jen and Sally
  • FEAR acronyms
  • Fear Factor Equation
  • Imagination vs Reality
  • Three videos to inspire and demonstrate the power of overcoming fear
Fear or Excitement?

In this short video you will be introduced to an exercise of reflection to allow you to understand what you have learnt so far in recognising and overcoming fear.

How the Brain Works!
1 Lecture 14:35

In this section of The 'F' Word - Recognising and Overcoming Fear you will learn:

  • How the brain works and why you feel the way you do
  • The difference between the primitive mind and the intellectual mind
  • How REM affects our thought patterns
  • How fear is developed
  • How chemical responses impact our emotions and our thought patterns
  • Why positive action, positive interaction and positive thoughts are important
What happens to you when you experience fear.
Your Values, Qualities and Talents
1 Lecture 06:58

In this section of The 'F' Word - Recognising and Overcoming Fear you will look at your values, qualities and talents and understand how these can help you overcome fear.

What makes you, you?
Overcoming Fears
9 Lectures 38:51
Your Fear

In this activity you will learn how to speak to your inner voice to help you let go of fear.

Talk to Your Inner Voice

This activity introduces you to a powerful technique that helps you overcome your fear by expanding it and letting go with a positive outcome. Be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone!

What's the worst that could happen?

This activity includes a powerful visualisation exercise that can be used to recognise and let go of fear.

Letting Go of Your Fear

This activity introduces you to a letter to your fear to help in overcoming and letting go of fear.

Dear Fear...

This video introduces you to a really simple technique that can be used anywhere when you feel your energy and your confidence needs a boost.

Zip Yourself Up!

This activity introduces you to a simple yet powerful technique that can be used to overcome fear and can be used immediately before a fearful situation such as public speaking to increase your confidence.

Swish Technique

This activity introduces you to the power of creating positive affirmations and how to create an affirmation to help in overcoming your fear.


In this section you will be introduced to some helpful questions that will allow you to reflect on what you have learnt about your fear and yourself so far.

Creating Success
3 Lectures 25:04

In this part of the course you will:

  • Learn the questions for success and how to answer them
  • Be guided through a visualisation technique that will help you see the more positive and confident you that is free of fear
Questions for Success

Visualisation Exercise

Here you will learn how to create a simple three step strategy to help you move forwards with confidence.

Your Strategy for Success
Close and Your Commitment
3 Lectures 04:11
Course Summary

In this part of the course you will make your commitment for success to allow you to move forwards with confidence and free from fear.

I commit to...

Course Close
About the Instructor
Kelly Fryer
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1,100 Students
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Mindset Coach and Hypnotherapist

I'm passionate about helping people unlock their potential, people like you.

Ever since I was a child, I was drawn to helping people develop, to realise how good they were and how much they could achieve.

You don't need me when things are plain sailing, when you have your plan and you know what you are doing. You need me, when you are at a cross-road, when you don't know what to do, which way to turn or who to turn too. This is the part that gives me the greatest satisfaction. This is the part of your life, the part of this particular chapter, that I call The Chrysalis. I'm there to help you when things are tough, and help you grow your wings to fly on your own.

As a teenager I always felt like I didn't belong. Friendships seemed stilted and awkward and I never really liked small talk.

I was bright, moved up a year at school and was ambitious. These were not traits found often in the estate I grew up in. I had my whole life mapped out, I knew where I would work, where I would live, the car I would drive, I even knew at what age I would have children. Some of my friends thought I was mad.

This all changed though when I fell pregnant at the age of 19 with my twin sons (now 15), just after I had completed my management training scheme and secured an amazing salary in an amazing job. I wasn't just working for me anymore, I had sons to provide for and I have done.

I juggled motherhood with my career for years, feeling guilty for working and then guilty for being at home. My Mum had been the main breadwinner in our house whilst my Dad stayed at home and looked after us and he even won a 'housewife' of the year award in the late '80's. (Yes, we were seen as the odd family).

Over an eight year period I had seven promotions with two different companies and I knew I would be happy when I reached the top. WRONG! There was more bitching, backstabbing and arguments at the top than there were at each of the rungs on the ladder I had climbed.

I had chosen my career to help people develop, to create workplaces and better environments for others that meant we didn't have to continue on the spiral of the 'Monday to Friday dying syndrome'. You know the one:

- I hate Monday's because I have to go to work

- I hate Tuesdays as it's Tuesday

- Wednesday is middle of the week, I best get some work done

- Thursday, woohoo, it's almost Friday

- Friday, thank goodness it's the weekend.

We spend more than half our lives working and this is how we talk about it. I knew that needed to change.

But I had been kidding myself. You cannot change businesses, unless you change the mindset of the people within them. And that's why I started my first business 'Chrysalis Consulting'. I'm still a big part of designing and delivering the programmes and working on the change projects, but my heart, the part of me that is making a difference to people, like you, the individuals, one person at a time, so that you can make a difference in your home, your business, your team, your company, your world, this is where my heart is and this is where my business has come from.

It is this that gets me out of bed in the mornings.

I've been where you are. I've doubted myself, I've been afraid to step up and show the real me, I've been in holes and I've dragged myself out.

Over the years I have worked with some amazing (and some not so amazing) coaches and therapists. I know the difference this type of support can provide to you, and I have combined many of my skills to give you a blend of some of the most effective Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Coaching I and my clients have ever experienced with amazing results.

Oh, and I'm a fully qualified and accredited solution focussed Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist with a BSc in Psychology alongside my other qualifications and I'm currently studying a PhD in Change and the Courage of Leaders and I'm fully insured.