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If self-doubt is holding you back in your relationships, career, creativity or your business, Courage & Spice is especially for you. You’ll find rich and inspiring conversations about the phenomenon of self-doubt - including real-life stories and research-led approaches to help you navigate through it.

I’m Sas Petherick and my work is all about helping you cultivate self-belief - my Master's research was a deep study into the phenomenological experience of self-doubt - I’m absolutely fascinated by it. Enjoy!

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Sep 26, 2019

Self-doubt is often characterised as an inner-critic or self-saboteur, but its SO much more sophisticated than that!

In this episode, I introduce the concept of The Protector: a characterisation of self-doubt that you can meet with creativity and compassion.

I share five key aspects of this part of your psyche...


Sep 19, 2019

A personal episode for me this week. I share how I have come to really own my preferences: from NOT camping to learning how to say a clean and boundaried 'no'.

Twas not always thus! I sometimes joke that I am a Recovering People Pleaser, but I don't want to make light of what has been a huge developmental process. To...


Sep 12, 2019

In this episode, I share why it's easy to get confused between your gut feeling and your self-doubt.

This is particularly tricky when we are learning something new!

Using Broadwell's model of competence we explore when your gut feeling is most reliable and how to tap into what it's telling you.


Sep 5, 2019

It's episode 50 and two years since beginning the podcast! I thought it would be fun to revisit the very first episode: The Five P's of Self-doubt.

In the first episode, I (somewhat tentatively!) shared my framework for how self-doubt works - how it responds to psychological risk and how we use the Five P's to keep...