Everybody could use more confidence. Well, with the exception of Donald Trump, that is. Psychotherapist Sheenah Hankin has written a field guide to getting confident with Complete Confidence: A Handbook. Based upon her years of practice and personal insight, especially as co-developer of Cognitive Appraisal Therapy, Hankin offers a program of wise and workable methods for improving your level of confidence and fulfilling your potential.
Hankin, who also co-authored Succeeding With Difficult Clients, examines how emotions can get in the way of confidence and happiness, and offers a five-step plan called the “Winning Hand” that can help change bad habits, clarify goals and move towards higher levels of self-worth. She uses plenty of personal experiences with her own clients who struggled to be more confident, showing how they overcame blocks, bad habits, negativity, family issues and a host of other dysfunctional baggage.
There are plenty of tips, techniques, helpful quizzes and solid advice for moving beyond the feelings of being a “stupid, fat, hopeless loser” and into a more positive and empowering vision of the self that propels you towards your dreams. With a breezy style that never talks down to the reader, Hankin is more like a life coach than a psychotherapist as she walks you through the process of self-evaluation and into action steps that can really boost confidence in all areas of life.
Grounded in the author’s many years of experience as a psychotherapist, Complete Confidence is a solid and thorough self-help book that can have a powerful and positive effect on those seeking to feel better about themselves. Written with compassion and humor, Hankin proves that confidence is something we all have access to, whether our last name is Trump or Gump.