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Confidence building exercises


I am working with a charity who are planning to work with groups in relation to building self esteem & confidence. I'm looking for materials/exeercises/games that they can use.

Any ideas for resources to buy-or even any ideas?


Karin Younger

5 Responses

  1. PLATE to build rapport
    Use the PLATE model to demonstrate the importance of building rapport in communications.
    Tone and Tempo

    By matching the above behaviours you are able to generate excellent rapport and communication.

  2. lots of options
    Karin, you could engage in a discussion with the group about what they see as generating confidence. People usually remember a time in their life when they were confident. Can they remember what helped? A bit of NLP might get them regenerating that feeling of confidence. Self esteem issues remind me of assertiveness material e.g. the Springboard stuff (assertiveness for women) which was around in the 80’s I think. Mini presentations on a course with positive follow-up may be useful. Small groups definitely help.
    If you want any more specific help let me know.

  3. Building Confidence Resource
    I have used a workbook called Springboard, a Womens Development workbook, though applicable to men as well.
    Authors: Liz Willis, Jenny Daisley, published by Hawthorne Press ISBN 1 903458 09 9.
    Has ideas for activities as well as content. Good Luck!

  4. confidence ex
    I have used a simple handout asking someone to list, say 25 things such as,

    skills mastered
    fears conquered
    challenges met
    difficult situations dealt with
    achievements attained

    Then get the individual to keep the list and add to it whenever they can add to it.

    It helps where peoples self esteem is low. Like being in opposition rather than in government – it is often easier to think ill of yourself/others rather than praise yourself/others.

    Hope this helps.



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