Improve your Assertiveness. Being assertive is an important communication skill which can reduce your levels of depression and anxiety and improve your self-esteem.
I offer sessions in assertiveness as well as a 10 module course in learning how to be more assertive. This information is designed to provide you with some information about assertiveness. What it is, what stops us from being assertive and how to become more assertive.
Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.
Some people confuse assertiveness with aggression and think that to assert yourself is to adopt a particular position in a disagreement, stand your ground and argue a point without compromise.
In fact, being assertive means communicating your needs, wants, feelings, beliefs and opinions to others in a direct and honest manner, while at the same time being receptive to their needs and without intentionally hurting anyone’s feelings.
Using direct communication can reduce conflict and enhance your personal and work relationships, and build your self-confidence. It is helpful to imagine assertiveness as the middle ground between aggression and passivity.