Free Boosting Self-Confidence around Others Booklet

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD OF BOOSTING SELF-CONFIDENCE AROUND OTHERS BOOKLETThe booklet “Boosting Self-Confidence Around Others” is a comprehensive guide aimed at helping individuals, particularly students, who struggle with self-confidence in social situations. Authored by Beth Williams, Kimberley Trump, and Sali McDermott, the booklet is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and provides practical advice and exercises to build self-confidence.


  • Introduction: The booklet begins by acknowledging the commonality of self-confidence issues and encourages the reader to actively engage with the techniques provided.

  • Understanding Shyness and Social Phobia: It differentiates between normal shyness and social phobia, explaining how they exist on a continuum and the impact they can have on daily life.

  • The Nature of Anxiety: The guide explains the evolutionary purpose of anxiety, the fight/flight/freeze response, and how anxiety can both improve and impair performance depending on its level.

  • Physiological Responses: It details the physical responses to anxiety, such as increased heart rate, breathing changes, and muscle tension, and explains their protective purposes.

The booklet is designed to be used either independently by the student or with the support of a practitioner from the Wellbeing Centre. It includes student examples to illustrate the techniques and encourages ongoing practice to make these strategies a natural part of the reader’s behaviour.

The document spans 42 pages and is a valuable resource for anyone looking to understand and improve their self-confidence in social settings.