Communication Skills/a question about studying

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Hello
I have a question about studying.
I am a mature aged lady intersted in studying psychology.
I haven't studied for over 15 years.
I feel my childhood beliefs that I am not good enough to achieve this qualification will dabotage my success.
What are your advices please.

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Hello Jane - It sounds like your key problems are low self esteem and lack of self confidence. Both of those can be greatly reduced over time! See these for ideas:

http://sfhelp.org/gwc/confidence.htm  and http://sfhelp.org/gwc/wounds/shame.htm

If these bring up questions, please ask! - Pete

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Peter Gerlach, MSW

Expertise

I can answer questions about how to significantly improve your thinking and communication effectiveness, and your relations with adults and kids. I cannot answer legal, medical, grammar, punctuation, spelling, or spiritual questions.

Experience

I have studied and taught communication and relationship skills for 40 years, and have been a professional family-systems therapist (MSW) since 1981.

Organizations

I am a past Board member of (a) a large suburban community mental-health center and (b) the Stepfamily Association of America, and I am a current member of the National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC) Experts Council

Publications
I have published 6 books, including one on communication skills: Satisfactions (Xlibris.com 2nd ed., 2010); and over 150 articles in the nonprofit educational Website Break the Cycle! - www.sfhelp.org

I have also published articles for Selfgrowth.com and over 150 educational YouTube videos.

Education/Credentials
BSME, Stanford University, 1959 MSW, George Williams College 1981 Clinical internship U. of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Reasearch (IJR) 1981 Over 100 post-grad courses on a wide range of human-relationship topics

Past/Present Clients
over 1,000 self-referred Midwestern-U.S. adults, kids, couples, and families

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