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What is Assertiveness Training

What is Assertiveness Training

Assertiveness training is a form of therapy that has been used since the 1970s to help people learn how to better communicate their needs and wants so that they don’t feel taken advantage of or used. Assertiveness training can be very helpful to people who learned to be passive or passive aggressive due to the circumstances that they grew up in. 

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Assertiveness training will teach you the following assertive behaviours:

There is a big difference between assertive behavior and an assertive personality. Assertive behavior that is also respectful while still allowing a person to make their own needs and wants known is healthy.

Assertiveness training was originally developed as an offshoot of the women’s movement of the 1970s and it was designed to help women learn to stand up for themselves in situations where typically they hadn’t in the past like in the workplace or in higher education settings.

Assertiveness training teaches more than just how to be assertive. Assertiveness training teaches people how to handle tense situations without being confrontational but also without giving up their personal autonomy. 

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