Tools to overcome fear and take control
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Tools to overcome fear and take control

A Course of Inspiration and Actions to Help you Boost your Confidence, Feel Great about Yourself & your Life.
4.6 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
35 students enrolled
Created by Rachel Smets
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Take the next step towards your dream and goal
  • Develop a greater sense of self awareness
  • Experience the joys of life and how it feels to be confident
  • Apply the tools to make profound positive changes to your life starting immediately
  • Learn how to take action no matter when, where or how you feel
  • Know and understand yourself, your thoughts and actions much better, which creates more balance
  • Recognize and identify your fear, so you can take the action to overcome it
  • Learn many tools to overcome fear, so you can choose what is best for you to apply in any situation
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  • The desire to achieve dreams and goals without fear.
  • The only thing you need to start this course is an open mind
  • Questions are given to reflect upon
  • This course is suitable for every level
  • Everything you need to create your next step in life, is within this course
  • Pen and paper or a journal are requested to intensify your learning experience
  • The willingness to learn and courage and desire to take action towards personal transformation

Do you struggle with achieving your goals and dreams? Do you feel stuck and unclear about your future? Do you feel afraid to make changes or doubt yourself? Would you like to get clarity about yourself, your future and your next step? 

Welcome to Tools to overcome your fears and take charge, the straightforward course for learning how you can increase your confidence, deal with any fears and take charge of your life.

Being afraid and unclear about your future, or feeling uncertain and doubting yourself is very common for many people. These worries can prevent you from taking important decisions and actions that could impact your life to a great extent.  

The good news is that you can learn to overcome fears and figure out the direction that is best for you in your life. 

 This course I will show you how with practical tips you can begin using immediately, even before you finish all the lessons. 

Some of the strategies I discuss and help you discover through hands-on activities include: 

  • Power questions that can change your life
  • Self-awareness through self-reflection
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Disrupting negative self-talk: the short cut
  • Self-confidence self-test with scores
  • The use of questioning and counter statement to fear thoughts

 I've been teaching students from all over the world, having many different backgrounds, ages, and level of education. That’s how I created a down to earth approach for my courses, which are easy to understand and follow to ensure you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately

The activities are explained in a simple and clear manner, and in a short amount of time. It’s then up to the students to choose individually the extent of time and effort they put into the exercises.

The lectures and resources will continue to be updated and I enjoy responding or give advice to all your inquiries provided in the discussion forum.

Go ahead, check out the curriculum and if you like what you see, click the button "Take This Course" in the upper right corner to enroll right away. After all, it’s your life and your decision to get started and enjoy YOU!

Who is the target audience?
  • People taking this course are ready to discover a more meaningful and joyful life
  • People that feel stuck, unmotivated, fearful, early quitters, and those with low self-confidence
  • People interested in self-improvement
  • People swimming in a narrow, straight lane, but actually dream of swimming in a wide, open ocean
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
4 Lectures 08:19

What is your dream and what is keeping you stuck?

                   Take your next step to your desired future in this course.

Preview 02:06

Suggestions For Taking This Online Course

Course goal & Suggestions For Taking This Course

Section 1 Lecture 4:   

Activity:  5 powerful questions that can change your life.

Activity: 5 powerful questions that can change your life.

Why have I created this course? 

In this lecture I share a little bit more about myself and how I used to be shy as a child, and have been through a journey of confidence.

Using all the tools and steps you will find in this course, I faced many challenges, fears, and learned to overcome them each time to reach my goals. 

Through all my moves abroad as a single woman, I took different steps and always some kind of action, small or big. All of these have helped me so much to change my life to become the person I want to be and do the things I enjoy.

If I can do it, so can you. You are not alone in this journey!

Every step is explained with examples and exercises for you to choose from.

If you have a desire to change and take charge of your life without fears, then all you need is click ''Take this course'' button.

 It only takes 30 seconds to enroll in this course, and you will be ready to experience the freedom of fears and the power to achieve the success you deserve!

Reasons to take charge in life.
Confidence is a skill
3 Lectures 06:16

In this lecture, I explain:

What is confidence.

What are the benefits.

Why is it so important in all areas of our life. 

Confidence is a skill you can master.

You will identify the areas in your life where confidence is necessary.

First, you find an explanation of confidence.

Then, a checklist of its benefits.

Finally, the Activity to help you make it real for yourself.

Identifying these areas will help you to be more observing of yourself, which you will find helpful throughout this course.

Identify the benefits of confidence important in your life

Self-confidence: Test yourself and find out your scores right away.
Fears: Choose to Fight or Flight
3 Lectures 10:10

Fear has a different meanings to each of us. It's important to understand this. Its clarification makes it easier for you to continue in the next lectures.

Use your own description of fear.

Fear: What & Why

What causes fear?

Activity: step out of your comfort zone to find your fear.
Fear vs Phobia
3 Lectures 17:48

We all have fears. Every time we do do something for the first time, there's some kind of fear.

Everyone experiences this. A phobia however, is a step further. You'll understand in this lecture.

Fear or Phobia: when does fear become a phobia?

This lecture explains 5 types of treatments for phobia, but certain are also powerful antidotes to anxiety, panic and fear, such as relaxation techniques.

 With regular practice, they can improve your ability to control the physical symptoms of anxiety, which will make facing your phobia less intimidating. Relaxation techniques will also help you cope more effectively with other sources of stress and anxiety in your life.

Consider treatment for your phobia if:

  • It causes intense and disabling fear, anxiety, and panic
  • You recognize that your fear is excessive and unreasonable
  • You avoid certain situations and places because of your phobia
  • Your avoidance interferes with your normal routine or causes significant distress
  • You’ve had the phobia for at least six months
Preview 05:47

Activity: Self-help strategies for fear, phobia, or more.
Time for Action. Tools to conquer your fears.
5 Lectures 22:54

In this lecture, I take you through the cognitive process. Fears start in our thoughts, and that's where we can change them. 

You will learn how to change irrational thoughts to realistic thoughts. I take you through examples and a worksheet for you to practice.

Steps to counter fearful thoughts and self-talk.

This lecture explains the worksheet you can download. 

Start changing your thoughts by using this sheet. 

The more you practice, the better you become.Soon, irrational or negative thoughts will hardly be part of your thoughts because you will change them like an automatic pilot! 

Preview 00:35

Self-awareness is paramount in taking charge

Activity : Develop self-awareness skills

Activity : Outshine negative self-talk: the short cut!
Melt your fear: Fear is your best friend: ‘’hello dear fear!’’
3 Lectures 16:09
Action steps & building blocks

Master the courage to change

Practical and complete example on how to conquer fear.
1 Lecture 01:51

Congratulations! You finalized this course! I hope you really enjoyed it. Remember to simply let me know how I can help you.

What is your next step to take charge in your life? What are the tools you are using right now?

As a THANK YOU for completing this course, you can grab a copy of a chapter of my book called ''Melt your Fear''. You can find it attached as resource.

Thank you again!,


Preview 01:51
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About the Instructor
Rachel Smets
4.6 Average rating
14 Reviews
39 Students
2 Courses
Speaker, Lecturer, Trainer & bestselling author

Rachel is a TEDx speaker, lecturer, language instructor, and bestselling author of 'Awaken Your Confidence: 15 People share their Journey to Success.'

 Living and working in several countries for many years, she developed a passion for cultures and languages. Besides boosting people's confidence, intercultural awareness and conversational languages  are her favorite topics to teach online and offline.

She graduated from the University of Maryland (US) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and achieved her master’s degree in management from the University of St Andrews (UK).

Born and raised in Belgium, she worked and lived in several countries, and currently resides in the Netherlands.

Striving, Sure,  Social & Sportive. She keeps her mind & body in balance by daily exercising either while running outside or lifting weights at the gym.

Rachel enjoys motivating and inspiring people to become the person they want to be. 

                                       ~ Life changes, and so can you! ~