From The Nest

Ep. 03 Being Brave Abbie McG: Hannah Curtis of New Approaches

April 4, 2017

Meet Hannah Curtis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at New Approaches in Portland, Maine. New Approaches is a private practice specializing in counseling and coaching for emotional health. Hannah's specialties include communication, life transitions, postpartum support, work/life balance, stress management, relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life satisfaction. She has a passion for working with other helping professionals such as social workers, teachers, therapists, doctors, and nurses, to help them reduce stress and burn-out. Hannah also creates and runs workshops/small groups on becoming "Effectively Frank" which is, in short, the art of clear, confident communication. Hannah's hometown is Belfast, Maine and she now lives in Brunswick with her husband and two daughters.

We’ll talk about the myth of warrior-style bravery and give you a different picture of what living a brave life really looks like. See, I’ve come to realize that there’s a myth about bravery - that bravery looks strong, fierce and warrior-like - and I want to show listeners that bravery is not only about exhibiting strength, but also about authenticity (being who you REALLY are), setting boundaries (knowing what your value is), and acknowledging fear and vulnerability (showing emotions and talking about your story). I’ve seen time and time again that when we get to know ourselves, share our stories, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as well as strong, we come out more courageous on the other side.

It is my hope that the stories shared on "Being Brave With Abbie McG" will inspire you to push through the doubt, believe in your authentic self, and become just a little more brave with your own life.

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