Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. Assertiveness is mainly a communication style.
This talk, primer and suggestions on how to practise assertiveness will help you to:
- Distinguish between assertive and aggressive communication.
- Learn how to communicate your needs.
- Dispel myths about assertivess,
- Practice different ways of saying ‘no’.
Slides for this session are available on https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NEkCddPrgxwS7CPYPsqEW7Ig2UtbTKyug_VcEVWlgmg/edit?usp=sharing
Speaker: Dr. Tarique Sani is a psychotherapist, paediatrician, forensic expert, PHP geek, photographer, cyclist, and currently a runner.
Becoming skilled at assertive communication requires continuous practice. It is like building muscular strength - muscles develop with strength training over time. So does the ability to say ‘no’. At first, you may face difficulty in separating your emotions from the communication. Don’t beat yourself up when this happens or when things don’t go as planned the first few times you practise saying … more