Interview Questions

  1. Why can it be so difficult to really live like we mean it?
  2. How did you discover a feelings phobia?, or, What inspired you to write this book?
  3. What causes us to be afraid of our feelings?
  4. What are the advantages of being in touch with our feelings? Even the “bad” ones?
  5. Isn’t it dangerous to be in touch with our feelings? Won’t we get overwhelmed?
  6. How can we really live like we mean it when there are so many things working against us in the world today?
  7. Do you think addictive behaviors (e.g., alcohol, drugs, sex, eating, shopping, etc). are related to people being afraid of their feelings?
  8. You put a lot of emphasis on emotion but, isn’t it better to rely on our thinking, or changing our thoughts to feel better?
  9. How does avoiding our feelings affect our relationships?
  10. Can your approach be applied to the workplace? Isn’t it better to check your feelings at the door when you’re at work?
  11. Why can it be so hard to change? What is the key to making lasting change?
  12. How do we overcome fear and really live like we mean it?
  13. You outline a four step approach in your book. What’s the best way to get started?

Segment Bullet Points

  • What keeps us from living like we mean it?
  • Benefits of our feelings—even the “bad’ ones
  • Fear of being overwhelmed by feelings
  • The key to creating lasting change
  • Getting started with emotional mindfulness