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The Art of Fear

Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead

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A REVOLUTIONARY GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING FEAR AND FOR DEVELOPING THE TOOLS WE NEED TO BUILD A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS CONFUSING EMOTION—AND USE IT AS A POSITIVE FORCE IN OUR LIVES

We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that drives Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.

Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Kristen Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—in fact, the only real issue we face with fear is not fear itself but our misguided reaction to it.

Rebuilding our understanding of fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we have come to view it as a negative. She goes on to unpack fear and shows that it’s just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, helping us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches us how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, and transforms our relationship with this emotion from a draining battle to one that’s more in line with our true nature.

Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and by her more than fifteen years as a mind-set facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on a course to live a happier, more expansive future.

About the Author

Kristen Ulmer

Kristen Ulmer

Kristen Ulmer is a facilitator who draws from her tenure as the best woman extreme skier in the world for twelve years and from thousands of hours facilitating clients on the subject of fear. Her work has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Outside magazine, and many other publications. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.