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What's Stopping You Being More Confident? by Robert Kelsey

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WHAT THE PSYCHOLOGISTS SAY

This is a book from the heart: about my own experiences as an under-confident person, as well as the efforts I’ve made – intellectually and physically – to get beyond my insecurities. Yet what about the head? Where does all this sit within the established world of psychology? I’m no psychologist (I’m a curious sufferer), but below – to add some context – I outline the relevant milestones from the great and the good of that world.

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) – and the Unconscious Mind

Of course, we must start with Freud, the godfather of psychoa­nalysis. It’s the unconscious mind that fascinated this Austrian neurologist. He thought it the essential element of the mind for explaining how we perceive and experience reality. ...

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