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Assertiveness

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How we feel and what goes on in our heads determines how we behave in the outside world. Often we are our own worst critic. Being clear and warm in our communication with supporting body language will come across as assertive.

Assertiveness is a skill regularly referred to in social and communication skills training. Being assertive means being able to stand up for your own or other people’s rights in a calm and positive way, without being either aggressive, or passively accepting what is wrong. Assertive individuals are able to get their point across without upsetting others, or becoming upset. Those who behave assertively respect the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of other people as well as their own.

It means being able to express feelings, wants and desires appropriately, and is an important interpersonal skill.  In all interactions with other people, at home or at work, with employers, customers or colleagues, assertiveness helps you to express yourself in a clear, open and reasonable way, without undermining your own or other people's rights.

Assertiveness allows individuals to act in their own best interests, to stand up for themselves without undue anxiety, to express honest feelings comfortably, and to express personal rights without denying the rights of others.

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We offer the following services that can help with assertiveness

Person-centred therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.

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Compassion focussed therapy

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health
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CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment taking a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
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Affordable Counselling

A team of Associate counsellors, with 'in-house' supervision, help us to help you when you genuinely can't afford counselling at market rates
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M'fulness DropIn Woodbridge

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Woodbridge
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We have a number of events that could help you with assertiveness

Mindfulness Drop-in group
Mindfulness in the presence of like-minded others
Monthly taster / re-charging sessions in Ipswich
2019 Jul 17
Wed - 19:00 to 20:30 This event is free to attend
The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2019 Sep 16
Mon - 19:00 to 21:00
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The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2019 Sep 17
Tue - 17:30 to 19:30
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off