“A lot of what happens with loss of confidence, is that we undermine whatever confidence we may have. Humans have an amazing capacity to monitor everything – and that can begin to cause you a lot of trouble – because you’re monitoring that there’s a problem, rather than monitoring that you’re okay. So if learn to acknowledge your monitoring without letting it take over, you stop under-mining your confidence, and then self-confidence will grow.”

In my Foundations of Well-Being interview with Paul Gilbert – professor, author, and founder of compassion-based therapy – learn how to grow a sense of self-worth and stop undermining your own confidence.