Unlock Your Confidence: Find the Keys to Lasting Change Through The Confidence-Karma Method by Dr Gary Wood
Published by Watkins Books.
In Unlock Your Confidence, Dr Gary Wood presents a complete confidence-building course that takes a truly holistic, all-angles approach from the physical to the psychological to the social. Written in an engaging style it offers a unique, whole-life approach to develop your existing skills and strengths in small, achievable, meaningful steps after the principle ‘Little by little, a little become a lot’. The book works with the interplay of thoughts, feelings and actions with the emphasis very much on taking action. So, the books aims to get you building confidence from the moment you pick it up.
The book’s innovation is emphasizing the karmic principle of ‘what goes around comes around’ and how building confidence in others can have a powerful, positive knock-on effect in your life. This is the essence of the Confidence-Karma Method. It builds resilience by working on mindfulness and changing your attitudes toward yourself from three different angles of feelings, actions and thoughts.
Written and researched by a Chartered psychologist and experienced life coach, the book helps to raise aspirations and helps you to reach your potential by addressing motivation, values and goal-setting. From a physical perspective it looks at the impact on confidence and esteem of breathing, relaxation, health, exercise and body language. Taken together the book offers a complete confidence building course and is based on the author’s confidence building workshops and professional coaching practice.
Unlock your Confidence offers a complete, step-by-step, hands-on, personal empowerment course using tried and tested tools and techniques, quizzes and exercises to help you to understand where are you are now in life, where you want to be, and how to get there. Discover the ultimate you with this life-changing guide to gaining lasting authentic inner confidence in every area of your life and how to pass it on.
- Unlock Your Confidence – Summary of Contents:
- The Intro
- Chapter 1: Here and Now: Getting an Angle on It
- Chapter 2: Confidence Tracking: Looking for What Sparkles and Shines
- Chapter 3: Mindful and Bodywise
- Chapter 4: All the World’s a Stage. . . Impression Management
- Chapter 5: Attitudes, Values and Meaning
- Chapter 6: Needs, Perspectives and Defences
- Chapter 7: Being Hardy: Battling Demons and Building Resilience
- Chapter 8: Raising Aspirations Part 1: Possibility Programming
- Chapter 9: Raising Aspirations Part 2: Future Desired Outcomes
- Chapter 10: Selling Yourself. . . Not Selling Yourself Short
- The Outro: All Souped Up
- Further Reading and Resources
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- Coaching, confidence and self esteem blog posts from Gary Wood
- Other books by Gary Wood
Author Biography – About Gary Wood
Dr Gary Wood (Bsc[Hons], PgC, PhD, FHEA, CSci, CPsychol, AFBPsS) is a social psychologist, personal development (life) coach and broadcaster. He has taught psychology and learning skills in several UK universities and regularly appears on radio and television offering expert analysis and coaching tips. He has been an agony uncle for magazines and websites and is widely quoted in the press. Gary is a Chartered psychologist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society’s Special Group for Coaching Psychology. He runs his own coaching and training practice and research consultancy in Birmingham and Edinburgh. In his spare time he eats, sleeps, reads and occasionally sings. Unlock Your Confidence is his third book (Buy: Amazon UK / Buy: Amazon USA).
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