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How to Make Fear Your Friend with Dr. Carla Marie Manly

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How to Make Fear Your Friend with Dr. Carla Marie Manly

Troubling memories are often storehouses of pain and hurt. Seated deep within our minds, they can seem impossible to dislodge. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Carla Marie Manly, clinical psychologist and author of the new book, "Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend." Dr. Manly shares strategies to safely face your fearful memories, learn from them, and successfully break free.

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On today's episode:

:30 - Dr. Carla's background

5:15 - Joy from Fear

8:30 - We all feel fear

12:40 - Identyfing and managing destructive fear

16:10 - Strategies for dealing with fear

21:00 - The light of joy

Carla_Marie_Manly_445280381.jpgDr. Carla Marie Manly is a practicing clinical psychologist based in Sonoma County, California, and a recognized authority on fear and fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. She works with individuals and groups to improve personal growth, relationship connection, and increased life fulfillment. Her highly personalized approach focuses on utilizing transformational fear in the self-growth and healing process. She combines clinical knowledge with a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, integrating yoga and meditation practices into her therapeutic work and course offerings. Her new book is Joy From Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend (Familius, April 1, 2019). Learn more about Dr. Manly at


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: