Online Class: Confidence Building


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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 21
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  • 6
    Hours
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  • 0.6
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  • 3,213
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Course Description

This course on building self-confidence reaches beyond the standard self-help program by addressing the core issues surrounding confidence problems and exploring how to reprogram our brain‘s negative self-talk.

Based on the concept that we come into this world with a strong sense of self-esteem, this course encourages students to recognize that low self-esteem is often the result of mistaken perceptions about ourselves that start in childhood. Journaling exercises help the student organize and understand exactly what triggers his or her personal lapses in confidence. 

This course delves into crafting succinct, personalized affirmations as well as visualization techniques for reframing the self-concept. Confidence busters, such as procrastination and cognitive dissonance are discussed at length, as well as the healing associated with forgiveness and service to others.

Building self-confidence is not a course to be taken lightly, rather, it is designed for those who are sincerely ready to create positive changes in their self-perception.

If you're interested in this course, then you may be feeling less confident than you want to. Perhaps you get the jitters when you are with others or you have stage fright. Perhaps you are at a loss for words when you meet people or try to spend time with friends. Maybe you need to talk to your boss about a raise or your colleagues about a new idea, but lack the courage to do so, afraid you will say the wrong thing, fumble your words, or even lose your voice. 

Everyone has had an occasional lapse of confidence, but there are essential things we can learn about ourselves and exercises we can do that will strengthen our innermost self-respect and improve our outward demeanor. It takes making a commitment to explore yourself and more than a little practice, but you really can become a more confident person.

When you came into this world, you were totally self-assured. You loudly asked for what you wanted and needed, laughed when you thought something was funny, tried hundreds of new ideas, and enjoyed the company of others. You operated from a level of instinct, with no compunctions about drooling down your chin or others seeing you in diapers. In fact, you probably loved being stark naked, regardless of who was in the room. You willingly crawled around like a crab while others around you walked upright. When you fell down, you did not recoil in shame but got up and tried again, awkwardly, to walk like those around you. It never occurred to you to feel self-conscious about not having teeth. You never wondered if you were lovable. When you scribbled nonsensical pictures, you were proud, not embarrassed.

So, what happens to us when we are small that leads to a lack of confidence when we grow older? A number of things begin to take place that cause children to alter the way they see themselves. Certain messages about the world and life begin pouring into our sponge-like minds. Perhaps we can remember some of these things, but probably not. It is safe to assume that we drew conclusions about ourselves over the years that have lodged firmly into our personalities, whether or not those ideas have any relevance to our present situations.

As small folks, when we are reprimanded or experience sad, frightening, or even everyday circumstances over which we have no basis for understanding, we often attribute the related discomfort to some flaw in ourselves and draw conclusions about who we are. This often happens long before we have the capacity to put into words what we are feeling or experiencing.

You should know that by deciding to take this course, you have taken a huge first step toward improving your self-esteem and confidence. By taking responsibility for your own happiness, you have, one hopes, realized that you are the only one who can fix things for you. No one else is responsible for your confidence or lack thereof. Your mere intention to change activates your subconscious mind and begins the process, even before you start. 

In this course, we will look at how the subconscious mind absorbs and retains messages, even when the messages no longer make sense. We will explore ways to reprogram our thinking and look at some of the ideas we have, perhaps accidentally, assimilated that might be holding us back. We will look at the ways in which writing, visualizing, meditating, emulating, and quietly affirming can bring about change in the way we see ourselves. In addition, the course explores some of the habits we typically fall into that tend to keep us feeling insecure and how these habits can be changed. Confidence cannot be bought or acquired but must come from the inside. This course will help you learn some internal tools to excavate and uncover the wonderful self that you actually are. 

To address our issues at their roots, each lesson in the course contains a suggested affirmation. In Lesson 3, the value of these declarative statements is more fully explained. Reading the material, taking the quizzes, and diligently repeating affirmations have great value and will help you begin a journey to a personal position of strength, confidence, and wholeness. Are you ready to get to work?  
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  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Building Self-confidence

Course Introduction. This lesson will provide an overview and describe how you will work on building your level of confidence throughout the course. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction

Lesson 2: The Significant Effects of Confidence

Shyness and low self-esteem or confidence are not necessarily the same things. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Lack of Self-Confidence in Children; Lack of Confidence
  • Take Poll: Self-Confidence
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: The Brain

This lesson will discuss and present exercises about how our subconscious minds absorb messages and conclusions at a very young age that shape our feelings of confidence as we grow older. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Low Self-Esteem Shrinks the Brain; How Self-Confident Are You?
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Adding Visualization to Your Practice

Visualization is an incredibly powerful tool in making positive changes in your life and can bring about amazing results. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Visualizing Confidence; Visualization and Confidence
  • Take Poll: Visualization
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Energy

Confidence is a direct result of learning to know yourself. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Building Self-Confidence; The Basics of Personal Energy Management
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Focus

Our habits control our lives and our success. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Changing Strategies
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Personal Issues

Sometimes a lack of confidence prevents us from looking at ourselves objectively and clearly. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Dress with Confidence; Boosting Self-Confidence
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Cognitive Dissonance: Being True to Yourself

When you practice something that does not resonate with your sense of goodness, shame erodes your confidence. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Cognitive Dissonance; What is cognitive dissonance?
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Negative vs. Positive

The idea of positive thinking is actually a very powerful tool for healing and for improving the quality of life in every way. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: The Benefits of Positive Thinking
  • Take Poll: Affirmations
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Fitness and Self-Confidence

Fitness comes in many forms, one just as important as the other. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Self-Esteem and Exercise; Mental Benefits of Exercise
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Foundations of Confidence

The foundation of love and compassion can only be the love we hold for ourselves. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam
111
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what self-confidence and why it's a skill that needs building.
  • Know the significant effects of confidence.
  • Describe the brain and its role in your self-confidence.
  • Identify adding visualization techniques for building your confidence.
  • Identify energy and its role in building your self-confidence.
  • Demonstrate focus techniques to help boost your confidence.
  • Recognize your own personal issues that hinder your self-confidence.
  • Describe cognitive dissonance.
  • Know positive and negative thinking and how that influences your self-confidence.
  • Know fitness and self-confidence.
  • Identify the foundations of confidence and the future of you, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Confidence Building
Course Number: 7550544
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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