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Finding Your Voice with Dr. Doreen Downing [35]
Episode 3511th July 2022 • From Surviving To Thriving • Ray Bourcier
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For many, speaking up, whether within your household, your family, your work, or even in public, is a challenge. Feeling heard may be a challenge that you face. Your voice and the confidence to bring it out is buried deep inside of you, but it's buried under decades of programming and conditioning. Dr. Doreen Downing knows this challenge all too well as a psychologist who herself had a fear of speaking in public. You can bring your voice out and make the positive changes you need in your life. It's time to chip away what doesn't serve and let your inner angel shine.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Her journey from a shy psychologist to helping others discover their voice
  • What's inside of you just waiting to be chipped away
  • Ways to help you get over your fears and find your voice
  • How your past can be the reason you may struggle feeling heard
  • How as a parent, you can help children develop their voice and not suppress it.

About Dr. Doreen Downing:

Dr. Doreen Downing is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of public speaking anxiety. She

also hosts the Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast.

Doreen once suffered from extreme stage fright. In conquering it, she discovered being connected to

your Essence, the core of your authentic self, is the key to relaxed and confident speaking.

In addition to coaching and online courses, she is author of Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to

Finding Your Real Voice, a book that teaches you how to transform your anxiety with full presence and

deep connection.

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About the Host:

Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster

A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.

Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.

With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.

An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through.

Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats.

Together, we are unstoppable.

In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza.


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