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Episode 83 — Helplessness: The Cayenne Pepper of Fear — Emotion Series #12


All of us came into this world completely helpless. In many ways, we remain so throughout our entire lives. How does the emotion of helplessness serve us, and what happens when we embrace it?

Show Notes


In this episode, Joe and Brett explore helplessness and its role as a crucial component of fear. 

  • Examine this commonly-avoided feeling in the contexts of raising children, running a team, or teaching a loved one to BASE jump.
  • Learn to discern between the raw feeling of helplessness and feeling stuck.
  • Experiment with a tool for emotional inquiry

Experience how the visceral feeling of helplessness can shatter illusions of control and unearth a profound sense of agency, opening up a path to clear understanding and connection to the present moment.