The aim of this self-help book is to help the reader to recognize the ways in which they are self-critical and to understand the impact it may be having on their life. Based on "Compassion Focused Therapy" ("CFT"), the reader will learn proven techniques that will help them to improve their self confidence and fulfill their goals and aspiration. Consistent with the ethos of the "Compassionate Mind Approach", and the needs of the reader, this book includes findings from the latest scientific research on self-confidence and self-esteem, practical advice and a wealth of exercises. CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, author of "The Compassionate Mind", to treat those with high levels of self-criticism. It uses the proven, research-based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.
Good public speakers are made, not born - or so thinks Dale Carnegie, the pioneer of personal business skills. Yet business, social and personal satisfaction depend heavily upon a person's ability to communicate clearly. Public speaking is an important skill which anyone can acquire and develop. It is also the very best method of overcoming self-consciousness and building up courage, enthusiasm and self-confidence. This classic, well established title has been called 'the most brilliant book of its kind'. It takes you step by step through:-Acquiring basic skills-Developing confidence -Speaking effectively the quick and easy way -Earning the right to talk -Vitalising your talk -Sharing the talk with the audience as well as organisation, presentation and other skills
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