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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

Compassion focussed therapy

Helps promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging you to be compassionate toward yourself and others. Compassion is an emotional response that is essential to our wellbeing: developing it improves our mental and emotional health.
CFT
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CBT

This is a short-term and goal-oriented treatment based on a practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change the way we feel, by changing the patterns of thinking or behaviour that underlie our difficulties.
CBT
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M'fulness DropIn Woodbridge

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

Part 1: PSN - 4 sessions Jan to March
Peer Support Network- Self-help, Inspiration & Friendship
Come and discover an accessible and enjoyable way to support you and others. Learn more about yourself; develop your confidence and resilience. Personal development that will change your life. Bursaries availiable.
2020 Jan 28
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2020 Mar 07
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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
2020 Feb 03
Mon - 19:00 to 21:00
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15% off
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
2020 Feb 04
Tue - 17:30 to 19:30
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15% off
Mindfulness in Nature, spring retreat
Coming to our senses in Nature
Retreat into 13 acres of mediaeval woodland
2020 May 01
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2020 May 03
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15% off