YOUR NEXT READ Episode #7: The Loudest Guest by Dr Amy Silver



For many, fear can be an insidious and all-consuming emotion. The Loudest Guest is a book that explains how we can learn to separate the 'fear' self, from our actual self. Psychologist, Dr. Amy Silver, answers our questions about why a compassionate approach to fear is the most effective way of reducing it. By unpacking the fear response in a scientific way, we can encourage a healthy, reciprocal relationship with our emotions. This podcast teaches us the pertinent lesson of taking back control of your life by quietening the loudest voices, or 'guests', dominating our thoughts and emotions. 

If you would like to know how to manage your fear and reduce the control that is has in your life, then this book should be Your Next Read.

Topics covered in this chat include:

  • How to understand the root cause of our fear
  • Why compassion is key to reducing fear
  • The undetectable nature of fear. When fear is really in control of us, we don't realise it's manipulating our emotions.
  • The 'two chair technique' - how to externalise our internal narrative, allowing us to separate our thoughts from reality
  • Tips on identifying when fear becomes toxic, in order to take agency over our life and reduce anxiety 

Available in print and ebook. Find it here and use code YNR to receive 20% off.



Dr Amy Silver, author of The Loudest Guest, is a psychologist, speaker and author with extensive expertise in the area of fear and fear management. As a psychotherapist she is experienced in many different therapy types including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Amy left her prestigious career to ‘tread the boards’ as an actress, fulfilling a childhood ambition and solidifying her love of live performance. Amy now has a successful practice as a speaker, facilitator, and mentor. She teaches the management of emotions for high performance at work. High performing teaming behaviours require a strong level of emotional management and Amy’s programs show us how.

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