Our latest podcast episode of Have the Nerve is out. In the final episode of 2022, Susan and Emily focus on finding our confidence when we really feel disabled.

How to build up confidence is a general question. Still, we know we have to face additional challenges as we work to establish confidence-building methods.

Finding your confidence - Have the Nerve Ep22

In this episode, Emily, who runs a series of Resilience Programs at SCIA, discuss confidence, meaning, and purpose on the days when you feel really disabled.

What does that mean? These are the days when something has happened, and you have the very aggressive thought: “Holy crap. I’m actually disabled”.

Where do you find the resilience to keep going when you have a body that requires you to consider added challenges? How do you feel confident when going to the shops or going anywhere with a running commentary in your head about your plans b, c, d and e if everything goes wrong?

They share some life experiences to help us understand how to gain and retain confidence, especially in situations with unavoidable everyday challenges.

Listen to the full episode with the top podcast player or on YouTube. You can also choose your favourite platform with the list below. Of course, don’t hesitate to subscribe to the podcast, Have the Nerve or access our Resilience Programs to help build your confidence.

It’s our last episode this year. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year. We will see you all in 2023 with more new engaging and meaningful topics and episodes.

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This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by Effie Manetakis. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore. Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions.

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