Patrick J Sweeney, courageous and confident parenting masterclass,

Stanford Study breaks new ground with brain scanning of 10-12 year olds and suggests an effective remedy to raise courageous kids In a breakthrough study recently released by the Stanford School of medicine, 10-12 year old subjects underwent functional MRI scans to see how their brains responded as they were trying to regulate negative emotions.…

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Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

“Victor seven tango three one seven…no wait…three one nine…no one seven, one seven! It’s one seven for sure.” Spurted the tired athlete to the official. “Wrong! Thirty burpees.” demanded the Spartan judge who was checking each racer’s memorized codes. In the obstacle course (OCR) world racers spend countless hours monthly training their bodies to handle…

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I first began using this technique when I was training for the Olympics.  As I’ve studied neuroscience over the past five years for my book “Fear is Fuel”, I realize how impactful this little routine is, and how it can literally change the quality of decisions you make every single day. It will make you…

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Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

Here’s the deal – just about everyone is afraid of taking cold showers. Bear with me because it’s a great place to practice using fear as fuel! What’s the worst that can happen; you’ll be uncomfortable for five minutes and maybe embarrassingly bit of shrivel. What’s the best that can happen – you can never…

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Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

In his early 20s, the special operations officer had already served two tours of duty in a bloody war. Back then, people didn’t admit or even know anything about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so he was left to himself to deal with the emotional serpents that snaked through his consciousness. At one moment he…

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Sweeney Fearless Parenting

St Patrick was a slave around 400 AD who used fear as fuel to power a daring escape from slavery and eventually to change the world. There are some things about his courage, bravery and intelligence you might not know, and at least one thing about St Patrick’s day you can use to win a…

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