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How to improve your confidence and manage anxiety: A three-week course with Ian Robertson

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In this comprehensive three-week course, you will learn the detailed science of confidence and start to develop effective strategies for improving your confidence and managing anxiety.

With between-session homework and practical exercises, this course will encourage you to interrogate your own beliefs, habits and behaviours and help to identify your personal saboteurs.

Whether you are contemplating change in your personal or professional life, or feeling anxious about changes beyond your control, this highly impactful, action-focused course is your antidote.

Under the expert guidance of neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Ian Robertson, you will learn how to form healthy and effective habits, how to boost your personal impact and perceived status, and free yourself from anxiety.

Week 1: The science of confidence

Beginning with the foundations, you will learn how confidence really works, and its effect on the brain and the rest of the body.

You will learn the effects of confidence in the real world, its impacts on wellbeing and mental health, and on your personal and professional success.

You will also acquire an understanding of potential saboteurs, which seek to undermine your confidence, and how you might start to address these.

After the first session, you will receive a journal diary to keep record of your week’s activities, noting any difficult situations that occur and how these made you feel, in light of Ian’s teachings. These will be discussed in small groups at the start of the following week.

Week 2: Attitude, Attention and Action

In week two, you will learn the importance of attitude - how many situations can be dramatically transformed by shifting our attitude, even when faced with failure.

You will also discover the critical roles that attention and action play, from paying attention to your own thoughts and emotions to taking actions in the face of adversity.

Week 3: Managing anxiety and achieving your aspirations

In the final week, you will learn how to audit and address saboteurs in all aspects of your life, and learn how to effectively deal with criticism and negative feedback.

Reflecting on the learnings from the previous weeks, you will learn how to form strong and effective habits, allowing you to significantly reduce anxiety.

You will discover how to energise your feelings about yourself and how to set realistic and achievable goals.

This course is for…

  • Anyone who is contemplating change in their home, social, sport, educational or work lives.

  • Anyone with a desire to learn how to improve their confidence and boost their personal impact and decision-making abilities.

You will be sent a link to the webinar 2hrs before the start time of 6.30pm (GMT).

Tutor profile

Professor Ian Robertson is a neuroscientist and trained clinical psychologist. His latest book, How Confidence Works, is published by Bantam Press; his other widely translated books include The Stress Test, Mind Sculpture, The Mind’s Eye, Stay Sharp, and The Winner Effect, which have been reviewed, excerpted or covered across the world, from CBS News to the Times of India, and the Washington Times to the Guardian. Ian is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and co-director of the Global Brain Health Institute.

You will be sent a link to the webinar 2hrs before the start time of 6.30pm (GMT).


Dates: Three consecutive Tuesdays, from 22 February 2022 to 8 March 2022
6.30pm - 8.30pm (GMT)
Price: £299 (plus £6.83 booking fee)

This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

6.30pm GMT | 7.30pm CET | 10.30am PST | 1.30pm EST

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