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Hey guys and gals and non-binary pals! Courage + Spice is the podcast for humans with self-doubt, hosted by me: Sas Petherick. I literally have a masters degree in self-doubt and I've spent almost a decade coaching hundreds of people how to develop robust self-belief. You can expect interviews with delightful humans, evidence-based resources and original proven coaching tools. If self-doubt is holding you back in your relationships, career, creativity or your business, Courage + Spice is especially for you.

Courage and Spice: the podcast for humans with Self-doubt Sas Petherick

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Hey guys and gals and non-binary pals! Courage + Spice is the podcast for humans with self-doubt, hosted by me: Sas Petherick. I literally have a masters degree in self-doubt and I've spent almost a decade coaching hundreds of people how to develop robust self-belief. You can expect interviews with delightful humans, evidence-based resources and original proven coaching tools. If self-doubt is holding you back in your relationships, career, creativity or your business, Courage + Spice is especially for you.

    We are Stardust with Agnes Becker

    We are Stardust with Agnes Becker

    Today, we are visiting our guest, Agnes Becker’s world.

    This is the world of we are stardust - a place where art and science collide to enrich your experience of and relationship with our messy, beautiful universe.

    So what’s this episode really about?

    Agnes creates artwork that inspires connection with the more-than-human world and online adventures that encourage you to rewild your soul.

    We talk about wonder, and hidden worlds, and finding both by slowing down and really looking. Agnes' invitation is to engage our senses and notice - and we'll be rewarded with the gift of opening our perception of ourselves and the way we experience the world.

    There is so much wonder in Agnes’ work. If you feel like you’re rushing around but you’re aware that something else is going on beyond that, in nature and in some deeper part of you, our conversation will help you find your way to your wild and beautiful soul.

    We discuss the attention economy, that first spring of COVID-19, how to let go of urgency and the grief that can come up when we reconnect with the natural world. She talks about how she navigated her way to a place where she weaves art and science together, and how We are Stardust is her place to belong in the world.

    If you’d like to connect to the more-than-human world, Agnes offers a portal.

    LINKS
    Rewild Your Soul Workshop / Autumn Leaf Painting Workshop
    Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer
    Sophie Strand
    Alan Watts quote / Ram Dass quote / Finding meteorite impacts in Aboriginal oral tradition

    Connect with Agnes Becker:
    Website:    https://wearestardust.uk/
    Instagram:    @wearestardustuk

    You can quote me on that…
    “We are creatures not computers.” - Sas Petherick

    “That tiny moment, to look at that one leaf, it can change the perception of yourself, and change the way you’re thinking about the world and your life.” - Agnes Becker

    “What I love is the learning. Not just through the science but through the experience and observation and attention that art invites you to cultivate.” - Agnes Becker

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    https://selfbelief.school/sbca
    Sign up for SBCA 2023 here: https://selfbelief.school/sbca

    • 47 min
    Expectations and Unconditional Love

    Expectations and Unconditional Love

    If you notice there are stories you are telling yourself like “If my partner was different, I would feel loved” or “If my boss was a whole other human being, I would enjoy my work so much more” then this episode is for you!

    I'm sharing how to become aware of the expectations we carry around and the steps to take to make the shift from expectations to unconditional love. This process has dramatically transformed every single one of my relationships.

    What if no one needs to change for you to feel ok? What if the people you don't like, can be your greatest teachers? What if unconditional love is entirely possible for you to access?

    This episode is about relationships and the way we can show up to them from our healthy adult selves.

    You can quote me on that…
    “When we put our happiness in the hands of another human, we set both of us up to fail.” - Sas Petherick

    “Other people do and say things and we interpret what they do and say. That interpretation creates some kind of meaning that feeds into our beliefs. It’s what we believe that creates our feelings.” - Sas Petherick

    “When we’re willing to take responsibility for how we’re interpreting anyone else’s actions when we’re willing to take responsibility for what we believe, we crack a new level of adulthood.” - Sas Petherick

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    • 23 min
    Every story has three narratives

    Every story has three narratives

    I’m really excited to chat with you today about a concept that has been brewing for me over the last few months - that every single story we tell about ourselves, has three different narratives.

    In this episode I discuss these three layers as I see them, and explain how going into the third layer is where we get to really understand something new about who we are.

    It's no accident that this is coming up for me right now, as I am currently in an in-depth training programme to certify as a Coaching Supervisor. In supervision what we’re trying to do is look at a bigger (super) perspective (vision) of our work as coaches. It's a big old soup of (sometimes uncomfortable) reflection!

    So do listen in:

    If you’re trying to figure out what’s happening for you in an area of your life that feels unsatisfying or confusing.

    If you’re a coach that’s curious about supervision practice, you might enjoy hearing more about my experience of it.

    And if you’re a human experiencing self-doubt, this approach to storytelling and meaning-making is likely to support you!

    LINKS

    Website:    https://selfbelief.school/class/
    Insta: @saspetherick

    You can quote me on that…
    “When we get into a reflective practice of some sort, we get to unearth an expanded narrative.” - Sas Petherick

    “Asking ‘what else could be true?’ brings in complexity, and also possibility. If we allow ourselves to really sit with that question we can start to see that the meaning-making we’ve drawn is specific to that story. It may not be a universal truth.” - Sas Petherick


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    • 19 min
    Trauma and Coaching with Katie Kurtz

    Trauma and Coaching with Katie Kurtz

    Folks I’m so excited to welcome Katie Kurtz to the podcast. Katie is a licensed social worker and trained trauma specialist, certified coach, consultant and yoga teacher. Not only that, but she also facilitates a beautiful program called Cultivate, which is all about trauma-informed care, and has recently created the most beautiful card deck called Contain.
    So what’s this episode really about? 


    This conversation is an in-depth conversation about trauma-informed care and trauma-informed coaching. Katie shares with us what trauma-informed care is, and how it came to be -  growing out of the roots of trauma therapy, PTSD and the experience of survivors. Trauma is something that affects all of us.


    We talk about how trauma-informed care has recently entered new and non-traditional fields, such as coaching, wellness and entrepreneurship businesses. Katie shares the importance of understanding that trauma-informed care has a significant history, and how to put this mode of care into embodied practice.


    We discuss how the current lack of supervision, mentorship, peer support, coaching and regulation means that many people are practising outside their scope if they identify as trauma-informed coaching people are practising outside their scope. It's really about how we move into this new wave of trauma-informed care to make it adaptable for all professions and spaces.


    We finish up with Katie explaining how she prioritises resourcing herself, and how she cares for her nervous system, as well as how her beautiful card deck was created as a way to create space for ourselves, and others.


    Why you should listen


    If you experience any discomfort around identifying as a trauma-informed practitioner, this conversation will help you understand its scope and how to embody the practice as ethically and holistically as possible.

    LINKS


    You can find the Contain card deck right here!


    Connect with Katie Kurtz:


    Website:    https://katie-kurtz.com/


    Instagram:    @_katiekurtz



    Connect with Sas Petherick:


    Website:    https://selfbelief.school/class/

    You can quote me on that…


    “I don’t think we need to remove the term trauma-informed care, we need to reclaim it. Reclaim it in a way that brings us back to shared language and understanding of what it is. And encourage people to adopt it with integrity and within their scope of practice.” Katie Kurtz


    “You can’t say you’re trauma-informed, you have to be it. What I simply mean by that is, you can’t just use words and not have action behind it.” - Katie Kurtz


    “It’s about how we show up with this commitment to widen our lens and be super mindful of the lived experience of both ourselves and others and apply that as much as possible to the entirety of our work.” - Katie Kurtz


    “The paradox of being trauma-informed as a coach, means you know where you don’t go. You almost need to have a trauma-informed lens, so you know when you have reached the limits of that.” - Sas Petherick

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    • 40 min
    RECAST: Behind The Scenes (Literally) Of A Conversation with 6 & 7 Figure Coaches

    RECAST: Behind The Scenes (Literally) Of A Conversation with 6 & 7 Figure Coaches

    I’m really excited to bring you this episode today, especially for all the coaches in the house as I share an incredible conversation I had recently with a few members of my business mastermind group.
    In this round table conversation, I’m joined by Ellie Swift, Taryn Bolt, Sofia Bernardi and Nivek Harrison as we talk about all the aspects of running a coaching business - the good, the bad and everything in between. 
    This was such a generous conversation and I know you’re going to get so many takeaways as we talk about what we would do if we were starting out in business again. 
    These incredible women have taught me so much about what it means to be in a community, and being surrounded by their support, encouragement and wisdom has been next-level awesome.
    If you’re in that first phase of making lots of decisions in your business and perhaps feeling a bit lonely, this conversation will be a breath of fresh air for you.


    LINKS
    Website:https://selfbelief.school/class/
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Big Birthday Thoughts - the glorious joy of being ordinary

    Big Birthday Thoughts - the glorious joy of being ordinary

    Last year I did a big birthday thoughts episode - just jamming on what's on my mind right now. So today it's my 49th birthday and these are my big birthday thoughts.

    If you’re at a crossroads or coming up to a new stage of your life, you might be curious to hear how I’m navigating this time of my life.

    If you're curious about what it feels like to build a life that fits you, in all your humanness, I offer some reflections on what this has felt like for me.

    Perhaps you’d like just to tune in for a chat and reflection on another human living their life, through all the messy disappointment, beauty and wonder. Bring your tea!

    LINKS

    Website:    https://selfbelief.school/class/

    You can quote me on that…
    “What does it mean to build a life that allows self-doubt to be part of it, that compassionately brings it along?” Sas Petherick.

    “There is no distance to go, it’s about presence.” Sas Petherick

    “I am both an over-functioner and I am very ordinary. I have an idea of a quite big, bright, colourful life, and in relative terms, it’s quite small, it’s quite ordinary. All of that is true.” Sas Petherick

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    • 21 min

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21Lefty ,

Sas Petherick is AMAZING! 💖

I have grown so much and experienced so much change from listening to this podcast and participating in Sas’ programs. She connects ALL the dots and enables me to find and do the next doable step. Give yourself a gift and listen to this podcast and explore the evidence based work of Sas Petherick! 🫶🙏

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Fantastic

Sas—your podcast, fabulous from the first one I listened to, just gets better an better. Every episode a fascinating pleasure that keeps on giving even when it is over.

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Outstanding

I just discovered this recently during the pandemic and am listening to this more than any other podcast. It has so many gems and helped me a lot In various areas of life so thank you! I wish I had known about this 5 years ago!

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