267: Guiding top performers to release core fears to live with greater fulfillment with Todd Pressman, PhD

Dr. Todd Pressman, author of “Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment.”

Todd Pressman and Bill Ringle discuss the 5 core fears at the base of anxieties and the relief that comes from releasing them for small business leaders.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.

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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • A single core fear exists at the root of ANY problem or obstacle to success.
  • We must thoroughly deconstruct our anxiety down to the core fear and chief defense that created the trouble in the first place.
  • The vast majority of our fears and anxieties are completely imagined projections built on ideas learned long ago that have no bearing on our circumstances today.

Show Notes for this Episode

  • Todd shares how his father, also a psychoanalyst (who studied with students of Dr. Freud as well as many Eastern masters) sparked great conversations that accelerated Todd’s own curiosity and journey of understanding of human nature. [1:38]
  • Todd talks about a time when his father’s principles had helped him in his life. [3:14]
  • He explains the perception of fear, anxiety, and the present. [6:10]
  • Todd talks about mental distortions and manipulations of fear. [9:01]
  • Todd conveys how to deconstruct fear/anxiety when it sets in. [11:14]
  • He describes the concept of Core Fear in the Deconstructing Anxiety model. [13:54]
  • Todd shares an example wherein he helps a client deconstruct anxiety. [16:24]
  • Todd informs us about visualization and moving forward past the fear and anxiety. [22:31]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins. [23:46]

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Expert Bio

Todd Pressman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, award-winning speaker, and internationally recognized expert on anxiety. He graduated with degrees in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Saybrook University and has created three businesses: Pressman and Associates Life Counseling Center, Logos Wellness, and The Center for Management Excellence (helping businesses achieve their full potential).

Through his many published articles and three books – “Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment“, “Radical Joy: Awakening Your Potential For True Fulfillment” and “The Bicycle Repair Shop: A True Story Of Recovery From Multiple Personality Disorder” – he seeks to serve mental health professionals and business leaders.

In 1982, he traveled the world to study the great wisdom and healing traditions, including a Zen master in Kyoto, Balinese fakirs, a Zoroastrian high priest, and a Sri Lankan fire walker. His education also includes an internship under Stanislav Grof, M.D. at the Esalen Institute.

With a background deeply rooted in tradition (he was groomed by a father whose teachers were taught by Sigmund Freud), he has integrated this wide-ranging experience into a new program of personal development called the “Deconstructing Anxiety.”

He shares, teaches, and demonstrates the principles of Deconstructing Anxiety with participants in his seminars and online programs, and with business leaders through his “Center for Management Excellence.”

Contact Info for Todd Pressman

Web address: www.toddpressman.com

Travels from: Philadelphia, PA.

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