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147: Fear vs Confidence Loops

Two powerful reinforcing cycles.

Jeremy Finch
Jeremy Finch
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147: Fear vs Confidence Loops

These are two frameworks we learned in birth class.

They are both reinforcing feedback loops :

This particular model was coined back in the 1920s by a dubious British obstetrician. But I think it has wide modern relevance, far beyond just pregnancy and childbirth.

It can basically be extended to any context where we encounter fear, tension, or pain.

What pushes people towards fear and tension? Or to confidence and connection?

And from a broader social perspective, how might we creatively shift more aspects of society towards the second type of cycle and away from the first?


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