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Who Came Up with Assertiveness Training?

Who Came Up with Assertiveness Training?

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.

Today both women and men who are shy, or never learned how to appropriately and respectfully set boundaries and prioritize their own needs go through assertiveness training to learn better ways to communicate in all facets of their lives including personal relationships, work relationships, and educational relationships. 

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Assertiveness can help you control stress and anger and improve coping skills. Recognize and learn assertive behavior and communication. Being assertive is a core communication skill. Assertiveness can help you express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view.

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