Being assertive is about respecting other people’s opinions and needs, and expecting the same from them.
People often confuse assertiveness with aggression; being assertive is not about winning the argument, always getting your own way, or being someone you’re not, it’s about understanding others and then being able to express your own needs and opinions.
People who lack assertiveness mainly fall into one of two camps; they are either passive and want to please, or aggressive and want to win – either way it’s not good and can lead to feeling resentful, angry or depressed. A lack of assertiveness can easily lead to feeling bullied in the workplace or in personal relationships
To be assertive is to be empowered by the belief that your needs opinions and feelings are just as important as anyone’s!
How can I help? By offering you…
- A clear understanding of assertive behaviour, what it is and what it is not.
- An insight in to the dynamics of relationships and how they work.
- Techniques on how to communicate effectively without being aggressive.
- Belief that you can say ‘no’ and how to do it.
- An introduction to personal boundaries and how to establish them.
Support to help you feel more confident in your relationships or work environment.