The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap

A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-doubt

Book - 2011 | First Shambhala edition.
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Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face.

Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it.

Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to: 

   * Free yourself from common misconceptions about what confidence is and how to build it
   * Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety
   * Clarify your core values and use them as your inspiration and motivation
   * Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.
Publisher: Boston : Trumpeter, 2011.
Edition: First Shambhala edition.
ISBN: 9781590309230
Branch Call Number: 158.1 HAR
Characteristics: xi, 257 pages ;,23 cm

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CatherineLibrarian
Sep 22, 2013

Do you feel like you are missing out opportunities because of fear, shyness or low self-worth? Do you avoid challenging projects at work, public speaking or asking a special someone on a date? Russ Harris Ph.D., author of The Happiness Trap introduces a new solution to this fear. He does not insist you ignore your fears, make them go away or buck up. He instead advocates for fully understanding those fears and to stop fighting against them. He lays the framework for anyone to transform their fears and have the confidence to achieve in his new book, The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt. In it he provides simple techniques and visualization exercises drawn from ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Training, an innovative mindfulness-based therapy. He teaches you how to unhook yourself from your fears and negative thoughts and have the confidence to attempt the things that are truly important in your life. Give yourself time to soak in the details of Harris’s The Confidence Gap and you will find the power within yourself to create a more confidant you.

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EmilyDo
Apr 14, 2012

Fantastic :)

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