How To Be Confident

The difference between success and failure often hangs on an almost humiliatingly small and elusive concept that standard education never touches: confidence. Confidence is the capacity to trust ourselves, others and the world - despite uncertainty and the presence of challenge.

Importantly, our level of confidence is not impossible to shift, it is a skill that can be developed. We can all become more confident.

This class takes a close look at confidence and asks us to nurture it over time. Drawing on psychology, philosophy, music and anthropology, we learn to identify when and why we lack confidence, and how to overcome moments of paralysis and acute anxiety.

We ask what the difference is between confidence and arrogance, we find ways of handling the transition to being a more confident person, and reflect on how making ourselves more confident can be an enormous gift to others around us.


18.00    Welcome & Class commences
20.35    Break (times vary)
21.15    Class finishes

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'Great material, very well presented. Also walked away with great notes I can review later.'
– Participant


Dr Nadine Cameron is a wellbeing consultant and meditation teacher. She has a long-term fascination with what makes people feel good, what makes them feel vibrant, passionate, and good about life. Nadine completed her PhD on the relevance of neuroscience to mental health. She is actively engaged in theatre and the arts, drawing on these sources to enrich her theoretical and practice knowledge within social work.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.

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How To Be Confident


When and where:
  • Thursday 24 August 2017 6 – 9.15pm,
  • Thursday 21 September 2017 6 – 9.15pm,
    The School of Life, 669 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000


Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email

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